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  • Periophthalmus argentilineatus - Mudskipper

    Mudskipper Periophthalmus argentilineatus


    Photo thanks to Kenshin

    Temperature: 25 - 30c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.5
    General Hardness: Hard
    Max. Size: 18cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 12 15cm
    Tank Size: Because they are territorial and require water and land I would say 4x2x1.5
    Feeding: Will eat anything that will fit in its gob
    Temperament: Territorial

    About: In nature these brackish oddballs are truly fascinating; the male mudskipper digs a burrow for reproduction. The male then jumps up and down with fins spread to attract a female and attempt to persuade them to spawn inside his burrow. Males then guard the eggs for 5 days until hatching and thats just the start of how unique and cool these fish are!

    In an aquarium they are hardy and unusual critters. Mudskippers need to get out of the water and must be given at least some room to explore out on land. The tank should be at least slightly humid to help keep the mudskipper moist when out of the water.

    They are quite territorial (usually described as bad tempered) so they shouldn't be crowded together as fights will lead to serious and permanent damage if unable to retreat to a secure territory of their own. Be sure to provide driftwood or mangrove stumps for a mudskipper to rest up on.

    Mudskippers aren't all that common and are usually seen for sale at around 4-5cm at $35-$50 each.


    Article reproduced with permission of the author, Paul Cuttriss (murrayman85). Many thanks for this excellent contribution.
    DE


    Relevant threads:

    Biotype:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...rgentilineatus

    Classification & other gobies:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...rgentilineatus

    Mudskipper thread & pics:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...rgentilineatus

    Substrate:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ght=mudskipper
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ght=mudskipper

    Availability:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ght=mudskipper

    Giant mudskippers in the wild:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ght=mudskipper

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