Ph at 8.8

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.

Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby j_wishbone on Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:25 am

Also fish store guy told me they need to be on freshwater first not brackish

Sort of unsure about that recommendation

What would ur recmdtns be in regards to sg for this guy?
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby Puffer King on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:21 am

j_wishbone wrote:
Puffer King wrote:then again could be Periophthalmus gracilis............have you got any pics ?



Hi does the pics above provide you enough in id-ing the muddy =)

im 99% sure thats Periophthalmus argentilineatus you have there ,can grow upto 7 inches .
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby j_wishbone on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:24 pm

Cool thanks

What sg should i set it at ... He came from full freshwater
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby Puffer King on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:37 pm

j_wishbone wrote:Cool thanks

What sg should i set it at ... He came from full freshwater

Keep in fresh and adjust to low end brackish if you wish . My mudskipper is currently in fresh , i did plan on acclimatising upto brackish but to be honest he's doing so well in fresh I don't think i'll bother .
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:01 pm

Aim for the appr sg they would live in the wild. Or which give longevity in aquarium.
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby j_wishbone on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:12 pm

Puffer King wrote:
j_wishbone wrote:Cool thanks

What sg should i set it at ... He came from full freshwater

Keep in fresh and adjust to low end brackish if you wish . My mudskipper is currently in fresh , i did plan on acclimatising upto brackish but to be honest he's doing so well in fresh I don't think i'll bother .


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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby j_wishbone on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:14 pm

bertie 83 wrote:Aim for the appr sg they would live in the wild. Or which give longevity in aquarium.


Defitnitely the right advice , just not quite sure what that is... :)

Might need to hit google hard and try find out
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby Puffer King on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:22 pm

bertie 83 wrote:Aim for the appr sg they would live in the wild. Or which give longevity in aquarium.

in the wild mudskippers , water conditions vary a lot , due to tidal , season and rainfall etc ......this is what makes them so adaptable ...they can be in full salt one day , brackish another and another day stuck in a puddle of rain water !! lol
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby j_wishbone on Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:07 am

I think you could be right pufferking

I looked through a few Native Australian Mudskippers and Ive narrowed it down to these 3 muddies... and it resembles the Periophthalmus argentilineatu the most. Images sourced from http://www.mudskipper.it/SpeciesList.html



interesting to find out that there were at least 5 species of mudskippers in Australia.... I am pretty confident that mudskippers are not imported in AUS. AUS is quite strict with importation of ornamental fish here.
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:33 am

Wow, what kind of rock was that???

I'd go around 1.005.
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby j_wishbone on Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:29 am

Pufferpunk wrote:Wow, what kind of rock was that???

I'd go around 1.005.


i thought it was some sort of big river rock...


ok ill aim to increase to 1.005 thanks ... u guys sure i dont need to get to 1.010 or so?
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby bertie 83 on Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:54 am

Trust pp. 1.005 is prob best/ easiest
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby Puffer King on Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:50 am

well done , yes surprising how many different mudskippers there are , i think theres around 18 or so different types ....
anywhere low end will be fine your mudskipper , you'll find it spends 90% of its time out of the water or partially submerged , with its eyes sticking out like a hippo lol , think mine goes for a paddle once a day usually at night ..
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby Phillyfig8 on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:00 am

Im positive you dont need to go up to 1.010. Like pufferpunk said 1.005 would be perfect. I aim to keep mine between 1.003-1.008. I do not recomend keeping any brackish fish in pure fresh. Even mollies live much longer in brackish then fresh.
Use this website to id your mudskipper.

http://www.mudskipper.it/SpeciesList.html

I believe yours is p. darwini
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Re: Ph at 8.8

Postby Puffer King on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:21 am

mudskippers can and do in the wild live in brackish mangrove habitats , fresh water swamps and during certain tidal conditions even full salt water .....there conditions can even change several times a day . So its not an exact science . All of this is pretty irrelevant as mudskippers favour to be on land and particularly like to burrow in mud , or a sandy soft substrate , something well worth considering when setting up your aquarium or paludarium.
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