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Mud Skippers #1
I recently read an article in PFk about mudskippers, and found it very interesting. It is something I am toying with the idea of getting into. PFK recommend a species to keep in the home aquaria (as yet forget the name).

Anyone else had any experience of keeping these fish?
Planning on researching as much as I can before I put the idea forward to the wife
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SEarl SEarl
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Re: Mud Skippers #2
I am toying with the idea of getting a 2 or 3 foot aqaurium, with coral sand, keeps the PH high which i believe they like, heater and small filter to sit in the water.

Hopefully find a tank with a condensation tray to try and keep the hummidity in, and some bogwood/mangroves for the land bit.

Need to read PFK again to research the fish it recommended. Anyone else any suggestions?
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Re: Mud Skippers #3
There are some lovely photos on this site:

http://www.themudskipper.org/index.html

Unfortunately the 'care and maintenance of mudskippers in aquarium' section has not been written yet!

No pic but a bit more info here:

http://www.aquariacentral.com/fishinfo/brackish/mudskip.htm
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SEarl SEarl
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Re: Mud Skippers #4
I have seen the a couple of sites briefly, was kind of after speaking to someone who has close contact. I think I may well do some indepth research over time and if I manage to pursuade the wife and get the finances, undertake a new project and publish the setting up on here
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Re: Mud Skippers #5
i've looked after some for a few months and they are dead easy tbh, i'd not use coral sand though, aquarium sand is good, black aquarium sand looks even better though

you'd be best siliconing in some bits of glass to raise one end so that you dont have to have a really thick layer of sand that can and would go bad (anaerobic) look into aquariums designed for newts for ideas on that front www.caudata.org is good for ideas on that sort of thing, you'd want one using 2 bits of glass, a cover bit and one that slopes up front the bottom at about a 30 degree angle or less to allow you to build up the sand
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Re: Mud Skippers #6
im thinking of getting some mudskippers too i wanna set a tank up for them i dont really know much about them i know there is different species i want to get the small non agreesive ones how do i set up a tank what do they feed on do i need to get a marine light as the water is salted are they easy to keep any more imformation i be happy to have
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Re: Mud Skippers #7
found another link with details of a tank set up... just for a bit more info

'mudskipper linky - click here'
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