Peacock gudgeon photos

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This will be a thread all on my peacock gudgeons... I will try to get the nicest pictures (it wont be daily most likely).

These are pictures I took of two of the gudgeons hanging out together... These two normally always stick close by each other.
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Did the shop indicate what gender they were? The photos show females. No hump on the forehead (though a juvenile male won't have grown it yet) and dark edges to the fins indicate females.
 
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Did the shop indicate what gender they were? The photos show females. No hump on the forehead (though a juvenile male won't have grown it yet) and dark edges to the fins indicate females.
I believe I have all females
 

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At least you won't have a male pestering the females on a regular basis. I've kept these fish in the past. They like to breed in tiny spaces, so small you'd wonder how they'd fit. I've seen the male trying to push a female into his 'cave' :blink:
 
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At least you won't have a male pestering the females on a regular basis. I've kept these fish in the past. They like to breed in tiny spaces, so small you'd wonder how they'd fit. I've seen the male trying to push a female into his 'cave' :blink:
Lol... I did want at least one male... But I guess not... Or maybe later on I can add a fourth gudgeon and hope its a male.
 

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If you do decide to look for a male, see if you can source mature fish and look for one with an almost square head.
 

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It's not really square, that was the best word I could come up with.
Look at the two photos here
The top one is a male, the bottom a female. The female's head slopes gently from the mouth towards the back. The male's head slopes at a steeper angle from the mouth, then curves over to a more gentle slope. But this 'hump' only develops when he is mature.
Males don't usually have that black edge to their fins either, that's a female thing.
 
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It's not really square, that was the best word I could come up with.
Look at the two photos here
The top one is a male, the bottom a female. The female's head slopes gently from the mouth towards the back. The male's head slopes at a steeper angle from the mouth, then curves over to a more gentle slope. But this 'hump' only develops when he is mature.
Males don't usually have that black edge to their fins either, that's a female thing.
I see it now! It makes sense... Thank you. Between those 2 photos the female honestly looks better... usually its the male in the animal kingdom that has a better display
 
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I see it now! It makes sense... Thank you. Between those 2 photos the female honestly looks better... usually its the male in the animal kingdom that has a better display
But maybe its just that one cause im seeing really pretty male gudgeons online
 

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Have you noticed their eyes yet? At certain angles they look bluish white, like they're covered with a white film. Scared me the first time I saw it, I thought they had some nasty disease :lol:
 
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Have you noticed their eyes yet? At certain angles they look bluish white, like they're covered with a white film. Scared me the first time I saw it, I thought they had some nasty disease :lol:
Yes I have, their beautiful
 

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