great thanks! i have tuffa rock in there just now, they have a couple of caves each, but im hoping to build it up with resin rocks because of the weight issue.
i got them tetra pro green , which they eat and nutrafin spirulina stick thingys which they dont, but theyre only small yet so i think thats the problem with that. they demolish the pro green though. and the flake as well. and the bloodworm. very greedy aren't they?!
yes that would be the same one. theres one in cumbernauld next to the new b&q as well which is just as bad. i have been in the one youre talking about and one in kilmarnock and they are just the same. poor.
i have decided that after many years of longing i shall have a malawi tank.
problem is im not really sure what to keep.
i have 2 stunning yellow labs, something electric blue and two 'bumblebee' cichlids. these were all in under the useful title of 'assorted malawi cichlids'. i know that the yellow labs are definately what they are meant to be because i have always wanted a pair and they are very yellow with the corret very black line on the top fin etc.
question is (to me anyway) they're prettey dear round here so i cant buy them all at once as youre meant to. i also have no idea what they blue thingy is i bought him because he truly is beautiful. i dont know how many to get, or what i can mix or anything like that every book i have contradicts the last.
one says overcrowd them the others say keep the water spotless?
i know they need caves etc which i am providing for them. also there are still 5 black widow tetras in there i couldnt get out without causing undue stress. will they be ok or are the new residents liable to disappear them?
also im being told these cichlids are veggies. is that true?
theyre eating the flake the shop said they were eating before i bought them but i cant help but feel they need something else?
its a four foot by 1 by 2 i have and its filtered by a serafil 1100. 5 malawis and 5 widows(soon to be removed)
dont want to name names unless im allowed (admin?) but i was wondering if all the pet 'supermarkets' with the usual collection of gerbils, hamsters bunnies and fish are all the same?
what i mean is, with the exception of a popular garden centre chain, any pet shop selling fish i have ever been in has been very lacking in information, their tanks are dire and there are dead fish in most of the tanks.
im sure if there was a dead hamster a few of the cages then all hell would break loose, but then its 'only fish' after all.
there is one chain in particular i would mention (but wont) and i was wondering if it would be worth complaining to the animal welfare as the conditions are so bad. but im not sure anything would actually be done.
its also to be noted that the SSPCA (up here anyway) dont have any facility for the rescue of aquatics of any sort.
but again they're 'only fish'
dont get me started about the arguements ive had (in pet shops as well as at home) with regards to fish and theyre needs.
just needed to let a little off.
of course the easy option is not to go to these places but i need supplies for the rest of the zoo so its not an option. arggggh.