Squirrelfish

BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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hI - I am REALLY not sure what category to put this under but ... has any one ever heard of a squirrelfish? its a caribeaan fish .. I have never heard of one until at a school picture for a fish project - can they be kept as pets? Miley
 

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Miss Mouse
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Hello!
Yes i've heard of and seen them in my lfs.My book says they are shy shoaling fish that hang around under caves and are mainly nocturnal feeders. They have large eyes to aid with night vision and they are predatory. They feed on crustaceans and small fish and are part of the holocentrid family...
This is taken from The Interper Q and A manual of the marine aquarium.
 

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BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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  • #3
that's really interesting - I am doing a school art project with water color and I am painting squirrelfish with one betta. I think it will be awesome - I am drawing my betta . Oscar Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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cool! sounds pretty
 
BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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thanks. that's my goal for when I am older - I want to get a huge 1000 gallon tank in my house and have like a ton of fish!!! especially bala sharks!!! and I would like to have sqiurrelfish too! its a long shot but, why not? Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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ok just be aware that bala sharks are freshwater and squirrelfish are saltwater! They can't go in the same tank...
 

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BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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oh I know I want 2 huge tanks one saltwater and one freskwater! I really love fish! its my goal to have huge tanks - would a betta be able to like live happily with bala sharks and other fish in a 1,000 gallon or is that way too big for a betta? Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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I think that depends entirely on the betta! I'm sure as a betta owner you know full well what stubborn little personalities they have hehe
 
BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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oh yeah! Oscar is such a dork! he will go behind his plant so I will look at him from the part where the I can see him and he will scwarm out a dash - its soooo.... cute! Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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haha they have such a playful nature! Marmaduke swims up and down just desperate for attention - my mum calls him a tart cos he knows how handsome he is and he uses his looks to get all the attention he wants ;D
 

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BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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that is too cute! my sisters betta isn't all that funny cause she doesn't do anything with him but Oscar goes wild and I am trying to train him to jump out of the water - if the possible - I think it would be cute! Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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Yeah marmaduke jumps up to get his occassional bloodworm - his special trick for visitors hehe. My old betta, Taro, wouldn't jump but he would circle like a shark waiting for his food!
 
BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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oh that is just too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oscar like hides in his little cave and I will go to the top of the tank and say Oscie! and he will come out of his cave up to the top of the water!! its cute!! . Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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excellent! it's like having a puppy - only wet . My valentino puffer is now more than happy to eat out of my hand - i've been trying for a while and today he took the bait hehe
 

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BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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LOL!! yeah I geuss they are!! - I love them! and can you post a picture of the puffer for me to see? Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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There are some pics in the saltwater photo section...
 
BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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cool!! thanks - I love your Dory and Nemo!! lol!! Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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Thanks! I am down to only 3 fish now - I had to get rid of one damsel because he was just SO extremely vicious but he went to a friend who has a HUGE tank and he's in the process of getting a custom made bow front - he's a lawyer so he can afford it hehe.
And I lost a clown - it jumped into the box that holds the powerhead attached to the protein skimmer so he was mushed :'( poor little guy!
So i've got the damsel, the valentinI puffer and the clown. I'm hoping on tuesday to go buy some green chromis from the new lfs and another clown to keep mine company. This clown uses the marine cualpera as an anenome - its very cute!
 

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BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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OOOHHH!!! cute!! sorry about your fishy!! I have two bettas and we are looking at getting another!! I am not sure if we are yet though. Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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Lovely lovely! They're still one of my favourite fishies! What sort are yours?
 
BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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  • #21
crowntails!!!! they are great!! also how can you tell if a female betta is a crowntail or whatever other type? Miley
 
Miss Mouse
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not a clue! I have never seen a crowntail except in pictures. Might be best to ask Rose that in the betta section of this forum...
 
BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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good idea. Miley
 
BettaBuddy ~ Miley
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oh I looked on Google and found a few pics of Squirrelfish for who ever watns to see them to see them. Miley -
 

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