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mamba - 2005-11-27
i had an albino oscar i named Agony. i purchased him many years ago when oscars werent so well known and wow what a pet he was. he grew from 1 1/2 inches to 13 inches quickly. i was able to pet him and he would play with a small plastic cat ball, i would throw it in the tank and he would throw it out. he broke every heater i bought for him. his tank mate was a pleco who learned to hold his own. he also learned to ring a bell for food, and was spoiled rotten. i had him for 5 wonderful years.

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Julie Sanchez - 2005-11-25
I have four parrots. When i got them they were yellow, red, blue, and green becuase they were painted. They like to fight a lot. Also they love to hide in the rock a lot. I have had them a year already. They are very territorial but they don't fight with my goldfish, i guess because my goldfish are a lot bigger. they just did something today. I got new little goldfish and i don't know which one did it but they ate one of the golfish's eyes. I got angry at them because they never did anything like that before and i have always had smaller goldfish in the tank. They weren't hungry as i feed them very well so i put them in a new tank alone. The water was not filter and cold so they are being punished. I am joking i moved them to stop them from hurting the other fish. They are very strong so they will be okay in the new tank.

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WENDY TURNER - 2005-11-22

WHEN I FIRST GOT MY NICARAGUANS, I PURCHASED SEVERAL. AS THEY STARTED GROWING, TWO OF THESE FISH PAIRED OFF AND STARTED PICKING ON THE REST OF THE GROUP. I GOT RID OF THE REST OF THEM AND KEPT THE TWO THAT PAIRED UP. IT HAS BEEN YEARS NOW AND THE MALE IS ABOUT SEVEN INCHES LONG AND ABOUT FOUR INCHES DEEP, WITH A LARGE HEAD. THE FEMALE IS MUCH SMALLER, BUT STILL OF GOOD SIZE. HER HEAD IS MUCH SMALLER THAN THE MALE. THEY ARE IN A 90 GAL. WITH GOOD FILTRATION. SUNSHINE PEACOCKS ARE WITH THEM, OF WHICH I AM ABOUT TO TAKE OUT AS THERE ARE TOO MANY EGG EATERS IN THE TANK AND THESE FISH ARE READY TO HAVE LITTLE ONES.

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Blaze - 2005-11-22
I just got a brichardi and it is swimming all over the place and likes to hide behind the plants

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LULA - 2005-11-18
I have a red devil and RAISED HIM/HER FROM A BABY AND I WATCHED HIM/HER GROW AND IT HAS REALLY BECOME AGGRESIVE AND MEAN AND IT WANTS TO EAT ALL THE TIME BUT THAT IS MY BABY HE IS BIGGER THAN MY HAND AND MY HAND IS BIG LULA

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ed - 2005-11-11
I guess I got lucky Devils. Mine is about 5 inches long living in a 60 gallon tank with another 3 inch devil and they are not that aggressive. They actually will live with the feeder fish and just eat pellets. The only way the feeders get eaten is if I turn off the lights. I guess mine are just too lazy for the chase.

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hoai - 2005-11-11
I have a male red devil about seven inches, when i first got him everything was fine a few months later i ended up missing 6 pink convicts, 3 firemouths, 1 severum, and another red devil. So this fish is definitely a fish that should be keep alone, unless you tend to tame it by netting it once a day all the time. Seems to work for me the red devil is less aggressive when i net the sucker everyday

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gourami-angel - 2005-11-06
My beautiful angels were my favorites. I have a light gold, bluish-grey, and velvety black. Since they are so inseparably timid, I lost interest, but not completely mind you. Even if they are the biggest fish in my tank, they are not fierce, except with their own kind. On the other hand, they are necessary to balance the look of my 60 gal aquarium, especially to enhance the already handsome Red Flame and Powered Blue gouramis while they swim in this lush, almost jungle-like, environment filled with dichroic art paperweights (glass), at the same time.

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Shane Lambert - 2005-11-04
I have only kept Blood Parrot Cichlids for a few months now, and recently moved to a new house with a new tank. I tranferred the Cichlids to a tank that had been running only 2 days with a Penguin BioFilter. Over the past couple days, I noticed two of my 4 were building a nest under a log and keeping others away. Today I noticed Fry in the nest - between 15 and 20. The two parents guard the nest aggressively and even bring food into the nest. I never saw the eggs although I did look for them.

The other two, who are not (yet) parents are also somewhat agressive but have not killed any tank mates yet. Tank mates include two Red Velvet Swords (one female and one male) and a large (10.5") Pleco.

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ANKUR - 2005-11-03

I HAVE THREE OSCARS WHICH ARE BLACK IN COLOUR. THEY ARE SO ACTIVE THAT WHEN I CLAP IN EITHER SIDE OF TANK THEY RECOGNIZE ME AND SWIMS IN EITHER DIRECTION. MY OSCARS EAT BOILED EGGS, WORMS, AND FISH FOOD. I LOVE THEM.

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