What Is This Fish!?

Lynn78too

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It's a cute fish! Do what I'm pretty sure our Petsmart does, make up a name and charge $3.99.
 

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it's definetly a species of gudgeon, just not sure on the type. It looks similar to a empire gudgeon but their are slight differences. I'll keep looking but gudgeon should put you on the right track.
 

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I'm with Dutch it looks a lot like a sub adult empire gudgeon but I don't know enough for a positive ID.
 

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I think it is a young Empire Gudgeon. There are similar species, but I don't know of any of those reaching the hobby. It is less common in the hobby than the Stiphodon, which have become very popular of late. It also gets quite a bit larger, I've seen 4 inch males. And usually more expensive, as well.
 

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Chad77 said:
Thank you for the ID. Now I have another question because that fish is beautiful. Would it do okay in a tank with German blue rams, black neon tetra, panda garra and peppered Cory cats?
To my limited understanding everything but the Black Neon's shouldn't be a problem if you have the set up for it. Though I hear Gudgeon's like brackish water and nothing else on that list does. But again I'm no expert on them and have seen conflicting info.
 

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Empire Gudgeons are a purely freshwater species. I don't see anything on that list that they would have a problem with, though the Rams would prefer warmer water than the other fish.
 
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