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NYCMEDICCOH - 2010-12-09
Just bought my first cowfish today he's about 4 inches long and very different looking. My kids and I like him everything seems to me going alright for now my other fish aren't harassing him too much. He's in an aggressive tank and he came from an aggressive tank with a clown trigger. I've read the horror stories hope I'm not going to be the producer of one.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-19
    Article attached and sometimes agressive and sometimes not - keep an eye out. If it will fit in his mouth - he will probably eat it
  • Dani - 2017-03-24
    Hi..been six years since you wrote this.. How's your cow fish doing? I'm taking one home as we speak and also going in an aggressive tank..all the experience I have read have said theirs never release any toxin when stressed or when they died ..and a marine biologist said their reputation is a myth..
  • Eliza - 2017-09-11
    Hey! How's it going with the cowfish? I hope your fishes still aren't harassing the little guy too much... I bet it's okay for him to be harassed a LITTLE, but you know, i hope that it is NOT TOO MUCH! Make sure the harassment isn't about how different looking he is.
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Kuba - 2011-05-31
If I buy cow fish as a baby can i keep him in 28 gal nano cube?
How long i can have him for ?
I heard they grow up slowly.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-31
    28 gallons is big enough as the cow fish will supposedly be 20 inches as an adult. Figure one inch of fish (as an adult) for each gallong of water. 20 inches so at least 20 gallons as you have to subtract for plants and flooring and decorations. Leave your question up and I would look into this a little more cuz some say problems with these nano cubes.
  • Krista - 2011-09-14
    No. 28 gallons is not big enough. The Longhorn Cowfish needs at least 100-150 gallons at full length. Even as a baby 28 gallons won't be big enough and he will probably die and poison everything else in your tank.
  • Eliza - 2017-09-11
    I've heard that your cowfish has growing A LOT!!! I'm not sure if that is normal. Maybe bring it to a vet.
  • Kristy - 2017-09-11
    Eliza is definitely right. You know what they say... the smaller the better!
  • Eliza - 2017-09-11
    Hahaha! Thx for supporting my comet Kristy! The smaller the better is always correct when it comes to fishees
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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-04-09
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to add an Oman to my 55gal tank that consists of two tomato clowns, a snowflake eel, and an African red starfish? If not what clown fish, and if no clown fish what fish?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-04-12
    Tomoato clowns don't do well with other types of clownfish because of being territorial and aggressive, so I would recommend against adding an Oman.
  • Steve - 2017-09-04
    No other clownfish, but a sand sifting go y is always the way to go
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Anonymous - 2017-06-29
I have a standard 29 gallon tank with two maroon clownfish about an inch in length. Would one of these get along with the clownfish?

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Rukshan - 2017-05-26
How many white line have amphiprion clarkii fish ( clown clarkii fish )

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jamie - 2017-05-16
I have had my shark for about a year, I have a 250gallon tank and he has always been a good eater. but lately he has been grabbing his food spitting it out... I tried changing foods and asked the store for help... I don't know what to do

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Tim - 2017-05-06
Our lil green Female Mandarin, Maze , is in love with our lil Blue spotted Watchman Goby,Joe, They sleep side by side Every Night, we have Never seen anything like it

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Jared - 2017-05-03
I'm pretty sure my pink spotted goby ate my pistol shrimp and my cleaner shrimp and one of my hermit crabs and he hides under my Rock all day

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kaysi powers - 2017-05-03
I love the dogface puffers. I had one but my tank got poisoned so it died. I had a rare gold one.

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Lisa - 2012-03-26
I have had a cowfish for one year now. He is in a 95 gallon tank. Started in a 29 g nano. He is now 9 inches long. He is the most important fish in my tank. He is housed with other fish, but I have not purchased anything I am afraid to lose due to the stories of them being toxic if stressed or dying. With that said, I love this fish. What is most important to them is food!! I feed 3 to 4 times a day. 4 brine am. Then pellets and flake and repeat with 3 brine and one mysis then flakes and pellets again. I stretch the feeding out so he has fun and I also turn of side blowers so he doesn't have to chase rhe food to much. He does get irritated at times and gets patches of black. Usually because I am visiting him without food!! He spits water. Splashes water and is truly entertaining. I highly recommend this fish if you don't work and be there for it and feed it ALOT!! It really can get large so I have heard and I hope I don't have to deal with that issue to soon. They are NOT just fish. They
are pets. They recognize you and expect alot of your attention. If you can't do that then pass. Otherwise you will lose it.

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  • Dani - 2017-03-24
    Hi Lisa, just found this thread. RE cow fish.. Been doing lots of research and yet to find any evidence to suggest they will release toxins whdh stressed or when they die..i have found over 100 comments on different websites RE people saying they have lost a cow fish and never lost any fish because of it..

    How's your cow fish doing ? On my way home with one and cant wait to place him in my 300 gallon tank
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