Empire Gudgeon (Hypseleotris compressa)

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Remarks: Empire Gudgeons (Hypseleotris compressa) are a medium-sized goby type fish from Australia. They are larger than their close relative Peacock Gudgeons, reaching up to 4" in captivity. Males exhibit bright red-pink fins with black and white trim. 

These fish are not fussy with regard to water parameters. They prefer clean water and a dimly lit tank with lots of cover. The more cover present, the more comfortable the fish feels, and they will venture out to the middle of the tank if they feel safe. Their bright colors and easy breeding make them a great alternative to more traditional dwarf cichlids as a low-lying centerpiece in a community tank. 

Scientific Name: Hypseleotris compressa

Common Name: Empire Gudgeon

Max Size: 4"

pH: 6.5-7.5

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 72-80°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Southeast Asia

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Schooling fish larger than 1", dwarf cichlids, small catfish, livebearers, invertebrates.

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