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Old 01-26-2005, 06:46 PM   #1
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Help Needed: Petsmart Tounge Fish

today i went to petsmart. i made the cardinal sin of fishkeeping: i bought on impulse. what i got was called a tounge fish. i don't know if this is the real name or not. i can't find out much info on them. all i know is they eat frozen b-worms, they scavage through the sand for bits of food, they need a sand substrate, and they are like large flounders. i didn't know whether or not it needed salt. he is about 3 in and he is either always on the sand or on the glass. please help because i have know idea what to do with it in the future. Thanks

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Hmmm. Can you get a pic of your fish? Try going to liveaquaria.com and trying to see if your fish matches any pictures from that website. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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This is a brackish sole - here is an article found in our Profiles section:

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This is a brackish sole - here is an article found in our Profiles section:

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Yes, and no. It is a brackish fish, but from the Cynoglossidae family (as opposed to the Achiridae)...likely a Symphurus spp.....typically referred to as 'tongue soles'.
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:26 PM   #5
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it was in freshwater at psmart, if that means anything. although i doubt that they know what their doing with any real intensity over ther
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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I have seen them many times at PetsMart, unfortunately. They are very tricky to keep alive. Menagerie has kept them.
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it was in freshwater at psmart, if that means anything.
Nope. You have yourself a brackish fish I have a BW tank for bb gobies, Celebes rainbows and "freshwater flounder."
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Menagerie has kept them.
Different fish...see my previous post.

The tongues look like this:
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D'oh! Toirtis, you try and try to teach me but I just won't pay attention..
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LFS just down the road from me currently has two of them....I have liked them for quite a while, but just don't have a tank for them right now....even at $10 each.
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Wow! Looks just like a hairy tounge!
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