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BabyFantail2 - 2020-12-10
I have two fantail fish( I got them both from the same place on the same day) When I got them, they were the same size a year and a 1/2 later and the one fish is tiny and is floating up it stays on its back. The other fish is really fat it doesn't sink to the bottom I know that's really bad, I tried to separate them in the tank, but it was unsuccessful I don't know what to do I have been moderating them daily I'm not sure what to do.

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??? - 2016-05-20
Would it be ok to keep a FeatherFin Squeaker in a 55 gallon tall tank with 1 Yoyo loach (I lost the rest to skinny disease), 1 Banjo Catfish, 3 Johanni Cichlids, 1 Synodontis Nigritis, and 1 Upside down cat. Could i get a Featherfin squeaker, and two Peacock eels as well??? Thanks! -???

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  • DustinTheFishBreeder - 2020-12-10
    I'd upgrade to a 75 Gal tank before adding anymore bottom/mid dwelling species. also, I suggest getting half-banded spiny eels instead of Peacock eels since while both are not true eels (they are both spiny eels) peacock eels tend to be territorial but half-banded spiny eels don't mind the company of others of the same species. (Also, peacock eels can reach lengths up to one and a half feet long while half-banded spiny eels get 7.9 inches long. both have a diet consisting of only freshly frozen meaty foods and live foods (freshly dead ghost shrimp are fine too), they will not eat flake foods and rarely will eat processed foods like wafers and pellets (most will not though).They both REQUIRE sand or very fine gravel (sand with a slightly bigger particle size) due to their delicate skin (technically they have extremely small scales that are very delicate and sensitive) and their habit to bury themselves when they are stressed/feel threatened or are hiding from the light but are too lazy to find cover. featherfin squeakers (as well as banjo catfish, corydoras catfish,and some other catfish like: those in the syndontis family which featherfin squeakers and upside-down catfish are a part of) also do much, much better in sand (the ones I listed technically require it to be at their healthiest). So what i'm basically trying to say is, upgrade to a 75 gal (even bigger if you want more fish) then maybe get a featherfin squeaker and 2-5 half-banded spiny eels.
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Deborah M - 2018-09-30
I bought an orange fantail goldfish and was able to keep it alive in a medium size glass fishbowl without filter and bubbles for a couple months I changed the water once a week and put in water dechlorinating chemical. I noticed that the goldfish was growing and got a five galllon tank for it and some bubbles. I got one more goldfish to keep it company and still changed the water once a week. I lost both goldfish after one year after I moved. After I changed the water, cleaned the tank, and put in the dechlorinating chemical, one fish died than the other. I have not been successful with goldfish since.

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  • Garett - 2020-12-04
    To treat the water for chlorine is one thing, but that does not deal with monochloramine or chloramine found in many city waters. A dechlorination chemical does not remove chloramine from the water. So basically you are giving the fish a chlorinated water to live in, which then can not tolerate. That's why they are dying. The differnce between the two chemicals is chlorine is a short term solution whereas chloramine is a long term solution for dealing with bacteria in the water. Chlorine poured into a bucket/ pail or drum from a garden hose can pretty much off gas the chlorine in a hour or two without treatment if the water is constantly stirred, whereas chloramine will remain active chlorine in the water for upwards of a month. So you need to buy a chemical specifically for chloramine. If not you are giving your fish a chlorine bath. If you are going to test your tap water from the city your test equipment must specifically test for chloramine, a chlorine test will not show or test chloramine levels.
  • Bridget H - 2020-05-08
    Since your trouble started after you moved, I suspect you have a problem with your new water source. Do you have a freshwater master test kit? It is helpful to know the ph and levels of ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate in your source water before you add it to your aquarium.
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Trinity - 2010-02-28
I live in Oregon and my aunt has a male and female chocolate catfish in her tank. Among other fish, and have never had a problem with losing other fish due to the catfish. They swim like they are a pair. The female chocolate catfish is pg, she is ready to have baby's soon. If she does this will be a first. I have not found any one that has been sucessful on the internet or local fish stores, I will keep you updated if we are proud parents. If anyone else has some input, please let me know. thank you.

