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Mudskipper Aquarium

Discussion in 'Aqua Park' started by ArowanaLover, 8/18/16.

  1. Aubrey

    Aubrey Biking along the boulevard Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

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    Oh dear. Well I did post a thread to my new Goldie, but try not to eat her
    :eek::confused::cool:
     
  2. Percy&Ivan

    Percy&Ivan Rollerblading along the road Shutterbugs' Best

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    He is SO cute! :xflove:
     
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  3. MandaExotics

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    When I had gourami I took a chance with my ghost shrimp tank. Yup, the gourami thought they were delicious.

    I used to get a surplus of crickets, shrimp, even occasionally bettas, and other animals from a previous lab. Ghost shrimp were feeders used for research anyway and any lab animals that did not find homes were euthanized. I don't remember how to many times I had to say no to rats. For anyone that works/studies in academia or labs there are usually animals given away for free after research or labs are finished.
     
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  4. ArowanaLover

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    Well I'm actually hoping to do a MAJOR tank overhaul and (possibly) try breeding.
    What I want to change:
    1. Substrate (I need to change to "Mangrove Mud" to get them to breed, plus Mr. Mudskipper keeps knocking over the sand, I need something sturdier, I've heard the stuff smells, but my sense of smell is basically at 5%, so whatever)
    2. Filtration (This is the fun part, I want to actually have a tide system, basically every six hours around %60 of the water would come or go, it would be pumped into a reservoir and filtered by a canister and UV)
    3. Stocking (I want to add another Mudskipper, though information on sexual dimorphism is super vague)
    4. Decor (Higher mountains would be possible with the mud)

    Problems
    1. No clue where to buy mangrove mud, I know where to get it though, and probably wont be able to for a while
    2. The tide actually needs to be way more complex than every 6 hours, it needs to gain a 15 minute difference every day or something, so if anyone knows a AWESOME electric timer...
    3. Mudskippers are SUPER aggressive, and if they killed each other that would suck
    4. The decor keeps falling and I think I can fix this, but not sure
    5. This species of mudskipper has not been bred in captivity EVER, which is really why I'm doing it
     
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  5. ArowanaLover

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    Giant Gourami I assume?
     
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  6. ArowanaLover

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    I would never feed such a quality goldfish to my heathen fish
     
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  7. ArowanaLover

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    It's crazy how fast he moves on the land and the water, his fins change depending on the terrain and when he is one he looks like he could never handle the other
     
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  8. gibsongrrrl

    gibsongrrrl Courtney Lou Hoo Super Moderator Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    OMG, he's so CUTE!! those eyes! I love him:swoon:
     
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  9. ArowanaLover

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    Thanks, he really is pretty great, its hilarious when he "blinks," he tucks his eyes (one at a time) into his head, he looks like a cyclops for about 1 second
     
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  10. Aubrey

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    Could you take a video of him moving around and blinking and stuff? He sounds awesome.

    Are they aggressive because there are territorial?
     
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  11. ArowanaLover

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    Right now he has been eating worms, he loves it, but he flat out refuses it if it doesnt move
     
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  12. ArowanaLover

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    That's right, I'll try, though it may not be for a bit because he is already in lights out and I won't have the chance tomorrow
     
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  13. gibsongrrrl

    gibsongrrrl Courtney Lou Hoo Super Moderator Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    I was going to ask for a video too. I would love to see him in action:D
     
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  14. ArowanaLover

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    He lets me hold him sometimes and then freaks out all of a sudden and dashes through the tank. He and my pistol shrimp/goby are my favorite aquatic pets
     
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  15. Aubrey

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    Is he considered an amphibian? Or aquatic?
     
  16. ArowanaLover

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    Nigel (and conure) both stay away from the tank, they have no problem with the other tanks though, they must sense the competition
     
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  17. ArowanaLover

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    The mudskipper is an amphibious FISH, it honestly looks like the first fish in the vertebrate invasion of land
     
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  18. Percy&Ivan

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    Now I'm sitting here convincing my self I don't need a mudskipper, how big do they get? I agree with @gibsongrrrl i love his eyes
     
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  19. MandaExotics

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    Well, they were pretty small shrimp. I was prepared for that risk lol.

    I can't have large aquariums anymore where I live. More of a relief seeing as I'm not much of an aquarium lover. That way people can't pity me into taking them. Kinda hard to say no when people have fish in buckets with knives about to do God knows what.

    Do you have pictures of your pistol shrimp? Those are pretty awesome BTW.

    If I ever decide on a large aquarium again I'd probably get discus, but I haven't kept large aquariums for years either.
     
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  20. ArowanaLover

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    Well there are a ton of species, I believe mine P. Barbarus only gets like 4 inches. And I am here to contradict you, you do need a mudskipper. If you want advice with a small setup, I can totally help you out. The minimum size tank is probably a 20 gallon, though I would do a 30 for fun, I'm glad I did
     
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