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Carrie - 2006-03-22
These little buggers rival Maroon clowns in nastiness even at a young age! I had to get rid of mine since they bit HARD to "protect" it's anemone when I had to feed my snake eel! It was only 2" at the time!!!! If you like the coloring, the saddle backs (tank bred) are a better and nicer choice!

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  • Gerardo - 2012-10-24
    Hello guys I'm from Pakistan but living in Kuwait. I have two australian parrots (budgies). They cough alot. I have checked all avian vets here but they say that it will be f9 but I'm not satisfied with them so can any 1 help me out as to how to treat them cz I cannot come to Pakistan? plz help me thanks  and any kind of treatment will be liked thnx again
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Adriana - 2004-10-30
This is my favorite butterflyfish. Even though I am an expert marine aquarist, I still like to keep them.

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Connor Leahy - 2009-09-25
We got the fish yesterday and he immediately started eating the mysis. He seems to get along well with the other tank mates and he's picking at algae all day long. He only dives into the rocks when he feels threatened. Otherwise he's out in the open all day.

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  • sean - 2012-08-10
    do you have any coral in your tank
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phantom - 2011-11-20
Can I feed fresh water feeders to a lion fish?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-08
    Hypothetically, yes. However, the fresh water feeder fish will endure great stress before they are eaten, as they are fresh water, and not salt water. I would not recommend the act.
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Thomas Herrick - 2012-10-17
Saddleback Clownfish are an amazing fish to keep. Being one of the larger species of Clownfish (Such as Clarkii's or Maroon's) they're not particularly picky about what anemone to host. I have an interbreeding pair of a female Saddleback clown, and a male Clarkii Clown, hosting a Condylactis anemone. Now, keep in mind that being a larger clownfish species, they are also a little bit more aggresive than other species (Percula, Ocellaris, Snowflakes.) If you're aiming to interbreed, be strategic. Refer to species of fish that have the same relative body shape, and aggression. Overall Benefits of keeping a Saddleback : 10!! Very interesting fish, with a very interesting personality!

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Nick De Jong - 2009-09-29
Hi Everyone. I bought a Black Ribbon Eel about a year ago and it is doing just fine. It didnt eat for about two months at first, then decided it liked my fire gobies. Now I feed mollies or any other live fish. I recently got a blue ribbon eel that I added to my tank. They are best of friends and the blue eel started feeding within the 1st two weeks. The strangest thing has happened though, the Blue ribbon has now changed color and has turned black. Now that is freaky...

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  • robert nusca - 2012-10-16
    I purchased a Blue Ribbon eel,3 weeks ago.He has been eating Rosies and guppys,but not to many,and refuses to eat except one or two days each week,so far.I noticed that after a few days,it's bright blue,turned more,toward black as well.Since it was fairly new to the aquarium.I assumed it was a sign of stress.I have a Niger Trigger,that competes with it for live food(but they interact very well.any other ideas why it has lost it's bright blue colour.I am a bit concerned.
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iPher - 2012-10-11
Sigh of relief! I got 2 females yesterday. After acclimating them I released them in the tank. One was fairly calm and exploring a little bit and the other darted straight to the bottom and kicked up a cloud of rubble. Poof! Smoke bomb! It settled quickly and she had disappeared. There is shelter in my tank but nothing I can't see into except for a giant moon snail shell. I thought maybe she's in there and I left it be. Came back an hour later and the other was gone. I have a good lid but I looked all over the floor anyway. This morning I checked the shell and nothing. These fish are ninjas! I was searching this morning to see if anyone else had this problem and found this. I feel better about life now.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-11
    These fish are incredible about disappearing for days at a time.  Once they feel safe and get use to the take you will start seeing them more and the they will disappear again!  Have fun solving the mystery!
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elsie - 2011-01-30
How can you tell the sex of a bamboo cat shark?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-10
    It's really easy. If the shark has claspers (two penis like structures by the anal fin) it is a male. If the claspers are not present you have a female.
  • elizabeth cox - 2012-10-08
    Are the claspers really noticable right at birth or does it take a couple of months?  My little one won't stay still long enough for me to peek when it's swimming and I don't want to freak it out by holding it still to look
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Ryan - 2012-10-04
I've seen some as far south as Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I haven't been diving much further south so can not verify that they don't live past there.

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jose - 2011-05-09
Need help feeding my new shark as 3 days that don't wan't to eat. Any advice!!! What can I do? Thank you.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-10
    Feed all kinds of large meaty foods like small pieces of fish, squid, shrimp, and live goldfish. Best to feed small amounts several times a day.

  • Jade Thompson - 2011-05-12
    Get long pair of hemostats and get feeder guppies, pinch on tail. Let the feeder fish flutter right underneath sharks mouth. It took me 3 days to get mine going but I worked with it 3 or 4 times a day. Keep trying, don't give up. It will live up to 2 weeks off of its fat built up off of the egg, but needs to eat.
  • jose - 2011-05-13
    Thanks Jade, apreciate the feedback. Today is my fifth day of trying and still no result. Already tryed silversides, goldfish and drops of garlic xtrime. First thing tomorrow get some guppies!!!
  • bill - 2011-05-21
    Yes, it is hard but what would be even more difficult would be to lose your investment. I just lost one of mine by failing to change filters. Take extra time and effort. You will have fun with results.
  • jose - 2011-05-21
    That's correct Bill, thanks for the comment. Two days ago the shark is finally eating but very small amount of food, so far so good!!!
  • elizabeth cox - 2012-10-02
    Looking for answer to above question , how to get my baby bamboo shark to eat
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