Mogurnda mogurnda
 

79F
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75F

Family : Eleotridae
Origin : Australia, New Guinea
Length : 17 cm - 6.7"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English names : Purple-Striped Gudgeon, Northern Purple Spotted Gudgeon, Australian Spotted Gudgeon, Northern Trout Gudgeon, Chequered Gudgeon
This fish is rather aggressive to species of their own kind.  To divide this it is wise to keep several fishes in a special aquarium.  The aquarium should be set up with stones that make caves and hiding places.  A territory is made here.  The aquarium should be planted on the sides and background. 

You should give them powerful live food such as small shrimp.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  A male makes his territory in a cave and he attracts the female to that cave.  Up to 200 eggs are laid and fertilized on the ceiling of that cave.  After that the male chases the female and he takes care of the fry.  After 2-3 days the young fishes are swimming free.  Now the male should be removed.  You can raise the young fishes with baby brine shrimp and some days later with small water flees.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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