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Derald Lewis - 2014-12-21
I have bought 2 Zebra Loaches to control an outbreak of snails in my tank,this job was done very quickly and now swim very lively around the 33 gal tank with very little hiding.Just the other day my 13 year old said there is something strange about 1 of the Zebras and upon inspection it seems as thou the fish is pregnant with a swollen mid section.Can anyone give me any kind of info to work with if this is the case.

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  • Rhiannon - 2019-03-10
    I have the same question. I have 5 zebra loaches. They all used to be the same size, but now after 2 years one of them is visibly larger especially along the belly. I think it's a female and she's eggbearing, but most sites I've seen say that loaches don't tend to spawn in captivity. They're with a lot of other types of fish (danios, harlequins, pristellas, cherry barbs, 2 angels and some electric yellow cichlids) in a 215L tank. The substrate is 5-10mm stones, but there's rocks, lots of driftwood, and some fake plants in there too. If she did lay eggs where would she prefer?
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Val Green - 2010-04-10
I have a pair of cichlids they are long snake looking with black and yellow stripes. They are now breeding, already produced seven babies growing well. The mother is always hiding under gravel. Seems like she is producing more eggs, what can I expect in the future? The male chases her she seldom comes out with the other cichlids in a large l00 gallon tank.

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  • Rodayan - 2019-03-10
    This has nothing to do with zebra loaches and should be posted on a cichlid forum.
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Anthony - 2019-03-09
I just purchased a peacock you'll last week and a few days later I woke up to the dog at 3 a.m. making a bunch of ruckus and there was my eel in front of the heater dried out like a worm on the sidewalk and when I grabbed it it twitched so I put it in the water in about an hour later it got all soggy again and started swimming around it's been fine ever since I asked to me it was out of the water for about 5 hours

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Muktish Narain - 2019-03-08
Hello I have a pangasius shark about 50cm, its in an IBC tank alone for a while now, waiting for my big tank to be finished, once its finished, I want to have Koi, can I keep the shark along with Koi? Thank you.

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riley - 2009-02-21
My texas, which is 2-3 inches, is in with my 1 inch jack dempsey and my 3 inch jack dempsey. He recently killed my gold severum before I got the 3 inch jack dempsey. It was my texas that killed it. My texas likes flame tetras as food live, and my 1 inch jack dempsey made friends with the almost 1 inch feeder gold fish I put in. They won't eat it, they are to busy attacking each other. My texas and 3 inch jack dempsey lip locked 3 times that I saw.

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Anonymous - 2004-06-09
i have a 3ft by 1.5 x 1ft tank and my yellow gourami chases my bluey one around the tank, the blue one hides behind the fluvo filter ...it must just be an agressive spieces or something

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  • Brent Stainer - 2019-03-04
    Check they're sexes. males have longer dorsel fins making it all the way to the tail. Females dorsel fins are shorter and more rounded. Opposite sexes are known to chase one another.
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Melinda C Foster - 2019-03-03
I have a 20 gallon tank with a male fire mouth ciclid named Id (ego died a long time ago). He is celebrating his 12th birthday this week. Thank you for your artical on this species, I learned some things about them. Now maybe he will make it to thirteen. Thank you.

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J Mino - 2019-03-01
I would love to have dwarf puffers, but only if they are captive bred due to their population reduction in the wild mainly caused by the aquarium trade. Are there any captive bred dwarf puffers for sale? I can't seem to find any for sale!

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Kay - 2019-02-24
My Black moor looked like it had something grayish white growing on it. I asked the fish store what to do and I purchased a small bottle of blue liquid that I put a certain # OF DROPS INTO WATER. Then I gently gave my Black Moor a shower. He really seemed to like the gentle stroking. I only did it once and the 'gunk' disappeared and hasn't returned. Hope this helps. I think it was a fungus.

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Paul D. Swanson - 2005-04-15
My Texans are now on their second batch of fry. I rescued about 50 from the first batch and they are doing fine in other tanks. The second batch has been left in the tank with the parents. They take them out on "walks" every day and dote on them. The tank is full of other cichlids but they are nowhere to be found. They hide in the rocks and bushes until I throw in some food. Then they dart out and commence the feeding frenzy. The Texans have all their tank mates completely dominated. Its been two weeks and the fry are still there. Im guessing that in a few weeks they will mostly be gone unless they can find a place to hide in the bushes as well.

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