The bottom line is that if you want fry of any species you are better off not
mixing them with other species, and that in keeping them in a mixed community
you have to watch the known predators. Most fish are opportunistic piscivores,
but I think that the little Peacocks need keeping half an eye on. I've never
heard of them being a problem in a mixed Rainbowfish tank (and I am using
"Rainbowfish" in the old sense to include genera
Melanotaenia/Chilatherina/Glossolepis/etc. and not the Blue Eyes ;) ).
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Subject: RE: [RML] first Blue-eyes and gudgeons
Author: PC:Mastberc at ssu.southwest.msus.edu at INTERNET-MAIL
Date: 1/28/98 11:17 AM
Peacock Gudgeons are great little fish, kept by themselves in a species tank (or
in a community tank with sufficient spawning cave analogues) will generally
breed without any triggers if they live long enough and are not harrassed by
other cave-spawning species. They can be nasty little buggers though, so I
would watch mixing them with more delicate small natives - again, very IMHO,
YMMV, as they say.
What exactly are the more delicate small natives?
From: andrew.boyd at dfat.gov.au[SMTP:andrew.boyd at dfat.gov.au]
Sent: Monday, January 26, 1998 8:53 PM
To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
Subject: Re: [RML] first Blue-eyes and gudgeons