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brackish paludarium tank mates

hi people, this is probably my first time posting after lurking around for a few

months. Okay this is the question, I'm setting up a 35 gallons ( 30 inches x 17

inches(width) x 16 inches (height) ) brackish paludarium. It's going to be 30%

land and 70% water or 35% land and 65% water. Land area will be made up of
rocks and it's a sloped rock stack. Im going to stock with say 3 - 4 red clawed

crabs. Any other tank mates suggestions? SG would be around 1.010 to

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Are red clawed crabs friendly tank mates? My favorite brackish fish are bumble gobys.

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mudskippers, monos, mollies and such are good brackish water fish. Not sure with the crabs though they might be food....
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red claw? as in thai mountain crab? those are freshwater aren't they? i had couple of them in freshwater with access to land for like 1 1/2 year, before they figure out how to get out the tank and dispedar for forever...

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defiantly mudskippers although the crabs might eat them up

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defiantly mudskippers although the crabs might eat them up
Crabs could eat the mudskippers?

Guess I shouldn't put those in my mudskipper's new much bigger tank (in the works). What tank mates would be good?
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If it was larger archerfish would be so cool for a terrarium...
It would be fun feeding it crickets by putting them on the terrestrial plants and stuff.

PS monos are a no-no. They get large, over 20 cm and some eat plants from what I have heard.

Anyway, yeah go with bumblebee or sleeper goby, molly or even mudskipper. Most commonly available brackish fishes get really large besides these ones listed... Remember to acclimatize the molly gradually...

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