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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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Kuldeep - 2003-11-24
I got a pair of Blue Acara which bred twice in the last 40 days ,
but the male ate up the eggs both times after a day or so.
Next time I will be seperating the eggs from the parents .

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Wakeem - 2012-09-13
I have a pair of blue acara , I love these fish, I am a little confused over their sex. Is there a big difference in their size. The larger has a squarer head to its slope , however the smaller is more oval rounded like, it is also extremely more darker. Their behaviour to each other is somewhat confusing too sometimes very friendly , the next the larger just Persues the smaller. Can anyone offer any further advice . Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-14
    Males are larger with extended dorsal and anal fins
  • Wakeem - 2012-09-20
    How about the behaviour . Do they always chase each other around?
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mitch logan - 2011-06-21
I have a blue moorii in my tank. I put it in yesterday but my ob zebra smashing it and its got half of its scales left on the moorii what can I do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-08
    Remove one of them.
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rebecca - 2012-12-27
I have recently purchased a 55 gallon tank. I have followed directions to the letter. Before I put the fish in I made sure it went through the cloudy algae bloom stage. Problem is it is still cloudy and it's been three weeks. What am I doing wrong? They are 4 big fish and 4 smaller

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-28
    Did you put the fish all in at once?  This can cause the cloudiness.  Tank will sort of re-cycle.  There is clarafication drops you can add that work well.  The tank will settle on its own but can be frustrating waiting.  Also if it is near a window with a lot of sunlight, that can cause an algae bloom.
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Sarah Mildred Landgraff - 2012-04-07
I love love love my festivums. I have 40 gal live planted tank. They're doing amazing with their tank mates. That includes two gold angels, two gold ram cichlids (male) two electric blue ram cichlids (male), five rosy barbs, 4 cory cats, a hand full of snials and one very bossy male betta. They eat a very wide selection for freeze, fresh and flaked foods. They never chase or compete for food. Did I mentioned I simply love them?

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  • Ana - 2012-06-11
    What kind of Cichlid are you referring to? While African Cichlids from the three main lakes (Malawi, Tanganyika, and Victoria) do best in hard, aalilkne water, there are also South American Cichlids which do best in softer, acidic water like yours. I suggest going for South American species so you don't have to toy with your pH at all, but if you have your heart set on Africans (be prepared for aggression), it shouldn't take more than a week for the pH to shift to a relatively high point. Though it will continue to rise for a while, it will be gradual enough that it is safe for the fish.
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Susan - 2005-03-08
they are pretty easy to sex, the female is smaller, lighter and has rounder fins for your information...thank you for your time!
~~*susan*~~

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Colin - 2013-02-02
Andrew I could not agree more.currently l have a male firemouth that had been nothing but a pain from day one making feeding for many fish near impossible. giving this fish away is the only option.

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