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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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  • doudoune moncler homme pas cher - 2014-11-21
    Bob The best way I actually browse the article there is a twelve megabit connection. NTL possibly?
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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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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.
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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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nick - 2010-03-05
How can u tell the difference between a male and a female african butterfly? Please be specific, thank you.

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  • Miss Cellany - 2014-11-19
    The male has a concave trailing edge on his anal fin, the female's is straight. The male also has an extended filament on his anal fin which the female lacks.
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Knife Fish Lover - 2014-11-17
Can i keep a Rope Fish in a 45 gallon tank with 2 cory cats,1 ocellated squeaker catfish,1 silver dollar tetra,1 peppered loach,2 green spotted puffer fish (i have very peaceful puffers that NEVER nip fins),1 BN Pleco,1 male betta,1 half banded loach/kuhli loach,1 dragon goby,and 2 tadpoles.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-17
    The Ropefish suggested tank size is 50 gallons, so you are really close. So I'm guessing it would probably be okay though the tank will be pretty heavily stocked. You may need to do more water changes to keep the water quality up. It is pretty peaceful fish, as are most of your others, but I'm not sure if the loach might get aggressive with it. That could be a concern.
  • Knife Fish Lover - 2014-11-19
    The puffers have been moved to a 10 gallon brackish and the loach is never aggressive.
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Kelsang Lhundup - 2014-11-10
I want a flowerhorn fish

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kye turnbull - 2013-05-13
im thinking of getting some of these, i love native fish of Australia, its my home country, and boy do i love it here!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-14
    They are cool fish, they are one of the candidates we've been considering for a 125 gallon tank we have as well. You're in a good place, as Archerfish are bred in captivity in your country too.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-05-15
    It's good because I can catch my own fish from the wild, especially the ones that aren't in the aquarium trade! I wild caught my tandanus when it was about 5 cm long.
  • Anonymous - 2014-11-14
    where do live and where did you find them.
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