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    Default Peacock Gudgeons - A diversion that's keeping me engaged in fishkeeping.

    To keep somewhat engaged in the hobby, I'm keeping a pair of Peacock Gudgeons in a little 5gal all-in-one aquarium. With extensive work travel this fall and a final winter in Mexico, that means really limited fishkeep until spring (when I will complete my fish rack in earnest!). This setup works for now.

    Peacock Gudgeons are interesting. They lay eggs constantly. The male gaurds and fans them exclusively (then eats them). They've killed every shrimp, including a somewhat large amano.

    They are tolerating very hard water, high pH and a somewhat variable temperature (heater is set to 80degF, but the tank will get hotter than that just because of it's location towards the back of the house where A/C is set to 82degF).

    Anyone else keep these guys?
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    Default Re: Peacock Gudgeons - A diversion that's keeping me engaged in fishkeeping.

    I have no experience with them but they sure are beautiful.

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    Default Re: Peacock Gudgeons - A diversion that's keeping me engaged in fishkeeping.

    Today was the first day the aquarium heater (25W for this small 5gal aquarium) has turned on since May. I maintain 78degF for these guys.We are still sleeping with our doors and windows open, but I think last night was the last of it... Desert gets very cold at night this time of year (okay high fifties, but that's cold to me). In fact, we closed all the windows and doors this morning! Looks like I won't be storing my aging water out on the back patio for a while... It was cold for the fishies when I did their water change this morning.
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    Default Re: Peacock Gudgeons - A diversion that's keeping me engaged in fishkeeping.

    I love them! The last thing I need is another fish project but I'm going to look into them.
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    Default Re: Peacock Gudgeons - A diversion that's keeping me engaged in fishkeeping.

    They sure are beautiful, and they are my favorite color of Discus! Do you have a whole tank pic?
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