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Rudy Salinas - 2013-04-26
I can't say enough about this grouper. I had one for 14 years. He was so friendly that as I would clean his tank, he would loved to be touched, then he would turn upside down to get his belly rubbed. He even came to me if I signaled him by rubbing my fingers. Be cautious about putting others with them, they are extremily territorial.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-27
    I'm glad to hear a good story about the Golden Striped Grouper in the aquarium. They are such interesting looking fish, nice to know they can do well, even if they want to be the 'top dog', and sounds like 'the only dog' in their tank...lol.
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Melonie - 2013-04-25
Can someone tell me how many eggs a Dogface Puffer Fish lay? I also need to know the parenting skills of this type of puffer and what are their pedators. I'm not finding much on any website. Thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-26
    Little is known about breeding.  They have not been bred in captivity to properly study.  The puffer has a lot of defenses against predators so most stay away.
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Thomas - 2009-07-06
All i got to say is there's more to 'em than meets the eye! this fish turned out to be very curious and energetic. Unlike other butterflyfish we've had, it ate heartily and aggressively with our clown and damsels and didn't swim away when I get up close to the glass. He's not as pretty as other butterflyfish, but this fish is a joy to own. Can I send in my own pictures fo this fish? I got a cute one!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-19
    Wow, that's great! Sign up with your Facebook and you then you can include your pictures with your post! We look forward to seeing it:)
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Animal-World info on Yellow Tang
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Anonymous - 2013-04-17
It's cruel to keep a Yellow tang in a system less than a 1000 liters.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Especially for their long term environment! Juveniles can be kept in a smaller tank, but eventually they will need adequate space.
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joshua - 2003-09-10
I noticed something very weird aout my blue damsels. They change colors at will, normally from a purplish black back to their normal blue.

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wade burkman - 2013-04-02
Ihave one three stripe humbug damsel and one false perculla clown, and two neon yellow gobys, a starfish, hermit crab, and pensil urchin in a 15 gallon hex aquarium and my three stripe does not bother anyone in the tank he seems to like the clown fish and totally ignores thr neon gobys have had all 4 fish for about four years and love them all

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bamboo shark - 2013-04-01
can i put a juviniel bamboo shark in a 125 gallon tank tell i get money and get a 200 gallon

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-01
    Yes you can but not too long!
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Anonymous - 2012-02-26
How many species of clown fish pairs can i put in a 80-90 gallon tank

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-26
    Mixing species of clownfish is not suggested. Clownfish are extremely competitive and aggressive towards other species of clowns, and some even with their own species. The Ocellaris Clownfish is the most peaceful and you can keep several of this species together. Some of the other clown fish can be keep in pairs, like the Tomato Clownfish and the Clark's Clownfish, but others like the Maroon Clown will do best kept singly.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    Well really you can put as much as you want just keep some distance from each other
  • Chris - 2013-03-29
    Dont listen to the above people that talk about clownfish needing to be kept several females to one male. That is impossible considering clownfish biology. The largest specimen will always be a female and all others will be males. The largest male will be the breeding partner, until the female dies, then he morps into a female and the chain continues...
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mahmoud moustafa aly - 2013-01-19
I work as a project manager in ornamental fish Pudong Mount Sinai in Egypt. We would like to introduce the idea of farming ornamental fish to salt water, such as butterflies, as well as angels and the question is: Are there countries that have succeeded in these new ideas? Please provide me with the sites electronically. Were they successfully cultivated was it economically profitable, and what is the length of time required by these fish before the sale? Thank you for your cooperation with me.

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  • Upendra - 2013-03-21
    Hi, just want to know what are the prizes for asfur angle and golden butterfly's and all the Red Sea Marin fish if u can send me a stock and the prize list I will be appreciated . Thanks hoping you to reply me back
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GPC - 2013-03-05
Hello, I just got my Emperor angelfish, I did the complete acclimatation process, but after a few hours, it is breathing very fast and hiding. My parameters are fine. It is an adult around 5 or 6 inches. What can I do? I read that more than 80 gill per minute its a red flag!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-06
    Hmmm. If you are sure your parameters are fine then maybe your fish simply is used to different water conditions. It may be that he simply needs some time to acclimate to your tank. I would give it some time. Watch for other physical symptoms to determine if he is sick. Also make sure he is eating and swimming normally.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-06
    What else is in the tank?  Maybve something in there causing stress?  Any way to test the water that it came from to seem if it is all the same or close?  temp change?  When you do you acclimation do you use the drip method?
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