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Larry - 2009-11-23
I have 2 featherfins in a 55 gallon tank with a few zebra danios, glow-fin tetras, black tetras, and 2 golden algae eaters. They all get along just fine. I did have the same problems others mentioned with neon tetras disappearing, but only with neons. Featherfins just like the taste of neons apparently. The best way to introduce new fish to your tank with the territorial featherfins is to rearrange the tank. Move the plants and rocks around at the same time that you add the new fish. The confusion makes them think they are in a new area (which has the new fish), and the territory is no longer theirs. It has worked great for me for all fish except the neons. Just don't add neons to a tank with featherfins and you should be okay.

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  • Ryan - 2010-10-17
    I've actually been able to keep neons with featherfins successfully. I currently have 6 neons in my 55 gallon aquarium with 2 featherfins. But they were raised with many small fish which included 5 neons in my old 20 gallon aquarium. They usually don't get too aggressive towards bottom dwellers, but from time to time will spar with each other around the tank. But I have had 3 out of 7 kuli loaches die lately, but I don't know if it was from them or old age, but I hope you have greater luck with smaller fish with the guys!
  • Ren - 2013-01-24
    My featherfin ate 14 fresh shrimp in two days. Every weekend I would buy at least 10 and couldn't figure out where they were going. I owned it for a year before he ever came out of his cave so I call it Houdini, it had tripled in size when he finally showed up. It gets against the highest center piece and just hovers in a perfect vertical 90 and lets the bubbles go up his belly. Very enjoyable now that I see it, very playful with my 7' placo, they are like bff's, inseperable.
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Lakeland - 2011-10-11
My banded snake eel won't eat and I can't put the food front of home cause he is under the sand or swimming away from it

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  • Rajashekar - 2014-08-08
    Wow! What a great looking chair you've got Luna! And a great place to keep check on enityrhevg -- without being too obvious! Look forward to checking in on you next week.Sam Schnauzer
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Sue A. Wagner - 2011-02-25
Hello,

I have 18 black emperor scorplings that need homes ASAP. They were born in April 2010. I bought the "mom" from a breeder in Cleveland and it turned out she was pregnant :/

They are all in a 55 gallon aquarium right now. I'd like to give away the whole thing but I'm willing to give them away individually.

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  • Sue A. Wagner - 2011-02-25
    Also - I'm located in the northwest Ohio region.
  • Zuko - 2011-02-28
    How big are your scorplings ? How much are you selling them for? If you have any males I would be interested in buying 1 or 2.
  • shahn - 2011-03-11
    Is it for free?
  • joseph - 2011-03-21
    I'll take em all.
  • joseph - 2011-03-21
    Can I have 6-8 of them?
  • Martha Debevec - 2011-04-04
    Hi. Do you have any left? I would be interested to have some for my classroom. Thanks.
  • David Berry - 2011-04-15
    I would LOVE to take some of them scorpions off your hands if you still have them give me a call at 8657488123
  • victor - 2011-05-01
    I want scorpions but I live in brazil someone can help me?
  • Anonymous - 2011-05-02
    Hey, I dont know were you live or how late I am but I am looking for 1 or 2 scorpions to begin with because I love them. If you still have some I'm very! Interested so just email me at ferrari118@hotmail.com and please make the subject related.
  • Josue - 2011-05-07
    If you still have the scorpions I can take a few off your hands. Let me know how many you have. Jok3rfromriverside@hotmaildotcom
  • Cedric - 2011-05-16
    I'm interested , I want to have 1 male 1 female just add me here cedricfrangi@hotmail.fr
  • Ed - 2011-05-21
    Hi. I am very interested in your 18.
    Will give them a good home.
  • Eric Stamper - 2011-06-02
    I have friends in the pet supply business, and also have 6 of my own emperors. Would be willing to take and house yours. Where do you live and how can i contact you?
  • magen36 - 2011-07-09
    I am interested in buying 1 of your emperors, but I have a small problem. I leave in Malaysia, if you got any emperors left, you can just email me at mcmagen36@yahoo.com.
  • raul perez - 2011-07-19
    Hello Sue, do you have any left?


    Best Regards,
    Raul
  • jericho england - 2011-07-21
    Hey, I need a bunch of scorpians and I love the emperors. I'll take them all if you want to get rid of them. The best way to contact me is by phone my number is 734-731-5672. thanks
  • chris ward - 2011-08-02
    I've been looking to breed my female emporer scorpion. I bought her a few months ago from a pet shop and I'm willing to pay for shipping if you still have your scorpions. I'd be willing to take 5 or so. I've got a nice 100 galon tank with plenty of moss and watering pans and a nice humidifier I found on amazon. Maybe hit me up :) thanks
  • jonathan - 2011-08-21
    Are the scorpions free? ive been looking for one for 2 years and if your selling them how much?
  • jason - 2011-08-27
    I would like to take maybe two I would really like a male and female.
  • christopher martinez - 2011-08-28
    sorry to hear that but if so i would like to take the whole thing off your hands and give them a good home
  • Richard Carroll - 2011-10-15
    I'm very interested in buying a scorpion from you. I do want just one as I am a beginner. If you still have some left please contact me by my e-mail. I also have some questions about their habitat. I've heard many different things, but would like to hear it from someone who actually has experience. I know I keep seeing them in sand at pet stores and am now reading that is wrong for the emperor. Even if you have none left I'd still like to talk about habitats and if you might put me in touch with a breeder. What got my attention with you is the word "breeder". I want one from a breeder and NOT from the wild. I have no interest in people destroying colonies just to sale. I was looking for a female, but you saying yours was preggy when you got her kinda spooked me cause I have only a 15 gallon tank at the moment. Please contact me if you can help me out or get me in the right direction. Thanks for your time, Richard
  • Kay Taub - 2011-10-16
    Hi,
    I teach and use the emperor scorpions for my programs. If you still have extra scorpions, I am happy to use them for my programs. Please visit my website, Incredible Insects, to see the details of my insect workshops.
    Thanks,
    Kay
  • tc - 2011-11-18
    Hi I live in Calgary. Where are you? thanks terry
  • Bob fraijo - 2011-12-16
    Hi I just found this forum. If you still have some scorpions let me know. I have two. And always willing to ad to my family. Email me fraijojr2002@yahoo.com would you ship I live in Ca. I'll pay for shipping.
  • ahmed - 2014-08-08
    hey! sue where are u from? do u still have those scorpions or few of them..if u do then tell me their weight and color and ur demand of each..
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Jill - 2014-08-08
That is ridiculous. You don't need to get a baby unweaned to have it bond strongly to you. I bought mine at three months old and she loves me to death!! She is very well bonded to me and loves my husband as well. All you need to do is give it love and attention. This is for anybody who is reading this blog that thinks they need to buy an unweaned baby to have a strong bond. Definitely not necessary. I love my baby to death and she loves me!!

