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amalsyikin - 2014-11-22
I've just realized that my swordtail was having the babies when she's dead. I took her body out from the tank and saw her babies were still inside the womb(didn't noticed alive or not). I buried them at my backyard :(..

My question :
1) what may caused the dead? The mother is stressed because of giving birth? Or else?
2) should i took out the babies out of the womb?

thank you (who replied me the answers :) )

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Shirley Webler - 2014-07-18
I have a Chinese Algae Eater, got him/her 7 years ago, it was about 1 inch long and 1/2 the size of my pinkie finger and now its the same length of the heater in my 10 gl tank and almost as wide, its very active, spashes the water, pushes the rocks around the tank, and lives with a an Albino Chiclid. 

I also have a 55 gl tank which has 4 Chiclids, 2 Parrot fish, 2 Tinfoil Barbs, & 2 Tire Track Eels.

The Albino Chiclid can not live with the other Chiclids because they kept biting his tail off and he almost died twice from it.

The picture is of my Chinese Algae Eater that I took yesterday.

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  • Rain Kessler - 2014-11-21
    the reason your algae eater doing this is because it has no room so 2 try 2 make room its chewing off its tail
Rain Kessler - 2014-11-21
your goldfish killed them only because they poop every hour or so no matter what u use 2 stop them making your watter toxic with there wase. 

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Bruce - 2014-02-12
I have a 300mm BGK which I have grown 35mm youngster I bought at the local pet store. I have had him just over two years now living in an comfortably in an Aqua-One 980 (about 230 litres) tank with Phantom glass catfish, Black Widow Tetra's and bristle-nose catfish. He is a fantastic fish spending a lot of time upside in his 100mm diameter clear plastic tube hiding in full view from the world.

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Danny Sinclair - 2006-09-14
For sexing the fish, what it says in this profile is true. Also, a male's dorsal fin is noticabely larger than that of a female's. These means the male often tends to keep the fin semi erect.

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chathu - 2014-11-21
I brought a new redtail catfish yesterday.. its about 3 inchs. And I have another redtail catfish in my tank its about 5 inchs.. this both fought yesterday few times.. and stoped it. .n started to bite eachother... last night they ate normally.but today both refused foods.. and still the big one trying to chase the little one... what should I do...make them separate or keep them together .. they will be friendly with the time or not... I'm very confused cz I want keep this two in a same tank.. my tank size is 7x2x2.. I think my tank size is ok for this both for few months... main thing I want to know is wat should I do to make them riendly...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-22
    Glad to hear you will be ready to move them to larger tanks as they get bigger. Your current tank is only about 210 gallons, and they each will need a 1000 gallon tank or more. As far as compatibility, you can read the 'social behaviors' on this species page to understand what is going on. Basically they are incompatible, being territorial with their own kind as well as other members of the Pimelodidae family.
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Kristina - 2014-09-10
I got a silver tip shark about a month ago and I have it in a 5 gal tank. The fish mostly just sits in one corner of the tank and doesn't do much. why? is it because he's stressed or lonely? and how often do I need to clean/replace water in the tank. new at this fish thing.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-10
    It sounds like you fish is very unhappy, probably because the tank is way too small. If you check out the aquarium setup section for this fish, you'll get an idea of what to do to keep him not only healthy, but happy:)
  • Adrienne - 2014-11-15
    Make sure you have the right amount of salt in your tank. They are brackish fish
  • Knife Fish Lover - 2014-11-20
    Your tank is way too small,as the Silver Tip Shark-Catfish needs a 55-75 gallon minimum.
Knife Fish Lover - 2014-11-20
Can you write a page on Tandanus Tandanus,the Eel Tail Catfish?

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George Bee - 2012-10-18
My red oranda is about 3 years old. It has developed a fleshy protrusion on its body near the base of the tail. It is flesh color about the size of a pecan nut. It has not had any effect on the orandas activity. Can anyone help me on what this is? Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-18
    It could be a variety of things.  More of a description would help.  Could be a water quality issue or maybe parasites?  Start with the simple thing first and test your water.
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Melissa Sellew - 2014-11-19
I have an adult male Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, I recently took in a rescue fish its a Kissing Guorami we had them together for about a week before we had to separate them due to my Kisser fish trying to kiss Mr. Jack her lips had bite marks and feeding time was not fair to the Kisser due to Jack not letting her get any food... So my question is what would be a good tank mate for the Kissing Guorami I don't like seeing her all alone! Any suggestions? There both in 40 gallon tanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-21
    The Kissing Gourami can get aggressive when it gets big. See the social behaviors section on this fish's page to get a good feel for companions. One thing you'll read is that keeping them with other fish that are aggressive brings out their own aggression, which is probably what happened when you tried to keep it with this type of cichlid. Most large cichlids are pretty territorial.

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