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Bailey - 2010-11-14
Is it okay to use a Charcoal Filter for my Clown Fish?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-12
    What type of filter is it?
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Ellery - 2010-02-18
I have a breeding pair in my reef and has been laying eggs all year long, but just don't have the time or patience to try to raise them unfortunately.

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  • Anonymous - 2012-04-11
    What you can try to do is sell them or donate them. Try to know the Aquarium or person before you donate them. Frys (Clown fish babies) are REALLY hard to keep. But, you should at least keep one or two. Because if the adults die you have two more that grow up fast!
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Anonymous - 2007-02-25
It is now currently illegal to purchase, sell, or keep a nurse shark in captivity without a license issued from the federal government. Which means any nurse shark in captivity outside an endorsed aquarium or zoo is illegal.

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neil - 2012-04-06
Oh dear, just bought a 4 stripe damsel. Pet shop said it would be ok with other fish. I have not seen any aggresion as yet, but will keep a close eye on it and see how things develop. All comments on this fish are conflicting.

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John Bunton - 2012-04-05
I have four of these in a 90 gallon tank and they can be tough to acclimate for sure. I would highly suggest having every single possible food type on hand before they arrive. Start with freeze dried mysis, brine, bloodworm, whatever else soaked in Selcon or the like. If they don't take this move to frozen mysis, brine, bloodworm, or whatever else you can think of. Use the freeze dried first since you can reconstitute it with the Selcon and get more nutrients to your fish, this is much harder with frozen food. The best way that I have found to get these guys to take pellet or flake is to mix the flake or pellet with whatever else they are taking first. After you have done this for a week or two space out your feedings a little bit. Don't starve them but make them hungry and feed only the flake for a day or two. Don't feed the flake too long by itself if they are not eating. Patience is the key with these fish, don't push them too hard and don't underestimate them. I had one stay under the sand for 3.5 weeks before she finally came out during daylight hours.

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Luis Ruiz - 2012-03-28
I have a 65 gal. tank and I'm introduce a juvenile Sailfin tang recently and a have to deal with a Coral Beauty harass him every 5 or 10 minutes. What can I do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-29
    Re-arrange the tank. That will sometimes distract the fish to find their new favorite spots and forget about the new guy.
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Lisa - 2012-03-26
I have had a cowfish for one year now. He is in a 95 gallon tank. Started in a 29 g nano. He is now 9 inches long. He is the most important fish in my tank. He is housed with other fish, but I have not purchased anything I am afraid to lose due to the stories of them being toxic if stressed or dying. With that said, I love this fish. What is most important to them is food!! I feed 3 to 4 times a day. 4 brine am. Then pellets and flake and repeat with 3 brine and one mysis then flakes and pellets again. I stretch the feeding out so he has fun and I also turn of side blowers so he doesn't have to chase rhe food to much. He does get irritated at times and gets patches of black. Usually because I am visiting him without food!! He spits water. Splashes water and is truly entertaining. I highly recommend this fish if you don't work and be there for it and feed it ALOT!! It really can get large so I have heard and I hope I don't have to deal with that issue to soon. They are NOT just fish. They
are pets. They recognize you and expect alot of your attention. If you can't do that then pass. Otherwise you will lose it.

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Cindy Polson - 2012-03-24
I have a white spotted grouper he is sick, he hardley eats, he has a white film over his body. Also he has large white oval spots on him. What can I Do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-24
    First have water tested. Quarantine grouper if you can. A lot of times if a fish is being bothered by parasites it will produce extra mucus on its body giving the white coating. Your fish needs to be treated for parasites or a fungal infection.
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Andrew - 2012-03-16
Had mine for six months in my 120 gal. It grew fast! Bought it around 4 inches and now it's reaching 8inches! However if you want to get one of these beauty, try to get him last. This is a semi-aggressive/territorial fish and it will chase, nip and swallow any fish it can fit in its mouth. Otherwise the panther grouper is a moderately hardy fish and great for FOWLR system!

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Anonymous - 2004-02-24
they r pretty.


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