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Stephen Troester - 2011-08-10
Hey, I got a bamboo shark and today when I did a water change it started acting strange swimming in loops and I have to sit by the tank because it lands on its back. I'm hoping it's just something that will go away cus Bruce was just fine till I did the water change.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-10
    Usually something like that is because of stress or the conditions of the tank. Check the water, temperature PH etc and make sure all is OK. Attached is Animal World Article which summarizes various diseases but also behavior things. Scroll down and look up symptoms and recommended treatment is there. OK?
  • Anonymous - 2011-08-14
    Well sad to say it died and my blue tang died and a camel shrimp died as well it was because I got a fish that was ill and had tb and fin rott and ich and I went by the instructions on the bottle and on the second day of treatment is when all hell broke out it was that nox ich treatment but my cc seastar, clown fish, damsel, snowflake eel, big camel shrimp, hermit crabs, sally light foot, all seem to be doing well. I'm just glad I didn't lose all my fish. P.s. if you get a fish that has a sunk in stomach and won't compete for food get it out it has tb which can wipe out an aquarium in days.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-17
    Did you have an ammonia spike?
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-17
    Most meds kill sharks
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Tony - 2004-01-15
Hello, I have an 2inch long old wife and it sometimes eats plankton. It is not taking flakes, but I hope it will soon.

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angelica - 2005-03-03
They are very good pets!


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jose - 2011-05-22
I`m very happy, today the shark is eating better!!! 2 weeks trying but finally the results are very pleasant. Thanks for the tips and advice.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-22
    Good going - lots of people know the answers to your questions. I am glad that fella could help you. Interesting answer - never would have thought of it. Great
  • Lionel Kakeh\r\n - 2011-07-18
    Fine, I noticed your site in digg and these posts really attracted me ~
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Callum - 2007-12-06
Old wife are found along the east coast right up to southern Queensland. They are supposed to be really common but i haven't seen one yet. p.s. i thought they grow to 25cm, that's what it says in my Australian sea fishes book.

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Adam - 2005-11-23
Only had mine a few weeks but has settled in amazingly well and feeds from your hand. Extremely friendly and amusing when perching on turbo snails at the front of the tank eyeing up potential prey.

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mike anderson - 2011-02-25
I have a bamboo shark now for about a year it's almost 20 inches it's in my custom tanks I made just for it and I love theses shark getting a male soon to breed with my big female.

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Triggermad - 2009-04-11
I have a Picasso, a clown, a Queen and Jigsaw trigger all in the same tank. Yes they are all fairly terrortorial but without a doubt this species of Marine fish are the most interesting in the marine trade as they have wonderful personalities to match their flamboyant colourful exteriors.

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  • PhatPhish - 2010-05-19
    So for those of you wondering, I too have multiple triggers cohabiting together. Picasso, Sargassum, and Niger. The Picasso is the dominate one, but tolerates the others because it seems they are quicker than he. Their thinner bodies allow them to zip through the cracks with more accuracy, allowing them to get away when he chases them. But the funny thing is, they come right back out in the open, but keeping a close eye on him. These guys are so funny. I'm ordering a Golden Heart now to add to the mix.
  • PhatPhish - 2010-05-23
    I'm especially interested in your updates on how well these guys are existing together. I have a Picasso, Sarrgasum, and a Niger in the same tank. The Piscasso is the alpha dog of the three. The only aggression comes when the rocks are rearranged. That's when the fight for the best cave begins. He chases the others clear out of the way and chooses his favorite cave. Quiet a spectacle. However, after the caves have been established, things settle down and the coexist beautifully.
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michael - 2005-06-22
I was recently snorkling just off the coast of Destin Beach Florida and caught a baby spiny box fish. Might not have been the ethical thing to do, but I netted him and have returned him home to my marine aquarium, where he is housed with a similar sized porcupine puffer, 3 blue damsels and many snails, hermits and other small crabs. He seems more interested in the live seaweed and alagae at this point and I'm concerned about acclimating him to a proper diet. Any suggestions?

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  • Daniel - 2012-06-10
    My spiny boxfish was not eating so I read some replies on a couple forums, so I had cooked shrimp in my freezer. I pulled one out, thawed it and dropped it in the tank, he ate it immediately!!!! I was happy to see him eat. If yours likes it you should feed him about 3 times a day in smaller portions
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Anonymous - 2012-02-11
Alguien me puede ayudar estoy muy preocupado x qme acuario se ensucia mucho, le sale mucha cosa d color morado y manchas verdes y se las limpio y al sig dia otra vez . Le cambio el agua c/ 8dias y nada my anemona y blenny estan muy tristes porfavor aconsejenme.clownfish y yelowtail blue estan muy bien en el mismo acuario. Gracias.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-11
    ¡Hola! Es lamentable que usted está experimentando los problemas con tu acuario. Sin embargo, hay esperanza. Cambiar el 25% del agua cada 7 días, o una vez por semana. Asegúrese de que el acuario no está cerca de la luz del sol, y asegurarse de que la luz en el acuario, sólo lo hace durante 6-8 horas diarias. Ni más ni menos. Espero que esto ayude! Por favor, disculpe la calidad de mi español, soy un hablante nativo de Inglés.
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