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Jenn - 2011-04-16
We have had a grand total of 4 of these awesome little guys, and only 1 has survived (so far!). One we had in our 40G long with our cichlids, and 3 in a 55G L with emperor tetras, rasbora hets, and angels. So far, all but one in the big tank has died. My husband LOVES these guys, and I agree that they are cool and interesting to watch around the tank. They don't seem to die of any disease, or because of our water levels (we have yet to lose a fish due to our errors). They just randomly up and die. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as we sincerely adore this fish, and the money we keep spending on them!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-18
    There is usally a reason for things. Did you get them all at the same time? Did you get them from the same place? Attached is some information on the silver-tipped shark. Read the info and if you have additional questions, I'll get you to the owners here cuz they have a trillion years on fish. OK?
  • floyd - 2011-09-08
    They need to be in a brakish tank they are dieing because of this. They will not eat because of lack of salt in the water quality and die slowly.
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roy m. delegero - 2011-08-06
Hi! I'm Roy of Philippines and I just got back to fish keeping again a few weeks ago to save 2 pairs of id sharks (2 blacks 16-20 in and 2 albs of 8-10 in) from my neighbors small outdoor pond. The black male I'd got his right fin stripped as well as a lip bruise-more from the net he used to catch. They're finally settled happily outdoor in a shaded aluminum tank of about 250 gals ...need more info though re my black female laying eggs. Will it be safe with the smaller id albs? What's my chance of bringing these eggs up successfully given the said situation? Needless to say my bottom tank got pebbles and stones that these eggs could be hidden but still...?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-06
    General rule - if one fish can fit the other in his mouth - he will. Babies - you sound like you have been through this before. I honestly hope there is someone on this site that has done this but either way - you won'tknow unless you try. Good luck to you.
  • samiran roy,india - 2011-08-30
    After you see the eggs, remove them from all the other fishes at all costs because they will most certainly be eaten. And the chances of hatching the fry is 50-50,but still try.
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Amanda - 2010-05-31
Hello everyone, I had bought 3 albino catfish, all the same size two of the catfish have almost tripled in size by now but the third is still just as small as when we bought it. Should I be concerned? It just doesn't seem like its growing at all and the other two have grown quite a lot!

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  • Sue Nicholson - 2011-08-29
    Mine are the same.. 3 small and 1 that grew large and turned out to be female.. she has just laid a load of eggs around the tank with the other 3 fussing around her
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Sue - 2011-08-20
I have baby bristle nose about 3wks old and my tank is very cloudy. I went to clean it and found more eggs. How can I get rid of this cloudiness and will the eggs die from a water change

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-20
    If the water is effectively that stagnant (dirty) and you don't clean it, don't you run the risk of losing the fish - and also the eggs. I'd rather error on the side of safety and clean the tank.
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David - 2011-05-29
I have two albino corys in a small tank. I had a tetra, a guppy, and two ghost shrimp in that tank also but they have all gone missing just in the last several days. I read that albino corys are peaceful, community fish. Is it possible that the corys have eaten the others? I don't know what else to think. I cannot find the others anywhere. I cleaned out the filter and they are not in there either. Where have these critters gone?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-29
    That is really weird. Corys are peaceful fish and not that big that I would think would have hurt the others. I have no idea. Maybe someone else will, I hope. Nothing on the floor where they would/could have jumped out?
  • David - 2011-05-29
    Good news! I found my tetra; he was behind the filter. He's still alive! Yay! I have not accounted for the guppy or shrimp. It made me so happy when I found the tetra. I had 5 tetras and he's the only one that has made it. I guess the others were unhealthy because they began dying off soon after I brought them home. I'm a beginner aquarist and dead fish are very discouraging to me, not to mention sad. I wish I knew what happened to my guppy, he was so cute. I really don't think the corys ate him but with no corpse. I'm left w/o an explanation. THAnkS for the Reply!
  • nick - 2011-06-29
    How small are the guppys,ghost shrimp,teatras?
  • billy - 2011-07-24
    Well yes they are community fish but they are omnivores so I think maybe they have.
    Are you sure they haven't jumped out the back of the tank?
  • cassandra - 2011-08-12
    If you have gravel your shrimp could be buried under there. I can't find any explanation for the guppy except it died and the cory ate it or it jumped out.
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josh - 2011-07-24
I have a large dark black featherfin I've been told it's rare I got him around 18 months ago and he was just over 7 inches and hasn't grown since I got him so he must be fully grown. He's in a 70gl tank with 2 parrots, 1 gourami, 1 redtail shark, a plec, 2 blackknifes, 2 clown loach, 2 paradise fish, and a stinkpot musk turtle and another catfish similar to him/her but not featherfin. They all get on great together I haven't lost a fish since I put him in there 18 month ago so I assume they're all happy lol. He doesn't like the turtle though every time the turtle goes near the featherfins corner he chases the turtle away but other than that he just stays in his corner til the lights go off then I drop him a pellet and he's off happy as larry.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-25
    The tank is too small for that number/size of fish. You might want to consider another tank and split some of the fish out. Sorry. Rule of thumb is 1 gallon for every 1 inch your fish is going to be as an adult. Could be why the fish isn't growing. Of course they aren't going to grow overnight either.
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John - 2011-04-12
I have 7 of these fish. They range in size from just under a foot . To almost a meter long ! They are in a large outdoor pond which is oval shaped so they don't panic and flip out . I tried moving some smaller ones into a another large pond which was rectangular and
the would jump out almost every day. Luckily I was around at that time and because they can survive out of water for longer than most fish they were ok. They are housed with 5 red eared sliders ( terrapins ) and 3 common plecos. Very peaceful fish and all get along well.

