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Empire Gudgeon 1.5 - 2"

Empire Gudgeon 1.5 - 2"

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The Empire Gudgeon, also known as Hypseleotris compressa, is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the family Eleotridae. It is native to Australia, where it can be found in various freshwater habitats, including rivers, streams, and billabongs.

Here are some key features and characteristics of the Empire Gudgeon:

  1. Appearance: The Empire Gudgeon has a relatively slender and elongated body. It typically has a light brown to olive-green coloration with darker blotches or stripes along its body. The fins are usually transparent with some faint markings.

  2. Size: Adult Empire Gudgeons typically reach a length of around 2-3 inches (5-8 cm). Males are generally larger and more colorful than females.

  3. Behavior: Empire Gudgeons are peaceful and social fish that can be kept in groups. They are known to inhabit shallow areas with vegetation and rocky substrates in the wild. These fish are bottom-dwellers and spend much of their time scavenging for food in the substrate.

  4. Diet: In the wild, Empire Gudgeons are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of small invertebrates, insects, crustaceans, and plant matter. In captivity, they can be fed a varied diet that includes high-quality fish flakes or pellets, as well as small live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.

  5. Aquarium requirements: When setting up an aquarium for Empire Gudgeons, provide a well-filtered tank with plenty of hiding spots such as caves, rocks, and plants. They appreciate a sandy or fine-gravel substrate, as they like to sift through it in search of food. The water temperature should be maintained between 72-79°F (22-26°C), with a pH range of 6.5-7.5. These fish prefer soft to moderately hard water conditions.

  6. Compatibility: Empire Gudgeons are generally peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful community fish of similar size. However, it's best to avoid keeping them with aggressive or fin-nipping species. They are known to exhibit some territorial behavior, especially during breeding. Providing ample hiding places and space can help alleviate aggression.


To maintain the highest quality, all fish undergo a one-week quarantine upon arriving at our warehouse before being made available for sale. This practice helps ensure the health and well-being of the fish we offer to our customers.

Live aquatic life is exclusively shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays. If an order is placed between Wednesday and Sunday, it will be held until the following Monday, unless overnight shipping is selected. This schedule might change due to holidays or other unforeseen circumstances 

As with all live animal sales, there is a risk that they may arrive dead (DOA). If this is the case then a picture of the dead fish WITHIN THEIR ORIGINAL UN-OPEN BAG must sent to us. (

If the fish die anytime after they are released into their tank, that responsibility falls on the owner and no refund can be provided. 

Furthermore, to qualify for the Live Arrival Guarantee, you must be present to receive the fish during the first delivery attempt. If you will not be home for delivery we suggest you arrange for the delivery service to hold your package at their facility for pickup, allowing the package to sit on your porch in extreme hot or cold weather is obviously not the best option for your new aquatic life. 

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