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rgonzales - 2011-04-23
There is some misinformation regarding the indo datnoid on your site. There is no known captive breeding of this fish, which is one reason prices stay high and explains why wide bars datnoids are all but extinct. Instability of a datnoids color is not a sign of poor health or sickness. They just do that. Also a minimum recommended tanksize for datnoids would be 180 gallons. When keeping datnoids it is best to keep 1 or a group of 5 or more to disperse aggression.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-25
    Thank you for letting us know. We will look into that obviously and correct as necessary.
  • Clarice Brough - 2011-04-25
    Thanks for you input on this beautiful fish. Nice additional info regarding changes in coloration, and the suggested tank size for an adult. For people that wish more than one specimen, we've added your suggestion of keeping them in a group of 5 or more to disperse aggression. On breeding, that sounds like an open question. The author, with several decades experience in the import business and many close connections with breeders in Indonesia, briefly discusses commercial breeding happening there. It will be interesting to see if, and how, this unfolds in the industry! Thanks again for your thoughts!
  • Val Durio - 2011-06-23
    I found that their color varied depending on dominance. If there was a threat or a larger fish they darken if they are the larger fish they show true color.
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bernard Uy - 2010-11-08
Is there a way that they can grow faster? Or any tips so they grow faster?

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  • J.T.Y. - 2010-12-23
    Don't feed them goldfish, or any other feeders from the carp family as they
    contain chemicals that inhibit growth.
  • rgonzales - 2011-04-27
    The best way to increase growth rates is frequent large water changes and a big tank. In addition feeders help the rate but this is something I don't like to do. Even with the tips given your still only looking at a half to 3/4 inch growth per month.
  • Val Durio - 2011-06-23
    They grow slow. Enjoy them at each stage of growth, 6 months at a time I saw increases in size.
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marie - 2010-10-13
Can gold darnoid live with betta and bata shrike?

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  • evan - 2011-06-18
    Your beta will get eaten when the tiger gets bigger.
  • Val Durio - 2011-06-23
    NO! They will out grow then eat any fish that will fit in their extra large when extended mouths.
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Hein Thant - 2011-05-29
I've two AT and 1Ntt

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-30
    Hey great 3 of them. They are attractive just enjoy.
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Robert - 2008-09-29
Where can I get some black banded sunfish ?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-02-27
    aquabid.com occasionally
  • brian - 2010-09-28
    I bought mine online from zimmerman's fish. It's already my favorite fish. I think the lady who collected them from the wild in nj probably broke the law.
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Mark dierking - 2010-05-16
I'm getting a golden datnoid that is a about 10cm in length. But I have a problem:it's wild caught and it only eats live fish which is kinda a problem for me. But I wanna know how do I get it to eat pellets?

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  • Aaron - 2010-06-05
    I currently own 14 datnoids that are all eating pellets and shrimp. What I did to get them on pellets was fed them what they would eat and would wait 36 hours before I would make an attempt to feed them again with the pellets. You have to make sure they are begging for the food. With larger specimens it is ok to try and only feed pellets to try and convert them. I had one that was 15cm that went a month without eating before it finally ate pellets.
  • paka - 2010-08-09
    It normally and hot long time getting the golden datnoid
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Jana - 2008-09-24
A friend brought some spotted scats home from fishing. I have not seen them on the local market in Singapore. Is it save to eat this fish, I read they have a venomus spine?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-04-07
    They live where the floating toilets are, and will eat anything they can find...You still want to cook and eat these?
  • Anupam (India) - 2010-07-12
    Hi Jana, your concern is from a totally alien perspective as far as these types of forums are concerned. People here are talking of ways to keep their pets alive by caring about their food and not put them on their dinner plates (don't get carried away by the mention of dinner and salad plates with fins ). I don't think there is a single hobbyist who would want to make a food out of even a dead fish from their aquariums. I guess the general google search could feed you the answer you are hungry for. Good luck !
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The who - 2010-02-28
I bought 5 Indonesian datnoids around 2 weeks ago. 2 Died in the first 48 hours due to gill flukes and starvation. Now I have three left and they are very strong, active and healthy, and always wanting food. I feed them blood worms, mysis shrimp and brine shrimp, all frozen. They love it. Great fish!!

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Christina Ritz - 2008-08-23
I recently took my seven year old daughter out to a lake for a nature swim and relaxation. She brought along her little net and a beach bucket. She caught about fifteen of the baby black banded sunfish. They were so cute, they resembled angel fish. I put them in my 70 gallon fishtank. So far they have been thriving. I feed them freeze driend krill. We love these little fish. So far they are about the size of a nickel. I live in New Jersey and realize the best things in nature are right here. My daughter loves all creatures and she really loves taking care of these swimming little jems.

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  • AnNa SmItH - 2010-02-21
    Oh don't worry, I'm sure you will love them. I have one and it is beautiful! :-> HaVe a GrEaT dAy!
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Tara - 2009-04-27
I have a red Scat about 2in. I ran across him at petco.funny thing is that he was not suppose to be at that petco. I'm new to taking care of this fish so any advise that you have would be great.. I read everything about them. but what is better the experiance..

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