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The Pet Combinations That Are Most Likely to Hate Each Other

Just like humans, animals have their own unique personalities. When you pair two different species together it can be harmonious - or the clash of the titans.

2. There's more fish in the sea
2. There's more fish in the sea
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That cute goldfish prefers a specific habitat that may not jibe with another type of fish.

An animals' habitat plays a huge role in determining if animals can co-exist, especially in the case of fish and reptiles.

Habitats aren't just about who gets the bigger rock to hide under, but things like natural history, eating patterns, and food types.

For example, the cichlid fish should only be housed in cichlid communities, and you must know where the little guy comes from before introducing him to another cichlid.

'For example, Lake Tanganyika cichlids can only be housed with other cichlids of the same area of origin. The different varieties of these cichlids each have their own unique habitat requirement,' says Dr. Ogle.

Look for fish labeled 'community' for your aquarium as they do well in groups.

However, caution is advised when joining fish that are labeled 'aggressive' or 'semi-aggressive' labeled fish.



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