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shay - 2014-08-15
I have a powder blue gourami, I'm guessing it a boy since most walmarts don't sell females. I've got him in a ten gallon tank with three barbs, he's very peaceful, eats all the time and likes to swim all over the tank. I do have one barb that likes to nip at his fins every so often which leads to him trying to hide, but not a lot. My issue is on the bottom of his belly and the tip of the fin under his belly he has turned dark blue. I seen it before and it faded back to his normal silver/blue color but this time its been all day. He is still acting the same and eating the same I'm just worried it might not be normal.... What do I do please someone help me out. I've got it heated to 78_80. Got A little air stone filter. Lots of plants and hiding places I might feed him a bit but he's always looking for it on the bottom so I just feed him so he doesn't have to eat nasty stuff ....... I also did just change the tank water this morning cuz it was nasty

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-17
    It sounds like you're taking good care of him and he's eating,, so I wouldn't start worrying yet. He could have some stress due to the barbs.  It is best to keep barbs in groups of 7-8 so they spend their time nipping each other, and leave the other tankmates alone:)
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Donna - 2014-06-10
I've had my rose hair now 3 months. She has curled up up side right. There's a milky substance coming from her rear. She hasn't eaten in 4 weeks. Before she had gotten this way she moved about all twitchy like. I'm afraid she's dying. Someone please tell me what's up?.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    It may just be poop. Their excrement, which comes out of the rear of their abdomen, has a milky look at first, then it dries to a chalky white and is odorless.
  • Anonymous - 2014-08-14
    If she's upside down its molding or regrowing new skin leave her alone when molding because if she don't or gets disturbed during she'll get sick an might die
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Animal-World info on Black Moor Goldfish
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RACHEL GREEN - 2014-08-15
I have fantail gold fish which is staying at bottom of tank and can onlt swim a little tries to go up but seem s like its to heavy to swim yo then top. It moves around the tank at bottom. Bit stays in same location for a long time then moves again. Could this be constipation or bladder disease? What should i do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-15
    Lethargy is often cause by water quality, try doing a partial water change to see if that's the problem.
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Animal-World info on Parisian Frilled Canary
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steve - 2011-06-01
I will have about 20 parisian frill (babys)for sale thay are all from "champions parents." Send me e-mail in september
thanks
Steve

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-01
    They are gorgeous. I never saw one before. You are sooo lucky.
  • julio fernandez - 2011-10-09
    Hi, I like to buy canarys please let me know if you still have any and your prices thanks.
  • hasan - 2011-10-10
    I am interested in your 20 parisan frill or giant frills. Please send me photos and your phone number
  • Zoya - 2011-10-14
    Hello Steve.
    I am interested to purchasing pair of Parisian canaries for my wife.
    Please let me know if you stll have some, price and where are you lokated.
    Thank you.
    Art.
  • William - 2011-10-30
    William Velez
    Hi, I like to buy canarys please let me know if you still have any and your prices thanks.
    E-mail: draft.tech@gmail.com
  • Piet - 2011-11-07
    Hi Steve, do you have more baby Parisan frills to sell, looking for 10 and if you have oor know of 10 Dutch frills too?
  • Beth - 2011-12-01
    Do you have any Parisian Frill canaries left? How much do you charge? Where are you located? Do you ship?
  • sam - 2011-12-14
    I have about 10 pair but I am interested to have new lines, do you have any?
  • kai - 2012-01-09
    Hello my wife and I are interested in your canaries. Please call me atv415-698-4642
  • Sam kouhakn - 2012-05-03
    Please let me know if you have any for sale, contact me at samk@taci.tv
  • ali - 2012-05-09
    Hi dear
    Im loking for parisian canaries to give my son for his birthday in september. I was just curious if you have any parisian canaries for sale .
    please send me Email or call me at 301 717 9773 if you have.
    thanks
  • gm - 2012-09-18
    Hi i want buy frill canaries tell me price/each&both
  • Julia Stubblefield - 2012-09-19
    I have a friend that wants a few of the Parisian frills. please contact me so I can connect the both of you .. he lives in Iowa.
  • nick. The birdman. - 2012-12-17
    Hello Looking to buy Canaries. Please email me at brnkiad@gmail.com if you have any left. Thanks
  • Banti - 2013-07-20
    I am interested in 3 Parisian frills. Please call. (530)570-5222
  • leo - 2013-09-29
    Looking for a pair. If you have one send pics and price.
  • P.Valentin - 2013-11-15
    I am interested in frilled canaries. I have one male I purcahased locally but no way of breeding without a female.He was being picked on before I purchased him so he is almost bald as well the poor guy. At least now he is singing again...valentin7@earthlink.net
  • Frank - 2014-08-13
    Hi Steve I'm looking for pair of frills
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Torren Sutton - 2014-06-25
Well I have a black moor and I have a comet goldfish but I don't have a filter for them. Will they die? I have water salt but will they die or not?

