Originally Posted by FishGeek97
Hey, where did you get your mudskippers? i've beem thinking of setting a brackish tank up with them and some figure 8 puffers, but i can't find mudskippers anywhere!
I had the same problem when I conceptualized the tank. I live in Austin, TX and have occasionally gotten lucky at my LFS
. Right now, they have a big, beautiful African mudskipper. However, the most reliable source that I found was Brackishwater Fish
. I opted to do a larger community of the smaller Indian mudskippers rather than having a single large African.
The ones that I had are currently out of stock, but Frank has always been prompt in his responses and exceedingly helpful to me. He attempts to get unusual options and is also a great resource for some brackish choices that rarely show up at the fish store. There is another species of smaller mudskipper available on his site right now that is comparably small at maturity.
If you are looking for a larger species, Wetspot has some available both on their website and on Aquabid (AquaBid.com - Item # fw1330043507 - Blue Spotted Dragon Mudskipper WILD - Ends: Thu Feb 23 2012 - 06:31:47 PM CDT
). This seller is not unethical in my experience, but is a large scale wholesaler. He imports and ships with very little quarantine or rehabilitation practices. Just know that and be prepared to quarantine and coddle them yourself. If it were me, I would order a couple of extra and sell any unneeded specimens to the LFS
if they all made it.
I hope this gives you a few leads to start your own tank. If you want to go whole hog, mangroves growing out of the top of the aquarium are exceedingly cool.