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How Do I Get A Hold Of These?

Mudskipper

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#1 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:38 AM

My LFS occasionally get in Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus and Periophthalmus argentilineatus, and theyre cool and all but both species get quite large, not to mention territorial.

However, there are a number of smaller species of mudskipper that would be far more ideal for the smaller tanks I have:

Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis
80mm

Periophthalmus minutus
78mm

Periophthalmus darwini
45mm

Periophthalmus takita
65mm

Periophthalmus gracilis
45mm

Periophthalmus variabilis
70mm

The only problem is that Ive never seen these species for sale at any LFS, not even overseas (with the exception of the Dwarf Indian mudskipper (P. novemradiatus) which is unavailable in Australia). Any idea on how to get ahold of them (without costing an arm and a leg)? Id prefer not to travel over 4000km to collect them myself :)

#2 malawiman85

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:03 AM

Check the black and grey lists first...

#3 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:08 AM

You're talking about the allowed import list, right? Forgot about those...

 

The aforementioned species are Aussie natives, but idk if they're WA natives...

 

Edit: Just had a read of the List of Exempt Native Specimens: https://www.legislat...ils/F2014C00407

 

Three mudskipper species are mentioned: P. weberi, P. argentillineatus, and P. sp. (says "new guinea mudskipper, so probably P. novaeguineaensis)

 

Not the species I'm looking for, though


Edited by pseudechisbutleri, 31 October 2018 - 09:19 AM.


#4 ice

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 02:24 PM

Give Dave Wilson at Aquagreen a try if there's any species that you're interested in that inhabit the top end of Australia. He may be able to collect some for you.



#5 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 03:36 PM

Oh yeah, Aquagreen. I remember he collected P. Weberi specimens a few years back, and the above document mentioned something about mudskippers from a Northern Territory aquaculture facility (could be Dave).

Ill get in touch with him and see what he can do.

#6 Jules

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:34 AM

Hes a top guy, really passionate and always willing to help







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