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Loopylass Loopylass
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  • Posted on: 9/12/2005 22:43
Elephant nose fish #1
has anyone got an elephant nose fish? i've had mine about 3 weeks.. and one of my cat fish (bottom feeder) has vanished totally.. and when the lights go out he chases all the fish trying to nip them.. has anyone had a problem with this breed or lost fish to it? i thought it was a placid and community fish..
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Loopylass Loopylass
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Re: Elephant nose fish #2
he's also going for my frogs :( and neons.. catfish, tiger barbs n lamp eyes.. he's fine with the mollys..
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TheDragonLord TheDragonLord
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Re: Elephant nose fish #3
they arent a community fish as such
http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/Fishindx/elephnos.htm
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icthytitch icthytitch
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Re: Elephant nose fish #4
have had an elephant nose in a general community tank for over a year with no problems. i very much doubt if they can bite or nip another fish, look at their nose /mouth area, its far to delicate and not shaped for biting or nipping. mine does tend to chase other fish if they invade "his" territory, the elephant nose uses weak electrical impulses to find worms and other delicasies buried in the silt or mud, its possible that when chsing other fish he uses a weak electrical impulse to scare the fish away.i find the elephant nose a very interesting addition to my tank.
Euryale Euryale
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  • Posted on: 12/12/2005 8:04
Re: Elephant nose fish #5
I tend to agree with the dragonlord, hes been put into a tank which is basicalLy unsuitable... wrong choice of tank mates and its too small - hes not going to do well in there long term. It is amazingly important to research your fish before you buy them, dont rely on the lfs to tell you whats what as some will just tell you anything to get your money
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Coralline Coralline
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Re: Elephant nose fish #6
some people dont even appear to even know what they want before they get to the shop, they just want a new fish, and they wonder round picking anything just because its pretty. and they get dissappointed because everything they pick (usually cichlids) is completely incompatible with whatever they already got (usually guppies and neons)
and yesterday, to illustrate my point, one bloke actually argued with me, when i told him his choice wasn't a good idea and why.
Gill

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Goldy Goldy
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Re: Elephant nose fish #7
Oh dear hard job to do Gillian isn't it as some just won't listen will they
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Re: Elephant nose fish #8
all you can do is give your honest opinion in the nicest way.
but after all u are there to sell the products. lol.

some people won't take ur advice and some will.thats the problem with working with the public. you can never please em all. been there and one it. and thourougly glad to get out of it.
rik200877 rik200877
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Re: Elephant nose fish #9
my local fish shop wont sell any fish unless you tell them the tank you have, the tank mates and you must take in a water sample for them to test. sometimes think they are a bit over the top but they say the fish come first. cant argue with that.
so much to learn!!!
Loopylass Loopylass
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Re: Elephant nose fish #10
yeah.. i asked the lass in the place bout it.. he's fine now though.. maybe it was him havin a moody day lol.. he's got his own house under a orniment i got.. eveyones gettin on great now.. thank god lol.
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