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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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do any of you have a muddskipper? My pet store has some and i think they are really cute! i was thinking about getting one in the future

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 11:59 AM
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what are they? now im curious!!!

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what are they? now im curious!!!
Mudskippers are small gobies that can drag themselves to land and survive out of water as long as their gills stay wet.

I haven't kept them but being brackish you'd need marine salt to rise the salinity of the water. They also do better in a terrarium rather then an aquarium since they leave the water. I'd imagine a species only tank would be best.




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would they need a filter? or could i just clean often and have rocks and things on the bottom?

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Since my last post on this thread (over a year ago), I've actually gotten one .

I bought one last spring named Kermit and he's being doing well. I have him in a large plastic Critter Keeper-type tank that's halfway filled with water (which I add marine salt to since they're brackish). I have some rock formations that stick out of the water and give him a couple islands to hang out on.

I don't personally use a filter in my set-up but I'm keeping the tank bare-bottom so I can keep it clean (so no gravel or anything if you do that, as it'd be a pain). He's actually pretty messy so I make sure to change the water at least once a week. I'd like to move him to a larger, filtered tank eventually and get a couple more. But he seems to be doing fine in the current tank for now .

I feed him gut-loaded crickets as his staple diet but he'll also eat various frozen foods like krill and bloodworms as well as other feeder insects (he likes small waxworms but that's a rare treat for him). Some will apparently eat pellets but I think it'd be best to offer a variety of foods anyways. Besides, hunting provides stimulation and is cool to watch .

Here's a picture of him, by the way:



Overall I think the most important things are to remember to make the water brackish (remember that you need MARINE salt, not freshwater aquarium salt), keep the tank clean, and feed a good diet .




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Oh cute. I saw them before at Big Al's years ago and I haven't seen them since.

Do you have any pictures of his full set-up?





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Oh cute. I saw them before at Big Al's years ago and I haven't seen them since.

Do you have any pictures of his full set-up?
I don't, actually. My camera needs batteries right now but I'll try to get a picture once I have some .




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supper cute, i like them i would still like to get one but i don't want to get ANYTHING from the store that has them and the other stores don't carry them

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How cute.They are interesting critters.
I doubt I would own one myself though.




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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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I'm going to call around today and see if anyone has any for sale.
Actually, I've been wanting and reasearching mudskippers for over a year now, after I've saw a cool program on TV about them!
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