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  • L - 2020-11-19
    Did the spotted Raphael catfish ever have babies?
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jztfpfqjdo - 2020-11-13
Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?

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Alimohsin - 2019-05-05
Arowana fish and Lionfish for sale I breed all species of Arowana species for sale worldwide. Albino stingrays and Black Diamond X Super White cross rays. Contact me via email if interested in aquarium species ...alimohsin@asia.com

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  • Robert C Keim - 2021-02-21
    strinray price for a male and female
  • Michael Presley - 2020-11-06
    need prices for arowana red blue white gold would like fry or very young need to keep cost way down need 1 each also cost on lion fish and rays
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Mikayla Clayback - 2017-12-20
Hello. I recently bought a black moor Goldfish. His name is Wilbur. He was in a one gallon tank for a week and I moved him into a 5 gallon. My dorm only allows a max of 5 gallon tanks. Does anyone know how long I can keep him in that tank before I upgrade? He is 3 inches long right now and I am a freshman in college. Would Wilbur need to be upgraded before I graduate? Please help me and Wilbur. He's my best friend.

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  • Ray - 2018-03-08
    I am no expert and am pretty new to the Goldfish game myself, but from everything I have read a Goldfish needs a minimum of 1 gallon of water per inch while they are young but ultimately need a 20 gallon tank or larger to thrive and not stunt their growth. There is a YouTube channel called The Gold Standard hosted by a girl with half blonde half black hair who really knows her stuff. I would start there and see what you can find out.
  • Brenda Stovall - 2020-11-03
    It should be fine. As long as you dont add any other fish or decorations. Generally 1 inch of fish per gal of water. He can grow up to 10' typically they will only grow as big as the tank allows. He will probably grow 5 to 6 inches in a 5 gal. Tank. Just make sure to do proper water changes. Small tanks get dirty quickly.
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Wartank - 2020-11-02
I have a jaguar cichlid with a Flowerhorn and Mayan for 6 months.They begin as little 1.5' fries. It seems the FH outgrew the others considerably, and is now 6.5' whereas the rest are only 4.5'.I feel they need to be separated as they are always hiding away from the FH aggression in their own holes that I provided. Should I move them away and as such, what tankmates should be introduced?

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justice - 2008-08-20
I have a pleco thats a foot long. I measured when he was on the side and he is in a small tank 18 inches. Should he get that big, all I have in there are 6 guppies but we don't have the funds to buy a new tank, will he get bigger?

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  • steve quirk - 2020-10-26
    hi there , leopard plecos can get to 20 inches
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Animal-World info on Albino Cory
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Allie - 2018-10-01
Outdated inaccurate information.... The albino cory is of the species Corydoras aeneus ... Also known as the bronze cory... Selectivly bred in captivity for the albino trait as it does not occur in the wild. They do not even have the same body shape as the peppered cory. Not sure why that was even posted considering any other site anywhere online has them labled correctly. Really strange that whoever made this fish profile would post something so easily proven incorrect.

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  • Fishkeeper - 2020-02-05
    Albino corydoras can be any species with the albino gene. It won't just be the bronze cory that has been bred for its gene, im sure of that.
  • Craig - 2020-10-11
    Indeed, there are two types of Albino Cory available in the trade; Aeneus and Paleatus. I’ve seen both in local fish stores, simply labelled ‘Albino Cory’ with no distinction either way. In fact, one store had both types in the same tank and selling them as the same fish. Aeneus are certainly more common, but Paleatus do show up in albino form fairly often.
  • Editor's Note - 2020-10-14
    Possibly, but in our research so far we have found they are believed to be derived from Corydoras paleatus. Two of the references cited on the bottom of this page suggest this; Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod in his book 'Aquarium Fishes of the World' shows the albino form of C. paleatus (page 430); and also author Richard Geis,  in his book 'Catfish Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity,' also suggests in the caption of his albino photo, this color form being C. paleatus (page 54). However if you can share a resource suggesting they are C. aeneus , we would love to review it.
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