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IckleFish IckleFish
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  • Posted on: 22/2/2013 11:40
Re: We need to talk about George - Ignorance hasn't been bliss. #41
Didnt know your postcode for obvious reasons so I guess at one for Dunbartonshire and i used G61 4FB and found a few that might be worth watching

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aquarium-/2 ... _Fish&hash=item338019b9c6

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/aquarium-fi ... _Fish&hash=item35c4998772


IckleFish IckleFish
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  • Posted on: 21/2/2013 15:00
Re: Help please -sick goldfish! #42
Link for tank cycling

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... php?topic_id=559&forum=14


IckleFish IckleFish
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  • Posted on: 21/2/2013 14:57
Re: Help please -sick goldfish! #43
Common goldfish (single tail) are not suitable for aquaria and certainly not for a tank of 30 litres. Fancy goldfish are suitable for aquaria but only of a significant size and Im talking about 100L for the 1st fish and then and additional 40L or so per fish on top of that. For a 30 litre tank you are really only looking at housing shrimp and snails and no fish.

Your best bet is to go to somewhere like B&Q / homebase and buy one of those plastic storage tubs thats at least 100 litres in size and move them in there, you will need to add the filter, maybe a heater set fairly low (around 20-22 degrees C) and an air pump to aerate the water. You will most likely have to do a Fish In Cycle which is pretty bad for the fish but not a lot you can do about that now. there will be some articles on cycling a tank on the forum.

You will have to do large daily water changes of at least 50% of tank volume to keep on top of the ammonia/nitrite build up as these are toxic to fish.


IckleFish IckleFish
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  • Posted on: 14/2/2013 14:04
Re: Little Splash's tank - part 2 #44
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LukeC wrote:
Could it be because you have all boys and no gals? If there were some females maybe they would calm down a little ?


I would second this, i dont think you would have a fry problem, just let nature runs its course so to speak.


IckleFish IckleFish
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  • Posted on: 30/1/2013 14:10
Re: Neolamprologus multifasciatus #45
I love these fish - I think they are so cute :)

I have thought a few times about restarting my community tank and replacing all the fish with these and a few other mid/upper water fish


IckleFish IckleFish
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  • Posted on: 30/1/2013 13:59
Re: Little Splash's tank - part 2 #46
You can run it on a permanent basis but you need to take some of the media from the main filter to seed the smaller filter. If you seed the smaller filter and then turn it off the bacteria will die off without the water flowing over the sponges.

You should also be able to use any of the sponges you currently have in your main filter.


IckleFish IckleFish
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  • Posted on: 23/1/2013 15:56
Re: How to stop my filter bacteria dying off #47
I think Tiptop would appreciate some more friends.

As for platys, if you want to go for a single sex then either males or females.

Have you seen swordtails? They are a bit like platys and the males have a lovely long 'sword' on their tail. Quite a striking fish and might be a good choice as well.



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