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  • Posted on: 22/9/2013 18:51
Re: A few of my own fish #71
With all this interest I'll post a few more.

Leporinus affinis an odd fish which lived peacefully with small tetras and barbs ect but would attack on sight any new fish. Everytime a new fish was added the whole tank had to be changed around to confuse it about its territory. A lovely fish though.

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  • Posted on: 22/9/2013 16:07
Re: algae removal #72
Tetra do a glass scraper which to me is far better than the old razor blade type scrapers, the blade lasts better and - well it just works.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tetra-T733-Gl ... /ref=pd_sim_petsupplies_7

I use one and I'm happy to recommend it.


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  • Posted on: 22/9/2013 15:12
Re: Have you seen this lip bubble/blister before? #73
Glad to hear it has improved. Thanks for letting us know.


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  • Posted on: 21/9/2013 20:38
Re: Have you seen this lip bubble/blister before? #74
Do you either make water changes using some cold water or top up the tank with cold water?
This looks very much like gas bubble disease.

As Violet says though anything unusual on the lips/mouth could easily be the beginning of a columnaris infection.

Does the affected area have a texture or is it completely smooth like a blister?


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  • Posted on: 21/9/2013 16:14
Re: Tank cycle - Ammonia not dropping #75
It will remain static for a while and then suddenly drop to 0 in a few hours. It is normal for it to do this.


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  • Posted on: 19/9/2013 19:21
Re: Mirror Carp always on surface #76
The people who advised adding salt, did they say what the salt will do? It isn't magical. Salt has some anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti protozoa properties it will also help ease some osmotic problems and that's it. Because this condition has gone on for this length of time I think it is safe to say that it isn't anything to do with digestion, blockages ect because if it was the fish would be dead by now. This leaves a true swim bladder problem and that is extremely difficult to cure.
In a minority of cases an infection is the cause but when it is internal the usual antibacterial remedies are generally ineffective but an injection given by a vet would be effective IF this is caused by an infection. If the cause is physiological then quite simply there is really nothing that can be done other than surgery!!! Add salt if you feel it will help but all you are likely to achieve is slightly lowering the O2 level.


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  • Posted on: 17/9/2013 23:04
Re: Temporary holiday aquarium #77
This one had to be left in situ, Giant goby a protected species with up to 6 months in prison just for disturbing them.

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  • Posted on: 17/9/2013 23:02
Re: Temporary holiday aquarium #78
worm pipefish a relative of the seahorse.

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  • Posted on: 17/9/2013 23:01
Re: Temporary holiday aquarium #79
five bearded rockling, one of the fish which would need a cooler.

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  • Posted on: 17/9/2013 23:00
Re: Temporary holiday aquarium #80
Rock goby, one of the larger gobies.

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