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  • Posted on: 3/5/2010 12:03
Re: Radio FK #31
will there be speaking guide to fish keeping with funky 'fish' tunes in between?

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  • Posted on: 1/5/2010 23:02
Re: FK Spring Photo Competition #32
while i remember this, i spotted a teeny fish tank with two small goldfish at chatham station stall where you buy tickets. (yes, on display near the desks) Feel free to visit and complain anyone! i am a chicken at that sort of thing as I hate confrontation! anyone from that area wanting a mission to do?
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  • Posted on: 1/5/2010 21:28
Re: FK Spring Photo Competition #33
Flaps, I went to the dockland musuem in Chatham and much to my surprise they have a whole collection of metal springs! i even took a pic for you but haven't had chance to upload it yet. Unfortunately nothing there represent aquatic to me unless you count old submarine and battleships?
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  • Posted on: 1/5/2010 0:37
Re: Calling all black widow tetra owners! and cardinal/neon tetra owners.... #34
thanks for the comments so far... still gathering!

Eagle, yes I know I am pushing my luck. Yes, a bigger tank would be wonderful but I literally have only a bedroom for my own belongings inlcuding the tank (renting in flatshare). I think my tank look big enough compared to previous tanks when I was a nipper ( I even had a fishbowl and a small tank half of my current one! - all three goldfish fared well for 17 years in these without filter and coped well with regular clean tap water!) I am sorely tempted to keep goldfish again but I do know it is not right for this tank. I even search for dwarf fan tail! today, I saw a cute baby red/white lionhead today but resisted very hard!

I would have thought neons would be ok being small and love being in a crowded shoal... ( I am tempted to put mirrors on all sides to create that illusion!)

Puffer is a nice suggestion but I would prefer more than one fish for social interactions as I found having a single betta really boring - much as I love the red guy.

Maybe guppies are my only option even though i am not a fan of it.

The black widow tetras I saw today must have been babies at 3cm at the most. Thought they were fully grown. That's a shame.
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  • Posted on: 30/4/2010 22:35
Re: Calling all black widow tetra owners! and cardinal/neon tetra owners.... #35
how big does the tank need to be for six of them? my tank is 36.8 litres
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  • Posted on: 30/4/2010 21:15
Calling all black widow tetra owners! and cardinal/neon tetra owners.... #36
Hi everyone, I am looking to find a new shoal of fish to bring my tank back into life after the recent death of my beloved red fishy.

Went to the fish store for inspirations... and saw some black widow tetras which caught my eyes but know nothing about them. As a small tank owner (see profile pics) and living in london, i am not sure if my tank or water is suitable for a shoal of six?

Failing that, and from past experience with danios, i also quite like cardinal tetras. How easy are they to look after? what are the pros and cons compared to neon tetras?

I have had 3x goldfish (17 years) , 12 danios (two years & gave them to cathy when moving) and a betta (2 years and a bit). so I like to try something new rather than have same breed again.

sorry for the long post. I look forward to your replies!
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  • Posted on: 30/4/2010 20:59
Re: FK Spring Photo Competition #37
Jelly... your c**p pictures can be turned into beautiful *carp* pictures if you make the effort!! lol
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  • Posted on: 29/4/2010 8:26
Re: what to do with tank after a death? #38
Thanks, very useful. Just wondering what to do with the snails, I cant slaughter them too!

Am I not allow to realease them to the wild? I know you cant do it with fish. does this apply to snails too?

Nathan
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  • Posted on: 28/4/2010 22:29
what to do with tank after a death? #39
Hi,

As you all know, my red fish has died in the last hour, should I keep the tank running for the snails and plants and possibly for the new fish if i decide to keep another one.

If I don't and want to close up, what is the best way to dis-semble a tank?

Just like to see what options to follow...

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  • Posted on: 28/4/2010 22:16
Re: betta fish #40
I have done the 'awful deed'.... and he is now no longer with us.

RIP little guy.
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