Natural Range Empire Gudgeons have a large distribution around the coastal regions of Queensland and New South Wales through to Victoria. Maximum size and Longevity These gudgeons will grow up to 10cm. Their lifespan is 3 to 5 years if kept in a healthy environment.
Empire Gudgeons are omnivorous and are voracious feeders. In the aquarium they readily take most foods including flake, pellet frozen foods and live foods. They do however prefer meaty food such as beef-heart and live worms.
Empire Gudgeons are suitable for a native community aquarium. Large specimens are capable of eating small fish like neon’s so should not be mixed with small species. They are a peaceful fish that mix well with similar natured fish of the same or similar sizes. They stay at the bottom of the tank, so species that swim mid-level in the tank and at the top will be well suited to these fish.
Colour and Varieties
Male Empire Gudgeons in breeding colour are a spectacular sight. Both dorsal fins and the anal fin show brilliant bands of red and black with a contrasting blue-white edge. The females are olive – brown in colour and don’t have the bright colours of a male.
- Species – Hypseleotris Compressa
- Common Name – Empire Gudgen
- Origin – Australia
- Diet – Omnivorous
- PH Range – 5.8 – 9
- Temperature – Tropical and Coldwater 11°c – 34°c
- Breed Type – Egg Scatterer
- Current Size – approximately 4cm (Grows to approximately 12cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed