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Dr. Lan Phan - 2005-05-23
Hello everyone in the aquarium hobby business. I'm a proud owner of a 200 gallon Oceanic Show tank will the following fishes: four blood parrots, two silver arowanas, three silver scats, two silver dollars, three clown loach, five red tail sharks, three rainbow sharks, opaline gourami, golden gourami and a plecostamus. Everybody is approximately the same sizes except for the plecostamus and silver arowanas. The water chemistry is as follows: pH-7.4, nitrite-0, ammonia-0, nitrate-10. Feeding includes freeze-dried blood worms, Omega One super color floating pellets, and on occasion as a treat frozen Hikari blood worms. Water changes are accomplished by doing a twenty-five to thirty percent of water every month. Filtration Emperor 400, four Ehiem 2217 in line, four 2215 in line, 3 Maxi-Jet 1200 and 3 Maxi-Jet 1000 for circulation. Additionally using Tetratec DW96-2 to run a 48 inch. bubble wand. Temperature is set at 82 degrees farenheit. For lighting I used four 10,000K and two 50/50 bulbs. Decorations consist of clay pots, African drift wood anchored down by slate, tall long artificial plants, and many hiding places too. I hope you enjoy reading this.

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Jason - 2005-05-21
I have two common goldfish and one comet. I saved them from being a gourmet dinner, LOL. I enjoy watching them, they are great pets. They are pretty easy to care for, cheap, and usually are sold for feeder fish. but I think the common goldfish is one of the finest goldfish. I like your website it has great facts about goldfish and has great picures.=)

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Jason - 2005-05-21
I have two common goldfish and a comet. I had them now for a couple of months now. They live in a 36 gallon tank with eclipse filter the are very happy. I always hate looking at goldfish when they get dumped into a small bowl. Most people think that goldfish are boring but they make great pets for kids and adults. Your website has great facts and pictures. Goldfish make a great pet for many reasons one of them are they do not reguire a lot of care.

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Amy Lota - 2005-05-21
I recently took in 3 young common/comet goldfish from being used as human consumption at a University in my area. During the short period I had them-I grew very attached to all 3. My betta chased them around a bit, but they all got along. I did just release them into a home-made pond at my Aunts house, so they can grow up to be big like their new friends in the pond. Although, I do think my betta is a tad bit lonely now. Anyway, if I ever get the chance again to save/rescue/adopt some goldfish....I would do it all over again. Thanks to Shellie who actually was the one who took the 3 fish out of the horrible enviroment.

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Anonymous - 2005-05-21
I just got 4 angelfish and i love them. thank you for helping with the temperature. i fixed that since they were freaking out on the first day. Angel fish will make anyone happy if they take care of them.

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Matt - 2005-05-20
I have a silver dollar fish that is 16 years old! he has jumped out of the tank a few times. in fact, 1 time he jumped out and i didn't notice it. I had fallen asleep and was awoken by this slapping sound. it was the sound of the silver dollar fish on the bare floor behind the tank. I picked him up and he has a dust/cat-hair sweater on his body. so, i picked the hair off and plopped him back in the tank. that was about 6 years ago. I am thinking he might be dying now though, he is laying flat on the bottom of the tank, although, he seems more lively today. I did a water change, and i think the tank might have been too warm (83 degrees)

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Khristie - 2005-05-20
I must have been one of the unlucky pet owners because my fish is NOT shy and NOT calm! He's extremely agressive! The last time I cleaned the algae out of his tank, he bit my finger and latched on! He didn't let go! And I just fed him not even an hour earlier! Nevertheless, I still love Skittles.

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margo - 2005-05-19
Thanks y'all. I just purchased a Chinese Algae Eater along with 4 goldfish for my pond. My pond is about 3' around and is made of concrete.

I released the fish in the pond yesterday but I couldn't find my Chinese Algae Eater (Hop Sing) today. I was worried because a turtle was in the pond. He's gone now but I thought he ate Hop Sing. But y'all make me feel better because I do have a cave in the pond and I did see Hop Sing going in and out of it yesterday. So I'm confident he's in there. He'll probably come out tonight. :)

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Jennifer - 2005-05-18
I have 2 Blue Gouramies and 2 gold gouramies along with mollies, angelfish, and silver dollars. In a nearly 50 gallon tank, all are doing well. They like to swim and feed with my other fish and don't chase them around the tank. Right now they are only about 2-3 inches long. I think most people having problems with gouramies are putting them in tanks too small. Then need plenty of territory and will be less aggressive. Mine have done wonderful this way.

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Jennifer Kile - 2005-05-18
I just recently purchased 5 silver dollars for my aquarium. These fish seemed a little skiddish at first but have settled in nicely with my 4 angelfish, 4 mollies, 4 gouramies and 2 catfish. They are still a little jumpy when someone gets too close to the tank, but they are easy to care for and their constant activity makes for a nice addition to my tank. I can sit forever and watch them. Even though all 5 of mine appear to be males there is no aggession among them.

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