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Best environment and Matches, beside Beta, Snail, and small Plecos

I own a very small tank, which i replace soon, with i think a 40G tank. I had a beta, and yester day i bought several fish, which only the placus, 5 tiny fish, and two snail survived the war, even ...
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Betta with other fish… a fight? or other cause?

I have very small tank, and it's my 4th or 5th month that i own a beta (fighter) fish. last day i went to store to change the pipe, that i see those fish, i don't know all of their names, and some in ...
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Black spots at base of rat's whiskers

My rat has developed dark spots at the base of her whiskers, her front claws seem to be dark too. They look like they might be dried blood, but I'd have expected her to have cleaned herself. Has ...
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What's the purpose of a gravel blockage of a mat filter?

On a picture in the german wikipedia article of a mat/Hamburg filter I see a gravel blockage and was wondering about its purpose: (see https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Eck-HMF.png for license) I ...
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My cat got into a fight with an owl. Should I be worried?

A few weeks ago my cat (just barely not a kitten anymore) got into a fight with a small forest Owl. The owl didn't survive this. The cat has not been acting strange since and I noticed no injuries so ...
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cat is suddenly peeing everywhere

My female cat is 7 and I've had her since she was 4 months old. We moved when she was 1.5 and she started peeing all over the house. There was blood in the pee and the vet gave her antidepressants but ...
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Is this why it took 6 injections and 30 minutes to euthanize our cat?

Our cat suddenly got Feline Aortic Thromboembolism in the middle of the night and we rushed her to an emergency vet as it looked like she was in a lot of pain. At the vet she was given the heaviest ...
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How do you prevent a neutered tom from fighting neighbors cats?

We recently took in a cat (backstory here: Can I guess on information requested by pet insurance forms?). He's been fighting with other toms in the area; sometimes in defense, though also as the ...
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Culural and inter-cat problems with adopting two kittens

I know this is broad question but I am thinking about adopting a kitten soon. However I started thinking about two for their welfare. However my parents, who live on another side of the world, are a ...
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does the value of a working dog increase over time?

Is the value of a trained adult working (Livestock Guardian) dog greater than the value of that dog as a young puppy?
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Are cats aware of accidental scratches they inflict on their owners?

This is something I have wondered before about cats and dogs, but when my cat decided to jump over me to get to the other side of the bed in which she accidentally scratched my stomach on the way down ...
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How do cats learn to use the litter box so quickly?

I've only been around to see three kittens acclimate, but I've always been surprised at how quickly all of them start using a litter box, especially compared to the toilet training time for puppies. ...
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Skin turned Black in cat with ringworm [duplicate]

My cat is being treated for ringworm , its been two weeks since i started the treatment of antifungal cream combined with Nizoral shampoo , but the skin kept turning dark and now the patches are black?...
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Can wild cottontail rabbits interbreed with domestic rabbits?

If a wild cottontail rabbit and domestic rabbit try to make babies, will they have kits? I know that horses and donkeys make mules what do domestic and cottontail rabbits make?
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Does the “cancer smell” in my dogs tumor indicate probable outcomes?

TL;DR I have a 10.5 year old dog, with a tumor that has been removed before, that just grew back. The tumor ruptured, and it smells absolutely terrible. Does the smell of the tumor imply anything ...
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my cat plays only with one toy

i have a problem as my cat loves particularly one ball.Its strange as he plays with it all the time, one he even swallowed it and then thrown it.I have to hide it quite often and when I do it he stops ...
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Can anyone identify this type of fish? [closed]

The store simply said feeder fish. But I'd like to learn more about them.
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My dog acts like she doesn't know me sometimes

We have a 1 1/2 yr. old German Shepherd who can act like she doesn't know who we are. She has been like this since we got her at about 3 mos. old. I've never had a dog act like this before. Today ...
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Is there any ant killer which is safe for my pets?

I am trying to find very effective and natural ant killer to kill ants inside my house. they are all over, in my kitchen, in my bedroom, windows, main doors. I was tried some ant killers, but they ...
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How to remove carbon particles/peat from my self-made gravel?

I'm already far in the process of making by own sand and gravel from ground from my garden or a nearby location (e.g. in order to avoid buying and transporting stuff over many kilometers that I can ...
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Sometimes my dog refuses to eat, just sits next to his bowls and does nothing

I've got a 2 year old parsons russell terrier, Bentley. He works with me - we do dog boarding and dog sitting from my home and we always have at least one other dog over. Therefore I can never leave ...
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My cat drinks out of our swimming pool, is this a problem?

My cat Rosie (female, age 8) likes to drink out of our swimming pool. This has apparently been going on for a while, but I just found out yesterday. Given the following: She prefers to drink water ...
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Bite attack while I sleep

My 19 yr old cat has started to bite me in anger while I sleep. He has always slept with me, this is something that he just started doing and I don't know what to do about it.
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Why is my cat freaking out all of a sudden?

My cat is almost a year old and has suddenly started freaking out at the smallest movement or sounds. He's been living with me in the same apartment for as long as he's been alive. He's used to ...
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Can I use polymerisation glue for acryl in aquarium water?

I created a protection for my filter entry with acryl and polymerisation glue Evonic Acrifix 1R 0192 in form of a cube. Can I use it in my aquarium (under water) without harming fish after drying it ...
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Will fleas get back in my home if I wash them down the drain?

