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Nicki - 2019-09-07
Hi I think all the information on Glowlight danios (danio Choprae) is flawed. I bought 2 of these in spring 2013 to create a mixed danio school to go with a tank of platys. Over the years the other danios slowly died off (pearl, leopard, albino/normal zebra danios) and at 5.5 years after purchase the breeding pair of danio choprae were looking a little lonely and becoming territorial. I added some more of their species to give them a proper school and they went back to their normal behaviour of chasing other danios. I think the old male couldn't out-compete the juveniles as they matured and became interested in the old female and he gave up at 6 years old. My female is still going strong at 6.5 years old. Oh and they have been about the same length as the platys for some years now. The female is the longer but the male was about 2'/5 cm and she is 5.5 cm

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Oliver - 2019-01-19
Hi there, I've recently gotten a golden dojo loach from an extremely dirty tank and was previously housed with two goldfish. The current setup for her tank is now completely clean. It is a 5 gallon tank, with a cleaned filter as well as a fresh filter, a bubbler/airstone, two fake plants, and very soft, fine sand. She is the only fish right now. We would like to get her company, but only until she is healthier and not stressed out by an addition to her evironment. Her back end was floating up a lot, indicating swim bladder disease. She would wedge herself between the plants to keep from floating. Already, in 24 hours in this cleaned envIronman, her back end floating has reduced significantly. She definitely has an appetite. We give her sinking wafers, and she destroys them. I'm worried she may be constipated, though. With her eating her wafers very quickly and coming from a tank with severe detritis, I'm wondering if constipation could also be contributing to her back end floating. In the past, I have treated goldfish for constipation in our 'fish hospital' with cycles of clean water and small amounts of Epsom salt. Is this safe for loaches? Additionally, while she has a good appetite, she looks a bit thin, and her sides appear to have very slight lumps. Nothing huge, just very slightly. I'm worried she may have 'skinny disease,' which I do not know how to treat. She has also lost a lot of her original golden color from poor health, and I'd like to restore that in her. I have read from one source that it can be good to cleanse a bloated loach by fasting it for 3 to 4 days to stop food intake, then feed it a piece of a soft, shelled pea, to help clean out the system. However, I have only read this from one source, so I'm wondering if this is safe? She isn't incredibly active. She is to feed, and that's it. I know there haven't been any storms coming up, and she doesn't have any loaches to play with. We keep her on a regular day and night schedule, and the tank is around 72-74F. I've read that loaches can 'lounge.' She likes to wedge herself vertically in the plants or drape herself across the branches and just...lay like that. It's like she plays dead. There's been many times where we've thought she's dead, only to have her activated when we check. Is this normal behavior? Sorry it's so long, wanted to be thourough! Thanks for any help

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  • Stevie - 2019-09-01
    As much as I wish I could help you with all the issues, I can only tell you that I have 2 beautiful 10” Dojo’s and yes they do hang vertically and constantly play dead including turning upside down, bowing in half and then slowly falling to the bottom at which time they take off like torpedos playing.
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Avery - 2019-08-27
I have three zodiac loaches and once they get used to the tank they come out more and are really fun to watch.

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gilles - 2019-08-17
hi
i received 2 maingano, a male and a female, could be from the same batch (brother and sister) i had too seperate them cause she was being pursued all the time, like he was trying too get rid of her....? at first i thought it must be two male, but no it is a male and a female.
Should i try joining them in the same aquarium again, i would love it if they breed.
Any sugestion...?

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NEIL SINGH RATHORE - 2019-02-13
I want to sell my two iridecent sharks from jharkhand india

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  • Anonymous - 2019-08-16
    Can u send it to Nigeria because I'm willing to buy them
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Teresa - 2017-11-17
I have a shark I’m giving away for free it’s about a foot long.

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  • Maddie - 2017-11-20
    Hi, could you email me some pictures of your shark and give me some info on his species, temperament, tank mates, food, and age?
  • Dale Langston - 2018-04-22
    Hello Teresa you still have your shark?
  • Anonymous - 2019-08-16
    Do you still have the sharks. I'm willing to have them. Thanks
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Animal-World info on Peacock Cichlid
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Kathir - 2019-08-15
Looking for peacock bass pls.contact if you have

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Lee - 2019-08-12
Your reccomended water change quantitys are way off. There is no good way to keep a healthy cichlid tank with such small weekly water changes. I do 70% every 5 days and have been for years often even more as long as the water temprature is the same and the water is adequately treate there is no issue.

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mrsmelton2012 - 2012-11-20
I bought a pair of them. They killed every fish and then they battled it out. I decided to just keep the one by himself an he has been doing great for 3 yrs.

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  • JOHN DOWNING - 2013-02-22
    find this difficult to believe, i have had these fish for several years mixed with other cichlids, mainly african, and have never had a problem with aggression. is your or was your tank small, wonder if that could be the problem. or what were the other species you had in with them.
  • Lee - 2019-08-12
    I had the same thing happen 2 of them paired off and attempted to kill all the others and tjis was in an extra wide 55g.
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Kristin Becker - 2019-08-11
I have had problems with sudden (within 24-48 hours) sickness (laying sideways one the bottom, not eating) after apparent healthy behavior (jumping for food, attacking food briskly) for 2-3 weeks after I brought them home. All other fish are healthy in the tank and the tank is well 55 gallon established community tank. No chloramines, chlorine, nitrates or ammonia is present, although the water is slightly hard (180 ppm) and pH 7.6. I am working on decreasing the pH and adding General Cure for parasites. Would like to add salt, but not sure what dose they can tolerate. Any other ideas?

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