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  • lisa - 2011-06-12
    Hi John
    I have 2 pangasius fish they are over 20 years old, I would like to know what heating you use in outdoor pond or are you in a hot country?

    Lisa
  • Grace Bustamante - 2011-07-23
    I love hearing that people are doing so well with these fish. For some reason, they always die on me. I've done everything. I love their personalities but don't know what to do. Any advice?
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Andi Harris - 2011-07-20
I have not long purchased my juvie red tailed catfish. He feeding on market prawns and catfish pellets I have all ways wanted a rtc since I was young.I will post pics soon

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-23
    Yes please post pictures.
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Animal-World info on Silver-tipped Shark
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zoe - 2011-07-20
Hey everyone...I just got 3 three silver tipped sharks ,and I just want to know if my sharks are ok or freakin out. All they are doing is swimming back and forth on the surface of the tank....?any sugg....

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-20
    It isn't normal for silver tipped sharks to just go back and forth on the surface. Now what I don't know is how long it takes them to acclimate to a new tank. Also, if fish are behaving unusually, it is usually the tank conditions. Check your temperature and PH etc. Filter working? This is a link on U-tube which I thought might be of interest to you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMuV0Z-f7TQ If you go to U-tube and enter silver tipped shark you will see how the silver tip normally swims around. There are several videos. I thought the hand feeding was awesome. Animal World Article on Fish Disease and treatment which includes behavior issues may help also. Check Diseases and Symptoms and treatment is recommended. Probably tank conditions though. http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/information/Diseases.htm
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Pouncer - 2009-03-06
I wish I had stopped by this site before I bought my silver tipped shark. While at PetCo, the girl assisting me told me that this shark only grows to be about 12inches long, not 24. I also got 2 yellow guppies, and she never mentioned that they may end up being like feeders. I think it's interesting that there are so many comments about how the little fish will become food for this kind of shark. It's completely true that when the lights go out, your little fish go missing. Only 2 days later, and both my guppies are gone. Thanks for having a really well maintained site, as I now have a better understanding of my shark. ^_^

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  • heeed - 2010-03-06
    So true and not knowing how these fish are, I end up learning the hard way!

    Every morning, I notice some fish are gone... until lately that I finally woke up and used my head. I only have one silvertip for about 3-4 months now and grown up to 5 inch's. As mad as I am, I have to admit, they're beautiful fish and mine has so far taken about 30 small fish ( guppies, neon's, mollies, medium various tetras,...). Yesterday, I put him in my small tank till I decide whether I should give him/her away or what. I wish I knew what to do!
  • james - 2010-06-27
    12 is the more likely length for them lol the people at the pet store don't always know every thing don't flame them.
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