Aquarium Fish Species

This category is for questions about the various species of fish, as well as their defining characteristics.

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Frogs
Aquarium Fish Species
Happy Aquarium

What do the frogs eat on Happy Aquarium?

The regular fish food :P

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species

What temperature should a African cichlid tank be?

76degrees

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Care of Fish
Fish
Aquarium Fish Species

What is a goldeneye fish?

The Golden Eye Grunt is a member of theHaemulidae or Grunt Family which are known in Mexico as "burros." In Mexican waters, the Golden Eye Grunt is found south of Magdalena Bay on the Pacific side of the Baja California peninsula, and as far north as Santa Rosalia along the Sea of Cortez Coast. On mainland Mexico, it is found from Guaymas to Guatemala.

The Golden Eye Grunt grows to a length of just over one foot and is generally found around inshore rocky reefs in the first 100 feet of the water column. The Golden Eye Grunt is viewed as good table fare but is quite rare and also small, making preparation questionable since they are usually too small to fillet.

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Tigers
Aquarium Fish Species

What do tiger barbs eat?

Omnivores. Flake or pellet is excepted. Also feed frozen or live blackworms and brine shrimp, as well as vegetable based foods, including spirulina based foods.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Guppy

Can you put guppies neon tetras glowfish mollies and platies together?

Yes you can they are all what is known as community fish. The thing is you don't want a bunch of the if you have a small tank.

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Care of Fish
Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species

What age are Platy fish at maturity?

A platy female is at maturity around 3.5 to 4 months old. In addition, they are livebearing fish rather than egg laying.

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Biology
Aquarium Fish Species
Herbivores
Angelfish

Is an angelfish a herbivore?

I am most likely sure they are herbivores.
Yes, an angelfish is a herbivore. Some are carnivores, but its rather rare.

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Freshwater Aquariums
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Guppy

Can you keep tiger barbs and guppies together?

I wouldnt. Tiger barbs are notorious fin nippers and may nip the little guppy's long fins.

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Saltwater Fish
Aquarium Fish Species

Is angler fish a natural source of light?

yes.

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Care of Fish
Aquarium Fish Species
Fish Breeding

How can you tell if an Oscar fish is pregnant?

their belly will swell up. if you look down over them, their abdomen will be large

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Guppy

How long can guppies live without food?

That depends on the condition they are in before they are starved. A well fed guppy in good condition will last a least week at around 73F. The warmer the water the faster the metabolism and the shorter the survival time.

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Aquarium Fish Species
Guppy

Do you feed guppies once a day or twice a day?

The bare minimum is once a week, so it really depends on how much you feed them each serving. Just remember to keep their water clean by changing about 25% of the water once a week.
Try it and you will have healthy vibrant guppies swimming all over your tank!
By using a fish food such as TetraColor, you can also enhance the color of your guppy fish.

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Manatees
Aquarium Fish Species

Which manatee species is listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?

The Manatee Species listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Endangered Species List, as of 01/2010, are the Amazonian Manatee, the West African Manatee, and the West Indian Manatee. There is a Dugong also listed. While the Florida Manatee is listed as endangered by The State of Florida. For more details, please see the sites listed below.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Guppy

When do baby guppies eat adult fish food?

From birth. All you need to do is grind up normal livebearer food to a size small enough for the fry to eat. As the fry get bigger so the food they eat can increase in size too.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Guppy

Can a female guppy mate with more than one male?

Yes they can and do. One lot of youngsters can have several different fathers.

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Aquarium Fish Species

Can people eat Oscar's?

They are edible but I would imagine that they would be a very expensive fish to eat. A small Oscar about 3 inches long is worth about $5 to $7. You can get about 1 lb of fish fillets for that amount of money.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Guppy

Is it ok to have guppies in a fish bowl or lockers at school?

Generally it's not. I guess the off chance of having a guppy survive their full life span in a bowl is uncommon. They need heat, around 25 degrees Celsius to stay happy, because in the wild they live in warm water. But the majority of aquariums are kept at 25-26 degrees Celsius or about 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Keeping fish in those jars is as horrible as keeping a dog in a tiny cage! Do not trust pet shop owners when they say "It's fine to keep them like that". They just want to make money. Fish can live in those bowls for a long time, but they'll just suffer.

If you want to keep a fish in a small bowl the only practical choice (that is not animal cruelty) is a Betta or Siamese fighting fish. One male can be kept in 1/2 gallon, ABSOLUTE MINIMUM. 1-2 gallons is preferable. This is NOT suitable for a school locker as Betta's require light and heating to survive. Also, when you keep a fish in such a small amount of water you will need to change all of it every week, or the fish will die. Do not keep him in a bare jar, provide some gravel and plants so he is not bored or he will chew his fins off.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species

Can you put a blood fin tetra and a goldfish together?

Yes you can, bloodfin tetras are renowned for their hardiness and will tolerate lower temperatures as long as it doesn't go below room temperature. The biggest problem you will face is that the goldfish might gobble up the tetras, not because they are nasty or aggressive but because they are dozy and will eat anything they can fit into their mouths. you will need a well filtered tank though and a heater if you can't maintain a room temperature in the tank without one.

Your blood fin tetra will need to live in a shoal of at least 6 to be happy.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species

How do you know your sea monkeys are sick?

You can tell if they're sick when they are sluggish and acting sickly, compared to the others.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

What ocean zone does the queen angelfish live in?

They are found in the tropical reefs of the Atlantic Ocean around Florida etc.

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Care of Fish
Fish
Aquarium Fish Species

Do fish have ears?

Yes, fish do have ears inside their heads, but many do not hear sounds very well. They use what are called "latteral lines" that run along the sides of the fish. They use these to sense changes in water pressure. This is similar to the way humans ears sense atmospheric pressure changes.

The lateral line (note spelling) is not used for pressure detection, but rather for detecting water motions around found around fish (within a body length or so) up to about 100 Hz. The lateral line has nothing whatsoever in common with human pressure change detection - the receptors are different and atmospheric pressure changes are very low frequency (below 1 Hz).

The ears of many fishes are able to detect sound (particle motion) and while many species do not hear as well as humans or other mammals in air, they are sensitive enough to be able to detect the "acoustic scene," which means that fish can hear the sounds around them of biological relevance. Indeed, hearing in vertebrates evolved (in fishes) to give the animals information about their extended world, far beyond the range of vision. In effect, by using hearing, fishes (and all vertebrates) get a 3 dimensional "view" of the world around them that extends far beyond the range of other senses. This "acoustic scene"works in day and night, and enables animals to be aware of their environment.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species

Can Oscar fish live in an outside pond?

If you live in the tropics and the water will never go below 75F they should survive. You will probably never see them though once they are in a pond because their colouring will make them almost invisible from above.

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species
Guppy

Do black mollies get along with guppies?

i have a guppy and two black mollies in the same tank,and they get along perfectly fine so far.but sometimes,you get the occasional aggressive molly and it might attack your guppy. you should also ask your local pet store to see which fish can get along and which can't.

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Aquarium Fish Species
Angelfish

Can you eat a saltwater angelfish?

Yes, but there isn't likely all that much meat on them.
yes

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Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium Fish Species

Should you feed an Oscar fish minnows?

sometimes is okay

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