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Tom Robertson - 2019-04-18
I've had six clown loaches for over six years now in a 70 gallon tank, but just in the past two weeks they all are obviously ill, three weeks after I introduced some newly purchased tetras. While I can't make out classic ich spots, I have started malachite green treatment, although two of the loaches already look very bad. Are there other diseases that so selectively affect loaches? All the rest of the tank inhabitants look and act normal.

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Kelsang Lhundup - 2014-11-10
I want a flowerhorn fish

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  • Anonymous - 2017-11-30
    Lookup places that have them in petstores that ship to customers and have lots of fun.
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Gina - 2012-05-10
I have bought 2 bgkf and I have a 125 gallon tank. Both fish have died within a day of me buying them. I have 2 red tips a black shark and a rainbow shark. My water always tests fine pH is 7.0. I am confused and disappointed. I don't know what's causing the fish to die. Any help would be nice.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-11
    Could be the place you got them from. How did you acclimate them to the tank? They stress very easy so a slow acclimation is best.
  • Anonymous - 2012-05-11
    I allowed the bag to float for 15 minutes and than released them into the tank. They were active and found a hiding place. Next morning they were fine and a couple hrs later they died.
  • lauren - 2012-07-19
    Try buying them from a different place.
  • Fred - 2012-09-01
    Maybe cause there was two of them, they couldn't really identify anything cause they were both sending electrical waves that kept intercepting the others.
  • peggy - 2012-10-13
    i had gotten my first black ghost knife from petsmart on sale for 8.60 somethin like that anyway he died two days later also bought other fish and put them all togather i noticed an outbreak of ick so i treated with ick- out he must have died from that i took him and the others to be replaced and got a big run around like they didnt want to exchange for another id wasnt takin no for the answer now two days ago once i brought new one home along with others i exchanged but did not put them in the same tank since im battling ick from the outbreak from the fish i brought home that also killed my few others i had in the tank a few months before i bought the black knife and others from petsmart anyway i put the newer fish in i exchanged in a qaurintene tank 20 gallon just untill the ich clears from my 30 when i put him and the other fish in the qaurintene tank i noticed white spots on them so i put ick out in right away and the next day spots seemed to be almost gone but i lost the ghost knife , i geuss ill be takin him back and exchanging him im sure with alot of disagreeing i did call next morning to petsmart in benton harbor, mi and told them about the ick and they probley have it the guy said he diddnt but i know they do but he told me to pick up some thing called ick-attack by kordon wich cost 11.00 so before i exchange themim makin sure the ick is gone but other then that can someone please e-mail me on what i can do better or whatnot so i can enjoy the black ghost knife for a long time my e-mail is dollmeup1@yahoo.com thanks and im sure ill get grief from petsmart takin back the ghost knife for the second time within 3 weeks but oh well its not my fault for the outbreak they will just have to replace him, so here is my story of my losses hopefuly no more after this woud be nice so i geuss im not the only one out here that has lost a ghost knife but maybe two wich i believe it the stores of there non knowledge of ick in there tanks that customers dont kow about or them for that matter, peggy
  • MsMonique - 2012-11-06
    I bought my first Black Ghost fish about a month ago from Petsmart and I fell in love, however about 2 weeks later I could not find it in the tank. I have a 150 gallon tank and I looked everywhere in the tank and cold not find it. No remains indicating he was dead. I just recently bought 2 more less than a week ago and they seem fine. You do have to watch the fish you get from Petsmart. I suggest not purchasing anytime from Thursday thru Tuesday as they get a new shipment in on Thursday and therefore you run the risk of disease and the fish being stressed out from the shipment. I experienced 2 bouts of ick from my fish there, before I realized it was best to have a quarantine tank set up for new fish and not to buy fish when they first get them in. I did however by my ghost fish 2 days later only because they don't keep them more than 2 days in stock due to the high demand. Thankfully my 2 have survived for 5 days today. Good luck!!
  • Breezy - 2013-03-16
    Ick is due to stress. All fish carry the ick virus, it's when they are stressed it comes out. It's like a common cold for us. Immune system is down bam we get sick. To blame it on pet stores is ridiculous. It could have been the stress from being transported to your tank,or the stress of being shipped to the store. you should be checking the fish out before you purchase it anyways, never rely on someone else even if they claim to be 'experts.' When medicating you should use half the dosage because they are a scaleless fish they cannot handle a full dose.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-04
    White spot is not carried by all fish! A parasite, ichthyophthirius multifilliis, it comes on plants, fish that have it, gravel or water! It's not in every fish!
  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-04
    Although you are right about the scaleless dosing.
  • k. - 2017-05-17
    That's the coolest thing I've heard in a long time!
    I can't believe that little guy lived in your filter!
    This story made my day. Thanks. Good luck with the breeding! Don't give up. .
  • Bijay B - 2018-07-08
    i had 4 black ghost .firstly i bought 2 ghosts and while im feeding the size of one earth worm exceeds its mouth size and next day morning one of them died due because stuck in mouth...next day another one got white spot ich and during treating i think water temperature increased lot and it died ...now i have only one which has white spot ich also ...i tried with with yellow medicine,methylene blue and tettra cyline also but no channge in white spot ..can someone help me ...
  • A guy - 2018-06-26
    BGK fish does not go well with sharks. They are semi agressive and they always fight. They are probably too stressed, seeing that there were sharks in the tank which caused them to die
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Linda Wiglesworth - 2019-04-14
Looking to buy English or Philadelphia Vailtails In the USA

