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Tricia Carter - 2011-08-29
We adopted a dog through the Cell Dogs program at a prison and she is listed as a lab/terrier mix. She resembles the red nose pit pictures I have been looking at. Anyone willing to view her pictures via email and let me know?

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  • Tricia Carter - 2011-08-30
    Ok thanks..I will try and find a breeder around here and see if they are willing to check her out for me. Yes the Humane Society that runs the Cell Dog program was afraid no one would adopt her, so they listed her as lab/terrier mix. She is 16 months olds, very intelligent..she is crate trained and also hand command trained...We love her to death!!
  • cathy rice - 2014-03-29
    I also adopted a female red nose pit from our humane society about 2 years ago, best dog I ever had. Would love to look at yours. My baby is my profile on facebook.
  • laicey - 2014-08-20
    hi, ive just noticed this post and wondering if somebody would be willing to help me? I have recently rescued a dog, I was told she was a pit/staff, but people tend to say she is a full red nose pit. if I upload pics would any body be willing to take a look? she is a well mannered, beautiful dof. thanks xxx
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Spiff - 2009-01-26
Please, I hope nobody reading this decides to stock their tanks like some of the other commenters. 2 of these catfish with any other large fish in a 29gal is too many. 1 bala shark can't live in a 29 gal, let alone the 2 + plecos + synos that one person describes. Once these guys reach adulthood, they really ought to have a 55 gal or bigger to explore. Even if you only have 1.

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  • Mike - 2014-08-17
    My. feather fin is 2yrs old and he is 3-4 inches, he has 5 tank mates that are upside down catfish, in a 30 gallon. Is this adequate or not?
  • Psshh - 2014-08-18
    I have heard much about syno cats needing lots and lots of space. Based on my research and word of mouth, I would agree with Spiff. I personally only keep 1 syno in my 55. His tankmates include malawi mbuna cichlids and he does great! He is 6mns old and currently 4-5 inches in size.
  • Mike - 2014-08-20
    Pertaining to "my" featherfin length being only 3 in a half inches, is 30galls adequate?
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abdul rafhay - 2014-02-25
I have a pure white pair of finches. The female laid 3 eggs and began to incubate but stopped incubating after a week. The pair sits outside the nest rather than either of them sitting on the eggs. What is the problem with them? What should I do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-25
    There's a few reasons why zebra finches won't sit on eggs. The first is because they are 'duds', and the parents will know if they are. Another is if you actually have two females, where one is laying eggs and the other 'acting' male, and in this case the eggs will be infertile. And another reason is simply that some times the parents don’t even know enough to sit on the eggs yet, so they won’t. Usually that happens with the first clutch or two, then they begin to get better. But not always, there are occasions where the parents never get the hang of it, so in that case the eggs have to be incubated by the keeper.
  • Lydia Ottinger - 2014-04-08
    I have a male and female zebra finch, they laid 5 eggs, they have been good about sitting on them but today they both were out for awhile, is that normal?
  • Melissa Reid - 2014-08-20
    My zebra finches incubated 4 eggs for 10 days, stopped for 3, (mated again 2 days after they stopped incubating), and today, 4 days after they stopped, they've started incubation again. Two are dark, two are yellow. Maybe she'll lay more? Or maybe incubation will resume? I don't know how long eggs can go unattended before they die.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-20
    The incubation of Zebra Finches is actually more complicated than one would think. Usually the parents handle all the aspects of egg laying and hatching, but they don't always handle it well. Here's a site on Eggs by the Finch Information Center  that talks about the process and many of the challenges that can come up:
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Jaymi Loobey - 2014-08-20
Okay. I am thoughrohly confused now. I saw this fish at petco and the card said nothing about it being brackish or slightly poisonous. The petsmart site you guys show as selling this fish says it's related to minnows, not catfish like you do. And you say it is a scaleless fish even though the picture you have of it clearly is of a fish with scales. I just want to know if one will go well with bala sharks and a koi. Sheesh!

