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Old 05-23-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Peacock Gudgeons

I am in the process of attempting to breed peacock gudgeons and would love to hear about anyone else's experience in doing so.

I have 7 fish in a 20G long - 2 males and the rest females (fairly sure on sex though these are young fish but the males have the bigger bulging heads). I have had two spawns but the male involved seems to have eaten the eggs.

These fish seems not to like lots of activity around their tank so I have shrouded it with a black cloth to give them a more secure feeling environment. They are also pretty fussy eaters and only want live tubifex worms, though I have also been able to sneak in some frozen glass worms (mosquito larvae). I have also provided PVC tubes and layered slate hiding areas.

Anything advice would be totally appreciated...thanks!
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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your tank is way over stocked when these fish get bigger there not going to have enough space too hide from the male and second you only need one male i would advise getting a 55 gallon if possible that would be perfect for them with a couple clay pots a couple pieces of slate with a bare bottom
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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Peacock gudgeons are small. I have bred them using pvc tubes. I would pull the tubes from the tank after a day or two and then use air to help keep fungus at bay. Here's a video.

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Thanks for the video, Jetajockey ... I think I will try pulling the next tube. These fry look incredibly small, like my spawns of German blue rams last year. Thankfully I have kept the vinegar eel and microworm cultures going.
And, Bigpapafish, I respectfully disagree with your reply....thanks for submitting it though.
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i know as soon as i posted that i looked up on how big peacock gungens get you were right
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