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lynette callegari - 2014-08-08
how do I clean a hamster that has laid in his wee

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Andi Harris - 2012-05-01
My rainbows spawned yesterday (30/4/12) and it seems the female is doing all the hard graft whilst tthe male is standing gaurd and casually chasing other fish away from the female and eggs. the female certainly puts the male in his place when his attention drops slightly. I've bred these fish many times over the years and I find them amazing little characters in everey way

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Sarah Wheeler - 2014-07-23
what is the best way to treat ich for a Green Spotted Puffer? and also, my puffer is just a baby about an inch long. Should i treat him for ich in the 30 gallon tank he's in right now?(with a couple minnows) and ghost shrimp) or should i treat him in my extra 10 gallon? which is best.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-05
    You have to be very careful treating this fish with ich medications, as they are scaleless and very sensitive to any chemical treatments. The best way to treat these fish is by slowly raising the tank temperature to about 80 degrees and adding some aquarium salt. Ich is a parasite that cannot survive above about 73 degrees. However, to completely eliminate the ich, you must maintain the tank at the higher temperature for at least 10 days. This is because the parasite will be in the tank in various stages of development from larvae to maturity, and you want to elimate it totally. With this treatment the minnows should be fine, but I don't know what effect the increased temperature may have on your ghost shrimp. You may want to move them to the other tank.
  • Sarah Wheeler - 2014-08-07
    Thankyou so much! I don't see him scratching on things anymore, i did also remove them all for 3days and put ich medecine(for other fish but not scaleless fish) and let it get in there to kill the ich and cleaned it all out before returning them, the thing is, the temp is always 80deg-84deg. Even at one point the temp was 87-88 just me trying despratley to kill the ich! because I had a fish wich recently died Green Spotted puffer about 3 inches, he always scratched but never grew white spots. he didnt have any other marks or things that shouldnt be there or look weird. He eventually died of ich but i tried everything with raiseing temp to half dose ich medecine, it just wouldnt die, a period of a month or more. :( Do you know why this happend? why the ich wouldnt die at 87-88 degrees for more than a week and a half,I dont understand what I did wrong and miss this fish ;'(

  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-07
    Your fish's death is truly a mystery. But your story about the danio is very cute... I can't stop laughing as I picture him!
  • Sarah Wheeler - 2014-08-07
    Also, I dont know the salanity or whatever, but i put about 2 tablespoons per gallon or marine salt(not aquqrium salt) because these fish are brackish, and hs only a baby still so its just a bit. Im not sure if youre allowed to mix marine salt and aquarium salt? and will that even be okay? (omg this is so cute all my danios jumped out except one and since he cant follow other danios as they like too hes following my baby puffer everwhere he goes! just an extra word cause that is so cute I thought you wouldnt mind to hear haha.
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i m ayaan - 2014-08-07
hello friends i m ayaan rajpot my fb i.d is ayaan rajpot. I m 4m pakistan gujrawala . i have lots of scropion and lapers spiders and yellow frogs if any intrested so sale or perchase so call me at 00923006444990

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  • Abdul Rehman - 2014-08-07
    Hey, Ayaan contact me i am from karachi , i called you last night but you didnt answer...
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lynett shier - 2014-08-06
i'm so upset my black moore of five years + has disappeared in my tank it wasn't ill and i can't find it dead anywhere the other fish are fine would they have eaten him :-(

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-13
    So sorry to hear about your Black Moor. It is possible the other fish could have eaten him, but if it has been a compatible community tank, it most likely only occurred at night, and probably only if the fish had already died.
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Jim - 2012-12-22
Having this sweet dog is like another kid in the house. We have to 'spell' OUT, WALK, PLAY, FOOD, jeez I could swear he has learned our language better than someone using Rosetta Stone.

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  • Jim - 2012-12-30
    Funny thing is my wife calles him 'a punk' when he gets into something. 'Get outa there you little punk' then seeing him running out of the room SHE had left open.
  • Mary Goodwill - 2013-03-24
    That is so funny...just like my long haired. Sometimes it is like she even knows what I am thinking! I never mention going to the vet but when that day comes she hides when I say let's go BYE....usually she loves her rides in the car! These pets are smarter then we are!
  • Deb - 2014-08-06
    Ours too! I spell out, treat and bed and they know all those words! They are such smart dogs!
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