Mudskippers

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  1. Bradley Bunch

    Bradley Bunch Active Member

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    Hello to all I have gotten two mudskippers
    And have made a emerged setupe8d9508090e28fd8ab6177a8a11cc7cc.jpg797c45337dfc07a7724436078db88119.jpg31464ef06bc5e36d11b2543cf8aec2bc.jpg
     
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  3. Pierré Schoonraad

    Pierré Schoonraad Rainbow Freak

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    Submersed?

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    Sorry submersed the two get me messed up


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  5. SalmonAfrica

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    That's very cool! What have you got them feeding on?

    I think these are P. barbarus? More photos would help with this, but also seeing more pics of these animals is just a treat anyway.

    Good luck!

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    Bradley Bunch

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    You just got them today
    Have not tried feeding them yet
    And yes it is Periophthalmus barbarus
    Was worth getting as it is a hard to find fish
    And is very cool
    I tried to get a male and female but the guy and me did not know how to sex them.
    And thank you


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  7. SalmonAfrica

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    Were they really hard to find? I've been out of the game for a little while, but a few years ago, at least P. barbarus popped up every now and then. I guess it is a really specialised fish to keep, and not many people have the facilities to house them.

    The male/female thing can be a little tricky to determine. In my case, I found out the hard way - in that I believe I had two males, where the larger one would absolutely not tolerate the smaller one. I was fortunate in having a massive setup for them, so they didn't cross paths often. Even so, males will harass females, making this behaviour difficult to judge. The larger one developed strong colouration every so often - this happened rarely for the smaller one.

    I've found they adapt well to frozen foods, but never got them on to dry foods. Live food, such as crickets, flies, and worms, are good treats.

    Is that tank covered? If not, quick tip - do it. This serves to keep your pets in (as they're pretty great climbers), as well as keep the humidity up. Humidity is important for when they're out of the water.

    Again, all the best. They're great wet pets.

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  8. Ren

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    So cool!
    Used to watch mud skippers in St. Lucia in my younger years. Loved them

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    They are adorable @Bradley Bunch !!!

    All the best and yes... keep this thread updated... looking forward to their development
     
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    Excellent.
    One of the fish I have on my "bucket list" of fish to keep.
     

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