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brandon baber - 2014-05-30
I had my female rose hair for about 4 mouths now and she absolutely hates me I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I love her she hates me. When I try to get her out she runs from one side of the tank to the other side and she is not about to molt, she has been like this since I got her and she has not molted since I got her. I feed her once a week, all I want is for her to be happy and not be scared of me but that's all she can be. I got to the point where I give here her own space and just don't mess with her, it's worrying me. Des she need to molt but can't and getting agitated or is she just not friendly? I just don't want her to not be happy.

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CJ - 2014-05-30
So I have a Blackmore goldfish and I got him yesterday and I had an oranda and two comets too and they're really cool. My nanny named him Charlie (blackmoorgoldfish) and I was reading the comments on one guy and he said that you shouldn't keep them with a fish except Moors and that's wrong because as soon as I put in the food the oranda and the comets ate and what fell to the bottom Charlie ate and he's fine now and I've had him for a day now and he's doing just fine.

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Ruth - 2012-08-12
We have a white face cockatiel, it is only very young. When can you tell if it is a boy or a girl

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-13
    I have no idea how you can tell the gals from the boys without DNA sexing.  However, they do breed very young and if it lays an egg - it is a gal.  They will usually lay 5 eggs - one every other day.  If you get 8 - 10 eggs - you have two females.  Sexual differences - there are some that will give you a best guess but just no accurate way to determine sex on these fellas without DNA.  If you are real concerned you can purchase a DNA sexing kit in the back of the Bird Talk magazine in the classifieds.
  • Donna - 2014-05-30
    A male whiteface's face will turn white. A female won't. I have one of each.
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Joshua - 2014-01-14
So, I got a Sideneck about two months ago, and he (I'm assuming it's a he, I have no guarantee) shares a tank with a Yellow Slider. He usually just hides under the basking platform and eats very little. I've tried varying the water temperatures, different foods, all sorts of things. He is incredibly inactive, and how little he is eating is worrying me. He doesn't mind being handled, and will even let me pet his neck while I'm holding him. Any help would be welcome

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-16
    It could be the time of year as they may hibernate or become inactive during the cooler months.
  • Vicki - 2014-05-31
    I know I just got one about a week ago and you said exactly what mine is doing just waiting to hear more comments :)
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mtg - 2012-01-08
I clean the turtle tank once a week but that does not even seem enough. Is there something particular about African side-neck turtles that requires more cleaning than usual of their tanks? (Nasty smell)!

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  • veela - 2012-01-24
    Like most water turtles, Side-necks are very messy. They require a minimum 55 gallon tank for a small male and a strong canister-type filter: one that filters at least twice the size of the tank. For instance, if you have a 100 gallon tank, you'll need a minimum 200 gallon filter. You'll also need weekly partial water changes. Feeding the turtle in a separate container helps keep the water clean, too. I know this sounds like a lot but you'll be rewarded with a sparkling tank and a happy, healthy turtle.
  • Raven - 2012-01-27
    TurtleClean is a bioactive liquid that will break down watse in the water while the filter removes the large/small impurities in the tank. Weekly cleaning is a must no matter what though
  • Vicki - 2014-05-31
    So you take your turtle out of the tank and put it where to feed it? And how often do they eat? Thanks kind of new at this.
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Jordan Fairbanks - 2012-03-04
I have a 120gal cichlid tank that has been set up for about 6 months now. I have a male Nicaragua Cichlid who is about 7in long and female Salvini who is about 4in long and they had babys. Most of my other fish ate them before we could gather them and put them in a safer tank. I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of hybrid fish this is or what they would look like grown. I have been wanting to know the best way to successfully breed. Thank you!!!

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  • Tricia Tilley - 2014-05-31
    Hi I have a 3 ft tank with only my nics in when courting. I found the male and females to be very lovely to watch. When the female has laid eggs and has her babies both parents are brilliant with their fry. I am proud to have 200 fry in my tank from these lovely fish. The female is green and gold with black spots and the male also has some green on his face but he is very golden too. Also with a nice play spot. So I'm guessing the perfect pair. I have a cave in my tank with plants around that they like to nibble on. The cave is under the sand so not to be noticed. Only had these cichlids 4 months and now I know they are a perfect pair. Thanks for reading. Mummy and daddy become very aggressive over their young if there are other fish in the tank. We had an algae eater but they didn't like it going near their cave..
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Shari - 2014-03-12
I just adopted a long-haired chihuahua that someone dumped in the woods in 20 degree weather. Who could be so cruel? She's a pup and precious. I named her Cuervo to compliment my other chihuahua, fifteen year old Jose! She also gets along fine with my 8 year old lab (Taylormade) and my ? year old adopted cat (Swiper). She's precious and shows me her 'thank you's' in puppy kisses!

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  • Anonymous - 2014-06-01
    Hi I find all dogs very cute and just hearing all of these comments just makes me feel sooo happy. In 2 weeks time I will be getting a long haired Chihuahua who is white and a sandy colour. She is absolutely adorable.
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Bubba - 2014-06-01
I kept mono's in my fishroom before, but not for many years. Yesterday, I came across a deal in my local fish store that I could not pass up. I bought 12 small mono's for a very low price. They are about the size of a quarter dollar coin and all appear healthy and active. I'm now in the process of moving some other fish out of a 125 gallon aquarium and rearranging it to suit the mono's. I'll keep them in freshwater for now - my well water is very hard (12 dGH) with a pH of 7.8-8.0. I'm considering adding a large group of mollies for dither fish, and maybe some small synodontis cats for clean up. I'll probably plant part of the tank moderately heavy with vallisneria which will hold up well to the mono's nibbling and even to the addition of low salt levels later on. Today I fed the mono's some raw boiled zucchini and later some live brine shrimp - already they are VERY eager eaters and their schooling behaviors are delightful! I'm looking forward to watching these guys grow and thrive in their dedicated system and hopefully will enjoy several years of their presence and activity in my home.

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Cyndi - 2004-04-16
My "fish guy" at the pet store informed me that my orangy fellows live approx. 90 years! Heck, I can see the look on my kids face when she reads my Will - Daughter gets the blood red parrots. I wish I would be there to see the look on her face.

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  • Jordan Lorilla - 2014-04-26
    When done wrong, they die extremely fast, but even when done right, they probably won't live 90 Years! But you'll probably enjoy your blood parrot for a good 3-10 years if done right. The exact age the fish will live depends on the individual, but it'll probably live in that range.
  • Kathy - 2014-06-01
    I had two beautiful Parrot Fish, Peter and Patty, for eight years. They died within a couple of hours of each other. They always played together and bred. Of course the eggs never produced. They are a beautiful animal and fun to watch. They would also stare at me through the glass when I was in the same room. Some people have compared Parrot Fish to a dolphin. They are very friendly and do get used to seeing you. Afer they passed, I bought more (8).
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Chris F - 2014-06-01
I have 4 black neon tetras and 3 swordtails, two of my swordtails died and left one female, will she be ok with the tetras? She chases them around but never nips at them.

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