Animal Stories - Aquarium Tropical Fish

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Mike - 2018-01-21
I've had two of these fish for 12 years now. One is 12 inches ,the otheris 15 inches. Jumpers they are.knocked open the lid daily. Tried plants, the eat them quickly. Mainly feed flakes, and algea wafers

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Andrea - 2014-08-27
I have one stonefish which I have had for about 6 months. I have kept him in freshwater and have not seen him eat, but he must be eating because he is still alive. I have him with other fish... red tailed catfish, banjo, and spotted raphael. I feed him goldfish

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  • Jess - 2014-12-10
    Is this fish still available??
  • michael - 2015-01-07
    lionfish are nocturnal and they hunt at night so if you have patience turn off the light and sit and watch him and you'll see him eat if you feed them live feed feeders
  • Tim Buchanan - 2018-01-20
    I've had my FW Lionfish for about 7 months and I have trained it to eat off feeder tongs. It really likes muscles. I just wiggle it in front of it him and he sucks it in. Because there all harvested from the wild it takes some training and patience but it will happen when he becomes hungry enough.
david sherburne - 2009-12-10
I have had my stonefish for about a year and have kept him in freshwater the whole time. At first he was a rather picky eater but now I'm feeding him small comets. He gets about a dozen a month and it seems to keep him happy. He is a very vocal fish and when I am running a vaccum or some such thing he has often voiced his disapproval. He is a fascinating fish to watch and moves devilishly fast compared to what I was expecting.
good luck

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  • Jonny James - 2010-02-23
    I just got a freshwater lionfish. Do u have any specific advice on how to keep him healthy? How often should i feed him? Anything else I need to know?
  • art - 2017-12-05
    I had a freshwater lion fish a few years back and they kept dying. I became frustrated and upset because losing any fish is like losing a child to me.. Could you give me advice on how to setup/and cycle a tank for these beauties, as well as what products you use, as well as any maintenance tips.. I want to try again. Thanks.
  • Tim Buchanan - 2018-01-20
    This fish is a Brackish water fish so maybe that's why they keep dieing.
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ayshwariya - 2017-12-15
I have a two freshwater angelfish which I couldn't maintain,so I decided to free them in lake? will they survive?

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  • Anonymous - 2018-01-18
    You really shouldnt free fish,you could have rehomed them.Also considering they are very tropic they most likely wont survive.
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jim pravoscky - 2018-01-16
I have a spiny eel named carl and yesterday i put him in the tank and this morning when i went to feed the tank he ate a lot of boodworms and then ate a few of my giant danios pellets!

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Dean Craft - 2018-01-14
I just bought a Red Tail Barracuda and in the tank he is swimming vertical instead of horizontal is that common with this fish when he is first put in the tank. I have him in a 75 gal tank.

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Linda Hindman - 2018-01-11
How do I buy these fish?

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Suzy - 2009-03-30
I have 2 Texas Cichlids that are sweet as can be. I have them in a 55 gal aquarium with 3Silver Dollars, 2 Jelly bean Parrot Cichlids, a Pleco, and a Bala shark. The only fish they have "harmed" are the goldfish I put in there occasionally as a treat for them. Don't worry I keep the goldfished quarantined for a month before hand. They come immediately to the front of the aquarium if anyone comes near it. I haven't had them bite me at all. They do dig though and its usually right after I clean the gravel, lol. It's like they're saying that they had holes where they wanted them already. I find it very funny that people keep saying that their aggresive and I have never seen any sign of it in them. They are a bit more territorial toward the other fish when they have eggs or fry around but other than that they are very peaceful. I hope that anyone that gets one of these sees the side that I see in them. I've had mine for about 3 or 4 years now.

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Jaynwalker - 2018-01-10
My mum brought home two golden weather loaches (black eyes, Goldie and Locks) about 5 years ago for her freshwater tank. 2 years ago she gave up fishkeeping and gave me her loaches. They lived happily in my 40ltr tank up until last year when one died. I then went out and bought another golden weather loach but this one has red eyes, and two brown spotty ones. They were all smaller than my Goldie but now the big brown one Thor is about 8 inches. Odin is about 6 inches and loki (golden red eyes) is about 5 inches. Poor Goldie is still tiny at about 3 inches. Why is he so small!!? They are all really freindly and lots of fun to watch. They love to swim through my hands/fingers and can be hand fed. Sadly none know their names.... I am currently thinking of re-homing Thor, Odin and Loki. :-(

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nick O\'Connor - 2018-01-09
We collected Lampeys in a newly filed pool in the Liuwa park in western Zambia could be a new species or could be related to the Micropanchax Petnenazyi recently named in southern Congo. Please advise if any one can identify the fish from a picture. and wether like killies they can survive in the mud. the pan was 15cm deep in the deepest part and very black from wildebeest dung. The first rains were possible 3 weeks before we caught.


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