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Specter99 - 2012-09-03
A must have on my wish list because i want to own a aquarium

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-04
    This fish is not for the average home aquarium.  Gets very large and expensive to care for.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-04
    This fish is not for the average home aquarium.  Gets very large and expensive to care for.
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Anonymous - 2012-08-23
I have one of these sharks, my son bought him 18 years ago when he was only 3' long, in a 10 gallon tank. Now he went from a 10 gal, to a 20 gal, to a 55 gal and now he is in a 75 gal. tank. From 3' to 24 plus' now. No other fish can be with him, can't have anything in the tank with him ( plants, rocks, etc. ). Have pumps that pump 160 gallons a hour, change 5 gallons of water every other day. Change 6 filters every week. Great fish but one problem, every so often he gets frightened and goes crazy in the tank, water goes every where. Thinking about letting him go in a river, getting tried mopping water up.

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Scott - 2012-08-23
These fish may not be venomous but their spines have some toxin. I got stung yesterday by one and it was very unpleasant. Handle with care.

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Rodney Clark - 2012-08-22
I just picked up a red tail cat and he is in the tank with 10 other fish now I'm missing 2 fish and his belly is large :(

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-23
    If it can fit into its mouth it will eat it!!
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marigold - 2012-08-21
Albino corys sure are durable. We had a tank full of a variety of fish, then we moved a few hundred miles away and brought them with us. Most survived the move. But a month after the move we had to be out of town for a few days and our air conditioner broke. It was in hot June in Florida with a west facing window. This just cooked the rest of the fish *except* for the albino corys. It was awful seeing such a mass die-off. They were more lethargic, but survived, and now a couple of months later are still doing fine. We had some julii corys, but they died in the heat. So it's something about these albinos, fishy superpowers or something. And they are so darned cute!

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Flerida Javier Ambion - 2011-11-24
I love Albino cory. I named them Teapot and Pirate. Teapot, because its stout and short. It was alone, so I had to buy more, but there was only one available in the shop and it has only one eye. So I named it Pirate. I wish there are more in the shop. I want to have 4-6 of the same kind. They behave like a puppy. so cuuuutte!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Glad you like. Many don't realize that these guys have distinct personalities and get attached to their owners.
  • Donna - 2011-11-25
    Yeah, my albino is the same way, very lithargic but seems to come to life if there's activity in the room
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alexa - 2010-08-07
I just got a featherfin squeaker he's in a 40 liter tank with 2 pearl gouramis 7 sword tails. Hes/she is still small only 7cm I want to add some black neon tetras the ones in the store are still really small 2-3 cm do you think they will be eaten?

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  • Lisa - 2012-08-05
    40 liters is far, far too small for a featherfin. My advice would be to return him ASAP or get a bigger tank. 50g at least.
  • hope - 2012-08-12
    I think they will be. I had 15 neons in my tank. I now have 1 my catfish eats every small fish I put in the tank
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hope - 2012-08-12
I have an african Featherfin Synodontis Catfish. Well at least that's what we think it is. We are looking at selling it but don't know how much to charge for it. It is about 20 years old maybe even older and it is a big fish. we don't have the room in the tank for him any more he is not good with little fish

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-13
    Somehing is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.  I'd go to a specialized fish store (not your petsmart or walmart) but  true fish store and ask them.  They might be willing to pay for it.  They might let you put a notice on their bullentine board.  I'd try Craigslist.
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Saffraz Mohammed - 2012-08-05
Hello everyone, I just bought an Albino ID @ 3 inches long.  I originally put him in my 100Gallon but had to take him out because he got stuck under ornaments and I was afraid he would get sucked into my filter. I have him in a small 15 Gal right now until he gets big to safely be put back into the big aquarium. My concern is now that I see some raised spots on his side and he's getting reddish and not swimming much. What should I do? I have experience with his breed too. I have a 15 inch ID in my large aquarium. Any Advise is welcome folks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    Not good.  I would check out the information on Animal Worlds fish Disease and Symptoms and look up the symptoms your guy has and the recommended treatment is on the side.  Sounds like red pest which is a bacterial disease and curable.  http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/information/Diseases.htm
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tom - 2012-08-05
i just bought my spotted catfish and for two weeks hes been hiding. ive read that is normal...i would just like to see what i paid for. thanks for all the imfo from everyone it really helps!

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  • David Brough - 2012-08-05
    I've had a similar experience with an upside-down catfish, he always hides under a log during the day but comes out at night. Night lights, like moon lights for reef aquariums work well to see him but you have to do it after the regular lights are out.
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