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david - 2011-06-12
Are Rams compatible with Heckel Discus, Altum (wild) Angelfish, and Black Ghost Knifefish? How about with Silver Dollars?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
    The Knifefish needs a minimum of a 100 gallon tank on his own. They are beautiful but they get huge and he will most likely eat the others.
  • cody - 2013-02-24
    The angel fish isn't recommended but you may try with a knife fish all depends on you tank size to oh and for the discus. Alot of people may tell you to keep them in a single species tank and they need different water phlevels in their tank.
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david - 2011-06-12
Are Rams compatible with Heckel Discus, Altum (wild) Angelfish, and Black Ghost Knifefish? How about with Silver Dollars?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
    The Knifefish needs a minimum of a 100 gallon tank on his own. They are beautiful but they get huge and he will most likely eat the others.
  • cody - 2013-02-24
    The angel fish isn't recommended but you may try with a knife fish all depends on you tank size to oh and for the discus. Alot of people may tell you to keep them in a single species tank and they need different water phlevels in their tank.
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Grace - 2012-11-13
Hello! I have a 55 gallon tank and raised in 4 tin foil barb (about 2-inches in size) and 3 tiger barb, 1 bala shark, and 2 tiny albino catfish bottom feeder for 2 months. When I went to the pet shop two weeks ago, I fell in love with the gold severum and immediately purchased 4 they're about over an inch big. I noticed that the two of the tin foils have patches on their body. It doesn't look like an ich so I observed the severum if they are nipping the tin foils and they are. I need your expertise. Should i put them in a separate tank? And how often should I clean my tank? Appreciate your help.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-14
    The biggest problem with your set up is the size of the tank.  Severums are peaceful as long as they have their own territories and in a 55 Gallon tank there is just not enough space and will make them act out.  The tank is fine for one with the fish you have not 4.
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Tony - 2008-04-13
Went from a community tank of small fish to a single 6" Venustus and I've been glad I did ever since. Beautiful colors with blue on bottom, yellow on top and "giraffe" pattern on sides. Active, alert and aware of what's going on outside the tank. My fish let's me know when he's hungry by facing toward me as I walk through the room - can see me 3-5' away from tank. Very hardy fish, but not bullet-proof. Keep the tank clean and he'll be happy and healthy.

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Brandon - 2010-05-31
I have currently 2 male auratus along with 2 kenyis one male and one female and a male demasoni. These fish just love to fight and just don't give up. The dominant male auratus is dark black with a blue sheen and a very light blue and yellow stripe through the middle. It is only 3 inches long but terrorizes the whole tank, even though the male kenyi is a little over 4 inches he can't stand up to my auratus. The other male auratus is a little under 3 inches and gets beat up by the other auratus and male kenyi. His colors look like a very ugly dirty female would. I put a 4 inch crayfish in my tank and after about 3 mins the auratus just tore into it and bit all of the legs off, the top halves of the claws, and the eyes. The picture that this website shows does not do this fish justice, both the male and female colors are very attractive but beware of the aggression.

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trevor - 2010-04-21
I'm not trying to be mean but it's very hard on your fish to mix different native fish in one tank. Everything may be doing well as it seems but there is a lot that you can't see. Oscars need a more neutral pH than african cichlids and neither will feel comfortable in a tank. Your oscar is probably so stressed he's lost his personality and believe me these fish have amazing personalities. As for the jaguar and blood parrot they go well together somewhat but try getting another tank and separating the difference in native areas. And I would keep that oscar by himself. Nice variety of fish though currently I have a 55 dedicated to lake malawi cichlids beautiful fish, and a 15 holding about 15 black convict fry. They're my wife's and they are going to be cool fish when we thin them out. But I won't ever mix them with my malawis. Also I have a 125 gallon that the malawi will go into when I finally move.

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carrie Blaylock - 2012-05-03
So my friend gave me a 10 gal tank n 2 southern cichilids. The problem is the larger male is trying to kill the female. Its really sad to watch any advice would be appreciated

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-03
    They are stressed and acting out. Add some hiding places.
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Smokin\'Shotgun - 2012-09-10
My daughter purchased me 2 gold sevrums about 7 months ago and they have been doing great however the past couple of days one of them have been hanging out at the opening of a skeleton dinosaur head inside it outside of it and only comes out to eat the other stands guard and chases away anyone who comes near...I haven't spotted any eggs and this is the first time it has happened. she doesn't look sick but she has a reddish belly from laying on the rocks I think...Can you give me some ideas of what its going on?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-10
    Maybe going through the process and making claim to it's territory.
  • Joy - 2012-11-02
    Your sevrums are pairing off. when the eyes deepen in color and the bellys turn reddish they are approaching breeding. My blue/green sevrums have done the same thing. Although their eyes also turned more red. They laid eggs for the third time 3 weeks ago and they guard the offspring from the oscars, geophagus, and red hooks. I have a 125 gal tank and they will not let the other fish swim past the halfway point. I would think that you have a pair and are establishing their breeding area.
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ankitroy - 2013-06-01
Can a flowerhorn be introduced in a community tank, with a silver aro(2 ft) and a ghost knife(13 inch) and a giant gourami(7 inch) tank size 450 gallons.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-02
    Well, we just talked about your three fish in the comments on the Giant Gourami page, so given that... and the info above about this fishes social behaviors (not community and aggressive). I think you can conclude it would be quite  risky:)
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Vicki - 2005-07-01
i had 2 jack dempsys, they were so beautiful. they will watch u walk by and just stare at u where ever u are in the room.
recenty they bred and i have hundreds of little babys. but i found jack(male) started to attack jill(female). it got to the stage where i had to put her into another tank, but sadly she died. jack is just over 8in and jill was just about 6in.

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  • MsBobbins - 2013-04-18
    Hi Vicky. I would always have a tank ready to remove the male for about 2 weeks and try him then. I have seen my fish display this aggression. From From pesky spats to one male attacking very violently. I removed the female on that occassion for 2 weeks recovery and rest. I put a couple of babies in the tank which was the emergency ward.The male was crazy and almost killed my female. I know have learned this is because the male is only interested in making babies and the female isn't ready. It differs with different male fish some are a bit aggressive and accept her wishes and leave her alone for awhile. He will persist and try again later tho. Always have plenty of places she cane hide. Places he can't fit into. I now have a tank ready for this because the removal of the male when he displays this behavior has been the solution for my pair I mention above. My female was shocked the first batch of babies. I removed male with second batch for a few days. I have a lot of aficans. Most are not as aggressive however I do have plenty of hidings spots the male won't fit or dig into. Or knock over. Good lucFish are great! I'm about to try and match my JD and hope to have some little JD'S soon.
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