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    Its ALWAYS Ashes2Ashes Fault! Reefscape's Avatar
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    April 2009 Photo of the Month Winner : Rsanz

    The winner of the April 2009 Photo of the Month is Rsanz

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    Subject: Peacock Gudgeon (Tateurndina ocellicauda)

    Origin: Papua New Guinea

    Camera: Canon Powershot SD630 on manual mode. Piece of junk camera. I was shocked when this photo came out this well. Very light photoshop work, just some basic levels adjustment.

    Tank: 20g long community

    Comments: I got this breeding pair of peacock gudgeons about 2 months ago, and they have quickly become my favorite fish (if you couldn't tell from my hundreds of posts about them across the various boards of AC).

    The peacock gudgeon is a spectacular addition to a community tank. They are fully freshwater, mind their own business, are not at all agressive unless someone pokes their nose in their spawning site, and are extremely eye-catching. They stay small at around 2.5 inches max size. The males develop nuchal humps as they mature.

    I am currently raising fry from my pair's various spawns. I will be moving to a house in the next month, so hopefully I can set up an adequate breeding setup for them so that I can do this thing right. To breed them, feed frozen, meaty foods to condition them to spawn. They can be conditioned to eat staple flake, as well, though spawnings will be much fewer and far between.

    A highly, highly, highly recommended fish!

    I plan on setting up a biotope tank with other fish similar to the Peacock Gudgeon, like the Goo Obo and Purple Spot Gudgeons, as soon as I move into the new house. This type of fish as completely captivated me, and inspired me to set up a biotope to cater to their needs.

    Thanks, everyone, for your votes!
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    Its ALWAYS Ashes2Ashes Fault! Reefscape's Avatar
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    An absolutly stunning photo...Well done for winning April 2009 Photo Of The Month.
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    its always Niko's Fault!... Thanks Niko!



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    Great Photo!

    Congratulations!!!
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    Congratulations!
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    yay! Congrats!



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    That's great. Congratulations!!

    Beautiful photo... that's a great shot.
    We're just two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl...

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    The Peacock Gudgeon Guy rsanz's Avatar
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    Woot! I didn't expect to win with so many other fantastic entries. Thanks for the votes, everyone!

    That's my handsome fella.
    40g Long River Tank | Planted w/ Eco-Complete substrate, 130watts
    6 Hillstream Loaches, 2 Farlowella Catfish, 4 Bosemani Rainbows, 12 Praecox Rainbows, 6 Kuhli Loaches

    20g Long Tank | Quarantine, holding, & growout...currently housing 2 pairs of Strawberry Apistos



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    That's one amazing shot! Congrats



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    Congrats, great photo!



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    DUDE! Peacocks for the world! Congrats man!
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