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I definitely will post pictures of whoever I end up getting! I've only been getting new cichlids lately and while my 55g looks beautiful, I've only really connected with my clown loach and bichir -_- I need a lively, interactive fish now instead of a mean little bugger (both are fun to watch mind you)
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Uhmm.. About the cricket thing, be very careful. Bugs (if they can properly live in the environment, like if you lived down south where it is warmer) can be some of the worst invasive species out there, killing off pretty much the whole food chain. I know you're trying to save lives, but just...Maybe next time, let them live in a big fish tank for the rest of their lives or something.. :) Don't want to end up risking wildlife lives lol! I can see why you were trying to save them, and I do respect that. It's tough, the whole circle of life thing--and having carnivorous pets that cannot digest pellet foods.


Good luck with whatever choice you make! It frustrates me that goldfish are used as feeders anyway, they are about the worst choice nutrient wise of all the fish out there. At least for reptiles, goldfish are a HUGE no-no. Not to mention the way they are kept only serves to make the goldfish sick, and therefore the animal meant to eat the goldfish sick... Not good, not good at all.


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Purplemuffin- That happened about 10-15 years ago, when i was very little. I have long since stopped doing that. I live where I'm sure they didn't last week with all the birds and predators. Especially if the crickets never had been outside before living in the elements. But, thank you for giving me a heads up! Even if it is about 10 years late. :)

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bichir, don't they get like massively huge? People on my tropical forum have them in like 130g+ tanks O_o


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Haha, I just wanted to say something quick--even if it wasn't really for you, but for anyone who might read that post and decide to do the same thing!

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Yeah, that's probably smart. I can't believe I ever did that... I was such an animal lover. But, aren't we all?

To the OP, I looked up a picture of a Fish Louse...... Never again. That picture will haunt me forever....*shuddder*.

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pitluvs: he's a Senegal Bichir (polypterus senegalus) and while all the care things I read said 12in, he's reached 6.5 inches and has decided to only get wider from here >.< he's a real fatty
I've also heard that goldfish are a awful source of nutrition, and that thiaminase can even be damaging. I would never give a fish to my reptiles as food! The most my carnivorous fish get is cocktail shrimp, but all of them have adjusted to pellets and even flakes nicely.
ArcticRain: aaaaarghhh, I saw it detach from the poor fish and start swimming around, I may have hurked a bit. We nearly nuked that tank when Blink moved on
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How do fish get infected with it? Not to change the subject.

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good for you for rescuing a fish ^_^

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To the OP, I looked up a picture of a Fish Louse...... Never again. That picture will haunt me forever....*shuddder*.
of course, ofter reading this I had to look it up too poor goldfish!!
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Buy them all!~ Muahahaha!~



Jazz - Male Aqua and Red Metallic Crowntail
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