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  • Posted on: 1/11/2011 21:09
Re: Catching Neolamprologus multifasciatus - ideas please #21
Oh...best of luck with that one

I can rely on my adult females diving back into their hard won shells, the males tend to retreat into the rock caves for protection as they are a tad big for the shells plus the females scare the life out of them. All my juveniles hide in and amongst the shells. I?ve been wondering how to sort them out if ever I needed to move them but gave it up as a bad job when the headache set in.


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  • Posted on: 13/10/2011 20:16
Re: Ever wondered why you shouldn't keep koi in tanks? #22
Jeeez hes a whopper, i got a lump in my throat when i saw this, s/he is so impressive and it just reminds me of why i love my fish.


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  • Posted on: 13/10/2011 19:27
Re: New moderator to the crew #23
Great news Noodle, keep up the good work


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  • Posted on: 12/10/2011 19:01
Re: Newbie, EMERGENCY, Please Help!!! #24
Hi welcome to FK

Well done for rescuing the little guys.

With regards to Melafix and Primafix, the ingredients of both of these dissipate in the water over 24 hours so you will need a full tank dose daily over 7 days, depending on your water test results you can undertake water changes during the treatment with no ill effects.

Jen


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  • Posted on: 10/10/2011 21:59
Re: cats for Violet #25
Love it, soooooo cute


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  • Posted on: 10/10/2011 20:07
Re: Is it just me! #26
So it?s not just me then

The external on my tangy tank has never pulled any babies in but my goldies filter has been a revelation. I clean it out about once every month, six weeks so im assuming either eggs or really tiny fry who have managed to evade their parents have been sucking in and survived until its time to scare the life out of me.

Thing is, I will NOT dispose of living creatures down the drain, but I can?t raise numerous goldy fry on a monthly basis.

A, I don?t have enough storage boxes/filters
B, what the devil am I going to do with them all??so after loads of thought I have decided the only thing to do is to put a stocking/pop sock over the outlet pipe to stop any thing bigger than a microscopic particle being pulled into the tank?i will just have to gravel vac a few more times a week to keep the poop down to sensible levels.


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  • Posted on: 9/10/2011 19:01
Re: cloudy water #27
Hi, cloudy water sounds like a bacterial bloom, although it could also be down to recent treatment, has anything else different happened to the tank recently?

Your nitraTe is at its maximum though, how often do you do water changes?
How high is your tap nitrate?


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  • Posted on: 9/10/2011 14:23
Re: Danio Poo Problem #28
Aw, that?s a tough one, so sorry for your loss. I think we have all delayed the inevitable at some point in the hope we can get them well again, don?t beat yourself up, you?re a caring fish keeper.


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  • Posted on: 9/10/2011 9:34
Re: Please help blood patches on beloved goldfish #29
I wouldn?t go for a medication in this instance, your fish sound to be suffering from ammonia and or nitrite poisoning due to the bacterial colony being lost when your filter broke. In hind sight it would have been better to try and get your mature media into the stingray.

For now, carry out 15-20% water changes daily to alleviate the symptoms, if you can get hold of a bottle of Prime or Amquel Plus you can use this in place of your water conditioner to lock in the harmful effects of ammonia and nitrite. Increase the air in your tank with an airstone, this will also help.

Water tests results when using anything that locks in ammonia and nitrite will not give you a true reading so get yourself one of These to pop in the tank to monitor it for you


If you've had a shufty at the links under my signature strip you will be aware that 60ltr is inadequate for goldies, they need 140ltr for the first fish and 40lts for subsequent fish with filtration to match.

From my own experience, filter for goldies need to be external with a shed load of room for media, they really do create a huge amount of waste so the bigger the better.


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  • Posted on: 8/10/2011 22:29
Re: Is it just me! #30
This is the second batch of fry ive found, unfortunately I wasn?t geared up for the first lot and lost them, I then found a hugemongus snail (Brian) who has since been polished off by the fish (naughty fish) and now this lot?im paranoid about going in the filter now.



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