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KUMAR SANKAR BHATTACHARYYA - 2018-02-26
i want to purchase some chichlids

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  • Matthew Snyder - 2019-04-14
    I have about 300 peacock cichlids fry. I have about 200 medium size peacocks to sale if your still looking let me know. U can call me at 270-834-9271 or send me a email me at Msnyder99@icloud.com
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GRAHAM PEARL - 2019-04-12
Hi have you any venustus green cichlid for sale thank you 3

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Animal-World info on Paradise Fish
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Brian - 2017-09-20
In northcentral Mississippi, blue paradise fish survive and breed in outdoor pools/fountains. This fish, like goldfish/koi/carp, should never be released to natural waterways and ponds.

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  • Cheryl Svoboda - 2019-04-07
    Hello Brian, I'm doing research on the potential invasibility and establishment of paradise fish within New Zealand freshwater ways. May I use your comment about areas where these fish are found in Mississippi? Also, did you see them in these locations or were they from reports of others? Finally, do you have any other information about paradise fish that may be useful in determining potential habitats and impacts upon other freshwater life? Thank you, Cheryl
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Bill - 2019-04-07
I am located in central Pennsylvania and have a 265 gallon fresh water aquarium. The primary residents are a large red shoulder severum , assorted cats, and a pair of large tin foil barbs. If you have fish that have outgrown your current tank, please feel free to contact me about rehoming them.

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Anonymous - 2019-04-06
I have 2 yo-yos. One is fine, I don’t see him during the day. The other is distressed and I don’t know why. It is constantly swimming round as if it’s being chased, which it isn’t. Often darting around and hitting the tank lid, like a balloon when it is let go of and darts around. I tried adding in another hiding spot (a plant pot) to try and give it somewhere else to hide in case the other loach is chasing it out of it’s hiding spot (I think it is), but he doesn’t seem to want it. Does anyone know what I can do to calm it down?

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Animal-World info on Texas Cichlid
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greg - 2010-09-17
i picked up a texas cichlid from portland or and she ended up mating with my green terror cichlid and now i have about 50 to 100 babies and am anxious to see what they are goin to look like cant wait. also they havent tried to kill any of the other fish, but they are picking on my 13in sucker fish.

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  • kay - 2010-12-27
    Are they fresh water fish and would they live in a 10 gallon tank ok and also are you wanting to get rid of any of them?
  • samiran roy,india - 2011-11-05
    What color does those babies have?
  • Alex Burleson - 2011-11-05
    Good luck with those fry!
  • phil - 2013-07-18
    I am very interested in purchasing some from you when they come of age....E-mail me back please and we can discuss about how to send them thank you.
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