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    what fish is that on the glass?


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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerguy1 View Post
    what fish is that on the glass?
    It's a mudskipper. They jump up on the glass, stick their bellies to the glass and hang out. Makes it hard to keep sand off the glass!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalmainia View Post
    The aggression also varies fish to fish, for instance I have two in this 12 gallon, but I've created enough areas for them both to pirch without being able to see each other, so they're quite happy.

    If you're going to go for Mudskippers, I do recommend the Indians, they're much less aggressive than the African Muds.
    I would also recommend Indian Mudskippers - they are less aggressive and stay smaller.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shaynablizard View Post
    It's a mudskipper. They jump up on the glass, stick their bellies to the glass and hang out. Makes it hard to keep sand off the glass!

    oh! it looked like a goby and i was like, why the heck is he out of the water!


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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerguy1 View Post
    oh! it looked like a goby and i was like, why the heck is he out of the water!
    LOL yeah they are pretty closely related to gobies if I remember right. They actually spend very little time in the water though.



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    I been looking at methods to keep their air humid and warm. I'm thinking of using a plexi-glass top with maybe a heat lamp. What should I use to filter the water area? I'm kinda stuck on deciding what to do about that. I could rig a small water pump with a filter floss intake... I'm thinking of using sand and driftwood and just silk plants. Thoughts? I'd love to hear your feedback
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    Quote Originally Posted by TabisFish View Post
    What should I use to filter the water area?
    I had a buddy that kept skippers and in the water area of his tank he just used one of those old school Corner filters driven by a air pump. He filled it with Floss and carbon.
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    Or you could simply use one of the many internal submersible filters.. Fluval U Series are decent as are the Marineland Duettos
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    Quote Originally Posted by fshfanatic View Post
    I had a buddy that kept skippers and in the water area of his tank he just used one of those old school Corner filters driven by a air pump. He filled it with Floss and carbon.
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    Or you could simply use one of the many internal submersible filters.. Fluval U Series are decent as are the Marineland Duettos
    Thank you ! I havent seen those filters!!!
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    I use a Fluval Mini canister filter in mine, however the sponge has to be regularly cleaned, they're poop monsters and extremely messy eaters. For instance mine leave severed black cricket limbs around for me, lovely. A lid should suffice for the humidity if you raise the temperature a couple of degrees. You will initially get a problem with condensation on the glass inside, but it'll clear up if you wipe it off now and then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TabisFish View Post
    I been looking at methods to keep their air humid and warm. I'm thinking of using a plexi-glass top with maybe a heat lamp. What should I use to filter the water area? I'm kinda stuck on deciding what to do about that. I could rig a small water pump with a filter floss intake... I'm thinking of using sand and driftwood and just silk plants. Thoughts? I'd love to hear your feedback
    I just use a whisper internal filter, which has a suction cup on the back to stick it to the glass. It works perfect and you can get the filters about anywhere. I just put a nylon stocking of carbon in it for media. Since the water is just a few inches deep, and only on about half the tank, there really isn't much water to filter. (I hide the filter with those rocks and make it look like a waterfall) I only feed my skippers every 2-3 days, as overfeeding causes bloat, and they're not skinny by any means! Also, I do not feed crickets, just as a precaution, because I've read that may cause bloat too since crickets aren't in their natural environment in my research on the dwarf Indian skippers. I've tried feeding little earth worms, but they don't bother with them. I feed thawed cubes of bloodworms, mysis shrimp, clams, etc that I feed my other fish. They also love earthworm flakes, which I feed occasionally. I have a few ghost shrimp and nerite snails for cleanup of the water, and then I do water changes about every 1-2 weeks. Also for lighting, I use a T5 light that I had on the aquarium already, although I only use 2 of the 4 bulbs in it. This creates a lot of warmth. I have a glass lid on the aquarium with some screen covering the back couple inches to allow some ventilation. I keep the water heated to nearly 85 degrees. This has worked well for me, all skippers are doing excellent still after about 7 months.
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