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Maerzad Nazha - 2009-02-23
Hello fish lovers. My name is Maerzad Nazha. I've started taking care of my fish when I was in preschool. At that time I failed to take care of my fish (before the celebration of my birthday) until I found this site! Now I'm 12 years old. I've found everything from this website(Animal-World). It makes me happy now. It's full of information that I need. Now I have a bigger fish tank. I will never lose the kindness this website gave me...

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  • Tara Potter - 2010-12-29
    Hey Maerzad. My name is Tara Potter. My story is almost the same as yours. I had my first fish when I was quite young and they never seemed to live. Up until I found this site, I really didn't have much luck with fish. Although I am a total animal lover. So I kept trying. I have had many many fish. When I first found this site, I had just won some goldfish at my local fair. That was when I was 6. I still have those fish because of all the tips I found. I am 12 almost 13 and I am now an experienced fish owner. I am very pleased with this site. I am hoping for many more years of happy fish keeping with helpful tips from this site.
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Phyllis - 2010-12-14
Want to try something fun? Raise your very own created VARIATUS PLATIES!
After you set up your 20 gal. tank, and it is well established, buy 1 male swordtail and 3 female platies. After they breed and have babies the babies will be what is known as VARIATUS PLATIES!
I like to experment by buying each fish a different color so each baby batch is different colored. Then you can male/female pairs of the raised fish off and breed to each other for even more interesting colors and shapes. You'll always have fish, and you'll get some beautiful ones at that! Have Fun!

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dawn - 2010-11-30
I have four sailfin mollies. 2 dalmation and 2 gold, my male gold is not doing well. I really hope you can help. For the last week he has been swimming at an angle and he uses his body to swim instead of his fins, his body moves from left to right to swim. I am really concerned. I don't know what to do?

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LivebearingStudies - 2010-11-20
I'm trying to persuade my parents to get me a molly but they wont budge. But I also want to figure out if mollies can breed with other types of mollies, you know like an inbreed. And I heard that these are the easiest fish to breed. Is this true and can they inbreed with other mollies?

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Mo - 2010-06-24
I have two tanks. A small one gallon( it's not even a full gallon tank) and a five gallon tank. I have four guppies in the five gallon tank. These fish are beautiful and fun to watch. I love to see my guppies. I say a guppy is the best fish to start out with if you think gold fish are boring.

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  • Danielle - 2010-11-18
    Hi mo, I'm Danielle, and I love my fish. Especially guppy's. I have a 300 litre tank and a 100 litre tank filled with guppies. I love watching the fry. And I'm a guppy maniac.
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J.E - 2010-09-04
How will I know if my silver molly is pregnant or if it's just a silver balloon molly?

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  • Peter - 2010-10-05
    The Gestation period of a Molly/live bearer is about 28 days so you should know by now if it needs the number for the CSA.
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Jessica Hruschak - 2010-06-20
I have 2 female swordtails, I got them from a pet store, one was pregnant and so far I have only seen 1 baby fish... Did it eat the others? Do they give live birth all at once or every few days until the babies are ready? o_o I've already put the baby in a separate place away from the mother..

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  • Rahim - 2010-10-03
    It's a good thing you put the baby in a separate...
    This morning my S.T fish gave birth to a total of 9 babies this was every 10 minute, while giving birth she then started hunting them and eating them, I managed to save 6 of them and separated them.
    The Female Sword tail looked hungry but would not eat flakes so I fed her blood worms, and she just kept on eating and eating.
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Kenny - 2010-09-25
My silver mollies and sailfin mollies will start swimming vertical like they are standing on there tail fin and shortly they die why is this and what can I do to stop this problem please some one help me thank you?

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Md Roslan - 2010-06-01
My guppy frys seem to grow slowly. Have already been almost one month but they have not transformed to look like a guppy. Can anyone share how long will it take for them to grow big enough to join the community tank?

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  • Chris - 2010-09-25
    If you add enough plants and hiding places, you can put them in as soon as you like. If you don't want to do that, add them in when they are too big to fit in the adult guppies mouths. This might take awhile, but soon you will have new members of your tank.
  • Chris - 2010-09-25
    It should take about 4-5 months. If you like, you can add them now if you have a good amount of plants and hiding places. It is risky, but you could give it a try.
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dale - 2009-12-07
I have 2 female dalmatian mollies, 2 male golden mollies and 2 black mollies (one male and a female). They share a 48inch tank with 4 danios, 10 swordtails, 7 angelfish, 8 gouramis, 2 plecos, 12 barbs and 9 tetras. These fish are very peaceful. They are fun to watch and they are also very easy to breed. I would recommend them to anyone

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  • Christa - 2010-09-05
    I am just setting up 1.2 x .3 x .3 tank, I so far have tetras, danios, guppies, neons and shubukin can you please tell me what ph level do you work with, with the range of fish you are keeping?
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