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WESTERN CARP GUDGEON

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WESTERN CARP GUDGEON

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 5-6 cm
Temperament: Peaceful, but sometimes nips fins.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 9-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.8-7.8
General Hardness: Moderate

 

Range

Murray-Darling system and Eastern Australia.

 

Reproduction

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

 

Feeding

Carnivore, prefers small live or frozen foods such as Daphnia..

 

Additional Comments

Useful for mosquito control in garden ponds, and as a food fish for larger species in farm dams. Males develop larger more colourful fins. There are several closely related species all commonly known as Carp Gudgeons.

 

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