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Katriana - 2013-03-02
I got 4, 2 centimeter long common goldfish, and one commet goldfish 2 centimeters long too. my sister had hundred as feeders so lil babys. I have a one gallon goldfish bowl and i saved these lil guys. i feed them differents things from time to time so they get what they need; flakes, pellets, blood words, shri,p things for em. they seem happy and healthy, no ick, nothing i can see. They aren't competitive and swim around the whole tank. they seem happy but will the small tank kill them? i heard they grow to tank size and theyre tiny young ones. so will that be fine?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-02
    They will need a larger tank, the rule of thumb is 20 gallons per goldfish. You will have to get a larger aquarium and should include a filtration system. See the information in the article above on how to take care of them.
  • Anonymous - 2014-06-03
    I agree, these fish you said you saved need a way bigger tank or fish tub.
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Silvia - 2003-12-28
although beautiful and hardy...My suggestion for stocking levels is 1 fish per gallon of water. Also, these fish have the most amusing habit of rummaging around in the substrate, by working gravel in and out of their mouths searching for anything edible.These are hardy fish which can tolerate a lot, but please dont use that as an excuse to mistreat them.

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  • Gavin - 2014-04-09
    1 gallon per fish is not sufficient it must be at least 15 gallons per fish.
  • Anonymous - 2014-06-03
    One gallon of water per inch of fish is better for healthy goldfish.
  • Rachel - 2014-06-04
    We tend to use the rule one gallon for every inch of fish. For a five inch fish you need five gallons of water, a three inch long fish needs three gallons of water, and three one inch fish will also need three gallons of water. For all of these fish together in one tank the bare minimum would be 11 gallons.
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dharm vekariya - 2014-06-03
Hey guys I have giant gourami and it has tail rot, I gave him a treatment of EM but suddenly it has stopped eating what should I do... The following EM TREATMENT I HAVE GIVEN (Erythromicin ( EM ), first dose 1 tablet for every 19 lit of water, 24 hours later 1 tab for every 38 lit of water, after 3 days do a 25% water change and continue treatment for at least 5 days more.)

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Alyssa - 2008-05-18
I have had these fish in my 20 gallon tank for a few monthes now, and I have to say, they are by far the best fish I own. Very peaceful, and I have even gotten some fry from them. I will never give them away!

The coolest part, is that my father got them as a birthday present for me.

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  • Eddie - 2014-06-03
    Hi we have just started a tropical tank and we have 2 honey gourami's. This morning the top of the tank is covered with little bubbles, seems like thousands are these their young, if so what do we need to do? I would be grateful of any advice thanks.
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Animal-World info on Albino Cory
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Rechi - 2014-06-02
The albino Corydora is derived Corydoras aeneus. Text is erroneously stating that the albino variety Standing derived from another species.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-08
    Possibly, but in our research so far we have found they are believed to be derived from Corydoras paleatus. Two of the references cited on the bottom of this page suggest this; Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod in his book 'Aquarium Fishes of the World' shows the albino form of C. paleatus (page 430); and also author Richard Geis,  in his book 'Catfish Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity,' also suggests in the caption of his albino photo, this color form being C. paleatus (page 54). However if you can share a resource suggesting they are C. aeneus , we would love to review it.
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Chris F - 2014-06-01
I have 4 black neon tetras and 3 swordtails, two of my swordtails died and left one female, will she be ok with the tetras? She chases them around but never nips at them.

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Animal-World info on Blood Parrot
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Cyndi - 2004-04-16
My "fish guy" at the pet store informed me that my orangy fellows live approx. 90 years! Heck, I can see the look on my kids face when she reads my Will - Daughter gets the blood red parrots. I wish I would be there to see the look on her face.

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  • Jordan Lorilla - 2014-04-26
    When done wrong, they die extremely fast, but even when done right, they probably won't live 90 Years! But you'll probably enjoy your blood parrot for a good 3-10 years if done right. The exact age the fish will live depends on the individual, but it'll probably live in that range.
  • Kathy - 2014-06-01
    I had two beautiful Parrot Fish, Peter and Patty, for eight years. They died within a couple of hours of each other. They always played together and bred. Of course the eggs never produced. They are a beautiful animal and fun to watch. They would also stare at me through the glass when I was in the same room. Some people have compared Parrot Fish to a dolphin. They are very friendly and do get used to seeing you. Afer they passed, I bought more (8).
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Jordan Fairbanks - 2012-03-04
I have a 120gal cichlid tank that has been set up for about 6 months now. I have a male Nicaragua Cichlid who is about 7in long and female Salvini who is about 4in long and they had babys. Most of my other fish ate them before we could gather them and put them in a safer tank. I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of hybrid fish this is or what they would look like grown. I have been wanting to know the best way to successfully breed. Thank you!!!

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  • Tricia Tilley - 2014-05-31
    Hi I have a 3 ft tank with only my nics in when courting. I found the male and females to be very lovely to watch. When the female has laid eggs and has her babies both parents are brilliant with their fry. I am proud to have 200 fry in my tank from these lovely fish. The female is green and gold with black spots and the male also has some green on his face but he is very golden too. Also with a nice play spot. So I'm guessing the perfect pair. I have a cave in my tank with plants around that they like to nibble on. The cave is under the sand so not to be noticed. Only had these cichlids 4 months and now I know they are a perfect pair. Thanks for reading. Mummy and daddy become very aggressive over their young if there are other fish in the tank. We had an algae eater but they didn't like it going near their cave..
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Animal-World info on Black Moor Goldfish
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CJ - 2014-05-30
So I have a Blackmore goldfish and I got him yesterday and I had an oranda and two comets too and they're really cool. My nanny named him Charlie (blackmoorgoldfish) and I was reading the comments on one guy and he said that you shouldn't keep them with a fish except Moors and that's wrong because as soon as I put in the food the oranda and the comets ate and what fell to the bottom Charlie ate and he's fine now and I've had him for a day now and he's doing just fine.

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Bhushan - 2014-05-30
Hi I have pair of kissing fish I don't know how should I care for them? They kiss each other for very rare and sit calm for the whole time is all normal with them? I don't want them to die.

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