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Old 04-21-2019, 12:37 AM
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Not exactly a vivarium and no frogs.. but wanted to share...

I had 2 of these guys many years ago and loved them...sold them and their tank during a relocation.. saw these two for sale at a LFS and had to go for it.. they have been in a temporary tank for a couple weeks while I made this one...

Planning to add some more plants on the back and some in the water.. also going to add a few fish in the water section.. just wanted to share!



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Old 04-21-2019, 12:43 AM
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I remember having some when I was a kid they are a lot of fun! Enjoy!
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Greetings,

I love mud skippers! What are you feeding them? They will readily hunt isopods they can see crawling around on land - even leaping to pluck them off leaves...
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I love mud skippers! What are you feeding them? They will readily hunt isopods they can see crawling around on land - even leaping to pluck them off leaves...
Currently I am feeding them frozen food...the food that I feed my reef tank has large chunks of clam, squid, fish etc. They eat it readily off in the water, on land and even right off the feeding baster..

I hope to get them feeding on fruit flies as well since I have them for my PDFs... also will add small crickets.. but frozen will be there main diet

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They'll devour crickets, or any small insects for that matter...I feed mostly a mix of frozen food. They'll also readily eat hydei.
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They'll devour crickets, or any small insects for that matter...I feed mostly a mix of frozen food. They'll also readily eat hydei.
You have any pics or info on your setup?

Mine are hiding a lot so far...hopefully that's just from being in a new tank..

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I'll try and upload some pics.

30 gallon tank
Water is 3" max depth and the majority of the tank is 1" deep or less with only about 10% dry land.
They definitely each have their own 'personality'. The 'dominant' fish is actually a scaredy-cat and initially hides when I approach for feeding. They both jump at the glass begging to be fed whenever I walk into the room.
Substrate is sand. Water temp is maintained at approx. 78 degrees.
Salinity maintained at 1.003-1.005.
Humidity is as high as I can keep it with a closed glass lid.
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I'll try and upload some pics.

30 gallon tank
Water is 3" max depth and the majority of the tank is 1" deep or less with only about 10% dry land.
They definitely each have their own 'personality'. The 'dominant' fish is actually a scaredy-cat and initially hides when I approach for feeding. They both jump at the glass begging to be fed whenever I walk into the room.
Substrate is sand. Water temp is maintained at approx. 78 degrees.
Salinity maintained at 1.003-1.005.
Humidity is as high as I can keep it with a closed glass lid.
What species do you have?

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What are you using for filtration? Are you planning on adding additional fauna?

(Love mud skippers, and really considering purchasing one!)

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I have P. Barbarus.

Filtration is a small Whisper filter.

(and yes, that is a smurf in the background...long story...lol)
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Great pics.. what plants are those?

Do yours get along ok? I think one of mine is definitely dominant.. the other is hiding most of the time and I worry its being harrassed...
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I have P. Barbarus.

Filtration is a small Whisper filter.

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Mudskippers are territorial. One of mine is definitely dominant. The other doesn't hide but stays to a certain 1/3 area of the tank. I have some plants and rocks to break up the visibility a little so they can be out of sight of one another. They don't fight...they just do some displays with their fins and chase each other every now and then.

The plants are:
Bacopa aff. monieri
Drymonia Pendula
Java moss
Philodendron
Peperomia
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