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Just for fun... Periophthalmus novemradiatus feeding
January 14, 2014
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Ferrika
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greets Jutta
January 14, 2014
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Very nice! What are you feeding them?

January 14, 2014
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Very nice indeed. I'm wondering the same! Also, how big is the tank? Any shots of the whole tank? :)

January 15, 2014
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I've always loved these! So much personality.Thanks for sharing Jutta!

January 15, 2014
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I'm feeding Artemia nauplii, because some of them are too little, to eat properly. Only 2 cm and thin as a matchstick.

 

Oaken, the tank is 100 x 40 x 40 cm. At this time filled with normaly sand. But I plan to get watts silt from the North Sea and into it to fill, so that the mudskipper can build tubes. Let's see if there are offspring and I get these big.

Pics of the tank....

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from top....

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greets Jutta
January 16, 2014
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Another feeding approach:

January 16, 2014
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Don't know, why, but I can't show the video from Toby.

Feeding with spoon like this?

 

But that are not P. novemradiatus but P. variabilis.

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January 16, 2014
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Very cool. Thanks for the pictures! Interesting idea with the silt as well, hope to see some pictures of the final form of the tank :)

January 16, 2014
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"Feeding with spoon like this?" -- yes, pretty much.

January 16, 2014
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Wonderful little fish to keep. Jutta, if you put food up on your arm they should learn to climb for it. :D

Great idea about the substrate as well so very much looking forward to updates!

One of mine, pic from around 2005 or so but had them until leaving the UK in 2008.

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Cake or death?
January 16, 2014
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Matt, I'm always excited to WHAT the mudskippers learn everything! The smallest of my P. variabilis always jumped on my arm when I came to the pool. I love to try new over again with them.

Do you not miss them sometimes? I had to give away my P. variabilis also before my move and all the time something was missing.

greets Jutta
January 17, 2014
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Ferrika said
Do you not miss them sometimes?

Very much - they were the most interactive fishes I've ever kept and the adult size makes them perfect! The aquarium I used was too shallow to try a deep substrate so really interested to see if you get them to spawn. Do you know if it's been done before?

 

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January 17, 2014
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Yes, Matt. My P. variabilis live in Frankfurt, since I had to give them away. This man has watt silt in the tank and the variabilis spawn regularly. But he gets the larvae not reared (and that makes me very fidgety Confused).

greets Jutta
January 17, 2014
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Forgive my ignorance, but were mudskippers ever captive bred? I thought no?

January 18, 2014
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No, Mike, not until today. But that was the same for R. leavelli until four years ago. Sometime is the first time....

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