[Ebook] 500 freshwater aquarium fish – Miscellaneous Fish – Blotched Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)
Mudskippers are fascinating fish that live in burrows on mangrove flats and spend a great deal of time out of water grazing the mud surface for microalgae and other tiny organisms. All species can prove challenging to keep and are not suitable for beginners. Male Blotched Mudskippers have spectacularly colored dorsal fins that they flick open and shut during displays. Two other species are also occasionally available: P. papilio (Butterfly Mudskipper) and P. vulgaris (Blue Flagfin); both have similar characteristics and requirements to those of P. barbarus.