Animal Stories - Aquarium Tropical Fish


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mark - 2005-07-05
I caught some gabusia "mosquito fish" hoping to breed them as food for my freshwater tortoise. I wondered if they might crossbreed with guppys as they are very similar in appearance. I thought crossbreeds may be hardier, more tolerant of cold water, and also hopefully more colorful. It worked. i had a male gambusia and a female guppy seperated and she was carrying fry. but unfortunately she had them while i wasnt around and ate the lot..oh well back to the drawing board.

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Lacey Carr - 2005-07-04
I think my little shubunkin i just got is so adorable, i named him Henry and he's orange with a little white patch underneath. He gets on so well with my other comet Austin. He does tend to go a bit nuts and swim around madly moving all the stones, it's so funny to watch. I will be sure to invest in getting more so the boys have girlies :P

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scirracco - 2005-07-03
my fishes name is nightmare. it is the best fish ive ever had. it is so lively. it keeps me company. it cheers me up and does a good job at it!

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Sarah - 2005-07-03
I started out with two fish. One of them died.I got another fish. That one also died. So I got Another fish. And guess what? It died to. So I decided to get one more fish because my only tough fish was getting pretty depressed because all his friends kept dieing. Well, I was gone for a week right after I got this new fish. My family had been taking care of them while I was gone. When I came home, my new fish was dead, and had given my good old fish that I had had for a year, a disease. I had noticed when I got the fish that there was one fish kind of laying around the bottom but I didn't really think any thing of it. So my advice to you is to make sure, when you are looking to buy a fish, that every single fish in the tank at the pet store looks healthy and energetic.

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Kym and Brendan - 2005-07-03
We have two shubunkins called Sub Zero and Momus.
They are very lively ( sometimes a little bit TOO lively)
Sub zero has already made an escape attempt but was rescued from the carpet.
As long as they stay in the tank..and don't try to run/swim away we are very happy with them

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Karen - 2005-07-03
I purchased 3 parrot fish that were entirely black. As they have grown, one is almost white, the other orange, and the third black and orange. They continue to change colour.

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Natalie - 2005-07-03
I have had Oscar's on and off for 10 years. A friend of mine normally takes the adults once they have outgrown a 50gallon tank. She owns a 150gallon tank and they love it. They are very intelligent fish, have a hearty appetite, and always seem to keep busy. Most people want fish to be lively colored and Oscar's are not the first on their list. I however think they are brilliantly marked, the albino's, the orange specks, all of them offer a variety of color. The best thing is the personality though. They always seem to "spring" clean, and when they are really hungy they pick up a mouthfull of gravel and throw it at the tank. Gee how appropriate. But I wouldn't trade them for the world. Make sure you read up on them before purchasing one, two, or a bunch. They do grow rapidly and quite big. So be prepared.

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sean piel - 2005-07-03
I have a 4-5 inches long one and it is a beautiful orange, and has kind of an orangish white fade to the bottom. I still cant tell what sex it is. it is super agressive towards my other fish and it is in a seperate tank! He loves frozen krill cubes. i have him/her in a 55 allon tank by himself and he is still getting use to it. They are MAJOR diggers... well mine is. I dont really have any advice except feed them three times a day.

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samkit - 2005-06-30
Al was about one inch long when I bought him, now he's about four and a half, I think (I'm bad at judging such things). Very shy, will swim and hide under the tree stump decoration. I have a small school of Neon Tetras in the tank as well and have had no problems between the species (that I've seen). Fin rot withered down Al's pectoral fins and added a split in the middle of his tail, but that doesn't seem to have bothered him. I've occasionally seen him stuck to the glass or nibbling algae growth off the outside of the tree stump, so he's doing his job. Even though he's so shy that I rarely see more than just his head in the entrance of the tree stump, I still think he's very beautiful and would definately add a Chinese Algae Eater to any future fish communities.

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logan - 2005-06-30
i have had my oscar for almost a year now and he has such a personality, i now hand feed him chunks of squid and feeder fish, this fish is very hardy i'v never had a problem with him. i also have a bumblebee cichlid which i'm teaching to hand feed also. they are great tank mates.

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