Purple-Striped Gudgeon (Mogurnda mogurnda)

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Purple-Striped Gudgeon

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Purple-Striped Gudgeon

Mogurnda mogurnda

95 Litres (25 US G.)

15-18 cm (5.9-7.1")




6.0 - 8.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

9-19 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



Additional names

Purple-Striped Gudgeon, Northern Trout Gudgeon


Will eat anything that fits in its mouth. Can be very greedy during feeding time. Loves frozen foods, will eat flakes, Live shrimp or fish, and pellets. Preferably frozen foods or live foods though.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a Day. Make sure you feed sufficiently or will try to eat any fish that fit in its surprisingly large mouth.


This territorial fish will get aggressive with others of its own species unless given a sufficient amount of tank space. Should be kept in solitary or more than 2. The fish will nip at each other but at least just one wont get picked on by the stronger one. Loves to hide behind or under anything. Give lots of caves and places to hide.


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