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  • David Brough - 2014-08-20
    The point you make about confusion in the pet industry is a good one. The problem is compounded by the fact that different fish may have the same common names. That is why we always mention the genus-species. The fish at Petsmart has the same common name but is a different species. Animal-World is describing Ariopsis seemani while Petsmart is selling is something else... Im not sure what it is since I can't find it on their page. However, if you google Silver-tipped Shark you will find that a majority of write-ups describe it as a catfish. There are also actual sharks, a large species of requiem sharks with the same or similar name. The catfish on Animal-World may better be called a Columbian Shark Catfish, we will consider changing it. Sorry about the confusion.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-20
    I think the retailer has the fish mis-labeled - and thus their care info pertains to a totally different fish. You can tell the difference between a minnow species and a catfish species by looking at the fins on their back. This fish, the Silver-tip or Columbian Shark, has two fins on top, a large dorsal fin in front followed by an adipose fin just in front of the tail. Minnows are not sharks or catfish, but Cyprinids, and although some types of minnows may have barbels (just like this fish does) no Cyprinid will ever have the second fin on its back... the adipose fin will be absent.

    As far as compatibility, the Bala Shark (which is a Cyprinid) is a good sized fish, and peaceful but skittish. It gets along with most fish, even smaller fish, just as long as they are too large to fit in its mouth. This Silver-tip is a catfish, and it too is peaceful with other fish as long as they are the same size or larger. Minnows would be fine with either of these two fish, as they too are peaceful... but watch the size when keeping them, especially with a catfish. If you add a fish that is tiny, it could become lunch.
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Robert - 2011-01-30
If anyone is selling any Pandinus Emperator (Black Emperor Scorpion) babies and you are in the U.S. please contact me at robertveazie@ymail.com. I would prefer a male and a female if that is possible. Please contact me as soon as able to sexthe scorpions.

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  • inam - 2014-06-21
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  • Young Cheol Lee - 2014-06-24
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  • Syed Amir Hussain - 2014-06-27
    Hi I am from pakistan, if you have 100gm scorpion black emperor so give me and contact me that is my phone number with country code and city code 00923002300189 and that is my email address hhussain47@yahoo.com answer me as soon as possible thanks !
  • Huzaifa Bin Sadiq - 2014-06-30
    I have a great number of (Black Emperor Scorpion) babies kindly give me an offer on how much you can pay for each baby?
  • Abdullah - 2014-07-09
    Contact me on furqanhassan14@yahoo.com for scorpions.
  • Faheem Khan - 2014-07-03
    Dear Huzaifa, This is Faheem from Pakistan. Could you please share your contact number with us please.
  • amir - 2014-07-04
    I have a lot of black scorpions, if anybody wants to buy so contact me or mail me tommyrite@live.com, I will wait for your mail guys.
  • Kahif - 2014-07-04
    Hi Mirza We have Black Scorpians in Pakistan, Weight starts from 8gm till 100gm+ let me know if you want to purchase. I am sure you will be selling these Scorpians. So lets do the mustual business. email me at kh.0092 @ gmail. com
  • naveed - 2014-07-04
    I have a black scropien for sale, anyone buy contact me +923465372760 wieght 10 to 25gram qty 15 pieces.
  • Nouman khan - 2014-07-08
    I have 2 (black Emperor scorpions). The 1 is a big size scorpion and the 2nd one is a baby scorpion. But I don't know which one is male and which one is a female. So please contact me. Only serious buyers. My mobile number is (03444714144) thanks...
  • Eddie - 2014-08-05
    Make me an offer
  • Bechu Seller - 2014-08-06
    Hellow dear i want to sell full black scorpion if you want buy contect me at cell number 0313-6551801 scorpions full weigh  3kgs!  fee scorpion  pace weigh is 10 to 18grams 
  • Talha Hussain - 2014-08-20
    Hi I m captain Talha I have black scorpion with brown legs weight 10grams to 12 grams total quantity more than 200 available. Kindly offer ur quote
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Taryn - 2009-05-06
Mom just found a Florida box turtle in the road, so now we have a nice turtle to luv.

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  • Anna - 2010-04-30
    That's cool do you like your turtle? My dad found one while he was digging for weeds and it's soooo sweet and cute what do you feed your turtle:D- age 13
  • Jeannie - 2014-08-20
    I live in northern california and just picked up a Florida box turtle someone found walking in the road. I had a 3 toe box turtle my friend found in the road. I had it for about 6 months and decided to get it a friend. First I had a 6 foot long planter made into a fancy pen. The second day in its new home it disappeared. I put up signs called the shelter but never found it. I'm glad to have another turtle but would love to get my "peanut" back. Does anyone know if it is legal to have a Florida box turtle in california?
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Nate - 2010-12-22
I added 4 Red Serpa Tetras to my 75 gallon tank and they started of shoaling together very well. Now two weeks later they are constantly nipping at each other. I have 7 red wag fry (three months old) 3 adult red wags. I also have one dalmatian molly (the other two didn't survive after a case of ich). They don't bother any of the other fish including the fry. Now one of the Tetras has a huge chunk ripped out of his top (dorsal?) fin. Any way to tame these once calm fish?

