Atlantic Mudskipper

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Atlantic Mudskipper

This marine aquarium fish is known as Atlantic Mudskipper and the correct latin name is Periophthalmus barbarus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Goby family. (e) Origin of this species is Africa. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This fish is territorial, eats smaller fishes.

Atlantic Mudskipper can grow up to 25 cm what is approximately 9 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 3000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 465 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Atlantic Mudskipper fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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Document modified on Wed Dec 19 14:09:34 UTC 2007
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