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Connor - 2014-10-15
I have one male red swordtail and he is a gorgeous fish and gets on with my red finned platies, mollies, clown loaches, penguin tetras and my neon tetras. But does anyone know when my female red tail platy will give birth because she has been pregnant for ages and has had no babies?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-17
     The average gestation period of a live bearer is about 28 days, so if its been longer than that she may not be pregnant.
  • Connor - 2014-10-19
    Thank you very much for your help and during the time we have had we have had 5 babies and we think it is her because she has got a lot thinner.
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Wilson - 2014-03-12
Okay well I have a 100 gal fish tank with a 7-8 in tiger Oscar and a breeding pair of jaguar cichlids, a gar and a convict and a red tail catfish. The Oscar ran the tank until about a few days ago I started to see that the Oscar was acting different. He didn't swim much anymore which he was very active before. The male jaguar and he will flare out at each other, never fight but now the Oscar is just acting terrified. Should I get rid of the female jaguar to calm Jim down? Or what should I do? Also my baby Jack Dempsey which was active at all times stop being active? What's going on? :/

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-03-13
    Hmm, maybe your tankmates are just starting to become more aggressive and territorial. As they get older and/or ready to mate they sometimes will become more aggressive. It might be a good idea to remove the one jaguar cichlid and see how the other fish react. Maybe that will change the dynamics of the tank in a positive way. Are there plenty of hiding places as well? I would make sure there are lots of plants and other distractions where the fish can go.
  • Bryan - 2014-04-11
    Your tank is WAY overstocked. An Oscar, gar, and red tail catfish are going to get HUGE.
  • Rick McCloy - 2014-10-19
    I suspect that your problem comes down to your mannies now breeding, which greatly increases both their territoriality, and level of aggression. This will happen later with your J.D.s as well, if they form a pair. You will have to address it by keeping any breeding pairs in separate tanks of adequate size; your jaguars will need alot more space than will a pair of JDs. Although much smaller than I would like, I suggest that you keep the mannie pair in their current tank, and keep the oscar, and only one JD in a tank of about 135g. You can add one of the smaller plecs to this, or 2-3 striped raphael cats, which are basically indestructible, and remain at a manageable size.----rick
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Kent Robinson - 2014-10-17
If, the elec.Blue Jack Dempseys are too delecate to live w/my Oscars--I'd like to know where to buy regular JD?

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  • David Brough - 2014-10-19
    Jacl Dempseys are very commonly found at pet stores.
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Catfish Lover \"The Expert In Anything Catfish\" - 2014-10-17
Can i keep four of these in a 55-75 gallon with 2 African Brown Knife Fish and 1 featherfin squueaker?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-18
    For the most part I think they would be fine, but because they are all bottom of the tank dwellers, it'll get a little crowded down there.  I would suggest the 75 gallon being better.  These are all basically peaceful fish but the two Brown Knifefish may get aggressive with each other as they age, so you may just want one one of those. The Glass Knifefih actually do well in a group, and five is the suggested number.
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Anonymous - 2011-12-27
I finally found a place that is not sold out of archer fish and I am thinking of getting some. I would like to breed them but I hear it has never been done before. Some people think it is because they go to saltwater to spawn, I think they would go to freshwater, so maybe I could get a brackish tank with a few of these and slowly change the water to slat and let it stay for a while then slowly change it back to brackish wait awhile, then slowly change it to fresh then slowly change it back to brackish then repeat every 2 months until it works. Will this work?

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  • Mike - 2014-02-08
    It might work.
  • Mike - 2014-02-08
    Don't do that it will make the fish get diseases very easily. You can try but I can't make sure it works.
  • Anonymous - 2014-10-17
    Now in Thailand can breed Toxotes chatareus
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-18
    They are  also bred in Australia by a commercial fish farm, Ausyfish Pty Ltd.
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Catfish Lover \"The Expert In Anything Catfish\" - 2014-10-17
I have 2 knife fish (temporarily) in a 35 gallon,heavily planted tank.They will eat Hikari Massinvore Sinking Pellets,and when they are older (possibly) feeder fish.They are very peaceful and enjoy one another's company.They are a scaleless fish and should only have half the normal medication used for other fish.

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Catfish Lover \"The Expert In Anything Catfish\" - 2014-10-15
Can i keep a 3 inch crayfish with:1 featherfin squeaker,2 african brown knife fish,2 spotted raphael catfish,2 farrowella twig catfish,1 baby whale,1 female rainbow shark,1 male betta,1 peppered loach,i kuhli loach,1 yoyo loach,1 peppered corydoras catfish,1 green corydoras,1 BN pleco,and aquatic plants(hornwort,cabomba,duckweed)?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-17
    I would be cautious about adding a crayfish. They have one desire... eating, and you have several bottom dwellers that will be easy snacks. Maybe keep the crayfish in its own tank.
  • Catfish Lover \"The Expert In Anything Catfish\" - 2014-10-17
    Ok,Thanks.
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Connor - 2014-10-16
I have two community tanks and I have 4 kuhli loaches, two in one and two in the other. And in my main tank they come out all of the time but in my littler tank I hardly ever see them. They are gorgeous fish to keep and also they like to come out at night. These are lovely fish to have so I recommend you get these. If you know why my other khuli loaches don't come out please let me know?

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victor - 2014-10-16
Hi I have a blue dwarf gourami which was introduced in my aquarium where i had 2 clown loaches and a sword tail, black tail. i have noticed that the sword tail nips at him when i've put him in and since then is just hiding on the bottom of the tank. Later i've introduced another red gourami ,but his behaviour is still the same,he's not coming up for feeding is just eating plants.Is there anything i can do to help him to become more sociable? please help me

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-17
    Having plenty of plants and hiding places can help.
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Norma - 2014-07-23
I live in Simcoe Ontario. I need help trimming my amazon bee puffer's teeth. Can anyone help me? I tried it myself but had no success.

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  • Norma - 2014-10-15
    Just to let everyone know, i did successfully trim my Amazon Puffer's teeth. It's funny, they were shy of me before i did it and now they are always at the front of the tank when i look at them. It's like we've bonded lol
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