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random - 2012-10-10
I have 4 german, and 2 Bolivian Rams and was wondering if i could add a Reticulated Hillstream Loach?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-11
    That should be fine.  Observe behavior after adding.  Like people, fish seem to just some times just not like another that they would normally get along with.
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CherriBombe - 2012-12-28
My female cichlid was in a 200 litre crn tank with 3 males . One male had to be moved, they were beating him up all day n nite. So now I had the two males fi8ghting over her. Next day she changed mates and changed mate again next day. This became a habit. I thought shew wanted both males until added a lonely smaller female. The whole tank turned on her...I was very worried she would be killed. They were relentless. Soon she teamed up with the other male and he seemed to be teaching her things, like how to fight. Which she picked up the aggression very well, her name is Dynamite. The other female is nesting and seems to have turned viciously on her mate and chases and attacks so very viciously. He is very gentle and mostly maintains a healthy distance but she won't have him coming anywhere near and chases him bites him and sprints back to her nest. Will they make up or will he be banished to the back of the tank forever? Ps, I plan to insert a divider tomorrow, so the two pairs can focus on raising their babies and not spar. I feel its not good to have them always being so hostile. They are gorgeous I love them. Thnku

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-28
    Some times simply adding some new structure or rearranging will calm these fish down.
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Dhoni - 2013-01-12
My flowerhorn didnt eaten for a month....his eyes are turned to blur....fins are was changed to black...Pls help me guys...wat to do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-13
    What have you tried so far?  What are you water levels?  I would recommend that you treat with a combination of Metronidazole and Nitrofuranace.  But I do not know what you tried yet.
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kathleen - 2011-05-20
Hi. Nice write ups about discus fish. It really helps me a lot. Can you post more discus fish? By the way I just encountered a nice article too about discus fish. Maybe you want to see it.. here is the website:

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-20
    Thank you. Your site looks good and informative. Nicely done and lots of information to. It should post on here. Lots of luck to you.
  • joe h - 2011-09-05
    I have 4 discus fish in a 75 gallon tank with two angel fish. I have two eheim 2217 filters and an aqua clear 110 filter all with bio media. I only use ro and di water. It makes the perfect ph and the water is very soft. I keep the temp at 85 degrees. I do 40 percent water changes ever other day. I feed frozen blood worms, beef heart, live brine shrimp, my pet store gets them in once a week. I also feed ocean nutriton discus flakes. Very important to do large water changes discus do not like nitrates. My nitrates are zero due to the high water changes. Good luck with your fish, joe h
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Bethany Annison - 2013-01-26
I have a pair of kribensis but I have recently had to split them Up as the female was attacking the male and has taken an almighty chunk out of his tail fin. I don't think they like each other very much as they have never bred and i have had the pair for over a year. Any suggestions or will I have to separate them permanently?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-26
    May be try adding more if you have room.  Sometimes re-arranging tank helps. But sometimes nothing will work.
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Akshay Amle - 2011-07-28
Can i keep my yellow electric cichlid with my 3 red belly piranha which are 3 inches and cichlid is about a inch and half...someone please tell me asap..I need to move this cichlid from my tank to piranahs, cuz it eats the tail and the fins of angel fish and sometimes even kill them

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-28
    Not a good idea. - The cichlid will be seen as food. Sorry about that - another tank under consideration????
  • raghu - 2011-08-09
    Dear Akshay, adding your yellow with piranahas is like putting your finger to the fire. No ways.
  • mat everill - 2012-02-20
    I am doing that exact same thing but with a 10 gallon. Yes you can. Opinion loses to fact - do it.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-02-27
    If you want variety in your piranha tank, you can add some Convicts. They hold their own pretty well.
  • Guzel - 2013-03-02
    I have your standard Goldfish Bowl. My cat does not seem intersested in the fish but it is the only water my cat is drinking. I guess we will have to buy a fish tank with a lid and a pump to keep the cat out of the water!
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faith - 2012-12-30
I have had a (1) golden severum for a minimum of 15 years now.. he has been a lot of entertainment for us, he lives in a 10 gallon aquarium & is a very happy... he is very versatile, our electricity with storms have been out for days and all these years past and he's done fine... he his even gone without having any food put in the aquarium for days with no problems. He moves his rocks in the bottom of the aquarium from on e end to the other and stays very busy, quite a wonder to watch!

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afan mughal - 2013-02-10
His age is almost 2 years. One week before I changed its aquariums water. But last week he's eating nothing and sits all the time in one area?

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Jeff Harma - 2013-02-10
Hi, my dogtooth 5 in a 90 gal., 'cept mother(sister) in a seperate tank with mouthful, been 11 days. The male now pursuing a teen daughter and one son that he is restricting from being too close.Seperated female to get all fry and not to be harassed. Mating, with other tank inhabitants, some vertical encircling of one another took place, saw eggs falling,  female to get in mouth and wether eggs all fertilized not sure of, yet. A fully orange in color female zebra pursues the male, especially at breed moments, believe once saw a fry alongside her, but no mature hybrid, which in captivity would not enter an African body of water. Many times eggs in mouth of zebra but no fry, she do try.

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  • David Brough - 2013-02-11
    Hope she succeeds eventually!
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Nanomedic - 2012-04-29
Hey everyone, New to the aquarien world. I have a 30g tank with one EBJD and a feather fin cat fish as long as two golden gromauis and one indian algae eater. I'm curious to know why my EBJD I have plenty of cover for him in rocks caves and plants he just hangs out in the Cave all day. But the other day I noticed the algae eater was trying to latch on to him and chases him around i bought theses algae waffers and it has seemed to help but my EBJD has been like this since i got him i do frequent water changes and everything seems to be working top notch yet no Activity from my EBJD. However when I introduced the two golden gromais. My ebjd was all over the place chasing them and such. Hopefully you guys have some suggestions because i really would appreciaite if tips or hints as to I would love to enjoy my EBJD. THANKS!@

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-30
    Sounds like he has made that cave his territory. Nothing wrong with that. The Dempsey will however be to aggressive to have gouramis in the tank.
  • nanomedic - 2012-05-06
    Awesome, thank you I have noticed a change in my EBJD over the past couple days he has been more active and is more freely swimming. He some times chases the goruamis around but for the most part just leaves them alone. But if I have anymore questions I will be sure to post thanks!

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