Animal Stories - Characins


Animal-World info on Sabertooth Characin
Animal Story on Sabertooth Characin
List Animal Stories on Sabertooth Characin
More info at Animal-World
rick mcgrath - 2011-01-19
How can you tell the difference between male and female?

Reply
Animal-World info on Neon Tetra
Animal Story on Neon Tetra
List Animal Stories on Neon Tetra
More info at Animal-World
Jo - 2011-08-26
Hi there. My neons seem to be dying one at a time. The develop a bulge on their belly behind their fins. Can someone please tell me what this is.

Click For Replies (3)
  • ashiq - 2011-08-29
    bcoz of costie disease treatment is to dip in the sol of kmno4 or methyl blue
  • Deana - 2012-06-17
    Sounds like you have neon tetra disease for which there is no known cure :( Most say to get them out as fast as you can to try and save the ones you can. If they start to feed on them they will all die. I had a whole tank lost, but a few when I went to a local Pet Store and it was passed to my fish of Many,many years! I was heartbroken:( Clean you tank well.Good luck.
Reply
Animal-World info on Sabertooth Characin
Animal Story on Sabertooth Characin
List Animal Stories on Sabertooth Characin
More info at Animal-World
d.wezzy - 2008-06-22
I think they are okay fish to have and very quick. But I wouldn't recommend them in tanks with fish the same size and more aggressive, because the chances of one dying is really high.

Reply
Animal-World info on Silver Dollar Fish
Animal Story on Silver Dollar Fish
List Animal Stories on Silver Dollar Fish
More info at Animal-World
Ian - 2011-10-06
I got 4 small silver dollars, about the size of silver dollars.... I tried to put them in with my 3 inch Tiger Oscar but he chased them all around and actually grabbed one in its mouth! I moved them to a different tank... Any suggestions on what I should do to try to get the silvers back with my Oscar? Oh and I got the silver dollars for a great price of 1.25 when my Oscar was about 10.

Click For Replies (4)
  • Zorb catfish - 2011-11-05
    It depends on your oscars temperament. If it if relatively peaceful to larger fish than you can put then in when full grown. If your Oscar is very mean than I would not recommend putting them in at all
  • Alex Burleson - 2011-11-05
    Unless your Silver Dollars are about the same size as your Oscar, or too large for them to fit in his mouth, they should not be housed with him! Silver Dollars are more peaceful than a large Cichlid such as an Oscar, and should be separately housed.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-15
    You really need bigger silver dollars. Sometimes if you feed the oscar heavily and make sure it is very full and slow, then try to re-introduce the silver dollars. Make sure the oscar remains full until he gets use to the idea of sharing his tank.
  • Tegan - 2012-05-15
    My dollar fish is getting eatin alive by my tiger striped fish! WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Reply
Ezz - 2012-05-28
i have got a silver dollar, and it is always staying beside the filter away from other fish in the tank , is that normal, and do it need a companion?

Click For Replies (3)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-28
    It is recommended that a tnak be 75 gallons for a silver dollar - so how big is your tank?
  • oscar - 2012-05-28
    My tank is small it is only 30 litres can a silver dollar fish live in it or it needs a larger tank?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-24
    Silver Dollars do like to be in groups. They do tend to be shy without some of its own kind.
Reply
Anonymous - 2012-01-26
Hi, how many of these can I keep in a 150 gallon tank with a red bellie pacu, 3 senegal bichirs, 4 firemouth cichlids, 4 feeder fish, 6+ mousquito fish, 6 banded dartersP.S. the silver dollars would be to distract the pacu from edible fish like the darters.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jake Hunt - 2012-05-27
    Having Firemouth cichlids in the aquarium is a bad idea if you want to introduce silver dollars! :/
Reply
Honda - 2012-10-24
Thank you for this! The information is very clear and seems prainssfoeol. It is very straightforward. I have been reading and researching different websites for hours and this is the most help I've gotten all night. I am a beginner with a 20 gal tank. I need all the help I can get, and clearly I need to upgrade my equipment a little.

Reply
Animal-World info on Sabertooth Characin
Animal Story on Sabertooth Characin
List Animal Stories on Sabertooth Characin
More info at Animal-World
Ng Lian Yik - 2012-03-30
Hi , may I ask you how long their life can be?

Click For Replies (3)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-31
    In the wild up to 35 years.
  • Ng Lian Yik - 2012-04-06
    If fed in aquarium it's just only can stay 2 year? or can more then 10 year?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-06
    With a big enough tank it can be long lived. The key is the size of the tank.
Reply
Animal-World info on Neon Tetra
Animal Story on Neon Tetra
List Animal Stories on Neon Tetra
More info at Animal-World
Spencer Lui - 2012-10-23
Hi, wonder if I can put a (masonry) brick into my aquarium for holding down plants?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-23
    Really depends what is is made out of and I woukld worry if it was treated with anything.
Reply
Animal-World info on Diamond Tetra
Animal Story on Diamond Tetra
List Animal Stories on Diamond Tetra
More info at Animal-World
Jared - 2010-09-14
Hey- Today is Tuesday and I got my first tank on Saturday. The fish came on Sunday, 2 of them being diamond tetras. We were told that these fish would be OK with the other choices of fish we had(4). But, this morning, one of the diamond's was found dead on the bottom of the tank. Since we got them into the tank, they haven't really eaten, been active, or swam forcefully. They just kind of lag around and float in a pair. We need to know why!! We can't get any more until the Nitrogen Cycle ends, but we would like to know if getting more diamond's is a good choice based on what happened 2 days after getting them.

Click For Replies (3)
  • Michael - 2010-11-12
    Diamonds are a fine choice but I wouldn't add anything until the nitrogen cycle is fully working. I highly recommend fishless cycling. It's really easy with a test kit, a bottle of ammonia, and some time.
  • Johann - 2010-11-18
    I think your problem would be putting fish in the tank too soon. You should let the tank cycle, without any fish, for at least a couple weeks.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-17
    Tank should be cycled a bit longer before adding any fish. Mollies are always a good fish to cycle with.
Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World