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Aquarium Fish Species

Parent Category: Care of Fish
This category is for questions about the various species of fish, as well as their defining characteristics.
The width of females are wider than males, and the male's barbels  (whiskers) are also larger.
pretty all types of cichlids do. they might like laser pointers, like a cat does
They do not show certain actions that inform you that fishes are  about to lay eggs. The fish's abdomen will get bigger, and the male  fish can get aggressive at times. Gold barbs scatter their eggs  wherever they please, being egg-scatterers.
That depends entirely upon the species. Some species are actually impossible to determine unless you catch them in the act of breeding.
yes.you can teach angelfish tricks like play dead,stand,ect.(and some more tricks)
Because they are still newborn
When they cant swim and they don't eat wait or is that a gubby
Cichlids will do the best eating something like New Life Spectrum (also you may see it listed as NLS). It can be a little bit more expensive than the crappy flake food, but if you want to see good color and health go with NLS. ALSO!! NLS provides alot of food per purchase.. so you dont get robbed on...
They keep chasing each other because they like to have fun and they  like to not have energy.
Your guppy could be very old and is life is probably catching up to  him. His final days might be coming. I may be wrong too. Your guppy  could also be sick. Have you been cleaning your fish tank? Have you  been feeding him too much food? These are questions you could ask  yourself when...
just leave 2 mails and 1 female guppy in the tank with no other fish in the tank at all times.-Shocker   There should be 3 females to one male. If there are too many males, the females will get stressed out. I would recommend a larger fish tank than a half gallon. Maybe a 10 gallon tank. Remember...
yes, but you should plan on keeping more than just ONE tetra.  Tetras are schooling fish, and they probably wont breed in your  tank(they may, but they probably wont), so i recommend at least  five.
i don't know how long corydoras have existed, but they can live an  average of 5 to ten years. however some people have kept theirs'  for12.
Yes, but not nearly as rare as the Orangerind Cichlid.
Depending on the fish, it might be aggressive towards your tetras  and mollies, which tend to be pretty passive fish. I wouldn't, just  to be safe.
This usually means that the fry have already been born. If the fry were born in the tank itself, you might not notice them at first, but they are probably hiding somewhere. If the fry were born in the breeding box and you don't see any now, the mother could have eaten them.
That depends on how long they NEED to be in the bag. But please  edit your question to include more context.
You should stock your tank heavily, but keep enough specimens to the point where, at least, every specimen has its own housing item to hide in(Stump hides, Rock Formations, etc.). Most say to ALWAYS overstock your tank because they live in heavily populated colonies. That doesn't make the action...
If you guppy can't give birth to its fry, it will likely die.
That's a very nice setup! :) corydoras and most tetras keep to  themselves and i personally think a gourami would be a great  centerpiece in a tank. But corys live in schools, so you should buy  at least five. And since corys breed a lot, you should buy every  few specimens from different stores...
African cichlids are PH 8.2 while babrbs are lower. You could acclimate the barb up or the Malawi down in PH but neither would do as well. Also, African cichlids are very aggressive and the barb, who is semi-aggressive, would probably not survive for long.
Bog wood, driftwood, and especially bamboo help certain fish digest easier because they contain fiber properties. Like Fiber helps us, it can actually help fish as well. Bamboo is best but it's hard to keep underwater when you first add it.
small tetras, bottom-feeding catfish(NOT CHINESE ALGAE EATERS) and  other live-bearers,
Neon Tetras lay eggs. The female's belly should be obviously larger  than the male's and should spawn in a few days. Some tetras also  can get diseases that might make them look larger. What I do with  my pregnant female guppies is I put them in a plastic container  with holes poked in the sides...
anything that has a big enough mouth
Scalare, altum and leopoldi
Same as males. minus the Gonopodium (the live-bearers' penis  basically), that is.
Look at the stomache of the molly. If it is fat and has a black spot in the middle, it is pregnant. Quickly take her out of the community tank and put her in an isolated tank with a few plants. Once she has popped the babies out, put them into another isolated tank. Feed them molly fry food that is...
yes it does. it will take a few days for it to have its tail as good as new again if it is taken care of properly.
The answer is their habitat is under the water
  Wild neons and most tetras eat small crustacea like daphnia and insect larvae (mosquito wrigglers etc). They are opportunistic feeders.
Most fish have long feces because gravitational force is lessened  in water, thus the feces strand takes longer to break from it's own  weight. Though I must say, what an interesting question! :D
southeastern Columbia, eastern Peru and western Brazil
it depends on whatcolour the fish is, if its black than its quite difficult to see but if its silver or Dalmatian than you should be able to see a black dot underneath it and they should try and eat all the food also it would be bigger
all type of molly are from the same family but all fish are family
  YEs they do. I've seen mine eat the "hair" like algae growing from my live plants.
mostly in Indian ocean in australia
Do you mean What they eat? Do you mean how often they eat? I'll try  to answer your question the best i can. They eat brine  shrimp, microworms, infusoria and mosquito larvae vinegar eels.  But they also eat fish flakes. They can't eat pellets because their  mouths are too small. Although after...
Scientifically, there aren't too many, aside from the fact that they are both fish, of course. 😏 ichthyologically speaking, they are COMPLETELY different animals. They don't even mate the same way.
                It's DROPSY or a condition that is caused by unfavorable water, your fish will die if you don't change 25% of your water and cleanup your aquarium and filter.
Angel fish are light sensitive. They figure that light is always  coming from the sky, so, if the room light is brighter than the  tank light and the tank has a dark top, then the angel fish will  look straight up thinking that it is correct and wonder why you are  lying down and floating.
