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Old 06-20-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Dragon Fish dying or playing dead?

Does anyone know anything about dragon fish? i bough one from walmart 5-6 years ago I have him(or her?) in a 55 gal freshwater tank and last night I found him floating vertically and I thought he was dead but when i touch him he swims away, is he dying or playing?
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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Are you talking about an Arowana fish or saltwater Dragon fish?
Here is my Arowana after it out grew my 55 g tank. I call him Arnald...the terminator. lol
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Or a dragon goby?
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:14 AM   #4
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Welcome! If it's from Walmart, I'm guessing it's a dragon goby. That's about all the help I can be. Sorry.
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And if it's a dragon goby then it's a brackish water fish. Btw cool arowanna tc. Are those cichlids in that pond?
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Your right BigJim it is a dragon goby
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:12 PM   #7
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And if it's a dragon goby then it's a brackish water fish. Btw cool arowanna tc. Are those cichlids in that pond?
Yes, they are. it's a real mix of cichlids from as far back as 20 years ago.
The arowana is over three feet long in that picture.
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I don't want to hijack this thread so OP can you give us more info on your fish?
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Here is some care info on your goby. He needs brackish water. Caring for your new dragon goby, Gobioides brousonetti, with pictures.

Could be ammonia poisoning ... what are your levels?

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the Dragon goby is very sensitive to ammonia. Even at low levels it will begin to gasp for air at the surface, and if the ammoniais not quickly diluted, the Dragon goby will die. If you provide your Dragon goby with favorable conditions, it can live for 10 years or more.
courtesy of Dragon Goby

Oh and welcome to AA Nice arowana tc one of my many dream fish
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