Brackish Riparium

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mudskipper10

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an archer wouldnt do well in a 20 tall they get around 6-8 inches. Nice setup cant wait for updates!!!:clap::dance::woot::headbang2::goldfish:
 

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Finally after all this time I have a new photo update.

This tank was semi-neglected for a long time, but I fixed it up and now it looks better.

This shot shows the foliage pretty well. There are six different mangrove species (four trees and two herbaceous plants) in there.

 

hydrophyte

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Here are a couple more quick pictures.



Here is foliage on the new Rhizophora mangle.

 

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Cobalt blue gobies are one of my favorite brackish gobies, should check those out! Or you could look into the Stone fish, very cool looking fish.
 

hydrophyte

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This is really cool. Here are the stilt roots on the Pandanus tectorius. This is my favorite plant in here.

 

hydrophyte

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Cobalt blue gobies are one of my favorite brackish gobies, should check those out! Or you could look into the Stone fish, very cool looking fish.
Thanks! I already have one blue fish in there, the C. variegatus. I want to try to find one more killi to add. It would be cool to get some Fundulus chrysotus
 

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I'm trying to get this tank into better shape. The plants are looking good, but it needs more fish.

I have been watching AquBid for more native US killis because there is a seller there who catches them in Florida. They include some really cool little fish. There is currently an auction for Lucania goodei. This is an especially pretty fish that resembles white cloud mountain minnows. It's funny it's not a popular aquarium fish--people just don't appreciate native US fish.

I am trying to figure out the habitat preferences of L. goodei. I have run into some sources that cite it as using brackish habitats, but most describe instead clear freshwater streams as preferred habitats.

Look at this Creative Commons (http://eol.org/data_objects/17428292) picture of L. goodei.

 

SubRosa

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Blowguns steel not a brackish species
 

SubRosa

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Blowguns steel not a brackish species
That's what happens when I try to post on my phone with it's @#$&@$@ auto complete!
 
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