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PURPLE SPOT GUDGEON - FLINDERS RANGES

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PURPLE SPOT GUDGEON - FLINDERS RANGES

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 12-14 cm
Temperament: Sometimes aggressive, eats small fish.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 18-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.8-7.8
General Hardness: Moderate

 

Range

Balcanoona Creek, Flinders Ranges South Australia

 

Reproduction

Eggs laid on a firm surface and guarded by male until they hatch.

 

Feeding

Carnivore, prefers live or frozen foods, or pellets. Will eat small fish.

 

Additional Comments

This species is considered endangered in the wild, it is restricted to one small creek in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia (the only other population of this species occurs in a small area of the Barcoo River in Queensland). An attractive species, it is easily kept but provide plenty of hiding places as it can be quite aggressive.

  

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