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keith - 2018-12-07
Everyone says Congo tetra's are timid.I have 5 and they dart around scaring all the other fish. They are also aggressive eaters and hog everything. They have eaten many of my smaller schooling fish. So none school anymore. I have a 75 gallon with now only 5 cardinals,5 embers, 3 cherry barbs,3 celebes rainbows,6 neons, 5 glow fish, 2 cory panda's.

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famous kerry - 2013-01-03
Hello I have african butterfly to sell and anyother fish from west africa...long nose and others please contact

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  • gabriel garcia - 2013-07-06
    Hi, saw your comment, do you still have butterfly fish available to sell? I had one years ago in Odessa, TX, but moved several times. I would really like one today, got a tank ready, my email is at
  • Ouida Barry - 2018-12-06
    How much are you asking for you African Butterfly?
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Richard Luna - 2018-12-05
Looking for aba knife.Please contact me at 951-310-1718. Richard

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Dan - 2012-04-15
So I love the cudaaas lol i have had 7 in my life. Now I raise them from 3 inch babies in a 36 gallon bow. From then around 5 inches I move them to my 46 bow front and at 7 inches they go in my 6 foot long 2 foot wide 2 foot tall 180 gallon tank and even though they say don't put them in with aggersive siclets my siclets are super aggresive and I worry more with the sicclets then the cudas or my red bellies. The sicclet is a very teritorial fish who love to lay eggs and become more vicious and territorial non the less I have 4 8 inch red tail barracuda between 3 and 4 years of age in my 180. Never mind the siclets my red tail barracudas are so fast and such strong swimmers I reccomend the type of 180 I have at minimum for them and keep up with there environment aka water ph acidity nitrates nitrites and such and they will do fine. Just don't add smaller fish because they veiw them as prey and cause there death do so much damage anything without armor won't survive long. A few plecos a couple oscars and some siclets make a perfect enviornment hope this helps you

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  • Anonymous - 2018-11-30
    Would like to see pic please
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Fish - 2018-11-26
what is the most common phantom tetra death

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Anonymous - 2016-04-03
WE have a 50 gallon tank with 18 neon tetras, 4 Peppered Corydoras Catfish, 6 bloodfin tetras (4 died, so now 2), 4 Pristella Tetras, 1 Opaline Gourami, 1 Twig Catfish, 8 Zebra Danios, and 2 Koi Angelfish. We have had this tank for about three months, we have 2 amazon swordplants and 2 unknown plants. We have also unexpectedly acquired a bunch of Ramshorn Snails. The Neons have been eating normally and none have died, but they tend to just sit in a corner, also they have been picked on by the bloodfins for while, we can't get more bloodfins to prevent their aggressiveness becauese of a disease which killed four. The owner of our local pet shop (Sailfin Pet Shop) said once the disease stops, don't buy bloodfins for another 4 months. The disease made them have a huge hole in the front of their faces, then eventualy die of starvation, once we saw signs of it, we just took the sick ones out of their misery. I'm Wondering if we should put them in our old 10 gallon tank (they originally came from it) or wait 4 months. The tank is sitting on my bookshel with a fake plant in it, we'd have to re setup the tank and put more decorations and gravel in it, also we'd have to find an 82 degree 10 gallon heater. The tank was kept for 9 years with water in it (i got it when I was 3, i'm now almost 13) and 3 months without, and smells kind of funny. Also it has algae left in it that we've tried over and over again to scrub out. The only decorations left over are two small fake plants, we also have an algae coated fake plant from the new tank we took out because we had enough real plants. All the rocks were moved to the new tank. Before we lost some, the bloodfins kept to themselves and left everyone else lone, Now that there are only two left they nip at the gouramis and angelfish's fins, the break up the schools of tetras and danios, and it pushes the twig catfish around. The 50 gallon tank has a serious algae problem, we just cleaned it out, and there is still a ton of algae on the back. We have such a bad algae problem because of our LED system to keep the live plants alive. We decided to keep the snails because we caught them eating alae, and read that they are good algae eaters, but the bloodfins have eaten at least 19. We are just trying to figure out if we should move them or let them stay. We also have another small problem, our opaline gourami (there is only one because when we floated the angelfish, 3 jumped out (my sister was floating them because I had to do homework) has been well, pooping all the time, although we suspect it is because we've seen him eating the fluffy algae off the intake for the filter, the rocks, the out take, the plant leaves, etc, we are worried about it's health and how much poop is on the bottom of the aquarium. Any help would be well, very helpful.

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  • Molly Malone - 2016-05-31
    Did anyone ever respond?

    If not, and you'res still having issues, please let me know and I'll give it a crack.

    I have a couple Bloodfins in my tank while cycling. They do tend to get a bit skittish/testy when they are not in schools. So, that could be why they were nipping at the Neons.

    How did it all work out?

    Your tank was cycled right?
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Lauren Handerhan - 2018-11-07
Is it possible for them to be kept alone?

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Lahiru - 2018-11-07
I want to konw how to arwoana breeding and what are the condition for required . And all so know what is the breeding age of arowana

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fred - 2018-11-06
I got lucking and purchase a male and female red devil and they mated. I named them Kipples an Bits.

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Alan - 2011-01-02
I have two red tail tin foil barbs (8in), I just got back from vacation and both sides of both fish are bleeding, it looks like the have been scraping themselves or fighting. Any suggestions on how to heal them?

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  • Steve - 2011-03-12
    Hello Alan, I was searching postings for this exact reason. I just noticed today that one of mine seems to be bleeding too. I have a couple of large rocks in my tank that may have been the culprit. They do love to chase each other and swim around very quickly. They often can be heard bumping into the glass. I suppose all you can do now is observe to make sure he heals okay. I'll probably remove the rocks and just put a few more plants in at the next cleaning. I hope he'll be okay. Good luck to yours too.
  • Saurabh Bhartiya - 2018-11-04
    Put 4 to 6 salt cubes (without iodised) into water. Also use general aid drops.

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