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The strange Human Face Fish, plus news about fishing for Oscars in Vermont. Topics of discussion: Spawning Jaguar Cichlids, Ram Cichlids, a sick Honey Gourami, a sick Molly recovered, breeding Angelfish, a small heater without a thermostat for fish bowls, using R/O water in aquariums and fish bowls, a new book about the history of aquariums, how to get rid of small snails, and how to buy Freshwater Angelfish.

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     For the September 21, 2005 Pet Fish Talk Show.
In this show the Bailey Brothers talk with callers and read questions from listeners.  
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Listening Guide with Comments, Pictures, and Links for this Week's Pet Fish Talk Show
Segment One.
Human Face Fish.
Fish in the News. The picture above show a so-called "Human Face Fish", which is one of two 19-year-old fish with human-like facial features in Chongju, a city about 90 miles south of Seoul, South Korea. The two fish are female hybrids of carp and leather carp, and both fish now measure about 32 inches long and 20 inches in circumference. Their heads have begun to look more and more human over the last couple of years. Click here to see a short video of these fish.
More Fish in the News.
An out-of-state angler, fishing for bass in Lake Hortonia, Rutland County, Vermont, caught more than he bargained for in late August 2005, when he reeled in a 9-inch Oscar. Click here to read the entire story.
Tom and Nevin remind everyone not to take anything, such a fish, aquatic plant, shrimp, clam, snail, out of an aquarium or pond and put it in a local stream, pond, or lake.
Breeding Jaguar Cichlids. Jay from Houston, Texas, calls and says his Jaguar Cichlids have spawned. Nevin mentions the scientific name is Parachromis managuensis. Click here for more about this species. Jay describes the fish, their behavior, the aquarium they spawned in, what he fed them, the water temperature, and a lot more. If you are interested in breeding Cichlids, don't miss Jay's comments!
Segment Two.
We continue talking with Jay from Houston about breeding Jaguar Cichlids.
Ram Dwarf Cichlids. Josh from Ohio calls and talks about his Rams, which have the scientific name Microgeophagus ramirezi. Josh also mentions that he has a very sick Honey Gourami, and we talk about how to treat it.
Honey Gouramis. bMike has two Honey Gouramis, and the smaller one turned dark.
Tom read the web page from about Honey Gouramis. Click here to read that page now, where it says, "Honey Gouramis, like most types of Gouramis, live best in a group with at least 3 males, and about twice as many females. So you might decide to order 3 males and 5 females. One male and one female, or two males, is not a good combination."
Breeding Angels. Kenny from Random Lakes, Wisconsin, calls and says the sick Black Molly with lots of Signs of Stress and Disease has now recovered. Kenny is interested in Breeding Freshwater Angelfish. Click here for lots of information about breeding Angels.
Segment Three.
Heater without a Thermostat. Amanda from Granite Falls, Washington, says she bought the small heater without a thermostat, and it seems to work OK in her fish bowl. She also saw some Ocelot Danios in a store that sells pet fish.
Reverse Osmosis Water. Tom and Nevin talk about Nevin's new R/O Water Filter, which produces Reverse Osmosis water from tap water. R/O water can be mixed with tap water to produce aquarium water with less minerals. Some species of tropical fish, like Nevin's Rummy Nose Tetras, prefer water with less minerals, than most tap water in the U.S. contains.
Water for Tetras. Click here to see a picture of a Tetra species from the
Juaru River in the Amazon. The caption for the picture says the fish was taken from water with a pH of 4.2 and dGH of less than 1, which means that water contains almost no dissolved minerals.
New Book about the History of Aquariums. Manual from Tulsa, Oklahoma, calls and says he doing a research paper on the history of saltwater and freshwater aquariums from antiquity to modern times. Tom says he's got a very nice new book about the history of the aquarium, shown in the picture below.
  The Ocean At Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium
by Bernd Brunner.
The mysterious world beneath the ocean's surface has captivated man for centuries—the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and ancient Chinese all kept fish in their homes for purposes other than the culinary. But it was not until the nineteenth-century invention of the aquarium that the deep was truly domesticated, offering the curiously inclined a chance to invent their very own exotic sea world within their own walls.
Segment Four.

How to Get Rid of Annoying Snails. "i got a snail to keep my guppy tank clean. It was supposed to be an apple snail, but it turned out to be a Ramshorn snail and they have taken over my tank. I had had apple snails before, and had no problems. the one Ramshorn snail quickly became 50+. I did later get 1 true apple snail. the Ramshorn snails are about an inch accross the shell or smaller.  the apple snail is about 2in across the shell.  I've been looking into loaches, and would like to get yo yo loaches to clean the tank up. the thing is i do want to keep my apple snail. How big of a snail will the loaches kill? The tank has guppies in it, and is 30 gallons. i was thinking of getting 3-4 yoyos and adding lots of hiding places. so in summary how big of a snail are yoyo's likely to bother, and are they compatable with my guppies which i'm trying to breed, so far successfully." thanks tanis h.
How to Buy Angels. Ronnie from Missouri, the Betta Fish guy, who has a web site at, calls and says he bought seven German Blue Angel Fish, and he describes how he set up an aquarium for his new Angels.
More about the New Book. Tom talks for a couple of minutes about the book "
The Ocean At Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium", by Bernd Brunner, which we recommended to Manuel earlier in this show, and Tom says, "Is chock-full of interesting stuff." Click here for the meaning of chock-full.
MP3 Downloads. Bonnie from Iowa calls and says she'd like to have the Pet Fish Talk Shows available as MP3-downloads, so she can load the file into an mp3-player then listen to it outside beside her pond and listen to Pet Fish Talk. Click here to see some small, inexpensive, MP3 CD Players, which could play a CD containing an MP3 file. We also talk with Bonnie about her pond and what to do to prepare for winter. Click here for more information about winter care for pond fish.
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