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Tateurndina ocellicauda (Peacock Goby)

Stunningly coloured, when kept well these fish are veritable jewels. They have blue, red, and yellow speckles all over the body and fins. The female has a more rounded belly than the male, but otherwise the two sexes are quite similar.

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock

Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:
Fish Sex: Any or Unsexed, Size: 3-3.5cm, Price: £5.95 View shop
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Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful species outside of breeding time, but breeding pairs defend their home range enthusiastically. They lay their eggs in the open, at which point the male drives the female off and protects the eggs until the fry are mobile. The fry are free swimming four to six days after spawning, and will immediately take newly hatched brine shrimp.

Note that this goby does not need (or like) brackish water. On the other hand, it will mix well with softwater species including rainbowfish, tetras, and halfbeaks.

Family Group: Miscellaneous
Distribution New Guinea
Temperature 22-26C
Size 7 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acid water preferred
Water PH 6.0-7.0

Useful sources of information:

For a well illustrated and detailed reference guide on this and many other fish, consider the Baensch Aquarium Atlases. Volume 2 includes this species and many other unusual aquarium fish. You can buy these books here.

Shop stock

The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.

Abacus Aquatics Kent DA15 8DJ View shop
The WaterZoo Peterborough PE1 2PE View shop
World of Water - Manchester Cheshire. WA15 7PJ View shop
Aquatic Design Centre London SW12 0PS View shop
Woodford Aquatics London E18 1EJ View shop

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