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  • BBP - 2014-08-13
    As I've sure you've read here, those aren't the best two types to have together but it can work if you pay attention to whats going on and stay on top of water quality, etc. I prefer the Moors, Telescopes, and fantails but I received a Comet as a gift. All I will say in answer to you question is that the likelihood of your fish dying sooner rather than later is raised exponentially without a filter. Goldfish are voracious eaters and produce a lot of waste. Waste turns into ammonia and other nasties, and the entire tank bio chemistry will be off. Fish need good clean water, space to grow and swim, and peace from more aggressive fish. Do yourself and your fish a favor and buy a filter, change the filter medium as directed, and also invest in an aquarium test kit. API makes several & I personally go to a store to purchase or use Amazon. Last bit of advice - read, read, read, as much as you can on their care and treatment. They are an investment both financially and for your time but the joy you will receive in turn is priceless.
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Jerr - 2009-03-07
I have a 6 year old black moor goldfish who is the LAZIEST fish I've ever owned. He was originally in a little 5gal, and as he has grown so have his tanks. He ALWAYS has prefered sitting on the bottom of the tank. Probably because he manages to hurt himself when he swims. Over the years I have rescued him from the filter system (making one eye larger than the other), later from an ornamental log he was stuck in for a couple of days (making the other eye blind and blood shot). He is currently the size of my fist and is a brilliant gold/orange color with black tipped fins. He lives in a 105gal tank happily laying on his side on the bottom. He has 4 healthy fat tank mates who all swim normally, although my fantail will sit with him to keep him company, and from time to time you will see him haphazardly swim around for excercise. So I have chalked all this up to pure laziness, and PERHAPS a damaged swim bladder due to his near death experiences through the years.
I anticipate him being around for years to come. If anything, he makes for interesting conversation with guests.

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  • raye - 2014-01-21
    I have a black moor too that got herself in all kinds of trouble. Got stuck in her light house and damged her gills... she too was a bit lazy but I found if I give her 1 or 2 thawed frozen peas deshelled every day it gets her moving....good luck.
  • Mark - 2014-02-19
    I have a Black moor and when I woke up he was at the bottom of the tank so I came to the tank and he was still alive. So I gave him some food and then I relized that he is struggling to chew his food. I got a good look at his mouth and it's kind of stuck together. I will check him up and see if he is poorly or not also I will give a water check. Please have a solution for this problem and help my poor black moor.
  • BBP - 2014-08-13
    Actually my reply is for Mark who unfortunately is listed as a reply also and has a serious issue needing help. I see its been a few months so if you have an update please let us know not as a reply but a separate story/comment. My suggestion would be to see if your fish has anything trapped inside its mouth or see if its mouth fungus. Ive never had a goldfish have gravel stuck in its mouth but I am fighting mouth fungus on one and that stuff just will not go away! So Mark please give us an update and I hope its a happy one.
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Carol Wright - 2014-08-14
yesterday when we got up our Jenday conure was missing two toes,we battled the whole day to help him, it took us time and patience to get the swelling down and had to call the vet about bleeding (dont have a vet here)and this morning when I looked to see why he is looking more unbalanced, he has bitten off one of the back toes, why is he doing this, he keep on picking at the toes,he is with a Sun conure, female who had laid over 40 eggs since last year,none fertile as they one is Jenday & sone Sun conure,we give them healty food, take them for vitamin injections when we do go to a town where there is a Vet , but the pair have always been so content, never locked in a cage, sit on our shoulders,I dont know what to do, is there anyone who can give me some advice please

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-14
    Wow, your poor conure.  These birds are quite active and love to chew, so they need lots of toys to chew on and several perches for lots of activities. But biting off it's own toes is very concerning... and unusual. Don't know what the problem could be, but I suggest you get an avian vet to do a physical and some things you can also ask about are gout, possible vitamin B deficiency, calcium deficiency, and maybe parathyroid glands. All the best to you both.
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Animal-World info on Sulcata Tortoise
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Azy - 2008-02-18
Hello everyone! I purchased my sulcata 2 years ago from a local petshop. Once I saw it I fell in love with it. The petshop owner did not know much about it, only that it would grow really large. He told me one name, but as I found out later he was wrong. My undergrad major was in biology and I studied herpetology. I classified the tortoise as a Sulcata tortoise. I did research and learned all I could about it. At first I did not know her sex, and I decided to name her flip, due to her flipping over all the time. I live in South Texas where we have very short winters or none at all. I have a very large yard where she enjoys digging, sun bathing, and grazing. She is very accustom to me and comes and knocks on the door for food or just curiosity. She's not that large yet, but I can't wait for her to get bigger.

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  • colten comer - 2010-11-18
    She will get VERY large.
    I got one when I was 11 I am now 18.
    I named mine MR. T.
    He is now 250-300 pounds and 16-20 inches across the bottom of his shell from left to right.
    If you want to learn more email me.
    coltenmcomer@hotmail.com
  • Saly - 2010-11-22
    I'm from South Texas too, the RGV to be exact...I'm thinking about buying one, would you recommend it?
  • Jenny - 2013-08-31
    Saly I'm from the RGV, too and the sulcata s are absolutely a joy, I have had them for about 3 years. They are a lot of work, but I love them. Jenny
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viv - 2014-08-06
i have no idea how to sex a cock and hen in A dutch frill, can someone help please?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-13
    Adult canaries are very difficult to sex, even for the experts. The only absolute method is that just the females will lay eggs. Beyond that, males (cocks) will tend to sing more and have a stronger song than females, but during a molt or in the winter they may sing less, or not at all.

    Checking the vent / cloaca identify sex is very difficult, as unlike mammals, the differences aren't very distinctive. Only during breeding is it possible to see variations. Blow away the feathers of the vent, the skin leading up to the vent on the male is elongated and prominent, and the vent itself is narrow. On the female the skin is flat or only slightly raised, and the vent is rounder and flatter. Still these differences are not very evident, and are only possible to detect at the height of breeding season.
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randall - 2014-08-11
I have a 5-6 inch parrot ciclid and convert to a deep orange to a mild yellow once I turn lights on. What's up? There is another parrot ciclid that 4-5 inches that the same color all day. Could they be 'mating'? Of course they pick the gravel all day and disbrute it around the tank. Thanks Randall

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-13
    They could be mating, all that rock cleaning is an indication of that. But many Blood Parrot Cichlids will change color with age as well, this is presumably because of  the Midas or Red Devil Cichlid parentage. Both of these cichlid species are known to change coloration as they mature.
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