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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:42 pm Post subject: Fascinating mudskippers-P. dipus-handfeeding pics added Reply with quote

 Have  always  had  a  lot  of  fascination  for  mudskippers  with  their  amphibious  nature  and  behaviour.
 If  there  was  truly  a  fish  that  can  be  defined  as  "Fish  out  of  water",  then  mudskippers  are  that  !  A  family  of  the  Gobiidae,  these  spend  most  of  the  time  out  of  water  hanging  around  each  other.  
 
 Got  a  few  of  them  and  have  housed  in  a  semi-terrarium  kind  of  a  setup  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 A  few  fascinating  facts  -
 
 *  They  can  "walk"  by  hopping  on  rocks/sand.
 *  Their  high  placed  eyes  go  back  into  their  socket  to  "blink"  which  helps  keep  them  moist.  Look  super  cute  when  they  do  that  Smile  
 
 Enjoy!!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:48 pm Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 Cool..  I  caught  a  few  of  them  last  year..and  released  them  back...
 
 What  are  you  feeding  these  guys  and  what  size  tank  are  they  in..?
 
 Full  tank  shot  ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:54 pm Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 Amazing  shots!  
 Yes  this  semi-terrarium  sounds  interesting.  Full  tank  shot  please  Hayath  Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:05 am Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 Sweet.  Where  did  you  get  them  from?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:16 am Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 cute  little  fellows  and  as  s  always  great  shots  Hayath,  please  post  full  tank  picture  as  well  
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:14 am Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 
 
 
 these  guys  in  the  wild,  Neat  camouflage  on  the  coconut  frond.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:08 am Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 Hayath,
 I  had  them  once  but  suddenly  I  had  to  go  on  a  long  break---came  back  and  found  them  all  dead.  Here  is  what  I  think  i  learned  from  that  experence.
 1.  They  are  very  territorial.  You  have  to  give  them  enough  hiding  places  from  each  other.
 2.  They  prefer  to  eat  live  crustaceans--snails,  shrimps  etc
 3  Give  them  mud!!!  They  love  to  burrow  and  stay  there
 4.  Master  at  climbing  and  escaping.
 
 
 However,  if  I  get  a  few  now,  I  will  love  to  keep  them  again.  So  its  an  excellent  excellent  collection.
 
 I  am  also  thinking  to  do  something  about  my  pond  back  door  where  if  possible,  I  will  try  and  create  a  brackish  water  set  up!  Most  mud  skippers  are  from  brackish/mangroves
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:17 am Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hayath,
 1.  They  are  very  territorial.  You  have  to  give  them  enough  hiding  places  from  each  other.
 2.  They  prefer  to  eat  live  crustaceans--snails,  shrimps  etc
 3  Give  them  mud!!!  They  love  to  burrow  and  stay  there
 4.  Master  at  climbing  and  escaping.
                 

 
 Yes,  yes,  yes  and  yes!  Far  too  many  of  these  fish  die  because  people  don't  realise  this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:54 am Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 Nice  fish...FTS  please,  what  are  you  feeding  them?  Any  temperature  constraints?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:15 am Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 cool  little  blighters
 
 i  am  sorry  hayath,  but  i  have  to  say  this,  they  look  a  good  source  of  fish  food(  this  is  the  first  thing  that  came  to  my  mind  )LOL
 
 are  you  keeping  them  in  fresh  or  brackish  
 
 and  what  sp.  are  these  
 did  you  pick  these  guys  up  in  the  latest  shipment  this  weekend  if  yes,  great  pick  up   Rock On   Rock On
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:21 am Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 By  the  way,  give  them  some  shade  too  (for  example  just  throw  a  mangrove  root  if  you  can)  and  watch  them  climb  upside  down,  and  rest.  
 
 How  do  I  get  them  Smile  ?  The  old  urge  is  coming  back  again!!!  I  love  them.  Once  tried  to  catch  them  in  Hoogly  (the  Ganges  that  flows  thru  Calcutta).  Got  a  mud  bath  and  nothing  more  Very Happy  
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:04 pm Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 MOST  BEAUTIFUL  FISH  I've  ever  seen  !  I  really  wish  I  could  keep  them  someday...
 Thanks  a  lot  for  kindly  sharing  the  pics  with  us  -  your  fish  are  just  amazing  and  I  cant  stop  admiring  them  !!!
 Thanks  again  !
 Have  a  Wonderful  Day  !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:10 pm Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 Lovely  fishes  Hayath!..  Can  you  share  details  of  your  tank  and  food  you  feed  them.Also  do  you  have  a  full  shot  of  the  tank?Do  these  thrive  in  FW  or  need  a  bit  of  salt?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:14 pm Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 Those  are  lovely  pictures  !
 I  know  I  am  repeating  but  a  FTS  please  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:06 pm Post subject: Re: Fascinating mudskippers - Periopthalmus dipus Reply with quote

 Wow!   Super  pics  dude  Clapping  .Do  they  bask  outside  for  sometime  everyday?  What  do  they  eat?
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