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PURPLE SPOTTED GUDGEON

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PURPLE SPOTTED GUDGEON

Keeping Snapshot

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

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 15-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.8 - 7.8
General Hardness: Moderate

 

Range

Eastern 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

Variable native gudgeon, with many subtle geographic colour variations. Hardy and easy to care for. Sometimes nip fins of tank mates, best kept in a good sized tank with similar sized or larger fish. An expert jumper, use a tight fitting lid.

 

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