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Tania - 2020-01-05
Hi, looking for a Female Rose Breasted Cockatoo in South Florida. Willing to travel and also willing to adopt an adult. Thank you.

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Tania - 2020-01-05
Hi! Looking for a Queen in South Florida. Willing to adopt and also to travel. Thank you.

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Jessica Johnson - 2020-01-07
I have banjo eggs.....plz help. I don’t know what to do with them....I want them to hatch safely.

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Dana K - 2018-03-31
Can a golden severum that is in a 55 gal tank, approximately 2 years old and 4.5 inches in length have a new jack dempsey introduced into the tank? They would be the only two fish in the tank.

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  • Anonymous - 2020-01-07
    no but once the severum gets much bigger the severum and the jack dempsey can be the only one in there because severums can get over 12 inches long.
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Anonymous - 2011-04-20
I am a beginner to the world of fish, and I think I know what I am doing, but want it to be verified.

Here's my setup: 30 gal tank with 2 Sunburst Mollies and 2 sunset platies. I have the temp controlled at 72-78 degrees, I have some big rocks (one big enough to provide shelter), and a few plants, as well as a Chinese dragon bubbler.

Here's my question: I added a Green Spotted Puffer to the mix. Is that ok? I went to WalMart, and their fish fact tag says that the puffer will be ok with Mollies. He seems to be swimming around the whole tank, not bothering other fish, but I am worried about it after reading this website. Any suggestions?

Also, you might not be able to help on this, but my male Mollie keeps picking on the female. I was told to expect them to mate, but it looks more like torture and not mating. It could be that I am a beginner (outside that of a Beta) and just do not know what to expect. Any help here would be appreciated as well!

Thanks in advance!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-20
    You can click on the links attached to provide you with more detailed information on the fish you have selected. Just a note to say that it is recommended that if you have other fish with a Pufferfish, you have at least a 50 gallon tank. The puffer fella likes to nip at fins. He is not supposed to be agressive and he is supposed to get along with other fish but you need a larger tank. You need a bit of vegatation there for the fish to hide and play in, whatever. Two mollies mating (movie on U-Tube) looks like the guy is trying to slam her, push her and shove her. Weird to see but it must work. Now maybe yours are fighting so watch the movie and then you'll know for sure. Looks like they were fighting to me too.
  • Anonymous - 2011-04-20
    Hmm. I wasn't told that I would need a 50, but that could be the case. The little guy has been in the tank for about 3 hours now, and he is starting to warm up to it. He swims around a lot, and doesn't seem to bother other fish. He was almost completely grey when I added him, but now his head and some of his body is back to Green. I have a 10 gal that my Beta is currently residing in that I could move him to. I bought some live plants tonight as well, so within a few weeks I should have some more greenery. I currently only have plastic plants, good ole WalMart doesn't say anything about live plants being a necessity.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-21
    Yep, the information says if you just have the puffer, then a 20 gallon tank is fine but if you are adding (or have) other fish, you would need at least a 50 gallon. Puffer fish also need something to wear their teeth down so snails or some such other hard food. The 10 gallon tank is too small for the puffwer, definitely too small if there is another fish in it.
    Did you find the move on Mollies on U-Tube? There is one on just gold fish also. Strange.
    Yes, you need some plants. Have fun and enjoy. Remember all these fish are going to get bigger. The mollies will probably go 4 - 6 inches.
  • Anonymous - 2011-04-21
    Yes. Well, I took Mr Puff to Petco and donated him. I decided that I didn't want to ruin his little life just because I jumped in without surveying the water first. I think once I am out of an apartment and have my bigger tanks I will go get another puffer and try again. Thanks for all your help!

    Oh, random question. How many more fish can/ should I put in this 30 gallon? Currently I have 2 Mollies and 2 Platies. Thanks!
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-21
    I am responding to the other email which tells me you took the puffer back. You are asking how many additional fish you can put in a 30 gallon tank with 2 mollies and 2 platies. If you think 1 inch per gallon (just as a rule of thumb) and subtract out for gravel, decorations etc a 30 gallon should leave you with about 27 gallons of swiming area. So the two mollies are 12 inches (as adults) and the two platies are 5 inches (as adults) which equals 17 inches. So you can add two other compatible fish whose adult size is not greater than 5 inches each. OK? Yeah probably best to take back the puffer. Good thinking on your part.
  • Dioafui - 2011-05-09
    You're fine, but the male fish will chase the female to death. You should have at least three females per male, because of his desire to pro-create. I don't know about puffers, but you spelled betta wrong.
  • nic - 2011-08-05
    Here's where you went wrong. NEVER buy fish from Walmart they are cruel to their fish. They all have an illness and are not healthy fish and Walmart does not have any idea how to care for fish. They just want to make money. I had gotten a mollie and it had 50 babies and think first about how big each baby gets. hope this helps.

    p.s get live plants like water sprites
  • brookes - 2013-03-17
    thats not true i bought mine from walmart and it was a little agrisssive at the first 4 days then it got calm it was just scared thats all. all i got to say is love your green spotted puffers. i mean who can't love that little pug face of there's...lol..!
  • Merida DunBroch - 2016-01-31
    If the male molly is just chasing the female you have nothing to worry about. It's perfectly normal.
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Peruvian Fish - 2016-04-02
Hi everyone, I have a big prodcution of Arapaima gigas, 2680 units, around 13-15cm. each one. I am from Perú, If there is someone interested on buy them, please send me a email to: robindehs@ aol.com We can reach a good low price. I can send to any country, all legal documents paper ready to run. Regards

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  • Pam Schlett - 2016-04-09
    I am looking for legally purchased Arapima Gigas babies. We are an educational facility and have raised these fish before, so we know their needs and requirements. Again, please only reply if this is all above board and leagal. Not interested in anything that does not follow USA laws.
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  • Michael Bress - 2019-07-24
    Looking for arapima babies or older. Please give me a price on fish and shipping
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Liz K - 2010-05-13
I just got my rat Reggie a couple weeks ago. He's very timid and I thought after a while he would get used to his surrounding but he still hasn't. Whenever I take him out, he starts sneezing in fright. Unfourtunately, he's gotten kind of fat from lack of excercise. I got him a wheel and a ball to run in, but he's too scared to use them. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can help him adjust?

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Onyeka - 2019-12-29
6 7 8 inch emperor scorpion
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Animal-World info on Aba Knife Fish
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Bobby Sydnor - 2019-12-26
Looking for Aba Aba any size willing to pay a reasonable fee for one or two, I am very familiar with these guys and have the tank space,

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Bobby Sydnor - 2011-09-27
LOOKING FOR ABA ABA if any one knows any store or person that has any size I'd be interested as they ship very easily because they breath fresh air, and are pretty hardy.
thanks

bes 480.243-7351 bes

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  • viny - 2011-12-08
    Please provide a functional phone number and I will call to provide you the details on how to buy.

    Cheers.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-27
    aquascapeonline.com has them form time to time and alot of other cool fish.
  • christine gena - 2012-05-23
    I have aba knife fish I just bought and was told they don't get that big. It's beautiful fish but I am going to see him or her if anyones interested call 607 382 6932
  • Lawrence Taylor - 2014-11-25
    I work at a aquarium center, called Beltway Aquarium, located in Greenbelt,MD,we have one in stock as of 11/25/14.

    (301)441-2222
  • Bobby Sydnor - 2019-12-26
    bobby sydnor up date my new number is 602.268-1462, or 386.295-8834 still looking for Aba Aba any size please contact me
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