Empire Gudgeon (Hypseleotris compressa)


A medium growing goby found throughout streams and estuaries in Northeastern Australia and Indonesia, the Empire Gudgeon or Empire Goby is an adaptable and widespread species found in brackish to pure freshwater habitats. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding, and will live in groups as long as ample space and cover is provided for each fish to stake out a territory. The species is sexually dimorphic, and mature males in breeding condition display beautiful orange, red, and blue coloration. Generally peaceful towards fish too small to be eaten, this fish will do well with most tankmates.


Empire Gudgeon (Hypseleotris compressa)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Diet: Carnivore and micropredator, will accept most frozen or prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 4″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons+
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but may become aggressive with con-specifics. May also eat very small fish or invertebrates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 8.0
Temp:                     74-78F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm