Dwarf Indian Mudskipper (Periophthalmus novemradiatus)

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Dwarf Indian Mudskipper

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Periophthalmus novemradiatus

38 Litres (10 US G.)

4.6-6.1cm (1.8-2.4 ")


1 - 1.025


7.5 - 8.0

25.6--7.2°C (78 -19 °F)

8-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-15 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Pearse's Mudskipper

Additional scientific names

Gobius novemradiatus, Periophthalmus pearsei

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found around the coastlines of India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and parts of northern Indonesia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not sexually dimorphic

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Much more peaceful than related species

Diet[edit | edit source]

Prepared diets. They will eat the same insects that archerfish eat, as they dwell in water, and land

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Paludarium to give this fish land to haul onto.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A much more peaceful species than some.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Smaller than most, typically only reacing 2 inches at best

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