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marisol - 2012-01-27
I have 2 Needle nose.. they have 5 babies... I don't how care? They have 3 days old... what do you recommend.. thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-27
    Scroll up in this Animal World article and you will note that these little guys are carnivores so if it will fit in their mouth, they wil probably eat it. So I'd remove the babies to another tank before they are seen as fish food. They can be fed small pieces of brine shrimp.
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Flo - 2009-02-27
If feeders are stored in the tank with Gars will they eat when they are hungry or get use to the feeders and go with out food? I have been puting shrimp plets in the tank because I'm afarid that they are not eating the feeders...

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  • ronnie - 2012-02-05
    they will eat when they get hungery i buy six dozen at a time for two they last about a mounth


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ber - 2010-09-24
I have only a 10 gal tank for now cause all my fish are still really little, and I plan to get a big tank soon so they all have their own areas... but I have an african butterflyfish, 2 red tailed sharks, 2 mini sucker fish, one reg sucker, my cute lil guppy, and my fave, my jack dempsey.. it's funny to watch them because, my lil jack hangs out with the bigger of the two red tailed shark, the guppy hangs out and follows the smaller red tailed shark, and the rest just kinda do their own thing..but the weirdest thing cause my red tail and my jack never leave each others side..they swim side by side, and act like the big bosses together? Weird right? It's funny cause they are so little! Is that normal for the two species?

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  • sub - 2011-08-13
    Check your red tail for lost scales, jacks are very territorial it my look like it's following each other but they're nipping off scales from each other I have a jack and he does the same and I almost lost my sunshine peacock.
  • Scott Emberly - 2012-02-13
    your jack will probly kill everything in your tank when he gets a bit olderhe will probly just swallow them whole if he dont tear them apart first
  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-13
    I regret to inform you, that as this aquarium, and its inhabitants mature, and grow, you will experience quite a few problems.

    1. You will need an aquarium the size of 55+ gallons to accommodate all of the fish's growing needs.
    2. Your Guppy, as the other fish grow, will be attacked, or perhaps eaten by one of the fish in the aquarium.
    3. The 'sucker fish' could also be attacked by either the Butterfly Fish, or the Jack Dempsey.

    As for fish 'hanging out' beside each other, this is normal behavior.

    Good luck with your aquarium, and fish!
  • Pattie - 2012-03-31
    I had a Jack Dempsey for years. He was my Favorite. You should move him into a very aggressive tank because he is or will become very aggressive. He will eat everything he can catch. He will get very large also. If you want to keep the butterfly, and the sharks move him. All so the if the suckers are Chinese Algae eaters. They are cool to but when they get big they to get aggressive and will suck the sides of the other fish and kill them. Do lots of reading on the fish you want to put together before you do. You could loose some nice fish. The sharks and guppies are in danger of becoming a meal of the others.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-31
    Odder matches have happened. The first time the Jack gets hungry you may see the 'cute lil guppy' end up as food. Jack's do get very aggressive as they age. That is good that you are planning on upgrading your tank! Go with a 55 gallon tank or larger.
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john - 2011-12-19
Hi, I just found one of these at petco and was wondering if I should get it it and will i be able to keep it in a 20 gallon with a green puffer and some senegal bichirs.Please answer fast because I have a feeling someone else wants it too.

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  • Anonymous - 2012-01-13
    These fish need about a 55 gallon tank and need to be fed live food like goldfish if your bichir and puffer are too small they will get eaten but you could have those fish in there for 3 months and then upgrade
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rick - 2011-10-28
Can african butterfly fish stand salt in their water 0.03 salinity?

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Ajeesh - 2011-12-03
I have a silver arona 1 feet long which is very active and eats live food and other sea foods, which is very aggresive and will jump for food.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-12-04
    That's exciting! What size aquarium do you have him in?
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Marlon Pereira - 2012-05-17
Hi I have a three 10" oscars in a large 7'L x 2.5' h X 2'd aquarium can I introduce my 6inch silver arowana into this tank . Its currently being held in a 3' X 2.5' X 18" quarantine aquarium. If yes for the transfer should i net it or bag it?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-18
    It will be ok till it out grows the oscars. I would use a bucket to transfer.
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MIKLOS - 2012-07-10
I agree with everyone these fish are freaking awesome i was blessed with a pair its been two weeeks an they have been fine until today when what i beleave to be the female attacked the other shook him like a pittbull for a couple secs

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eva - 2012-03-02
These fish are amazing to have around and study, also. They are some of the more 'loving' types of fish. They can live for ages so if you want a fish these are the best! But you have to feed them live food (its uncommon for them to eat 'unalive' meat) for more info on these fish look at Dr. Jungles Animal World.
~Eva~

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-05-06
    I really like this fish too, and I love the picture!
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thor - 2012-05-23
Awsome fish, i purchased one of these about six months ago from a local petco. They didn't know anything about the fish, they told me it wasn't aggressive and an excellent community fish...WRONG. although it is a top water fish it will eat smaller fish. I have a 55gal. community tank, I was raising lots of different fancy tail guppies, I had over 200 babies 48 different males and about 60 females. Not any more. In about 3 months I had 7 males and 14 females. It took me a while to figure out he was eating them all the first couple weeks I noticed my numbers dropping. Then I saw him. Man they are FAST. He can't fit the females in his mouth as easy. I fed him alot of crickets but it didn't help. again excellent fish, real beautiful and real aggressive.

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