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  1. SalmonAfrica

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    I used to. They were a lot of fun, but need a specialised setup. If you do it right, you could keep other species with them, but I recommend keeping the tank to one or a male/female or female/female pair.

    They become pretty trusting of you!

    Did they have any particular markings/patterns on them @Super Sywurm?
     
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    I can't remember, was a couple of years ago. What kind of markings!
     
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    I was just trying to get an indication of what type might have been for sale. I've seen two species for sale in SA so far, each with slightly different markings and might be indiscernible with a quick glance. I haven't seen the one in years, though, and wanted to check if maybe you'd seen it.

    If anyone comes across mudskippers, try to get a photo if you're allowed (it's always polite to ask first). There's a good chance one of several species pop up from time to time.

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    I won't be able to tell them apart.
     
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    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    I have seen them at 2 shops, may have a photo somewhere
     
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    Can you remember what the price were?
     
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    These are also on my "to do" list.

    Apparently, the Indian Mudskippers are less agro than the African species, and you can keep them in small groups.
     
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    From what I understand, it's not so much that they're less territorial, but rather that they're just smaller species with smaller territories. Hence overcommitting space to territories is less likely, and you'll get fewer spats. The few times I've seen them for sale, they're always kept apart, just in case.
     
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    If I remembered correctly, I saw more than 1 per tank. I might be wrong.
     
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    Last time I saw a mudskipper (in a fish shop) was about 2-4 years ago at reptillians but last time I saw a mudskipper or it was a goby was a in April jumping from rock pool to rock pool


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    I saw a Black Ghost Knifefish and a Spiny Eel at Aquatic Vision in Brackenfell.
     
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    They've had eels for a while now. I was there when they were unboxing the BGKs
     
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    Cool

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    Freshwater Needlefish at Looliloks Boksburg


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    Wow that fish looks amazing I wonder if it is legal to keep since I have heard gar is illegal


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    That is too cute...

    I have not checked if its on the black list but, i did check the gars a few weeks ago and i didnt see the gar on the blacklist
     
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    I have kept these (not this exact species, but similar).
    Was really nasty. I think its main diet was other fish fins. It was the worst nipper I have ever had.
     
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    Hehehe and he looks so innocent in that picture!!

    Mind you.. those little eyes look very, very alert.
     
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    These aren't gars, and are light brackish water fish apparently
     
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    These are Needle Nose Gars.
    They get to about 30 or maybe 40cm max

    They aren't the giant Alligator Gar from the USA
     
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