I have researched drowning fleas. There is a lot of good data at Can dish soap really be used to kill ticks and fleas? the summary there suggests if you wash fleas away in the yard, your pet well get ...
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Is it safe to leave a Sheltie puppy with access to a doggy door?

I have to go to work during the day and I'm struggling to find a system that works well for making my Sheltie comfortable when I'm gone. I leave her in the house with plenty of food and water, check ...
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Is it safe for my cat to drink water which contains fake fish?

I recently watched this video. I couldn't find the original video. The contents are: some glass bowl/cup contains water with these fake swimming fish > cat gets curious > cat dips a paw into ...
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Newfypoo weight chart

I got my first puppy, a Newfypoo (Newfoundland + Poodle), he is 8.5 weeks old and weights 10 lbs - is this a normal, healthy weight? I found this weight chart but I would like to hear directly from ...
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Is it okay for a dog to hold their pee during the day until you come home to walk it?

I was talking to a dog owner today and they said that it is normal for a dog to be able to withhold from peeing for 8 hours or so. I used to live in NY City and there are lots of people with ...
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Will I have any problems with this combination of fish?

I've got a 6gallon tank housing a total of 9 fishes, 1 Betta 4 Neon Tetras 2 Golden Mbuna 2 Orange Zebras So far all fishes are doing fine, my betta is silent and doesnt harm other fishes also the ...
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problems when a cat eats cucumber leaves?

In my head this question is kinda awkward. this year we started planting some vegetables on the balcony. (for your information it's strawberries, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, hot pepper, lemon balm,...
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How can we prepare our older cat for the introduction of a kitten?

We have a cat that was born and lived in our house 13 years ago, she is very domestic, never goes outside the house, and thus, other than her mother that passed away 3 years ago, have seen no other ...
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What to look for in a horse for beginners?

When choosing a horse, for a beginner, what are some characteristics or behaviors to look for? Are there certain breeds to look at or avoid and, if so, why?
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How can I check whether a room contain fleas?

I wonder how I can check whether a room contains fleas. It doesn't contain pets anymore, and I don't have access to the pets to check whether they have fleas. E.g., for bed bugs, one way to detect ...
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Can I guess on information requested by pet insurance forms?

I've recently adopted a found cat. Looking into pet insurance many forms ask for unknown information; e.g. date of birth. Is it ok to guess such information, should we contact those companies to ...
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How long before my redeared slider she lays eggs? Should I force her onto land?

I have 4 adult redeared sliders, two male and two female. One of my females is definately carrying eggs. They are in a wonderful outdoor habitat. We did all the research before we built it two ...
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Do ants mourn their dead?

Do ants exhibit any signs of grief (or other human-like emotions for that matter, i.e. affection..) such as mourning the loss of others from their colony, burying their dead, or trying to aid the ...
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Cat's behaviour when dying

I have heard that cats tend to stop eating, and crawl under a couch or bed when they are dying. Understandably, I am now irrationally terrified every time my cat spends more than 1/2 an hour under a ...
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Is it normal for a 2 month old kitten to be aggressive to older ca & play in liter box? [duplicate]

My 5 year old cat is handicapped & the newwkitten is very aggressive to him. He can be sweet but is so hyper it climbs to top of curtains & jumps on my husband's med alert & sets it off. I ...
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Dog ate cough-suppressant candy (made for humans)

Situation An incompetent relative of mine (I'm not sure who) left a cough candy in its wrapper unattended. All my relatives left the house, and I'm staying with the dog. Apparently, the dog got ...
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Is my tom cat attacking my female cat when were not around?

Hi im just after a bit of advice as i think my tom cat is attacking my female cat when we're not around. My female cat is 4years old and we're had her since she was a kitten,she was spayed at about 1. ...
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My Female African gray Parrot tries to feed me when I cuddle her

I have a female african gray parrot, she has been at my house since 6 years. I am the only one allowed to put his finger in her cage and cuddle her, if any body else tries to put his finger, she will ...
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Should I worry that my milksnake likes to hang out behind the rock facade?

My milksnake likes to find a way behind the foam rock wall and hang out against the glass. I try to move her and set the wall more securely, but she always finds a way back there again. Anything to ...
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Cats holding grudges?

Cats evidently have a decent memory, as they can be taught tricks (though not easily). Furthermore, they are able to learn where their house is, and retrace their steps when wandering outside the ...
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catnip in cat food

We recently won a big batch of cat food in a raffle, it was an unknown brand to us (Feringa). We checked the contents and the bag of cat grains says it contains 0.5% catnip. After reading this ...
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Neutered male Maine Coon with me for 8 years has begun peeing on my bed [duplicate]

There have been changes in our household in the last year, my granddaughter moved in with me September 2015, and I've rescued 2 kittens since August 2015. Tiggy began this negative behavior about 4 ...
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My rabbit just died but she leaves behind a bonded sister of 7 years. How can I help her cope?

My rabbit just died but she leaves behind a bonded sister of 7 years. The rabbit who died has always been interested and friendly with us but her sister has always been very tentative and shy with ...
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How can I make sure wild baby bunnies aren't orphaned?

A few weeks ago I saw a wild rabbit eating my green beans. I kept seeing her but she sort of stopped. Sort of. Last night, while it was still light, my dog had something in his mouth, I yelled at him ...
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Why shouldn't I use Lemon Dawn to wash a cat?

There is an answer on Biology.SE, indicating that lemon dawn can help control fleas but also should not be used on cats. What "adverse reactions" do Limonene and Linalool have on cats? How is this ...

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