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Phyllis - 2008-11-22
I just love my (wild colored) Variatus! They are so active, easy to breed, and peaceful in my 20gal. tall community tank. My tank has low lighting (with a full glass top cover), 2" of Eco brand soil, 1med. piece of beautiful Mopanzi wood, Java moss, Java ferns, 1lg. Anub., 1lg. Balanese Crypt., good amount of Italian Val. (in back corners), 1sm. bunch Pennyroyal, and lots of floating Duckweed. I use a 30gal. Whisper hang on filter (set on low flow). The care of my tank is easy - remove overgrowth of most of duckweed (once a month), trim and remove any dead leaves (whenever found), rinse off filter every month (replace with new one every 6 months), replace fish/plant grow light tube (every 6 months - even if it's not burned out), top off water (as needed when it dehydrates down to 1" - usually once every 2 wks.), divide/remove extra grown plants (yearly), and remove baby Variatus when they are 1/4th grown (I give most of them away) - THAT"S IT! It houses 2f.Variatus and 1m.Var., 3f.Oto. cats and 2m.Oto. cats. (these are the best algea eaters EVER), 1m. Pearl Gourami, and 1m.Sunset Gourami! I just love my beautiful "LIVE" aquarium and gorgeous (wild colored)Variatus are my favorites fish!

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kathy - 2008-11-17
I got Balloon Mollies. 1 male and 2 females. I love the Balloon Mollies. They're so cool looking. I hope they have babies for me. That would be cool! I'll have to wait and see if they have babies.

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Richard P - 2008-11-04
I raise a combination of clear (almost white) albino swords crossed with lyertail reds (Lyertail Red females X Albino clear males). As the process is slow, can you tell me more of the blue swordtails Josh / or anyone else. I need more variances to deal with. The blue intrigues me.

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Anonymous - 2008-10-30
I have 22 fishes; 2 red caps, 2 platinum sailfins, 4 black mollies, 3 swordfishes, 2 guppies, 2 zebra loaches, 1 tiger fish, 2 spotted mollies, and 2 pencilfishes.

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rhoy - 2008-10-22
My brother has a 36 swordtail. He placed him in a fish pond. His sword tail has different colors. The color of it is orange, yellow, black, brown, gray, and red. It is 5 inches long.

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kathy - 2008-10-09
I have a blue Mickey Mouse Platy. A male. I have a Red Wag Platy. A female. The male's name is Darwin. And the female's name is Rosie. I hope they have babies for me. That would be cool. I love Platys. I really love the Mickey Mouse Platys. I plan on getting more platys.

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JITESH - 2008-09-24
I have a black molly, I Like them.

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Sanjeev - 2008-09-24
Hi all Guppy Lovers,

I have recently joined the team. I have 1 male and 3 female guppies and 11 fry separated in the breeding tank. I also have a pair of tetra and zebra in my fish tank. Can someone inform me when I should move the fry into the main tank. It's nearly one week since they were born.

Thanking you in advance for your guidance.

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Dan - 2008-09-19
I just set up my 110 gallon tank about a month ago, and a few weeks ago picked up 6 Mickey Mouse Platies, 4 female and 2 male. The males are bright, bright orange, with a very clear Mickey Mouse silhouette on the tail, and the females are kind of plain looking, but all are very healthy and happy and seem to be breeding. They stick closely together and sometimes go from one female right to the other! They seem disinterested, but have no choice! They are fairly young, and in the few weeks I've had them, all 4 are looking VERY pregnant! I expect to have fry in the next couple of weeks. A friend of mine gave me his Marble Angel and he tends to keep mostly to himself and does not bother the platies. I don't know why everyone is so worried about getting lots of fry in their tank - that's the idea of a community tank! I'm actually looking forward to having 50 or more fry as time goes on... any excess are going to the pet store! :-)

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JITESH - 2008-09-13
I have two black mollies, one goldfish, and an angel. I like them. My black molly gave 25 babies but now I have only two babies in my tank.

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