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Charlotte - 2013-08-30
I have an outdoor pond and I put 3 Shubunkins in it. One morning, all but 1 were gone. Most of the plants were in the filter for some reason so I thought the fish were in there as well but could never find them. Does anyone know what might have happened? Also, I constantly have to get them out of the filter. How can I keep them from swimmiing into the filter? The net catches them so they don't get hurt but I would like to keep them out of there.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-31
    It is possible they died and are hidden on the bottom of the pond? Have you scooped around the bottom to check? Or, they could just be hiding really well in the plants?
  • Tammy - 2013-09-04
    Sounds like a raccoon may have paid a visit to your pond.
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Sylvana - 2013-09-02
My bubble fishes mouth turned red. My grandfather fed him goldfish crisps. The water smells bad. What is wrong with my fish?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-09-02
    First, it sounds like you may want to clean out your tank and do a water change. I would change maybe a third of the water and siphon out any gravel to make sure to get any decomposing food and feces out. If the redness doesn't go away it could be a bacterial infection which can be treated with antibiotics. Also, don't feed your fish anything other than fish food!
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Animal-World info on Fahaka Puffer
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Adriane West - 2013-07-13
I just purchased my fahaka puffer, was told he is very agressive and grows 5'' but if raised with other baby fish it may do fine with all of them growing together! I have a 125 gallon tank includding my globe puffer, 2 peacock cichlids, tire track eel, 2 african cichlids, 3 tiger barbs, electric blue jack dempsey, 2 feather fin catfish, jeweled cichlid, 1' plecostomus, blood red parrot, they all get along beautifully! No problems at all! We will be upgradeing to a tank twice the size eventually ;) p.s researched when I got home to realize he grows 18''.

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  • Daniel h - 2013-09-02
    Adriane, just get a separate tank for your puffer. As he gets bigger it's very likely your other fish will randomly become victims of nasty bites or viscous predatory attacks. I love my fahakas but only put fish with them that I would be ok with losing.
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Anonymous - 2013-09-01
Mine was given a model tree and soon after it was put in the tank he dug a tunnel under and nearly came out. I kept it with Platys and he lived under his tree with one of the baby platys and never touched it.

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Animal-World info on Redcap Oranda Goldfish
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Marianne Jagga - 2013-09-01
I live in South Africa. Temp is currently 2 to 18 degrees C. Whydoes my coranda float upside down?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-01
    It sounds like the temperature is fluctuating quite extremely, from very cold to temperate. The equivalent in Fahrenheit  is 35.6 - 64.4 degrees. This is very hard on the fish. Perhaps you should get a heater and a thermometer and keep the temperature constant, and then see if your fish pulls out of it.
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Anonymous - 2013-08-23
I have 6 pangasius, My largest one is 6 and a half feet and that is just under a year. I keep mine in a 9000 gallon aquarium with many other massive fish like a 2 foot balance shark.

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  • Casey - 2013-08-31
    Just watch your silver shark because I have 3 Pangasius Hi Fins and I had 3 silver sharks also knowan as a Bala shark and one of my Pangasius Hi Fin has eatan one of my silver sharks!
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lil lexi - 2013-08-31
Thanks for the info on the gourami's. It helped a lot because I had a small problem with the snails now they're good as eaten.

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adam - 2013-08-30
I have 12 silver dollars in my tank and only 1 is female she had ova a couple hundred eggs today, very happy!

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Amit - 2013-01-23
I have 4 awesome Mono fish in my 3 ft by 1.5 ft by 1 ft tank. From last 4 months and they have grown nicely. It's a great feeling to have to keep them. Please tell me more about them to make them more healthy and happy.

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  • manoj - 2013-08-29
    Add around 1 Kg rock salt to your aquarium. They need brackish water when they get older.
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Kelly - 2013-08-27
We have 4 mooriis in a 75 gal. They're right at a year. Purchased a 125 gallon tank today, I know they'll be happy once we can move them! Love these fish. Very docile, only tank mates are various plecos. They do spook when we approach the tank, and hide in the slate caves we made. Any suggestions on tank mates for these guys...keeping in mind they are extremely easily spooked? I don't want any chance for them to get hurt!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-28
    It would be best to keep them with other cichlids of similar size. They are considered a semi-agressive fish and wouldn't do well with other community fish or other cichlids which are smaller than them. You can try using this Fish Finder application to determine good tankmates. It's helpful because you can put in every parameter of your particular aquarium!
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