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Anonymous - 2018-09-29
i have a Flame Gourami and he is wonderful and so pretty, i did notice that is he sees something floating in his tank like a piece of a dead leaf he will pick it up and try to spit it out of his tank as if he is cleaning it, is that normal behavior? anyways i love him and he is adorable when he does it, i also noticed him blowing ring bubbles like a dolphin which is silly.

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Anonymous - 2018-09-29
Just out of interest. My spotted catfish (Spotty ) has just turned 37yrs of age and in all that time I think I have only seen him around a dozen times actually swimming around. I did have two humbug catfish the same age but sadly my 12yr old plec ( Charly )worried them to death.

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Doreen Merke - 2016-06-30
my large white lion head is turning red all over and is very lethargic and sits at the bottom of the tank. Please help .

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  • Teresa - 2016-08-29
    Turning red could be from parasites or bacterial infection. Clean water and antibiotics or meds for parasites.
  • Anonymous - 2018-09-27
    Take care of your fish
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glenn witherell - 2017-05-09
Large albino pleco needs a bigger tank then we can accommodate. suggestions? beautiful very healthy fish.

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  • Anonymous - 2018-09-26
    vary butful fish
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Angela M Drummond-Mathews - 2018-09-02
Hi. I have a Pleco named Destructo. He is at least 24 years old. He is about 14 inches long. He doesn't like other fish, and he is in the tank alone with a couple of rocks. He does like to play with the filter tube. Sometimes he takes it off and carries it around the tank. He's in a 55 gallon tank, but I am sure he would do better in a bigger one. I'm going to get him a moss ball. Maybe he would like to play with it. I want to make a beautiful tank, but he won't let me. Any ideas?

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  • Amanda - 2018-09-24
    Try adding driftwood and some sort of cave like structures to hide in or some shaded spots away from the bright lights. Driftwood is supposed to aid in most breeds of pleco's digestion. I find my pleco on his driftwood more than any other thing in my tank (everything from real plants, fish store decor items, rocks and shells).
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Bryce - 2018-06-11
I have a question im thinking about getting one of these, what are some other freshwater exotic fish for 30 gal

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  • Amanda - 2018-09-24
    Peacock eels get pretty big and even though it may not seem like they swim a lot because you don't see them during the day they are very active creatures at night so a 30 gallon would not let a peacock eel live his full life.
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Animal-World info on Mono Fish
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mary ann - 2015-11-08
I just bought a pair of Mono's from Pet Smart. They wer being kept in fresh water. How should I introduce them to my brackish tank?

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  • Anonymous - 2018-09-22
    Add a little by little aquarium salt and increase it weekly and after one month it is ready to live in brakish water
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Ginni - 2014-06-30
I had a horseface loach for about 15 years - he (or she) grew to around 6' and was my favourite fish in the tank, for all the reasons other people have described... such a character! Sadly, I found him dead on the glass cover over my tank a couple of months ago - I was gutted and I wasn't sure if he'd escaped, jumped out of the water when I was feeding my fish, or had died of old age and just climbed out of the water to die. I was so sorry to lose him that I bought 2 more horse face loaches and this evening I found one of these out on the glass cover above the tank. The only way it could have got there is through a small hole at the back which is for filter wires etc, which means the loach actually climbed (or jumped) out of the water. Luckily I found it before it died, and it seems to be making a good recovery back in the tank. But its got me to thinking about why they seem to have the urge to climb out of the tank... I've now covered the escape hole with some netting but does anyone know why horse face loaches would have the urge to leave the water?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    These fish do have a tendency to jump, especially if they are frightened. It helps if they have places to hide in the tank, like lots of caves and crevices in the rock. Plastic tubes on the bottom of the tank provide refuge too, and can also help.
  • Rd.rnnr - 2018-09-22
    I have about 5 of these in a 29 gallon JBJ cube aquarium. They have reproduced as well, but the babies (about 2”) got trapped under a decoration in a pocket of air... Oh well. I have had them for about 6 years now and they are the only fish in the tank. I have found them in the back in the return pump compartment and am shocked they can fit between the lid and the piece that separates the front from the back filtration section. They are about 6” long. Sometimes our cat sees them swimming around and jumps up and puts her paws on the glass and this freaks them out. I have seen them hit the top lid. Mine never burrow in sand. They are very used to their environment and are out all the time. However, if the cats spook them, they do dart at crazy speeds and maybe your’s got spooked too and darted out of the tank.
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alexia - 2018-09-19
I have only just found out the goldfish I bought to go into the garden pond is an Oranda and, being as we can have serious winters here [minus 20C at night] he/she has been transferred into a newly set up 60 ltr tank. Yes, he/she will stay there permanently now and seems happy enough at the moment but its early days. The only problem I have is that he goes against all the 'norms'! He loves to swim in the strong current of the filter air outlet, plays in the air curtain, has no problems eating flake food and is more than happy with a constant temp of 76F which is the same as the pond outside [more or less]. The only thing he/she is missing is the frogs and the odd snake ....

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  • alexia - 2018-09-19
    note: the thermostat has now been turned down to 20C in line with recommended temps :-) I do not want anything to cause a problem for this boy/girl that I can avoid.
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Melishea - 2014-07-30
My husband had the great idea to buy a oranda goldfish. He brought it home and put in tank. Woke up in the morning. Barely alive. The water temp is 26c. To hot I found out later. It's a 20 gal tank. And other little fish to. He didn't last 6 hrs. He is currently alive in sink. Any body please help

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  • rose - 2016-04-05
    is the goldfish still alive? if so than please take future care in making sure the water tempature is correct. goldfish like tempatures around 65 to 75 farhenheit. hope this helps!
  • alexia - 2018-09-19
    Mine is happy in 24C but its what he is used to - if you have a heater in your tank turn it right down or off and remember that lighting can also add heat to the water temp .... the problem you have is what else you've got in your tank but I'd be tempted to get a second tank just for this little fish .... remembering that, if he survives, he can get pretty big :-)
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