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lioness501 02-13-2007 04:39 AM

mudskippers
 
i would really love one of these! they r so cute. does anyone here know anything about them. i have gogled it but didnt find much helpful info. id like to kow if they r easy to keep and maintain and where i could get 1 over here.

Lupin 02-14-2007 12:27 AM

Mudskippers are brackish water species.:) Another tank is needed for them. Slope the sand so there will be land for them. They are available either in your lfs or online.

Here are the links regarding mudskippers.:)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudskipper

http://homepage.mac.com/nmonks/mudskippers/care.htm

lioness501 02-15-2007 05:13 AM

thanks blue, i will get another tank set up if i go ahead and get one, they r adorable!

lioness501 02-15-2007 05:17 AM

does it need to b a big tank

Lupin 02-15-2007 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lioness501
does it need to b a big tank

Hi Lioness.

I've never kept them however I have seen some people keeping them. A 20-30 gallons with driftwood, rocks and sand(gentle slope) will make a perfect home for them. Depth of water can range from 10-15 cm.:)

You'll need hydrometer too to measure salinity of your tank water.:)

Have fun.:)

daisycutter 03-02-2007 08:43 PM

apparently they they can be very demanding pets to keep and are best kept in a vivarium type setup (wide and low) with a sand bank running out of the water with logs and stones to keep the bank stable the airspace above the water should be well covered to keep the air and water at an overall temperature,as for there upkeep they will only take live food and have a nasty bite they are also territorial and will fight if to crowded if you really want them i would get some litature on them as they really are unusual as in care they come between two worlds

lioness501 03-03-2007 05:00 AM

aww maybe i wont get 1 then, i got my giant land snail instead anyways and a new fish tank comin next week so i wont have the room anyway ;)

Andyandsue 03-20-2007 08:51 PM

I actually saw them on a show last week! Maybe on Discovery Channel? They are so darn cute! They don't look like something that would be easy to keep at home though. They look like they really like (read: need) to move!

ec0dy 10-05-2008 10:34 PM

They aren't really hard to care for at all. I have mine in a 30 gallon aquarim. I only fill it to about 22 gallons so he has some room on top. I have a turtle dock at one end of the tank and and green lizard net on the other end so he has some good land space to stay on (also some plants and other small things he likes to stay on). In the rest of the 22 gallons i have some fish crabs and snails. The crabs share the land with the mudskipper and they all get along great. He never raises his back fin or get aggresive in any way. They have been living in perfect harmony for about a year and a half. When i feed the fish he goes in and grabs himself some flakes and i throw some small crickets in for him too. That's all it takes! when i shake the fish flake can he gets all excited and starts to jump around. And when I'm sitting next to the tank at my desk he come up to the glass and will watch me for hours! Hes a good loyal little guy!!

frogman6 10-12-2008 12:34 AM

yeh there really not that hard

1. they are brackish so u will need a brackish tank

2. they need to be able to come out of the water but they also like to go in the water so keep the water a good depth

3. they eat almost anything so just make sure u feed them healthy foods

4. here is a website that sells them Brackishwater Fish


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