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john - 2011-12-05
Hi, I heard of a fish called the malaysian halfbeak and I was thinking about getting one. They look alot like this fish and are livebearers. They only get 3 inches long. Any suggestions?

bonus question: is there a way to comment on a group of fish instead of just one fish(like commenting on cichlids instead of say, firemouth cichlid)?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-06
    Yes, you can place a comment on the group page. Easiest way is to go HOME at Animal World. Then enter cichlids, goldfish whatever in the search. You will come up with the general page on that group and can enter your comments at the bottom. Have fun.
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alan olyott - 2011-10-14
I have recently got a 12 inch lungfish and he is missing his 2 back legs; will they grow back he is eating wel?l

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-14
    Yes, lungfish can grow their legs back! However, this may take a decent amount of time, such as 1-3 months...depending on water quality, and diet.
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tejaswa - 2011-10-08
What can we do 2 prevent drop eye in our arowana????????


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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-09
    You can prevent drop eye by performing weekly 25% water changes. Given no other fish in your aquarium has this disease. If other fish in your aquarium have this disease, then it is advisable to treat the disease accordingly, in addition move your sick fish to another aquarium.
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Anonymous - 2011-06-01
I have a butterfly fish that I recently got. And I was wondering why it wasn't eating much of the flake food. Now I know why, thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-01
    I am glad. I take it you found out what they like to eat from the article in Animal World. Welcome and stay in touch.
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Jack - 2011-09-24
How much do they go for?

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bill - 2011-06-13
I have a few questions about African Lungfish. For starters, what can be kept with them, if at all? I know this website said that they will try to eat tankmates, but it never really specified as to what sizes of fish the lungfish will consume. Also, how can I distinguish the different varieties of Lungfish?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
    It is best to keep these guys alone as one subspecies goes 3 feet and the other 6 feet. It would be like trying to keep fish with an alligator. Not a good idea.
  • TODD NICHOL - 2011-08-04
    Our 11-inch lungfish, Chauncy, enjoyed live bait worms and chunk-style canned dog food. Since he was well-fed and not hungry, the goldfish in his tank with him were quite safe, and lived a long time!
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karthikesan - 2010-10-20
My silver arowana 3 month aged lost a anal fins. Is it re-growth able? Any other problem will happen for this loss?

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  • josue - 2011-07-29
    Feed it well and the fin will grow back. If you have other fish, check there temperment toward the arow.
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AjinkyaKulkarni - 2011-02-08
What is the minimum tank size required for two silver arowanas?

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  • josue - 2011-07-29
    Arows can get very big and it all depends on how big your arowana is. I have seen an 7 inch. arow in a 10 gal. with no other fish and only gravel, then latter on it died of stress. I think it was because the tank was 10 gal.
    Any way it depends on how big the arow is. p.s. it is not very smart to keep 2 different arow types.
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jayzak - 2011-06-20
For all the NOOBS out there(like me), if you put an arowana in a small tank (below 75) DO COVER THE TANK AT ALL COST because they love to jump with precision. i have 2, one is 3-4 inch and the other one is 5-6 inch. I have saved them 5 TIMES already, as in pick them up on the floor and put them back in the tank. the smaller one 4 times and the bigger one once, dont know its me lucky or they are but cover it up ASAP and cover it tight, my tank have only a gap of 2cm wide and 10cm length between the filter n the center bar but somehow they still jump out of that little hole... amazing.

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melva fessler - 2010-03-23
I can not seem to get my Needlenose fry to eat, they won't take guppy fry nor will they take brine shrimp. What can I do?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-03-24
    Needlenose fry? How cool is that?! How big are they? You could try squeezing a hard boiled egg yolk through a cloth or other types of live food. Check here for other types of food for fry.
  • motasem - 2010-05-29
    give them the tetra company food tetra min baby see it on the website below www.tetra.net
  • Dave - 2011-06-19
    Mine takes dead lancefish from a thin cotton thread suspending it in the tank..... Also broke his nose off swimming into the glass, he is fine, just has a shorter nose now.
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