Empire Gudgeon - Hypseleotris compressa
The Empire Gudgeon is one of the less common "sleeper goby" fish and have a striking appearance (especially the males).
They are a peaceful fish though they shouldn't be kept with bite sized fish or inverts as they are predators. They thrive in planted tanks and their colors brighten up once they settle into their new homes.
Size is about 1.5-2".
I live in connecticut and have had a 55 gal brackish tank for 2 yrs. I was researching other species that i could put in my tank. I have at least I of every type that is available in ct. I stumbled on a picture of an empire gudgeon and decided to see if they were available. This brought me to petzone . They had many and I purchased one. Despite some confusion on my part my gudgeon arrived at 10.25 the next day as promised alive and well. I should mention that i was told my shipment would arrive at 10:30!! Once I recieved my package upon opening it I was pleased to see 2 empire gudgeons ( thank you paul) Although lighter in color than the picture i originally saw the empires were perfect and have gotten along very well in my tank. I am not sure the lighter color is due to the sex of my fish or breeding but I couldnt be happier wirmth my new additions from across the country. Well done petzone.