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Riki Ruether - 2019-10-12
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WJett - 2007-02-18
My Texas came from a Pet-CO "positive inventory reduction"--they give away fry. However after two years, mine has been nothing but trouble. He is VICIOUS. He nips me each time I put my hand in the tank! I've tried to feed him guppies, but he just kills them. He constantly arranges the ornamental plants, moves the gravel and air stone etc. My Jack Dempsey kept him busy for a while, but I opted for at least one clear-water tank. Simply, I've isolated him. Now he lives in a 20-gallon bath of slime. Not my fault either (unless it is a defense or a VICIOUS construct). Water polishing with a Diatom filter does not help. So there he waits, daring to bite the hand that feeds him. My Texas Cichlid is not pleasant, charming, or "pretty." He is the most aggressive fish that I have kept.

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  • Silvia - 2010-07-27
    In your case remove the gravel as easier to keep clean and less trouble and mess and place a couple of clay pots as caves and ornaments as they need some type cover.

    If unhappy with him than give him away.
  • Fred - 2010-08-01
    Any cichlid would be mean if kept in a 20 gallon tank. These guys need at least 55 G, but preferably 75 G tanks--no exceptions. 20 G is equivalent to keeping a human in a closet and blaming him for an attitude. Moreover, the TX isn't "pretty" because the need to be happy for their colors to shine.
  • steve rogers - 2011-02-18
    I am actually from the area in deep south texas on the mexican border where the roi grande perch, as we call 'em are native. As a kid I caught probably thousands of these guys. Our water here is slightly alkaline and high in turbidity, plenty of algae. These guys are omnivorous and like warm water but can survive until the water hits 50 degreees farenheit. If you don't like your fish moving the gravel around, they like to create spawning beds if the structure doesn't suit them, then put bigger gravel or rocks in your tank. With maybe one large stone that gives them a "castle". I remember one we had in the aquarium when I was a kid that tried to eat a channel catfish fry. Ooops, the catfish stuck out his pectoral fins and lodged in his throat so we netted him and pulled the cat out with some forceups. Perch lived. Really they do better outside if temps allow in a fishpond where they will pair up and defend their turf against interlopers. The pair will be great parents of the fry and are quit easy to hook on a bare hook or fly because they see a potential nest raider and will swim over grab the hook and swim off with it to deposit it away from the nest. Have never ate them, maybe it's cause the flesh is a light green color. The old males are quite striking in coloration and darken and gain contrast as spawning season approaches. That's usually as the water temp hits 80 degrees farenheit. The female always more diminutive will darken some too, but to a lesser degree. My fondest memory is of a morning in may when I was about 6 years old dangling a fishingline with a safety pin attached and a beetle for bait that was much too large but had about 50 rio grande perch captivated. This went on for several hours and not a single taker, except for some nibbles. Bent over the edge of the concrete like that staring into the water I got my first sunburn and blistered my back. Ouch, a lesson in common sense for a 6 year old country boy in edinburg texas.
  • Wolfman🐺 - 2020-01-29
    Thats why I'm getting a pair of [SMALLMOUTH BASS], and citizen sunfish like 4 pumpkinseed sunfish,2 clown loach catfish and 1 single m!ale Rio grande texas cichlid. They will all be in a long long long long 40 gallon tank.πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Angelo - 2017-06-08
so a little back story. I have a 265 gallon aquarium that i have 2 12 inch oscars a 10 inch and 7 inch jaguar cichlids that are a breeding pair a pacu and 6 silver dollars. well i wanted to add more fish so i set up my 30 gallon aquarium and put in there a Texas cichlid 2 lemon oscars a golden nugget pleco and a black ghost knife fish. well they were fine when i went to bed. i wake up this morning to find the Texas with the black ghost knife in his mouth swallowed about half way. so me being pissed off ( mind you the Texas is about 3-4 inches as well as the black ghost was too) because i got the Texas for free and the black ghost was 20 bucks. i took the Texas and threw him into the 265 gallon aquarium with the big guys basically survival of the fittest i suppose either he will survive or be dinner himself. MY other fish have all grown together since they were an inch big and have never once been fed live fish, so i assume they will not eat him maybe bully him out of their territory but not eat. ( its a new set up for the 265 so they really haven't got a territory down pack yet.) I may return him if he makes it through the work day till i get home tonight. i don't want to deal with more fish death due to eating each other. what do you guys think? if i kept it and the Texas got bigger do you think he will be an issue among the other tank mates?

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  • Graeme - 2017-10-20
    if all fish have a chance when young too grow together at it will all work out. you will know when you feed them on whats happening .
  • Wolfman🐺 - 2020-01-29
    Thats why I'm getting a big long long long long 40gallon tank with a pair of [SMALLMOUTH BASS] at 6 inches, 4 big male pumpkinseed sunfish2 clown loach catfish and 1 single male Rio grande texas cichlid. THAT WILL BE A GREAT COMMUNITY.πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Klender Yvette - 2020-01-28
2 yr old female and 1 yr old male. Been together for 2 months and have bonded really well. 1500.00 cash or card ok email for more details. Thanks for looking

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Greg - 2020-01-25
Please I beg all the people on this blog to not fall for all the fake suppliers of parrot eggs. You can tell one, there prices are way below the normal price, like a $300 incubator for free or $50. What forms of payment are the real giveaways. If they only take Wester Union, MoneyGram, bitcoin or PaPal friends and family only they are a scam. They will tell you anything t get you to buy. Lie about religion or whatever. Just be very careful of these thieves. I am compiling a list f thieves to give to our attorney general and consumer affairs division but also Interpol and the EU police that handle this type of crime.If you have been a victim please send me their email and website if you have. You can certainly remain anonymous if you like I just want these thieves caught.

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Anonymous - 2020-01-26
Maybe because of the deeper darker colours, Dusk macaw?

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Lily Seoud - 2019-12-27
I have been in love with squirrels since the day I’ve been put on this earth and I have always wanted one as a pet to nurture, love, care for and hold. I just woke up from a dream where I did have a pet squirrel and it made me realize, the day I have a pet squirrel is the day my life is complete. So I have been on a search looking for places I could buy one, hopefully this is the place!

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Anonymous - 2020-01-23
How can I buy one

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Kirk Gerwin - 2020-01-22
My wife and I are looking for a young blue and gold macaw (preferably male, but not opposed to female - 5-7 months old) grew up around several types of macaws and other exotic birds when I was younger(my mother used to help clean for a local breeder for years) and I always wanted to bring one into my family one day. After many talks and careful consideration with my wife we’ve decided the time was right and were ready. If you know someone who has some hatchlings that will be ready in the near future, or someone who plans on breeding in the near future please contact me.

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Bob - 2016-02-02
I would like to purchase a quantity of Aiptasia for my Berghia Nudibranch. If you have some available, please respond.

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  • Gihvvguv - 2020-01-21
    Hi Bob I have 100 in stock how many do u want?

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