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  • bill - 2011-05-01
    I had same problem with four. Increased the number to six and the problem is gone.
  • Jason - 2013-12-02
    Well I have 20 serpraes in my 50 gallon. I notice that serpraes like to nip at each others and other fish's fins. They do that because if they are nipping each other they are establishing ranks as the small 1 inch serpraes are getting bossed around by my 2 inch ones. Generally keep serpraes in a species only tank as then they won't nip other fishes. Also one thing: ESPECIALLY DO NOT KEEP THEM WITH LONG FINNED FISH! I learned that the hard way my pair of phillipine blue zebra angels got some of their fins nipped by my serpraes. And you should add more serpraes, the more serpraes the less fin nipping as my serpraes don't bother my discus because they are busy nipping each other. Honestly tetras are fish that can easily be overcrowded, you could have 10 inches of tetra per 1 gallon (that's why they have like 100 tetras in a 10-15 gallon tank in the LFS and the major fish stores too).
  • Reggie - 2014-06-25
    100 tetras in a 10 gallon tank? No offense but very bad advice, my friend. 10 inch per gallon as well as 1 inch per gallon are both poor rules. A 10 inch Oscar , 100 Small tetras need a 125 gallon tank, 100 Large Tetra species need 200 gallons at the very least.
  • kaysi - 2014-08-19
    Most pet stores do keep there fish in smaller tanks but technically it's one giant tank because they are all connected to the same water source and filer
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Kathy - 2010-09-03
I was just given an adult pink toe. Read up on it but I'm not seeing anywhere if its poisonous? I am assuming not? Anyways I have a heated aquarium its all set up with dirt and her nest up in the corner. My questions are: How do I go about handling it for the 1st time? I'm kinda scared but sooo intrigued! How can you tell how old she is?

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  • heather - 2014-03-14
    Handle her. She will be fine. I was scared at first, but I now have to refrain from kissing her! Bond with her, learn from her, don't be afraid of her... Does your family dog or cat have HUGE teeth? Why is it that you are not afraid of them? Experience is the answer. Hold her and learn.
  • Simon- grant - 2014-08-11
    My gf got me a t for my 18, birthday and I was just wondering should the heat pad be buried in the sand in the tank or just places under the tank
  • Jeremy - 2014-08-19
    To answer your question kathy, ALL spiders have venom including tarantulas. For most species including yours it doesn't amount to much more than a bee sting... unless you develop an alergic reaction. As for handling, Id be a hypocrite to tell you not to. Pink toes are usually not quick to aggression ( although this varies on the individual) the species is VERY "flighty"... very quick. If you're hesitant on handling it in any way, Id suggest you start with a slower species. If the first time you go to handle your tarantula and it takes off up your arm and into your hair, there may be panic, and you may end up injuring or losing your tarantula. .. or both. Be careful. Start small. Have help from someone that has experience. As for the tank warmer.... definitely goes on the ouside of the tank.... be careful with tank warmers... tarantulas typically do well between 72-82 degrees. With this in mind HEAT kills them quicker than COOL. Monitor this carefully.
  • Jeremy Mische - 2014-08-19
    ...on another note simon-grant, i notice youre using "sand" as substrate. .. You should really REALLY consider switching to something more appropriate like coconut husk, sterile soil, vermiculite... the sand isn't going to adequately regulate humidity, and combined with your heat pad you stand a good chance of frying your tarantula. ..
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Khan - 2014-08-11
Any one having 100+ Gecko or 25+ Black Scorpion in Quetta can Contact me for Best Rates with Guarantee, We Offer Highest Rates . (QUETTA ONLY)

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  • hamza - 2014-08-11
    yes i have contact me hamzaali2166@gmail.com
  • Naeem khan - 2014-08-19
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abdul rehman - 2014-08-19
Ive a pair of diamond doves but the problem is that I saw both of them cooing and one dancing I wana know that... can a female diamond dove cooo.

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