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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.
 

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lioness501 said:
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.:)
 

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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
 

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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!
 

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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!!
 

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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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that is all true for the most part they are super easy to take care of I have 3 of the little guys they are fun to watch
. they do not have to have brakish water what ever you buy them in thats what they should stay in.
 

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that is all true for the most part they are super easy to take care of I have 3 of the little guys they are fun to watch
. they do not have to have brakish water what ever you buy them in thats what they should stay in.
just because they come from freshwater, they are brakish inhabitents, so to ensure that they live to the appropriate age and stay healthy, they should be converted to a brakish tank. They should be slowly acclimated to the brakish water. Dont go and change from fresh to brakish immediately. You should slowly increase the salinity as not to put them into shock. Most brakish inhabitents can be converted to freshwater, however, as previously stated, they will not live their normal life expectency....

just as a side note and reminder as i am all of a sudden seeing numerous posts on the mudskipper.....please besure to do your research before you decide to get them. As i see all too often that people get pets because they are "popular" for that time and when the fad wears off the pets are left to suffer
 
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