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by billie
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: woo-hoo! Babies!
Replies: 2
Views: 2022

sad story

chiclid babies chewed up my mollies. The day I decided to take them to a friend's tank, the crayfish rebelled and started snacking on the cichlids! I decided to let nature take it's course and see who survived...it wasn't the cichlids. Theiir parents have since had another brood and I'm leaving them...
by billie
Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Cichlid Behaviour
Topic: oscar woo-ing
Replies: 3
Views: 5382

oscar woo-ing

My Oscars are giving off some impressive displays. I can't tell who's a female and who's a male, but it is a beautiful sight. Usually...One of them is a little older, but was taken from a 30 gal., which I believe has stunted it's growth somewhat. The next one I purchased at about 3 months of age, do...
by billie
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: woo-hoo! Babies!
Replies: 2
Views: 2022

woo-hoo! Babies!

Well, my 30 gal has babies. I set this tank up at work because my apartment was too small for all my fish. I have all africans, but don't know their "real" names. My darkies-that's what I call my pair of dark blue ones-had babies probably about 5 days ago. Most have been eaten now, but I'm taking th...
by billie
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: constipated fish, almost
Replies: 3
Views: 4121

thankyou!

He has a lot of variety, but not many fresh veggies. I'll try the peas first, since they look like one of their favorite processed foods. I think they'll just gulp em down!
by billie
Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: fish toys?
Replies: 4
Views: 2531

fish toys?

I've played with my cichlids and mollies(my food fish) with a laser pointer and they really seem to enjoy chasing it around. I'm afraid however that if it accidentally gets in their eyes, it would be evenmore harmful for their eyes than ours. So, is there a "toy" that most oscars seem to enjoy? When...
by billie
Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: worms in tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

Well, my algae eater was sold as a "pleco", but I've since learned that it's really just a specialized catfish with a beautiful loepard design. I bought the medicated food and am feeding the oscars and zebra. They don't show signs if infection yet, but better safe than sorry. I have the pleco in a h...
by billie
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: worms in tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

worms in tank?

My algae eater has grown considerably since getting a larger tank. Because he's grown I didn't think he was ill, but for about 5 days I've noticed long trails of feces coming from him. When it finaly does break off, it looks like a little piece still protrudes from his anus. Is this a worm? He is in...
by billie
Wed May 11, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: constipated fish, almost
Replies: 3
Views: 4121

constipated fish, almost

I wouldn't exactly call my little oscar constipated, but I want to prevent it from getting there. He's not as regular as the others and it is often a large movment when he does go. I'd like to give him something that is safe for all the fish-since what one oscar eats, they all eat! I thought that hi...
by billie
Tue May 03, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: funny story...
Replies: 0
Views: 1552

funny story...

I thought I'd share a story, considering I never knew this was possible. Around meal time the tank obviously gets very busy. Oscars jumping, African cichlids zipping all over the place, crayfish vacuuming up the mess, you know! So I thought it was odd the the smaller Ocsar (also the biggest pig) was...
by billie
Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: gargantuan convict?
Replies: 5
Views: 3262

ha!

Well, I've had him for 2 days, and I totally see it as a fitting name! He really is pretty though. I hope the aquarium change didn't stress him out too much. My cats are very attached to him already!
:P
by billie
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: various oscars get along?
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

well,

right now they're in a 30 gal. I've had the one Oscar and 2 Zebras for about 45 days, and the Oscar's arleady outgrown his caves. I set up a 130 gal. this morning, hope to get them into it in a week or less. Then add a couple of new Oscars. Also I heard pictus cats would go well, so I'll try 2 of th...
by billie
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: gargantuan convict?
Replies: 5
Views: 3262

oh man...

That's it! The tilapia, that's him! Thank :!: you so much. I logged on today thinking"I better get a pic. of him, no one will know what it is". You guys are good! You've been a real help!
by billie
Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: various oscars get along?
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

various oscars get along?

I have a 5 inch oscar who absolutely loves his zebra chiclid compaions. However, the zebras-especially the female-are getting more aggressive with age. Also, in a few months the zebras will no doubt fit in the oscar's mouth. We all know what that means..So I'm hoping to get a few more oscars as new ...
by billie
Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: gargantuan convict?
Replies: 5
Views: 3262

gargantuan convict?

I've recently inherited an aquarium (130 gal) that has one lone-very aggressive- fish. I've been told he's a convict, but he's huge. Everything I've read says they don't get much larger than 6in. He's 10 yrs. old, mostly blue-black with 3 faint blue-white vertical stripes. Looks like a convict...he'...

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