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FREE: 2 Flying Foxes

Post  DawnG on Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:37 pm

We have 2 flying foxes that we need to relocate. They are harassing the fish in our peaceful community tank. Free to the first person that wants them. Thank you.

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Re: FREE: 2 Flying Foxes

Post  adowns99 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:31 am

what is a flying fox?
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Re: FREE: 2 Flying Foxes

Post  twocat on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:25 am

It is a small fox with a goose in it's mouth.

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Re: FREE: 2 Flying Foxes

Post  adowns99 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:26 am

sounds like dinner lol
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Re: FREE: 2 Flying Foxes

Post  twocat on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:29 am

Adam check your PM

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Wiki for Flying Fox

Post  DawnG on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:36 pm

Adam,

Here is what wiki says about them. I tried to just post the link, but wasn't allowed to yet.

The flying fox fish has a characteristic long body with a flat abdominal area. Its dorsal area has a coloration ranging from olive to dark brown. The lower half of its body has a yellowish white hue. A brownish-black line is apparent from its mouth, eye and the caudal fins. On top of this brownish-black line is a gold-colored stripe. The eyes of a flying fox may have a reddish iris. Its dorsal, anal and ventral finnage comprise of a black band and a white edge.
Although known to grow up to 6 inches (15.24 cm), flying foxes have an average length of 4.7 inches (11.94 cm) in an aquarium setting.

Distribution and habitat

The flying fox is a bottom-dweller that thrives in fast-flowing foothill rivers and streams of Borneo, Java and Sumatra in Indonesia of Southeast Asia. They are also found in Thailand.
In the aquarium

Tank requirements
A 20 to 40 gallon tank lined with fine gravel substrate is suitable for an average-sized flying fox fish. Being bottom-dwellers, the aquarium for flying foxes require broad-leaved plants, rocks, and driftwood to serve as hiding places. Because the flying fox is a known algae-eater, the tank is normally provided with adequate lighting. Flying foxes survive in aquarium water that has a 6 to 7.5 pH reading, a water hardness ranging from 2 to 12 dH, and temperatures maintained at 23 to 27 °C (73 to 81 °F).[1][2]

Behavior
Being a community-tank fish, flying foxes are compatible with acaras, angelfish, barbs, danios, eartheaters, gouramis, knifefish, loaches, tetras and rasboras. Sometimes the Flying Fox be a little aggressive towards other smaller aquarium fish if it is hungry, resulting in eating them. Aquarium fishkeepers may also keep flying fox fish as a lone tank fish or in schools. A small congregation of flying fox fish may, however, exhibit territorial behavior. Lone foxes often challenge other species for dominance, particularly paradise fish males, which they will chase and be chased by, as well as swim in a tight circle with, though usually neither is injured, and usually the paradise fish wins[citation needed].

Life span
In the aquarium, flying foxes may live from 8 to 10 years.[2][5]

Diet
Although an algae eater, flying foxes are also known to consume food in the form of flakes, wafers and tablets. Being omnivorous, vegetables such as spinach, zucchini and lettuce, as well as live planarias, tubifex worms, crustaceans and other aquatic insects are normally offered to flying foxes. Oatmeal is also served to flying foxes. It does not consume red algae.[1][2][3]

Breeding
Gender among flying foxes is difficult to determine. Flying foxes are not known to reproduce in the aquarium.[1]


The flying fox is similar to the Siamese algae eater (Crossocheilus oblongus) and the False Flying Fox (Garra cambodgiensis) when young.[4]

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Re: FREE: 2 Flying Foxes

Post  DawnG on Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:43 pm

We took the flying foxes to Premium Pet Supply earlier this week.

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