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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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Anonymous - 2013-01-05
please help me. i had three of these little fish. they were all relatively small, i got one from petsmart and the other two from walmart. i have had the petsmart one for about a week now and this morning i woke up to see it dead. stuck to the filter. i left for four hours and came back to see the smallest one acting like it was stoned. it was doing loops, swimming int ornaments, and laying on the ground while it seemed like it was having a seizure. the other one was fine.recently to of my other fish have caught ich. i have been treating them with Ich Guard. two teaspoons, its a twenty gallon. i haven't treated them today. can someone please tell me what is wrong with my fish.

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  • Anonymous - 2013-01-05
    it's dead now:(
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-06
    Sorry to hear that.  Angel when small are very sensitive to water conditions.  Tank conditions need to be perfect.  The fish could have already been stressed for the tanks at walmart.  The eratic swimming can be a sign of amonia spike.  Test your water before adding more fish.  Make sure your tank has cycled.  I would start with some hardier fish like danios, platys or mollies.
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hernan - 2012-11-08
Hi everyone I have a 4 inch jaguar and a 7 inch Oscar both get along ok but today I came home from work to find half the tank's water was gone and leaking a lot because of a crack in the glass.. Pulled both fish out of the tank and put them in sepatate buckets but I unfortunately don't have a spare tank. My enquiry about this whole story is does anyone know how long will the fish survive under such circumstances? How long without oxigen and heating? It's summer here temperature in general is 24 to 28 degrees, thank you soo much whoever can help with a lil advise would be muchly appreciated. I also can't get an emergency tank until about 12 hours.. :/

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-09
    Fish are shipped in mush worse conditions..  Try adding some airstones to the tank.  Also some pet shops will house your fish temporary while you get the tank ready.  Anyway to patch the crack while you wait to set up the new tank?

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