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Danny - 2006-01-18
Don't just pick the first one you see. They range from banana yellow to almost yellow. You definitely want to choose the darkest yellow. They grow up to look confusingly close to the lemon angel from afar. I love the colors they add. They are mostly passive and work well in small groups. They swim around a lot too.

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Lachlan - 2008-10-24
I purchased a six-line wrasse (medium size), and added it to my 130L tank which also had a mated pair of coral banded shrimp. The shrimp seemed a little uneasy with its presence, and would often fend it off. I was hoping it would pass, but later that night as I was watching one of the shrimp began to moult. The wrasse took advantage of the situation and ripped off one of its claws. I currently have the wrasse in isolation and will probably return it to the aquarium store tomorrow. Which is a shame as it is a beautiful fish to watch.

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  • Scott - 2010-03-14
    I recently added a six line wrasse to a tank that also has a coral banded shrimp, yellow goby, and 3 peppermint shrimp. The tank now only has one peppermint shrimp. Not sure if it is the wrasse or the coral banded having a feast on the peppermint shrimp - but be cautious.
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Kieffer - 2007-09-16
Do not buy this fish unless you wanna see action ... Like FISH GONE WILD kind of action! This fish has a Mike Tyson/Muhammad Ali complex and will kill anyone in his way. They become especially rabbid after a hearty meal, I guess they're mad at the other fish for eating too! They killed two of my fish, I learned the hard way, dont make the same mistake.

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lakeyn - 2012-09-17
I believe it mostly boils down to the specific fish & tank size. My Toby Puffer has been in a 110gal with my dwarf lionfish & blue damsel for a few years. NONE of the fish nip or have any other issues with one another. The smaller the tank, the more territorial fish are going to be, period. The order they are put into the tank can make a difference too. My damsel should be eaten by my lion, but because he was there first she yields to him & his territory. I love these little puffers, they are full of personality, but be careful - mine likes to jump out of the tank any chance he gets.

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Frederick Boyce - 2012-09-15
Can someone please identify the other moray in the photograph - the reddish one with the ocellated pattern?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-17
    Moray Eels are very difficult to id... but my best guess is that they are all Gymnothorax kidako, or Chain Link Morays.

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Rusty - 2008-12-10
we got a shark egg about a month ago. It finally hatched. He mainly hangs out under the rocks during the day but I noticed he does not like the emerald crab crawling through his space. He looks really cool walking on his fins. We named him SKULL SAC!

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  • jerome - 2010-07-06
    Hey man where you get you bamboo shark can you help me find or get one and how much are they?
  • trent101 - 2010-08-08
    How can I got a bamboo shark?
  • Mr. Apple - 2012-09-05
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  • harry friedman - 2012-09-13
    Looking for a zebra horned shark or a hassel'ts shark. can you help me find one. I have an appaulette, marbled cat, banded cat and shovel nose all doing great..
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mike - 2012-09-05
Does any one now why my bicolour angel has lost all of its colour from the rear and only has the blue stipe through the eye left.  I've had this fish a year now the colour dissapeard 4 months ago, it seems healthy and happy and feeds well.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-05
    They will change a bit as they age.  Water quality changes and stress can also cause a change in color.
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Lucy - 2012-08-31
I think rays are sooooo beautiful! I would love to own one, but i'm not old enough (according to my mum!). It's great to see people enjoying the 'ray experience', just as long as no wild ones are captured for captivity! :)

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keith watkins - 2008-05-29
The top speed of a great white being around 15-20 mph is incorrect. I live in Palm Beach Florida and have a 1200 yamaha wavrunner. My waverunner is capable of going over 65mph. I have been an avid rider for over 3 yrs, until... One day I was about 1 mile offshore of the Palm Beach inlet heading south riding in the trough of a 5 foot wave when suddenly something told me took left. When I did, first I saw teeth, then I saw the one black eye which was staring me down. Then I saw the tail and he was as long as a city bus. I will never forget that look. This is no docile or placid animal... or mindless man eater. This is a very smart and intelligent animal. When I was on the waverunner he knew I was in control of the waverunner. He understood that I was a rider. He looked me directly in my eye and with his body language gave me the impreesion of what am i doing here. I must have come into his territory. He was able to stare me down because, as I said I was in the trough heading south at 40mph and he was directly parallel to me in the highpoint of the wave. The sun was east of us so I could see him clearly. I was going 40mph and he was moving effortless. This was not my first time seeing sharks. I have seen lemon sharks, dolphins, and all types of fish. Huge schools of migrating sharks, but they were not threatning and I never felt scared. But this was totally different. When he looked into my eye, and the whole vibe he was giving off, let me know right away that great white sharks are highly intelligent and definite problem solvers. He communicated with body language. He let me know with that stare that I was in his realm and he was investigating to see what was going on. What scared me wasn't that he was a shark but the fact that he was very intelligent and gave me a look like "what do we have here". This encounter changed everything. No longer was it, lets go jetsking. Now it was..there are large sharks out there and the next time the great white might come from underneath, investigate, and accidently knock me off the waverunner. Which he could do very easily... and the story wouldnt be good. After that one look I turned directly to shore and gunned it, sadly to say I had to give up waverunning. I realized that it is very dangerous. I still go to the beach like every other day, but I dont go in further then my knees. When the water gets to my knees then I just laydown in the surf. I would warn anybody and everybody against going offshore in a boat no smaller than a 40 footer. The shark I saw could easily sink a 25-30 foot fiberglass boat. Great white sharks need to be respected. They have survived since the dinosaurs and what I can tell from what I have read, online scientist and marine biologist really don't know much about them. Throwing chum in the water and watching them eat paints a much different picture. From what I have seen that picture is distorted. Great whites are highly intelligent.

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  • Yeah Right - 2010-07-04
    My reply would be B*ll $HIT.......
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sean - 2010-04-29
Sharks are awesome.

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  • Mark - 2012-08-24
    I need to find a home for three dogs which I love very much. I don't want to give them up but I must move by Monday (8-1-2011) where I'm moving I can only have two dogs. The dogs that need a home are 6yrs old & are lab & spinger spanial mix & are all sibblings Two male one female . If you can help e-mail me soon. Please try to Help me I don't want to send them to an animal shelter. Thank You ,Mary I live in Capac, Mi

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