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anthony - 2006-03-01
I have owned a couple of rats over the past few years and I will admit that they both have proven more inteligent than my yellow lab. If you spend a couple hours with them everyday out of the cage, they can be trained to be free in a room or even a house (with consideration to hazards,) to roam free. I had much more time with my first, I let him roam free on my desk at work, and he would try to wrestle my fingers and pencil when I was doing my homework. Very personable, very playful.

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daniel - 2010-04-28
My fiance and I took my niece and nephew to a small pond near our home in Indiana and my niece saw the turtle on the edge of the pond.. this is some of the nastiest water I've ever seen I wouldn't recommend eating any fish you catch out of it..lol...anyways I caught the little sucker.. my nephew had one of these spiny soft-shelled turtles before and the dang thing lived forever and his sister broke the aquarium with a belt and they had to turn the turtle loose.. they say about how you are suppose to keep the water really clean.. why when they live in nasty mossy water..maynard (the spiny soft-shelled turtle we caught today) is beside my bed happy in the mossy water he was living in before I caught him.. are they suppose to be aggressive? Mine hasn't tried to bite me yet.. well I will let ya know how everything goes.. :)

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Marlene - 2013-09-04
I have a Tabby, Roscoe... He does not have the M pattern on his forehead but more what looks like a spider with 8 legs. Does anyone else's tabby have a spider?

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Rache - 2014-10-11
I thought I bought a skinny pig. He was mostly hairless when I got him but not he's grown almost a thin coat of fur. Do they grow a 'winter coat' or did I just get a shaved baby guinea pig??? No matter what he's still super!!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-13
    Actually these guinea pigs still have hair, it's just much more reduced than a regular guinea pig. They often have a ver short, but rather fuzzy coat. Glad you like him, they are pretty darn cute!
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Shannon - 2014-10-12
I just bought two rainbows today not knowing they needed a 30 gallon tank. I only have a 1.5 gallon tank will they be okay?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-13
    There's really very few fish that can be kept in a tank that small. A betta could, or a few guppies, most everything else needs much more water and space. Look at getting a bigger tank for them before you have any problems:)
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brian - 2011-01-22
Hi I have a red tail cat fish and it won't stop swimming up on the glass rapidly swimming back and forth I don't know what to do he in like in a 56 tank it is a new one just got him in it but he was doing the same in the old one just started doing so I got a new tank 56 and he still is doing it what do I do? Is it the hp of the tank what do I do he barely ever stops swimming on the back on the glass looking like he wont's out of the tank lol ? plez help me

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-01-22
    It sounds like it may be flukes. One of the characteristics of this disease is unusual racing around the tank. See this link: Flukes disease
  • Chris - 2011-05-27
    I have a 14 inch and he swims up and down during feeding time....but my retail shovelnose is smaller and I do notice him doing what you describe...but what worked for me is throwing in some dry baby shrimp and he eats and calms down....but it should be okay these fish are sometimes playful
  • amanda - 2011-11-12
    This is exactly what my lungfish was doing before he died. Sounds like its cotton wool disease. It effects them from the inside out. But not to worry! My etc was in the same tank and he was able to recover from it with the help of medication I bought at the pet store. I used maricyn 1 and 2. Try to get the liquid form it works better than the powder. He will likely lose his appetite for a week or 2. Just give him feeder gold fish he should eat them. Make sure you take everything out of the tank and clean it really well. Best of luck to you and your fish!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-19
    Any other symptoms?
  • Hank - 2014-10-12
    mine did the same thing, i was told by an exotic fish dealer. This is them searching for food they have a voracious appetite. once its lil belly gets filled he'll calm down.
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Tan Hui Chun - 2010-12-29
Can I keep my shark with mini lobster? Thanks.

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  • Thiven - 2014-10-12
    Yes. The shark swims in the middle of the tank and the lobster hides most of the day. I have them in the same tank and haven't had a single problem. They get along perfectly fine.
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s - 2014-10-12
I have two black moor goldfish in a 20 gallon tank, but all of sudden they both keep floating/ swimming upside down. what should I do!?!?!

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  • David Brough - 2014-10-12
    Its probably what is called swim bladder disease since it is pretty common in goldfish. Personally I would do a partial water change, make sure there is plenty of oxygen (aeration) and dechlorinate.

    Check for obvious signs of other illnesses like sores, fin damage, or ich and treat for that if present. Anti parasitic or anti bacterial.



    Swim bladder disease treatments usually focus around diet or constipation: feed defrosted frozen peas, live foods, and plenty of roughage (dietary fiber consisting mainly of veggies if you can get them to eat it).



    Keep the temperature stable.



    Hope this helps.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-13
    Sounds like a swim bladder problem. Start with a good water change, and then the diet. A good varied diet that includes frozen peas (thawed and skinned) can help with swim bladder.
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FaJaun Chef Fairrow - 2014-10-12
Hello I'm really liking my Keyhole Angel also, I've had him a month he is shy and will come out to eat but when he see's people he goes back into hiding, but he gets along very well with my Domino Damsel, I'm gonna add a Kole yellow eye tang,or Tomini tang or two spot bristletooth tang I'm not sure yet.

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