  == well atwall-mart $3.45 and at Pet.co the females are like about $2.39 and the male $4.45? ==
Very often this type of behavior means that there is not enough Oxygen is the water for their Gills to process. Yhey come to the top and GULP air. You should have a bubbler introducing Oxygen into the water to help solve this problem. Real Plants in the tank also help to Oxygenate the water.
Guppies are usually 1 inch long, and a good rule of thumb is to  have 1 inch of fish per gallon, so as many as 30 guppies will be  just fine. Although, it might be nice to add some different fish  occasionally.
Yes if they are big enough to fit in their mouths. If you have fry  in with an angelfish or other semi-aggressive fish, it might be a  good idea to put in a tank divider or separate the fry in a  grow-out tank.
about a month depending on temperature
Might want to bring a sample of your water in to a local pet/fish  store so they can check the water. They do this for free usually.
The females will usually get a black spot on their belly.
because it give birth to young alive   Guppys are livebearers.
Well all fish breed. But just research how.
Whenever you see "tetra" in front of a word in chemistry, it means  "4". Similarly, "tetraconta" means "40", and so on.
Did you put these fish in recently? Have you had slight increases  or decreases in temp?   If so, the stress of moving to a new tank or a chance in temp of  the water could be making them die.
Age isn't necessarily the key. Size is. Fry should be about 1/4 an  inch before being released into a live-bearer community.
Might be time to get a tank divider to separate them. Although,  typically, mollies don't eat tetras usually unless they are fry.
  Some types of killifish are territorial and some do get big enough to swallow the neon tetra and they will. Killifish are from all over the world and come in many sizes and aggressions.
They can, but usually they don't. They are peaceful community fish.
Only about 3 weeks from what I've seen.
If a guppy cannot give birth, it is due to the water quality. The  guppy will die along with her babies rather than give birth in an  less than ideal conditions.
like all fish they do. Their gills get the oxygen they need through  the O (oxygen) in H2O (water).
The short answer is yes, the problem will not be with them killing each other, but there are several other things to consider. First, a breeding pair will probably kill or at least traumatize other inhabitants of the aquarium, so they need to be by themselves. Second, it is impossible to tell if you...
I'm not sure this is right but, I've heard it takes 3 hrs for a male guppy to impregnate a female. But I've also heard that it can take up to 1 month.
  clownfish do not have ears because it is a fish .    
Algae, fish fry and small insects
The same as you do with adults. Some people buy fry food  specifically. I just crumble adult food. It does just as much good.  Everything else is the exact same as caring for adults. you can  leave them in the tank to fend for them selves and let the weak be  eaten, or raise all of them in a...
SHARKS   sharks, eels,and any thing bigger than it   Not many things eat a Angelfish. So, I would have to say either a  Reef Shark or a Eel would eat an angel fish. An Angelfish is a  Consumer, A Reef Shark is a Producer and an Eel is a Consumer too.  A Reef Shark would eat an Angelfish...
No. Ich is a contagious external parasite that effects fish. If, by  chance, ich did get on us, Ich is sensitive to heat and it's  aquatic. It would die from either the lack of water, the heat of  your morning/night shower/bath or the heat of the day. Human skin  would be to thick for it to feed...
I have a tank of all male Red Wagtail Platys, they don't fight besides a little chasing, but no nipped fins. Granted, they are still fairly young and i'm not sure about adults.. I would say they wouldn't fight though.
The marine angelfish can be found in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, as well as the western Pacific Ocean.
All male live bearers (yes, including mollies) are always eager to  breed. Whether females are, or not.
Neon tetras really need to be ina heated fish tank, since they're a tropical fish. A regular fish bowl will just stay at room-temperature, and not the right temperature for these fish. no, they need to be in a heated and filtered tank, they also need school of fish that means 5 fish in a group or...
there are three basic breeds: fantail goldfish, comet goldfish, and common goldfish. if you are getting goldfish for the first time, i would recommend common goldfish as they need the least care.
  Truly speaking , some jewels dont breed even if they are a couple also . I have a couple of jewel which are together for 3 years and have not bred yet.
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99% of the African cichlids are very aggressive fish and will more than likely cause the untimely death of anyother type of fish (and usually same type) that you place within the confine of your aquarium. Also, one should note that PH levels differ between the two. While you can acclimate up and...
Only if it keeps him from eating. Large fish like Oscars will often times have deformities because they have run-ins with the sides of the fish tank, rocks, wood, etc. They are so large and strong that they damage themselves when they hit objects in the fish tank. Just make sure he can still eat,...
Sure can.. I had peacocks with my yellow lab mbuna and white top hera mbuna cichlid. they will tussle with each other periodically, but it should be fine so long as you have than 4 or 5 to help spread aggression.
angel fish can eat neon tetras is the simple answer, but i have angel fish and neon tetras in the same tank and the angel fish does not bother the neons, although this may be because the angel fish is not full grown yet so it is a 50% chance
No. But they can drift through the water if removed carefully.
Sometimes, fry aren't born complete, or born strong enough to live.  This is true for all fish
Central and South America
How big are the two tanks, and how many guppies do you have
It can range anywhere from 10 to 20 years depending on their care
if you mean fresh water angel fish, then they are translucent whitish, and turn white if they die
if you mean Are the Oscars live' as in the movie/rockstars, then YES.Yes, generally, the Oscars are produced live.
Did you condition the water some times there is too much chlorine in the water and that will do them in . Its a good idea to let water stand for a while before putting fish in it.   Make sure the new water is the same temperature as the old water you removed from the tank. Chemicals can be added...
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It depends on what kind of fish is nipping his fins. If it's another angelfish that is larger than him, i would move him to another tank, and feed him extra, until they are the same size. i breed angelfish and have had to do this several times. if it's some other fish, such as tetras or tiger barbs,...