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Anonymous - 2017-12-28
I just got 2 Comet fish 2 days ago and right now they are in a 1 gallon fish bowl. They are small right now but I know they will get bigger. What size tank should I get so that they can grow bigger? And I also want to add more fish with them. What's some good options of different fish to add?

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  • Rosie - 2018-01-07
    Hi there!
    Comet goldfish grow to about 12 inches (yes, a whole FOOT long) & they require a minimum of about 40 gallons per fish in order not to stunt their growth or harm them with ammonia build up! They produce a LOT of waste!!
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John B - 2018-01-06
I’m probably best refered to as a novice aquarist—-I’ve had the usual goldfish in a bowl to a 20g tropical tank for over 50 years—-I’ve basically kept to my own methods of care cause I’m just not into making this hobby into a job...approximately 5 years ago I happened upon a super tiny baby bull head catfish while on vacation and decided I had to have it—-brought it home violating what I’m sure was no less than a dozen DNR and local laws...I haven’t had any regrets—-the bull head moved whatever I had in tropical fish including two Cories outta their 20g home into an old 10g tank I had laying around...the bull head has thrived magnificently and become the apple of my aquatic eye—-the tropical fish I long ago lost interest in but they refuse to move onto fishy heaven—-the two Cories must be about ten years old which blows my mind—-plus they continue to occasionally smatter eggs on the sides of the tank, and then devour them like caviar...yet today while I did something rare like clean the tank, while dumping out dirty water into the tub, I found a little pinhead sized Cory swimming around just prior to his meeting an early demise down the drain—I netted him out and placed him in what I use for a hospital tank—-I don’t know if he’ll survive but I’ll do what I can—-one of the present Corys I have was born in my tank so anything is possible!—-even though that was 7 or 8 years ago...I’m not going to go buy a pump and filter nor attach a heater—-ain’t spending my money that way or get overly obsessive here—I consider the longevity and good health of the tropicals to be somewhat a phenomenon—-besides the two Corys there’s two cherry barbs and two tetra something or others of which actual variety I’ve said my bull head is all I’m really further interested in and as said hoped these fish would’ve moved on by now—the fact theyve survived elements of neglect, two ich epidemics long ago,and even reproduced is something I have no answer for—-but I guess this is part of what makes us aquarists tick—-to marvel at the miracle of life, and how our intervention (plus lack of) affects their ability to survive and thrive.

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Christopher Hunsicker - 2017-12-31
I just bought my Blue Dempsey two days ago. I also have one medium cichlid with three other small cichlids. I knew the medium cichlid would be aggresive to the Dempsey so I got a breeder net to keep the medium cichlid away. Well I just looked and noticed that the smaller ones have been attacking it. I put the Dempsey in the net for safety and let cichlid go loose. Any suggestions?

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Sandy - 2017-12-26
I have 5 clown loaches in my tank, they have a black spot that comes and goes in the last orange patch before their tail. Cant seem to find and information for why this is happening. They all seem happy and healthy. Does anyone know why its happening? Cheers

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winky-blinky-jinky - 2013-01-25
I bought three of these fish called 'mixed fruit tetra' from Wal-Mart before I knew they were dyed artificially. (Had I known this I would not have purchased them.) I have them in a 10 gallon tank and they are an absolute joy. Only fish in the tank with a few plants, decorations, heater, gravel, and filter. They are extremely clean fish, and they eat very little food. 10 gallons is PLENTY of room for these guys. Warning! These fish will jump straight out of the tank if they can, just like the article said; keep your tank covered! These fish DO NOT like LED lights or tank bubblers so don't waste your money. They seem to prefer simple cave decorations and plants, nothing too fancy for these guys. VERY easy to take care of and the tank requires very little maintenance once established. The fish are very playful with each other and are fun to watch.

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  • ams250 - 2017-12-23
    I have led lights and it seems to kill the fish so im going to buy more but not turn led lihgts on thanks for the help. :)
Anonymous - 2017-12-15
i have 4 pet tetras i probably have 3 strawberry tetras and 1 blueberry tetra and way...i think my 1 strawberry tetra is sick or has a disease or something cause it just keeps going round round and round anyways i also have a blue lobster its called the blue crayfish just for some reason it keeps hiding except when we give its food i feed my tetras tropical fish flakes.

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Thai - 2017-12-14
I am looking for blood parrot If you have it or looking for rehome for them Please contact me

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Anonymous - 2014-11-07
my knife had white spots and I thought it was molting but it was really a disease. it died a couple days ago...

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  • Pet clerk - 2015-05-31
    Sounds like the common disease known in it's short form as 'ick'. You can get medication at any pet store. All medication is different, so you'd want to read it very carefully. There are ick guards you can use, too. But you don't want to use those unless you have to. Keep the water clean and the fish fed, as well as unstressed. Big enough tank for what you have. It'll cut the risk down
  • Donald Lehrman - 2017-12-12
    If you have a tank full of fish and even if only one fish gets spots that look like grains of salt you probably have ick. To cure ick turn up the heat to at least 86% the ick will fall off the fish ,but they are alive now to kill the ick dose tank heavly with salt tha will kill the ick await a few days and vacum the bottom and do a water change.
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Kelsey - 2017-12-07
I actually was wondering if it was omay if i could feed my iridescent shark while i use E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN powder packets since he does has a white fungus on his eye.

Brittney Sanders - 2016-06-24
I wanna buy 2 iridescent sharks plz contact me

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  • Paul - 2016-10-06
    I've got three,for sale two white albeno about 11 Inc and a black & blue one about 12 inch long
  • ammara parvez - 2016-12-07
    Hey,I have two iridescent sharks which i want to sell as they need a bigger tank. one is 12" and the other roughly 10-11"
  • isela - 2017-12-06
    i want it info please
  • isela - 2017-12-06
    i want it info please
  • Teresa - 2017-11-17
    I have one for free it’s about afoot long

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