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One Topic Two Tanks Skipper And Angler! They are 2 diff salt setups from other tank topics I have :)

Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:53 PM (#1) User is offline   redbellyman21 

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Ok so good news, I have 2 indian mudskippers, bad news is there was 4 shipped, but by the time I arrived at the my lfs 2 had passed. My manger friend informed me the 2 didnt look so hot when they received them. Sigh it is still cold weather.. But I finally have them! WOOPIE! I have had this mangrove forest skipper tank running for months without any skippers! ARG

Also I am posting pics of my angler who was in the front of the tank so I figured I would take a couple of narly shots of his cuteness.. In some of the pics you can really see he is packing teeth....

Let me know what you think!

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:04 AM (#2) User is offline   JoeDizzleMPLS 

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that is awesome man, thanks for sharing the pics
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 :laugh: loving the mudskipper setup. definetly something different yet still uber cool. nice work


angler is looking pimp as hell. they are very cool fish. shame they only have a life span of around 2 years.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:32 AM (#4) User is offline   redbellyman21 

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Thanx for compliments.... I love my fish
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Wow, that's just super nice.
Thanks for sharing.

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would you mind sharing a few details about the mangrove set up? size, filter, lighting, salinity, etc...

i'm guessing those mudskippers are about 2" long, is that about right?
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Yeah dude...after reading up a little on these guys....I might just try a tank myself. So...what have you got going in there?

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40 breeder terrarium design. I threw away the screen for it. I basically have it at 1.010 and a large piece of driftwood.. sand some pebbles to help keep the sand in place and layers of slate to mold the sand bed.. so it has a deep section and a nice bed area. Filtration is simple I had a couple of rio 90 with prefilter sponge cartridge and a lil heater keeping their tank roughly 78-80 degrees. The main filtration is my signature mangroves. I have a problem I have probably 75-150 mangroves in my tanks.. from fowlr to reef to angler setup to piranhas... etc.. and yes these guys are the shorter have of 2" they are tiny. I ended up getting a 3rd one who was in the tank.. any more q's?
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thanks for answering those questions... i definitely want to try this, keep us updated on how the little guys are doing
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ok.. got crickets but they are way way to big so I am sticking with froze dried mealworms mysis shrimp and bloodworms.,.. I have a freezer full of foods as well as a slew of dry foods....
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I basically have it at 1.010 and a large piece of driftwood.. sand some pebbles to help keep the sand in place and layers of slate to mold the sand bed.. so it has a deep section and a nice bed area. Filtration is simple I had a couple of rio 90 with prefilter sponge cartridge and a lil heater keeping their tank roughly 78-80 degrees. The main filtration is my signature mangroves. I have a problem I have probably 75-150 mangroves in my tanks.

Im not totally sure on the salinity range for brakish, but salinity seems low for full sw. Are all mud skippers sw fish? I always though they were freshwater. What's the tank size needed for these guys?
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Im not totally sure on the salinity range for brakish, but salinity seems low for full sw. Are all mud skippers sw fish? I always though they were freshwater. What's the tank size needed for these guys?
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mudskippers brackish. almost exclusively

I have a 40 breeder there in... indians stay under 4"
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What tank is that Angler in?

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What tank is that Angler in?

the original pictures he was in a 5 gallon cube.. It was temp holding spot since my 20 gallon was holding a isolated tang.. but he/she is in 20gallon salt now..
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the angler passed but took some more muddy shots

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that mud skipper is rather cool. love this setup. very different.

the angler died?

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 12:42 AM (#17) User is offline   redbellyman21 

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View PostHis Majesty, on 19 June 2010 - 01:15 PM, said:

that mud skipper is rather cool. love this setup. very different.

the angler died?

yes sadly. I dont know what caused it.. I learned a lot from his care and may try keeping another in the future...
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sorry for the loss

although anglers only have a life span of about 2 years. and its hard to tell their age. so it could of been old age rather than an illness

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View PostHis Majesty, on 20 June 2010 - 01:20 PM, said:

sorry for the loss

although anglers only have a life span of about 2 years. and its hard to tell their age. so it could of been old age rather than an illness

are you sure, i thought they could live longer
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yup im positive. i think the longest is around 3 years but thats only in captivity with exceptional care. their natural lifespan is around the 2 year mark

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