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Harsh Bhakta - 2015-02-19
I would like to buy an electric eel so I can harvest electric fish poop. Please contact me if you are selling.

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  • Anonymous - 2017-11-05
    I want electric eel
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Nikki - 2016-07-21
I have one of these spotted raphael catfish. I never knew what he was until this evening after searching online. I've had him for ten or more years. We've always called him the screamer because he would screw when taken out of the water. Anyway, this guy, or girl?, has literally lived it's entire life inside a ceramic hide. It would grow too fat to get out, we'd break it out eventually and it would go into another one. It's never swam around. The other dy we broke him out again and made sure there wasn't anything else for him to get stuck in. I'm interested to see if he starts to swim around finally. He is currently snug between some rocks. He can definitely get out though if he wants.

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  • Jessica - 2017-11-05
    They don't move around much during the day. I've had a striped Raphael for quite a long time and got the spotted one a year ago. They hide all day until night. I thought for sure my spotted one was stuck in a piece of Driftwood. I tried like hell to get him out but couldn't. Two nights later after I feed the tank and turned lights off here he comes wiggling out of the wood. I used to have ceramic hides but a friend of mines striped cut his soft belly on a one and got an infection and died so now I only use Driftwood and rocks (smooth).
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kristy_bee - 2015-07-07
i have a female flowerhorn that has been living with a senegal bichir for the past 7 months and she is a bully, but the bichir seems to really like her. the flowerhorn is almost 8' long, the bichir is 6' at this point and they are in a 55 gallon tank right now. they both eat bloodworms, minnows, grass shrimp, and pellets. we even introduced some red-tailed tinfoil barbs yesterday to see if we could grow our community!

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  • Anonymous - 2015-07-30
    flowerhorns are known to be mean and when you feed them live food like minnows, grass shrimp, and red tailed tinfoil barbs they can become more aggressive. flowerhorns do best with south American cichlids
hector - 2010-05-01
I have the pet named PAX, I'm still not sure if its a male or female... may I ask anyone if its natural for the flowerhorns to have little sharp teeth?

tim stephanie - 2010-06-10
My female flower horn bred with my texas and now I have babies, very very aggressive what should I do?

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  • abhishek sahane - 2012-02-11
    Sell them at low price to aquarium shops. This is best way to save their lives
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-21
    The babies are very aggressive? Are they getting enough food?
  • Donovan - 2012-04-20
    I'm pretty sure a shop won't buy them because of the fact that they are cross bred, and most people hate cross breeds.
Eduardo - 2012-05-11
Hello, I just bought a pair of flowerhorn cichlids, they said at the store that they were a couple. One is about half an inch larger than the other and I can see some the smaller one being pursued on and off, should I be worried? The large one is about 3 in. the smaller one about 2 1/2in. They are in a 40 gallon aquarium with plenty of large rocks in the bottom that provide caves.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-13
    No that sounds perfectly normal as long as they aren't doing damage to each other. May be trying to mate or just set dominance in new tank.
  • Eduardo - 2012-05-13
    Thanks, at day 3 I am beggining to observe the agressivness increase towards the female (or smaller one) to where now she isolates in an upper corner of the tank and stays there unless the Male (larger one) either pushes her out or she just moves to feed. I dont see damage on her ... yet. Should I begin to consider separating them (moving the Female) to another tank or should I try adding another cichlid of fairly similar size to both to maybe deter the attention of the Male to a potential new target but that can defend itself? Thinking of a Jack Dempsey as an option ... help!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-13
    Maybe do a little tank re-arrange to get the males mind off the female. Sometimes that will help. Is he hungry?
  • Eduardo - 2012-05-13
    No, he is well fed, both are feeding ok, it's just that the Male now is taking control of the tank it seems and the female keeps to a corner of the tank most of the time. I have notice there are no significant damage done to her but monitoring her condition often. I would hate to have them separated. Still considering the option to add another fish as a deterent ..
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-14
    Sounds like that may be your only option is to add another fish, maybe another female.
  • Eduardo - 2012-05-14
    What foods are recommended for 3 inch flowerhorns? I want to make sure they feed well but without stressing much the water quality, currently feeding Tetra Granules and Frozen Bloodworms, suggestions?
  • Eduardo - 2012-05-16
    I am starting to notice at day 8 that the Bigger flowerhorn (3 1/2 in) is digging a hole behing a big slate rock. Is this a sign that they will be breeding soon? He continues to be aggressive against the female but apparently building a nest at the same time, wonder how he'll get her to enter the nest?
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Tristan - 2012-07-29
Can I put red-tailed tinfoil barbs with malawi cichlids?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-30
    Your barbs would probably not hold up well unless much larger and a huge school.
  • Tristan - 2012-08-04
    And how long do they take to grow?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-04
    Depends on feeding and tank size.  Even if the same size these cichlids can be a too aggressive for a barb.
  • Tim - 2017-10-31
    I have a 5in redtail. Starting to bully my golden severum Chasing around bigtime. Severum is about same size too. Wont touch the oscar yet. Funny cause the Oscar is smaller and severum will bully the Oscar a little but scared of the red tail.
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Anonymous - 2015-05-31
Looking to buy a pair of green terror

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  • Anonymous - 2017-10-30
    Just had a fry but waiting another 4 weeks to let them go... let me know if you're interested
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Andy - 2009-10-14
I got a pair of jack Demps first, and then a year later I bought a pair of red devils. The main jack is king of the tank! They all get along. I just bought a pair of convicts and in the year has past I bred all of them!... is that diffient!

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  • ayisha steele - 2010-02-23
    I have a male red devil and 2 jack demps. We have to put a divider in the tank to keep the red devil from killing the 2 demps! They are all really big, but do not get along! The red devil hits the glass full force if anyone touches the tank. Right now he has a big red bruise on his lips from hitting the glass so hard.He's vicious alright!
Timothy - 2008-12-10
Hi I'm Timothy and just wanted to clarify an isssue with my Red Devils. Both the male and female recently paired off and the female lay her eggs on the inside of a ceramic tunnel. I was hoping to see them hatch this morning however when I checked inside the tunnel this morning the eggs were all gone. Is it possible that the male or female is holding the eggs in his/her mouth? I know this would be unusual as I have successfully bred Red Devils before and they seem to take care of the spawn after they are hatched.

I'm guessing the only other reason is that one of the other Red Devils in the tank besides the male or female has eaten the eggs.

Let me know what your best explanation for the eggs dissapearing. Thanks!

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  • Shelby - 2011-01-05
    They might have moved them somewhere. I have had several fish move the babies once they hatch. Usually to some hole they dug.
  • Anonymous - 2011-02-17
    They might have eaten their eggs my red devil ate all of their eggs.

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