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Old 10-11-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
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Mudskippers

Hey everyone,

I have a 12g tank laying around that my wife used for a school pet. When trying to find a class pet we came across mudskippers and they are stuck in my head.

Does anyone have experience with them? How to set up the tank? What materials am I going to need? Substrate? Heater? Type of filter ( I have an in tank waterfall kind and sponge filter with attached arm) What they eat and how often?

I believe the lfs has the smaller ones that only get about 2 inches long.

Any advice will be great!


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Old 10-15-2016, 08:39 PM   #2
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there not very hard to take care of
need to make brackish water for them
i use RO water and marine salt
i used sand for my substrate and piled a bunch of rocks under one side of tank
then covert everything with sand
now they have beach and deep end in the tank
they like to spend most of there time out of the water
i have a small heater from an old tank
your filter should work fine
i have some drift wood in there too
they like to hang out on top of it
i also planted a bunch of mangroves i bought of eBay
LED lighting for the plants
they eat frozen blood worms beaf hearts and love live crickets
temp is around 86F they like it warm
also have a tight lid on tank to keep the humidity high
my tank is a 30 gallon but only hold about 5 gallons of water
that gives me room for a beach ( very important )
there very territorial i wouldn't recommend more than two in a small tank
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So do you think 2 in a 10g would work or should I look for a 20g long?
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20 gallon would be better
Have you found a place to buy mudskippers?
Where I live only one store has them once in a great while
I waited 6 month from the first time I saw them before they got some more that I could buy




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Yeah there's a store I go to that has them all the time
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