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Pam - 2005-04-07


I had recently purchased three Electric Yellow Cichlids, (2 inches), two Albino Oscars, (1.5 inches), and a pleco (3 inches). After reading how peaceful the "Yellows" were supposed to be, and being told that because they are the same size as the Oscars, they would all be fine in the tank (29 Gal.). Well, not true... my "Yellows" managed to kill one Oscar, and totally de-fin the other....which I am about to have mercy on the poor fella.... So beware, sometimes the most aggressive fish, become victim of the so called peaceful fish.

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Bob Doetsch - 2005-04-06
The info here is very helpful to us newbie aquarium hobbyists. We just started our 20 gallon high tank with three Black Tetras. At first they were reserved and confined themselves to an area of cover. We are one day into this now, and they are more comfortable, alternate between hanging around the plastic leaves and darting around, occasionally nipping at each other. We are told to wait at least a week before adding more fish. We had a false start dealing with a chain pet store before we wised up and visited a real fish store with expert advice.

-Bob in St. Clair Shores, Mich.

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Animal-World info on Large-spot Catfish
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anthony - 2005-04-05
I have a 3 year old who is quite an active fellow.He loves chasing my Eupterus around the tank.I love my cats!!!

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Animal-World info on Common Hatchetfish
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Anonymous - 2005-04-05
To me, Hatchetfishes are very interesting and great to learn about. I am thankful that there are living things out there in the world, like Hatchetfishes, to be fond of. Hatchetfishes are my personal favorite fishes!

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Animal-World info on Shubunkin Goldfish
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chris - 2005-04-05
I have a shubunkin who is a year and a half old, his name is Nemo (not very imaginative I know, but my friend named him).
He has so much personality and charm, and he is a very strong acrobatic swimmer. I am thinking of breeding him if I can find the right female!

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joe - 2005-04-05
built a 9 x 4.5 x 2.5 pond last summer, bought 6 shubunkins, 5 survived, pulled or sunk the plants and put in a stock tank heater for winter (-20 f. usually coldest temp.) everybody is happy and hungry this spring. pond, fish and plants cost about the same as a tv, but much more enjoyable.

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Animal-World info on Blood Parrot
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jamie davies - 2005-04-05
i have 3 blood parrots and they are in a malawi tank with 6 malawis they are good companions and dont bother each other at all...
my biggest parrot is 5 inches and the others are 2 inches and all my malawis are 3 inches big....
my parrots are the most playful fish they interact with my malawi and dont argue over teritory.....
i feed my parrot once a day on nurofin spiriluna pellets, tetrafin pellet and krill. So they get a good balanced diet and i keep my water temperature at 26 degreec celseas............
my PH is 8.0 and they are the best fish you can have there wonderful characters...............

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Animal-World info on Iridescent Shark
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Anonymous - 2005-04-04
Whatsup Everyone. I just started with aquariums around october 2004. I had a small 30 gallon tank, which I recently upgraded to a 65 Gallon. I had 2 Irrid Sharks, (Frankie & Johnny). They seemed to get over any sickness that came about them. They were about 4" long, but recently Frankie just passed away. I think it was because the PH level was too high. I was soo upset about it, I went to petland and purchased 4 babies. Now they are all schooled together, they ususally hangout on the right side of the tank. Not sure why but they were even doing that in the pet store. I also have 2 Laporanis (I think thats how you spell it), 3 Red Tailed sharks, 1 6 - 7 " plecco, and 2 babie pleccos (about 2 - 3"). I feed them frozen brine shrimp a few times a week, they all love it. I feed them 3 algie discs, about 15 - 20 cichild pellets, and about 10 - 15 shrimp pellets, twice a day. They all seem to love it. And when they eat it all up, I still see them scavenging all over the bottom of the rocks looking for more food!. I am now doing 50% water changes at least twice a week. Every time I do a waterchange, I add about 6 - 10 capfulls of tap water conditioner, I sprinkle some aquarium salt around, and add about 6 - 10 capfulls of cycle. If I need to, I will add a little bit of PH minus when I do a water change. Maybe 2 or 3 little spoon fulls. I am trying to keep my tank as well balanced as I possibly can, Yet it is very diffacult.


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Animal-World info on Honey Gourami
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Mark Holland - 2005-04-04
Im not familiar with this red-flame type, but raised two lots of honey gouramis a couple decades ago. The males were awesome looking, with an indigo-blue colored throat patch that would display in courtship, with a deep red-gold tint to their fins. When startled (which was often, they ARE cowards!) their entire coloration would pale out to a pale yellow.


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Animal-World info on Angelfish - Common
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raven_claws - 2005-04-04
I absolutly love angelfish, they are absolutly amazing, I have 4 of them now, 2 young ones about the size of a nickle which I recently got. One is a silver veiltail, and the other is a blushing. My 2 other ones are the size of silver dollars, one is a black one and the other is a golden. They are really funny to watch especially when it is feeding time. They all tend to get together in a line and they go on their sides and sway, really funny to see. They are an awesome fish and I think everybody should own them.


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