Re: [RML] Peacock gudgeons in AFM

shamus at
Mon, 24 Apr 2000 20:57:20 -0600

I have some peacocks....they are still young....They have spawned
once...a couple weeks ago...But they didnt hatch..this was their
first "brood" didnt expect much from them...

Neat little fish though. I would like to get my hands on some other
species of gudgeons, they are quite addictive.


On 24 Apr 00, at 17:32, C. Shamsid-Deen wrote:

> Gary,
> I have also wondered that but have had mine in a separate aquarium for
> some time. I did lose some of the original ones which were in with
> some Boesemani. However, I thought the problem was probably aggression
> between males at the time. They were in the bottom of a 20XT. Now, I
> don't know. When I saw I was down to three, I moved those to a 20L and
> after a time they spawned...and didn't stop. :) I do have some babies
> in with some Boesemani babies now, so will see how that goes.
> I would like to get some new stock at some point. I came across one
> person who had some but lost contact.
> Also, thanks so much for the signifers and cyanos, and the swords. I
> didn't get many from all the eggs but the ones that did make it are
> doing well on neglect. :( I'm in the process of cleaning out a 20 gal
> tank so I can actually see how beautiful they are. I was out of room
> so put them in a 20 gal plastic container and unfortunately that cuts
> down visability. The swords are looking really nice, too!
> Oh, and I recall now I did have one question. In the article you
> suggested 5 pairs of peacocks plus some small bows for a 10 gal. Maybe
> I just give my fish a lot of room, but think maybe a few less would
> have been better, especially for beginners?
> carvi
> At 02:53 PM 4/23/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >Thanks,
> >
> >I've reworked a similiar article for the RSG, so hopefully we'll be
> >having another newsletter soon. Hopefully it will get some more
> >people excited about gudgeons and the organizations. Thanks again
> >for supplying me with those fish.
> >
> >I was wondering if anyone else had noticed, do peacock gudgeons get
> >TB? Several times in the past I would get these fish and then they
> >would start to waste away. I usually put them into a tank with some
> >rainbows and I always thought it was just that I used too big of a
> >bow and the peacocks died of starvation or from being picked on.
> >I've also managed to kill them in the past by not paying close
> >attention to water quality. My water doesn't have much buffering
> >capacity and they seem to really suffer when the pH drops below about
> >6.5. On this last go-around I decided to give them enough room and
> >only place very peaceful rainbowfish in with them. I also made sure
> >that the tank had never seen any TB problems. Now they are breeding
> >like canefield rats. I've got to make some more tank space for
> >another group of fry though.
> >
> >Gary
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: C. Shamsid-Deen <csha at>
> >To: rainbowfish at <rainbowfish at>
> >Cc: Gary Lange <gwlange at>
> >Date: Sunday, April 23, 2000 5:22 AM
> >Subject: [RML] Peacock gudgeons in AFM
> >
> >
> >>Gary,
> >>
> >>Great article and photos of the peacock gudgeons in the new issue of
> >>AFM! Congrats! I haven't been keeping up with recent magazine issues
> >>but made sure to open this one right away when I saw them mentioned
> >>on the cover. And you said you didn't have any luck with them <g>.
> >>
> >>carvi
> >>
> >
> >

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