Animal Stories - Aquarium Tropical Fish


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Emily Dickow - 2004-04-13
Greetings! I love my tin foil barbs. I have 2 of them in a 55-gallon tank with some cory cats, a pleco, clown loaches and two kribensis. They are now 14 years old, and I am on my third fish tank (55-gallon). I now believe this tank is also too small for them, as they are nearly a foot long each. I bought them when I was much younger, before I did anything like fish research, and I got no warning from the pet store that they would grow so very large! Had I known then what I know now, I do not know that I would have gotten the same fish! They eat everything in sight (live plants are a fantasy to me, as they ate an aquarium full). I cannot get any new fish, as they eat them. Algae is a problem, as any otocinclus I attempt to put in the tank are usually eaten within one week. They constantly harassed the snails, as well, so now they will just have to make do with the lazy pleco. They are incredibly hardy fish - one even took a late night sail out of the aquarium and flopped on the floor for a while before being scooped up and dumped back in. As that was nearly 11 years ago, I am not anticipating he will have any long term difficulties from it! The people at the aquarium said they can live up to 30 years in captivity, so if you keep them right, you will have them a VERY long time! Just be sure you GET A BIG TANK!

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Gabriel - 2004-04-13
I just had a 700 gallon pond made and I bought 3 shubunkins (3" long). With the little time I spent at the pond, I get tremendous pleasure out of it.

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Augustine - 2004-04-12

These beautiful, unusual, fish are very hardy and tough survivors in stressful situations.
That DOES NOT mean though that you may place them in a tank and forget about it.
Beautiful and great to hand-feed, Tinfoil barbs are so entertaining to watch, actually intensify their brilliant red colors as they mature while other fish usually lose their color, and are easy to care for. I currently keep three Tinfoil barbs along with four Severums cichlids and one Striped River catfish in a 55 gallon.
I got my barbs from a relative and they were only about 2-3 inches. After about a year they are at least 6 inches and are so pretty in the tank with their contrasting silver coloration.
Feed these fish variety, high quality flakes, shrimp pellets, freeze dried food and others. Tinfoil barbs are very easy to care for as long as the owner provides a decent tank size and keeps up with many water changes.
If you have a large tank of at least 55 gallons, get around three of these silver beauties. They are very worth having around in your tank.

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Gwang - 2004-04-12
Hi I am from Thailand and I just got my blackmoor yesterday.Her name is Bento. She is very cute and always hungry. I try not to overfeed her. Next week I am going to by a runchu to be her friend.

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emma - 2004-04-12
I find that this breed of fish is very easy and i recommend that if anyone is thinking of buying gold fish they should consider buying a black moor as they are different than most gold fish types.

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ROY BRYAN - 2004-04-11
I RECENTLY BOUGHT A 18 INCH RED TAILED CATFISH. ALONG WITH MY 2 FT TIGER SHOVELNOSED CATFISH THEY HAVE DEVOURED ALL SMALLER FISH, TO INCLUDE 2 LIMA SHOVELNOSE AND 2 SMALLER TIGERS ALONG WITH THOUSANDS OF MINNOWS. OVERALL IF YOU HAVE THE TANK SIZE THEY ARE A GREAT FISH TO HAVE. IDEAL TANK MATES ARE OSCARS PACUS AND OTHER CICHLIDS THAT CANT DISAPPEAR INTO ITS BOTTOMLESS PIT. I HAVE SEVERAL OSCARS A PIKE AND 2 PACUS AND 2 MAGUANESE AND 1 RED DEIVL IN A 220 ALONG WITH THE 2 CATFISH

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Rick - 2004-04-11
I have 8 pink lady gouramis in a 300 gallon tank, i bought them about 5 months ago when they were about 4 inches long. now they are all about 12 inches. they tend to get along very well. they are very cool looking all together. on the other hand i also have 3 red tails and 2 white gouramis in a 240 gallon tank. they are very aggressive and have to be separated all the time. for some reason the pink ladys seem to be the peaceful and newest of the spieces.

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Andrew - 2004-04-11
You say that they only grow to about 6" or so i have now in my tank 2 that are about 10"-11" that ive had for about 2 12 years and are kept in a 500 gallon pond during the winter and in a 200 gallon tank in the winter

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James - 2004-04-10
I have two powder blue dwarf gouramis and was keeping both in a planted 25 gallon tank along with 2 otos and 6 panda cories. The larger of the two (both male) became more and more aggressive toward the other (never the other species) until it was necessary for me to move the victim to a different tank. Unfortunate as the two really had some interesting interaction before the aggression. An absolutely lovely fish.

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kelsey - 2004-04-10
I have two black moor fish. the fish keep me occupied because they are so active i can sit and watch them swim around in the tank for hours at a time!! the fish get along really good (i have a girl and a boy). i just hope they dont have babies because i wont know wat to do with all of them. anyway i am going to ckeck up on them....

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