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Aalsen Geertsma - 2014-09-13
They're ravenous when it comes to food and snails, and they're quite fearless when they discovered eggs. They love digging for all kinds of snails, or dwarf shrimp. But they failed stealing eggs from hole breeding L-numbers or apistogramma cacatuoides. They're quite energetic and acrobatic here, and will swim full lengths of a tank in a display of dominance. I think it's best to keep them with other species of fish which aren't shy, because they bump into other fish on purpose quite often. Corydora's don't appreciate this, most tetra's neither. I have 7 of them in a 240 litres tank, they'll transform a still life aquarium into a more dynamic one, without agression. Nematobrycon palmeri is a superb combination with these botia's.



Oh and did anyone notice they have spikes under their eye's? My 8cm adult botia has spikes of approximately 4mm, she got stuck in a net...

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Julie - 2014-03-28
My Bubble Eye fish, Bub, is kind of odd. He hates being in our 10G tank, and prefers our fish bowl which is like 1G-1.5G. He is full of personality, and I'm pretty sure he recognizes me when I come to feed him, or just sit and watch him. The thing is, I've read many times that they like to be towards the bottom/floor, which Bub does on occasion, but he's more fond of chilling at the top. He's healthy, and very playful, so I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not. He's been doing this pretty much since we got him, back in Dec. 2013. Any thoughts?

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  • Julie - 2014-03-30
    Never mind... found him dead this morning. :/
  • Dave - 2014-09-13
    Fish at the surface can indicate lack of oxygen. Especially if they seem to be 'gasping'.
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Allison - 2012-10-03
How can I train my caique to say a word or two? He is about a year old? Is he still trainable? He does a few tricks and mimic a cricket chirping but no words yet.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-03
    Caiques are very very trainable - to play.  They have been taught hoops, basketball, riding a scooter - all sorts of different play and just having fun.  They are extremely expressive and will love you and scold you.  However, I have never heard of one talking - they will make many sounds and i guess it is us to understand their language. 
  • paula - 2014-09-13
    I have a wbc named Abe and he speaks quite clearly. He is always asking 'what cha doing' very appropriately and says pretty bird and I'm a pretty pretty pretty pretty bird and is learning peek a boo and hi david. He also barks, quacks and wolf whistles so keep trying.
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Rachel - 2008-01-01
Your site is very helpful - thank you! Just a quick note on Vitamin C, I have had guinea pigs since I was young. My very first guinea pig, Brownie, became sick due to vitamin C definciency. I brought him to the vets who told me to give him orange juice and gave him about 4 months to live. I not only put the OJ in his water bottle daily but taught him to drink the juice out of a bowl. He loved it and lived a good 2 years longer than the vet forcasted. I adopted him as an adult so I am not sure of his exact age when he died. Every guinea pig since then has been on "OJ". You obviously can't keep it very long in a water bottle because it will sour but if you get the guinea pig to drink out of a bowl, he will drink it as a "treat", even variations of the juice like orange/banana, etc. Just make sure it is pure juice and not sugar.

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  • Joy - 2014-09-13
    I have four guinea pigs and I don't know why but for the past two litters my female his head either all or almost all the baby's die
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Joy - 2014-09-13
I have four and I want to know way to keep my guinea pig litter dry because every time they drink out of a water bottle it leaks and I am afraid of letting them drink out of the bowl because they have one or two babies in the cage I don't want babies to drown supposed to do.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-14
    You may want to get another water bottle, but a tip, don't use cold water. Tepid water tends to not leak as readily whereas cold water often will.
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Lisa Lupia - 2014-09-13
Hi I just bought a black masked lovebird off of someone from craigslist n he is 7 and never let out of the cage n never touched and Im trying with all my might and I do know alot about birds have them 30 years n been trying all my might to handle him but boyyy is she vicious. I have done everything possible but he aint going for it what should I do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-14
    Sounds like he's got a great home, but was never tamed. At 7 years old, you've got a task to in front of you if you want a tame bird. A lot of patience and love will be needed, but hard to say if the lovebird will become like a handfed bird that was socialized as a baby. Good luck.
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aiden - 2014-09-10
I have a 50litre tank and am looking at these wonderful fish and was wondering: How many do I get? Do they go well with bristlenose catfish? How aggressive are they? what cheap fish do they go well with? Thanks everybody!! Sincerely Aiden

