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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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    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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    Linda - 2012-11-17
    Have a 36 gallon bow front tank. I have 1 peacock eel, 3 boesemans rainbow fish, 2 odessa barbs, 2 sterbas cory, 1 giant danio. can i add a EBFD to this tank? I was also looking into a rainbow shark. any thought?

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    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-18
      The Dempsey is not a good fit for this tank.  The tank is too small to add one with any fish.  On a side note the Giant Danios do best in groups and add some excitement to the tank.
    • duff - 2012-12-21
      Not sure of the size of some of those fish but a 36 is not all that large if you dont want to get into trouble follow a rule of thumb 1 inch of fish per gallon of water all the rest is hit and miss have fun trying you can allways take him back to the pet store and trade him
    • duff - 2012-12-21
      Not sure of the size of some of those fish but a 36 is not all that large if you dont want to get into trouble follow a rule of thumb 1 inch of fish per gallon of water all the rest is hit and miss have fun trying you can allways take him back to the pet store and trade him
    • Mark - 2013-01-28
      That can be proven false...a juvenile ebjd growing up among community fish, builds a tolerance. My 75g tank at one point consisted of neon tetras, white clouds, clown loaches, a ghost knife, gold severums, and 3 ebjd, and thrived for 2 yrs. Wasn't until 2 of my ebjs paired off that an issue occurred. Having Electric blues most of my life, I find their aggression is half maybe more then a normal jack....
    • Mark - 2013-01-28
      Rainbows are a fast schooling fish, assuming you get a young ebj, it will be ok... I've noticed ebjs do very nice with severums, ebjs being slower growing, the severums dwarf them quickly. They might chase one another a lil but no harm was ever done in my tank.
    • Mark - 2013-01-28
      Sharks are also fast growing and though community labeled fish, also tend to be fast, occasionally nippy, kind of aggressive the bigger they get. Sharks can hold their own... and every cat fish and pleco tends to be treated with mild neglect in most tanks... I'm sure they will be fine. Establish a territory for the ebj if you get one (rock cave, driftwood haven, etc) you should be ok.
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    Libby - 2009-05-19
    Can I put an electric blue 'ahli' cichlid in a 50 gal tank with a 5"electric yellow cichild, 2 3" jewel cichilds, a 2" red tail shark, large (palm of the hand sized)blood parrot and plecostimus?

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    • Katie - 2010-03-04
      My answer is going to depend on the type of plecostomus you have. Some plecos only reach 3 inches, while others reach 24! If you have the type that reaches this size, I would not add any more fish to your tank. With the fish that you have, the tank would eventually be overstocked when the pleco was full grown. If you have one of the smaller plecos, you will probably be fine to add an Ahli.
    • trevor - 2010-04-21
      But there is always the option of taking your large pleco to a local pet store and trading for a smaller one.
    • Tracie - 2010-05-28
      From what I've read...no. The elec. blue ahli requires a min of 70 gal tank.
    • michael - 2011-01-07
      Yes. It should do fine, this fish can take very good care for itself. Just don't mix another male of the same kind you could add electric blue females if you like also and no peacock male fish and you should be fine. It's an amazing and radiant fish to have. Enjoy.
      mike
    • Scott - 2011-05-11
      No, it will probably get killed by the yellow cichlid because it has asserted its dominance
    • Annie - 2011-08-09
      I have an Electric Blue that I had with an Electric yellow and a Kenyi, all were put in at the same time, and they almost killed the Electric Blue. I would suggest not putting them together.
    • Tristan - 2012-06-02
      Yes, I am currently keeping my ahli with an electric yellow, auratus ,chipokae, red kadango, johanni,pleco and 3 red zebras. The ahli will be fine in your tank.
    • Ian - 2012-06-29
      Yes, I've got a 55g with 1 ahli, 5 yellow labs, 2 MALE Otter point peacocks, 2 johanni, 5 yellow tail acei, 4 bristle nose plecos and 1 7' hi fin spotted pleco, 5 demasani,and a striped raphael cat. they all get along. no one picks on the Electric blue ahli but since he's the only male of his kind is very gentle for the most part till he gets hungery. If you add female ahli, be prepared to move them to a different tank cause the male will become extremely aggressive towards other fish.
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    mick - 2012-10-16
    hi ive sucessfully just recently bred bumble bee cichlids, and after the mating ritual, removed the female, to another tank , with the same water, and after around 17/ 18 days i now have around 50 fry, but she dosent seem to be interested in the them, and the are frightend from her, should i move the mother, will they survive on there own, as the are vividly eating crushed flakes, and swimming around the bottom of the tank at ease ?

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    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-17
      Yes I would remove the female.  Will have a better mortality rate.
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    BIBEK - 2013-01-01
    My female terror hates my male terror and does not want to be closed with him what shall i do

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    • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-02
      What size tank is it?  They may need more space.  Try adding some decor if size is not the issue and re-arranmge the decor that is in there now.  Sometimes the change will make them calm down and give them areas to hide.
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    DAN - 2012-11-07
    My oscar has a swollen red nostril. What can I do to help reduce the swelling. Any info would be gratefully accepted.

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    • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-07
      This might be one of the dumbest things I have ever written but I had a bird that had two really big and very red nostrils.  It's bird friend somehow had sat there and shoved seeds up the birds nostrils.  I thought inflmation, infection - whole bunch of things but when I looked, there were a bunch of seeds stuck up the nostril.  Is there a way you can see if there is anything in your Oscars nostril.  I told you it might be dumb but just thought I'd try and help.
    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-09
      Usually not a huge issue if it isn't effecting diet and mood.  Could be a tumor or injury.  Does the fish hit the glass often?  All the water levels normal?  I a tumor a little iodine added everyday can help.
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