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sadie sadie
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  • Posted on: 18/5 15:23
Re: New tank #51
Thanks for your advice very helpful I already have the comet and Blackmore for 5 years and the comet is very peaceful he eats but won’t really go for all the food before the Blackmore, I also so have made the tank fast flowing for the 3 hill streams I have but I heard peppered Corris suit cold water is that not right?


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 18/5 14:56
Re: New tank #52
These aren't a good combination in the one tank unfortunately - a comet (best suited to a pond) would out-compete the black moor for food, and, as they grow (esp the comet), the peppered cories and WCMMs are likely to become a snack for them (but the former require warmer water to the WCMMs and so wouldn't do well together even in a separate tank), while the fish have various other different requirements (eg fast flow for the hillstream loaches which the others mightn't cope with). Check out https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... esheets.php?cat=Coldwater for details/caresheets for the different species.

Which of these fish do you have already? You're likely going to need a separate tank for each species. [PS. If you reply today, unfortunately I won't be able to be online again before tomorrow, so bear with me; thanks. :)]


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 18/5 14:43
Re: Site unrealiability #53
I found that typing "www.fishkeeping..." was not letting me in at all, whereas "https://fishkeeping..." sometimes did and sometimes didn't. As of just now, both are letting me in.


sadie sadie
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  • Posted on: 18/5 14:42
New tank #54
After the advice of the site I’m going to upgrade my tank what size tank would I need for a comet, Blackmore, 3 hill stream loaches, 2 peppered Corys and a few wcmm? Thank you


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 18/5 14:40
Re: Weird string of unrelated issues? Help with goldfish treatment #55
I'd advise keeping the two fish in the tub, give them a break from treatment for a week or ideally a fortnight, then decide whether or not to dose the other treatment.

As for the ryukin, no - I wouldn't put him through the medication process. It sounds like it's a situation of him coping better with the more balanced diet and possibly reduced stress hormones (from other fish in the tank), etc. It might be a bacterial infection but, equally or possibly more so, there could be a whole host of explanations, including that he's actually a she, egg-bound and being harassed by a male. I would continue to monitor carefully, especially once the other fish are returned to the main tank.


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 18/5 14:30
Re: Guppy lying on the bottom - conflicting online advice. #56
I couldn't agree more with you - I've had a lot of my elderly fish dying in recent months and indeed it is very distressing when options for treatment/care start to run out. It's precisely a week since my last one that had been in a poor but stabilised way for 2 months took a sudden further-downhill turn and it still feels very raw.

If/when the time comes that he stops eating and detriorates to the extent that he's writhing/rolling around or upside down and gasping or his tankmates start pecking at him, then I see you've been given advice previously on two options. On the basis of my own experience ~7 times, I'd very much advocate the clove oil over the Aqua-Sed - the clove oil has always been a 2-5-second few flicks of the tail before death (and thus a definite kind 'despatch'), whereas the Aqua-Sed on both occasions has resulted in the fish 'resurrecting' from its writhing upside-down position as though panicking and attempting to escape and has been a much longer process and traumatic to witness (I wouldn't use it again - I'd rather let nature take its course over that).

Hope that's helpful.


merpig merpig
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  • Posted on: 18/5 13:41
Re: Weird string of unrelated issues? Help with goldfish treatment #57
Thanks!

Coming to the end of the 7 day treatment for the two in the tub - it's hard to know whether their behaviour has improved as the tub has opaque sides so I only really get to watch them standing directly above, which makes them think they're getting food!

I've seen them behaving normally but also sitting on the bottom.

Weirdly, the ryukin currently solo in the main tank has been through something of a transformation while on his own - he is still showing veeeery mild swim bladder issues, but behaviour wise he's more active, perky, and sailing round like he owns the place. I don't know why that could be (water parameters have not been 'better' other than nitrates obviously rising more slowly, but I change the water when it gets to 20ppm regardless) but I'm now questioning the need to put him through antibiotics at all.. any thoughts? I guess the swim bladder issue itself is potentially a bacterial infection?


Fishadmin Fishadmin
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  • Posted on: 18/5 10:32
Re: Site unrealiability #58
I don't think it's the site itself.. Something goes wrong with the DNS and it can't be found. It lasts about 5 minutes and it comes back.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 18/5 7:09
Re: Site unrealiability #59
Yes it's happened to me a few times


ilovefish22 ilovefish22
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  • Posted on: 17/5 20:39
Re: Guppy lying on the bottom - conflicting online advice. #60
Thank you so much for replying to me so quickly.
It is so distressing watching them when they get ill and i feel so helpless.
He is not really any better, he is still eating a bit when i take him out of the tank.
I did increase water temp just by 1 degree and put in aquarium salt. Just a maintenance dose.
hopefully that might help..
thank you and take care



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