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Just for fun… Periophthalmus novemradiatus feeding

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Just for fun… Periophthalmus novemradiatus feeding

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    Ferrika
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    #352571

    mikev
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    Very nice! What are you feeding them?

    #352573

    oaken
    Participant

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

    #352575

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    I’ve always loved these! So much personality.Thanks for sharing Jutta!

    #352581

    Ferrika
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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….

    http://ferraqua.de/bilder/becken2013-1.jpg

    from top….

    http://ferraqua.de/bilder/becken2013-2.jpg

    #352582

    mikev
    Participant

    Another feeding approach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2W-iHw2i0o

    #352585

    Ferrika
    Participant

    Don’t know, why, but I can’t show the video from Toby.

    Feeding with spoon like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga4t2wRgrm0

     

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

    #352586

    oaken
    Participant

    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 :)

    #352587

    mikev
    Participant

    “Feeding with spoon like this?” — yes, pretty much.

    #352592

    Matt
    Keymaster

    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.

    skipper1.jpg

     

    #352595

    Ferrika
    Participant

    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.

    #352599

    Matt
    Keymaster

    @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?

     

    #352602

    Ferrika
    Participant

    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).

    #352608

    mikev
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    Forgive my ignorance, but were mudskippers ever captive bred? I thought no?

    #352609

    Ferrika
    Participant

    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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