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-10
    Heya Aiden, if you add your aquarium where it says 'Enter a Freshwater Aquarium' (in the care parameters just below the intro) you will get the 'Fish Finder'. This cool tool let's you compare fish that are compatible and work with your tank.
  • Glenn - 2014-09-14
    For a 50 L, 2 or 3 breeding pairs would work great. I have a single one with 4 cherry barbs, an angelfish, a red fin shark, clown loach, and a bristle nose pleco. I have had no problems. They have a pretty mild temperament and are a very hardy and nice fish. I wouldn't get crabs ,shrimp etc though. They would get along well with the catfish, unless it is twice the size, and has a temperament. Tiger barbs are cheap and playful, especially in a school of 5 to 8. They are also very colorful, and have a perfect match for temperament with the cichlid.
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jeff - 2006-06-21
Everything about these magnificent living creatures is amazing, i highly recomend them as pets. I have a male and a female. Fortunately my female is such a sweetheart, shes actually mellow enough to chill out and walk around on your hand. ill walk around with her on my shoulder. The male on the other hand wont let you get even the slightest, close to him. The stings feel like taps, the pincers on the other...OUCH! In other words you'll know exactly how each ones individual personality is. i started with her on a table and without stressing her walked her back on to my hand, slow and steady is key, twitch and theyll get ya. can ya blame em. DONT GET A SCORPION IF YOUR ALERGIC TO BEE STINGS! Another bit of advise, dont start aggressive. The flatrock scorpion is similar to the emperor but different in appearence. the desert hair is also similar just dont recommend handling them and they are slightly more toxic, but usually only results in a small area with strong pain that goes away in a couple minutes. look em up...you'll like them

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  • Bryce - 2010-12-17
    Hey jeff my gf got me an emperor scorpion do you recommend a towel or a leather glove when handling my female scorpion?
  • joseph - 2011-03-21
    You don't need gloves or towels just hold him.
  • muteeb - 2014-06-20
    i have a scorpion. i want make her weight above the 200 gram. How can i do it
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Tony Osty Wilds - 2013-06-04
hi ive just got a corn snake snow from my son for my birthday I fed it on sunday when can I handle it cos I tried today Tuesday is that too soon as she keeps trying to bite me (not that it would hurt me ) but would like to handle it any advice

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-05
    NIce picture:) Well, the rule of thumb is to not handle them for 48 to 72 hours after feeding, depending on the size of the prey. Basically if you can still see a lump, then wait longer. Biting is from one of two things, either there is food around or the snake is feeling threatened. I would guess the second one. It's in a brand new environment, is young (babies tend to bite more than adults), and doesn't really know you yet. So be patient and gentle and you should be fine.
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-06
    These are even better pictures to see your beautiful snow corn snake. And yeah, it sounds like he's still a bit nervous. But they adapt pretty quickly, as you are finding out:)
  • Tony Osty Wilds - 2013-06-06
    Thanxs for that I got to handle it last night it tryed to bite me but I waited until she tunred around . Once in my hand it was ok , it was squeezing my fingers quit hard is this normal or was it it felt threatened
  • Callum Ryan - 2014-08-19
    The squeezing is normal they are just trying to hold on. Think about it like you're a tree for them and that your fingers and other body parts and like branches so they just want to feel safe. :)
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Adrian tattooer - 2013-07-02
I just caught a big one under my trailer I'm trying to find out if its a male or female as I caught a smaller one by a hot tub on the back porch. Can they be kept together or will they kill each other? The little one stung the big one and it curled up in the corner of the glass enclosure, I poked at it with a pen and it lifts up its tail but it seems intoxicated will it croak by another's sting? They are the same species of desert hairy scorpions.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-03
    I would not keep them together. These scorpions are loners and will most likely kill each other if given the chance. Good luck!
  • Jerod - 2014-09-11
    Nope, the little one acted out of fear perhaps and nailed the larger one. Not what you expected when you acquainted the two is it? This will continue to happen until you separate the wo. They are immune to eachothers venom but thtle guy will usually hit first because she is quicker and her target is larger.
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