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Cameron - 2018-02-26
When I was first establishing my 20g tank I was persuaded to add this adult male dwarf neon rainbowfish... I quickly read up that these fish are happier in groups of at least 5 and to keep them the same sex with that many. So I added three more males that appear to be juveniles, though I can at least see their colors. (the shop only had the three, they gave me a fourth that was female on accident) and Bo (the adult male) is absolutely brutal with them. Chasing nonstop. Food aggressive... just today I found one of the other males dead. His scales on either side looked nipped to pieces. To be honest I don't know if that happened before or after he died but he wasn't sick or anything prior. Is it possible that the adult is actually better off by himself? I would like to avoid any more casualties. I should note he's only aggressive with his own kind. The other fish he leaves alone.

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  • Rebecca Blanca - 2018-04-04
    Your male to female ratio is way off. You need at LEAST one female for every male. If you can add females, it should help your situation.
  • Wolfman🐺 - 2020-02-05
    I would put these fish with redfin shinner fish as a community.
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Henry Chua - 2003-09-12
I have misjudged this wonderful fish. As i noticed the shoal of Rasboras were frightened by my shoal of Black Neon Tetras, I misunderstood the fear for agression by the Black Neon Tetras. I was gazing at them and realised that the Rasboras must have been unaccustomed by my Black Neon Tetras (as they are new to the Coummunity) thus frightened, days ago. If one spends time noticing the activities of a Community tank, one can discover that there is beauty in these tetras.

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Dawn - 2017-02-04
I picked out two Texas green cichlids at the store And it just so happened one was ale and one was female. We had them a month and they laid eggs and had babies. I have been so impressed with the male and female partnership when it comes to caring for the babies. We are about four weeks out since they hatched and we just got a fry holder to put them in because we noticed they are slowly disappearing. There are about twelve left. Not sure what's next mom and dad look frisky again. Lol

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  • Wolfman🐺 - 2020-01-29
    Well tjhe only fish that will be getting frisky I'm my long long long long 40gallon tank I'm getting will be a pair of [SMALLMOUTH BASS],I will add 4 big male pumpkinseed sunfish, 2 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‘
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Sam - 2013-01-06
I have a male black belt but I am looking for a female.

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  • Derek - 2013-08-21
    I have a beautiful female not sure how old. Where do you live I'm living in Canada, Toronto?
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Alex - 2016-12-12
I just found out what my fish is finally. It is a gold severum. My problem is that it has been hitting the top of the tank for about a month. I have tried to see if it is jumping at something particular, but I have found nothing in or on top of the lid. Nothing has changed in it's environment. The only thing that I have changed is the food. I went from one pellet brand to another. But everything else is the same. It has been doing this for about three weeks now and started jumping more frequently. I have turned the lights out in the tank and still no change. I have changed the water and cleaned the water filter, still nothing. There are no obvious signs of disease. Nothing else unusual. Please help! I'm afraid that it is going to hurt itself. I have had it for about 2.5 years.

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  • Jim - 2020-01-31
    Hiya I have two big Severums I think yours banging your lid to get snails or food that has splashed up and got stuck to it mine do it on the glass don’t worry they won’t do anything that will hurt them self’s, maybe once, but won’t anymore.
    Hope this helps
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Malcolm Nebel - 2020-01-30
I have a 15m X 3m swimming pool, it is 2 foot deep at one end and four foot deep at the other. It is stocked with dozen of the small mosquito eating fish and has a number of water plants About a six weeks ago I introduced six comet gold fish, all fine until a week ago when I saw them chasing each other around the pool, two days later one died. This has happened three times now, they chase each other around the pool next day one dead What is the cause, what am I doing wrong? Malcolm Nebel

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mcpshort - 2012-05-13
I have a jack dempsey and a texas cichlid and I say their about an inch or so and they sit by each other and smack each other with their tails. Is this breeding?

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  • Wolfman🐺 - 2020-01-30
    They might be. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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zach - 2011-07-14
i have an 8 almost 9 year old texas cichlid that's in a 4 foot 75 gallon tank, with 5 convicts, 4 zebra cichlids, 2 jd"s,and 1 pleco,

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  • Wolfman🐺 - 2020-01-30
    As for me I will be getting a long long long long 40gallon tank with a pair of [SMALLMOUTH BASS],4 big male pumpkinseed sunfish,2 big clown loach catfish and 1 single male Rio grande texas cichlid. This will be the perfect COMMUNITY.πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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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‘
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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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