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Giuris margaritacea
January 15, 2012
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Heya,

I recently got 4 Giuris margaritacea. So far they are doing fine (eat, display of colors, etc.). But actually it seems quite hard to get some decent information about those. Anyone got experience with them or some literature?

Cheers

Heiko

January 16, 2012
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Hi Heiko I can scan the species information page from 'Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia' Allen, Midgely and Allen for you if you like?

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January 16, 2012
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 16 2012, 10:00 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Heiko I can scan the species information page from 'Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia' Allen, Midgely and Allen for you if you like?

Sure Matt would be great. Thanks in advance.

January 28, 2012
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January 30, 2012
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Nice, looks quite similar to the form from around southern Thailand, see here.

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January 30, 2012
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Yeah ... kinda. But it seems I got no females then according to the absence of color in the ladies.
Well ... I will observe them a bit more. Maybe there will be more to tell about them except decent colored fish, feeding on live and frozen food and very territorially. -.-

February 1, 2012
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How big are they Heiko?

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February 1, 2012
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They are between 10 to 13 cm at the moment. Had to separate the due to the high level of aggression. The four are now in 3 different tanks.

August 8, 2012
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Hi.  Since i'm soon to get some of these fish myself, i can share the little information i've been able to find on them...

Searching all over the web as well as other fishkeeping forums i've found that they hang out (in the wild) along creek banks, in areas of slow flow over usually sandy bottoms that have some amount of plant material as cover (grasses, reeds). Plenty of wood and leaves in their habitat.

 They can get be 14-15 inches long (if you look through other forums, you can find pictures of these jumbos!) 

My own experience with them (i've had them before and still have 1 now, looking to expand my school) has been that while they're not exactly territorial, they ARE boisterous... Anything that can fit into their mouths is fair game and usually ends up there.  No problems at all with feeding... Wild caught fish immediately take to pellets, chunks of fillet, frozen foods (krill, bloodworms), as well as ( live feeder guppies and earthworms.

  I've kept mine with similar sized cichlids with no problems.  The cichlids can handle their own space and this allows the gudgeons to keep to the top where they'd be otherwise in any case.  

August 9, 2012
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Hi and thanks for the info. :) What size aquarium do you think would be required for these long-term?

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