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Thread: Mudskippers

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    Anyone have one? The more I read, the more I'm intrigued...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rue
    Anyone have one? The more I read, the more I'm intrigued...
    I dont have mud in my tank, let alone enough room for them to skip
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoolooxunny
    I dont have mud in my tank, let alone enough room for them to skip
    they're very cool. i would imagine you'd need a very large terrarium for them though.

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    ...okay then!

    Anyone else???
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    I read, on a few sites, that 20 gallons will do...if the water is filtered...and you used a turtle ledge...I wonder if it really would do? For the smaller species at any rate...
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    I had 2 of them before.

    They died of septicemia, but the time i had them was great!

    After all my malawis freakishly died ( i checked on them, five minutes later they were all dead with big eyes (not popeye) and open mouths), i got the 2 mudskippers for the 20g hex.

    They liked the floating turtle dock thing

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    ...what haven't you had? lol...

    I'm very tempted to give them a go...I could resurrect one of my empty 20g tanks...I'd just need a filter...er, and a ramp...and sand...lights, heater?
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    you dont need substrate, but just a regular light, substrate if you want, and a heater, and a floaty pad and filter and youre set

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    I read that the mudskippers need a temperature from 78-88 degrees. Its higher than most aquarium temperatures, and though most are calibrated for 78 degrees, you would need to buy a variably heater so you can crank it up.
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    good idea. Remember to see how much water is actually in the 20g tank, because if its half full you need a 50W heater since theres only 10g of water. Get a good heater too like a all-glass 50W. Mine can pump a 33g to 80F, leaving you more room for temperature variability

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