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09-05-2006, 08:46 AM
My mother keeps 2 of these which i had caught with her turtles and i was curious, could they live in my community aquarium?

09-06-2006, 12:43 AM
the only thing i know about these is that they are native to australia? what are they, did some search on the web and couldn't come up with any decent information, do they have another name?

09-06-2006, 04:16 AM
not to my knowledge ages ago i tried to ask people what they might be on this site and i only now found out what that name is lol

09-06-2006, 04:19 AM
Ive never heard of them, im gonna have to look them up

09-06-2006, 05:26 AM
Empire Gudgeon
Hypseleotris Compressa

Max size: 12 cm.
Climate: tropical; 10-13 degrees C
Distribution: Oceania; Australia and southern central New Guinea.
Biology: Inhabits lower reaches of rivers (also found further upstream) in flowing or still water. Usually found in flowing streams among aquatic vegetation or branches of submerged trees. Juveniles often occur in swiftly flowing water or brackish estuaries. Tolerant of salinity levels equal to sea water, temperatures up to 35C and pH 5.0-9.1. Feeds on micro-crustaceans, mosquito larvae and algae. Spawning occurs during the warmer months, when males establish breeding territories and display their dazzling colours to attract a mate. The eggs adhere to rocks, sand or weeds and are guarded and fanned by the male until hatching, which occurs in 10-14 days.


Credit for photo to www.exomarc.com


Credit for photo to www.tandkarpen.dk

Credit for the info to fishbase.org

I hope this helps.

09-06-2006, 05:30 AM
so the bright coloured one is a male?

09-06-2006, 05:32 AM
That's what I understand. But only during spawning in the warmer months.

09-06-2006, 08:49 AM
thank u muchly

09-06-2006, 05:07 PM
Pretty cool fish

09-07-2006, 05:17 AM
most gobies and gudgeons are.