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Brett Mason - 2011-07-08
Can you keep both sexes together and if so should you have the same amount of each sex to stop anxiety.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-09
    Yes, you can keep both the males and females in the same tank. You can easily tell the sex of the fancy guppie and I would think it would be nice to have an eaual number of each.
  • Gen - 2011-09-03
    Your males should out number your females 2 to 1
  • mike v - 2011-09-06
    You can keep males and females in the same tank. they should be 2 females to 1 male so the male does not pester the nerves out of female. The only problem (for non breeders) with combining the sexes with guppies is you will have babies. Guppies are live bearers and multiply often. If you don't want babies you should only keep one sex.
  • Clarice Brough - 2011-09-12
    You can keep them together, just be ready for lots of babies. Not sure on the balance, but in general having more female fish tends to spread a males attention around so any one female doesn't get overstressed.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-05-11
    have either the same amount of each sex or more females
  • paul H - 2018-06-02
    if you want hundreds of baby guppies yes, if not limit the amount of males, i have 1 male and 3 females and they are worse than rabbits for breeding
M Gaude - 2018-04-15
Have about 25-30 Guppy's in my 250 gallon aquarium and they breed a lot, i don't separate the mother as i like nature to take its cause other wise i will end up with hundreds of baby's, i have about 10 new babies at the moment but wandered how many does a mother have at one time please

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paul H - 2018-06-02
I have 2 yoyo loaches, both were the same size when bought, now about 2 months later one hasn't grown much where as the other is about 4 times bigger, why is this

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curtis - 2014-07-21
Hello, I purchased a red tail catfish that is very small at the moment (1 inch). When I put him inside my 120 gallon tank he immediately swam to a corner and tried to bury himself in the gravel. Is this normal? I also have 5 bala sharks, 3 clown loaches and a african catfish. I put him in a breeding container for now so he can actually get food. He doesn't move to much but occasionally swims frantically like he's trying to escape. The water quality is good and there is plenty decorations and hiding places but he kept trying to bury himself forcing me to place him in the breeding container within the tank. I do plan on upgrading tanks as he gets bigger and willing to build a pond.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    I'm guessing he's getting acclimated. Your pond idea sounds great. I've used indoor ponds for large freshwater fish (as well as large marine fish) with great success. I currently only have an outdoor pond (1300 gallons) for my koi and Red-eared Sliders however, but it is working great too. So good luck to you and keep us posted!
  • Anonymous - 2018-06-01
    Look mine went from 1 inch to 16” in 4 months - he swam up a rock in one spot - It’s normal once he gets some size he or she will act diff
brian - 2011-01-22
Hi I have a red tail cat fish and it won't stop swimming up on the glass rapidly swimming back and forth I don't know what to do he in like in a 56 tank it is a new one just got him in it but he was doing the same in the old one just started doing so I got a new tank 56 and he still is doing it what do I do? Is it the hp of the tank what do I do he barely ever stops swimming on the back on the glass looking like he wont's out of the tank lol ? plez help me

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-01-22
    It sounds like it may be flukes. One of the characteristics of this disease is unusual racing around the tank. See this link: Flukes disease
  • Chris - 2011-05-27
    I have a 14 inch and he swims up and down during feeding time....but my retail shovelnose is smaller and I do notice him doing what you describe...but what worked for me is throwing in some dry baby shrimp and he eats and calms down....but it should be okay these fish are sometimes playful
  • amanda - 2011-11-12
    This is exactly what my lungfish was doing before he died. Sounds like its cotton wool disease. It effects them from the inside out. But not to worry! My etc was in the same tank and he was able to recover from it with the help of medication I bought at the pet store. I used maricyn 1 and 2. Try to get the liquid form it works better than the powder. He will likely lose his appetite for a week or 2. Just give him feeder gold fish he should eat them. Make sure you take everything out of the tank and clean it really well. Best of luck to you and your fish!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-19
    Any other symptoms?
  • Hank - 2014-10-12
    mine did the same thing, i was told by an exotic fish dealer. This is them searching for food they have a voracious appetite. once its lil belly gets filled he'll calm down.
  • Anonymous - 2018-06-01
    That’s what they do - There is nada wrong with him - Once he is big enough he will act diff
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Kama Cooper-walden - 2018-05-31
I have a 120 litre tank and am looking to getting a single fairy chichlid, id also like some colour can anyone recommend some tank mates that would suit this size tank .

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james - 2018-05-29
I have several adult and juvinile green terrors for sale if anyone would like some, i live on the mid north coast of nsw australia

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Jackie - 2016-07-14
We have two large iridescent sharks we are looking to find another home for. Our tank is too small and they are very large. Do you have a big tank? Do you know they can grow 3-4 feet? Where are you located?

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  • Dale Langston - 2018-04-22
    Hello I know this ad is July 2016? but I figured if its still on here you must of not got rid of the sharks yet? What size tank do you have them in or did have them in? And if you still have them I am interested in them.
  • Silbert Barrett - 2018-05-27
    how long it takes for them to get to 3-4 feet
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chris - 2018-05-26
love these fish! had 2 females out of my group of 10 that lived 7 years, one is still kicking it at 8 years!

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Tony - 2012-04-18
So I purchased a peacock eel, and after reading some posts, mine is nothing like any of the others. He/she does not bury himself/herself in the rocks, and I have not seen it eat anything either. Any ideas??????

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-18
    What foods are you using and what time of day?
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-18
    I feed it freeze dried bloodworms once in the morning. Also it is all over the tank like it is looking for something. It is very active all the time. Just now I found it 'playing' in the bubbles. Is this wierd???
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    Try feeding it frozen blood worms, I know it sounds weird since it won't eat the freeze dried ones. But I have peacock eels in both my tanks and neither one likes the freeze dried ones but will eat the frozen ones. Take a cube of frozen blood worms and used some warm water to break them apart and then put some in the tank. That is my best advice.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    No, it's not weird that your eel plays in the bubbles. I'm not sure what joy they get out of doing it, but mine does that all the time.
  • Anonymous - 2012-05-14
    My eel loves blackworms and when we can't get blackworms we dig some worms in the garden and put them through a wet roll oat mixture for a day .
  • Kyler - 2018-05-24
    Do frozen blood worms. Pet smart has them ($6 for 30 cubes ) I have a 10” peacock eel and he loves them. The other fish will feed on them as well. I prefer to thaw a couple of the cubes in water and then put them in the tank once a night, Otherwise they tend to get stuck to the filter inlet tubes if they thaw in the tank. He took a little while to acclimate to the tank, but since then hes been extremely alive at feeding time as soon as the worms hit the water. Hope this helps.

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