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Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 20/8/2011 11:38
Re: angel fish help #1
I have to be honest with you here, chances of survival in my opinion is zero.

Once that bloat has set in there is no cure and internal organs are rapidly damaged & eventually shuts down.

Likely causes are severe bacterial infection or hexamite-like infestation. Angelfish generally carry this in their intestinal tract where it is in a natural balance. When the immunity of the fish is affected the balance is destroyed and the hexamite rapidly multiplies.


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 16/8/2011 19:10
Re: krib help #2
I'd suggest you break up the territory in the tank. Change the plant layout and ensure that there are suitable spawning areas on either end of the tank. Also ensure that both sites have plants in front of them.

Might also be worthwhile splitting the tank in half through plants, roots, etc.


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 8/8/2011 15:57
Re: Heater stuck on, fish losing colo7r #3
Sorry to hear about your predicament with the heater. You could always go to Pets@Home if you're in a pinch for an airstone as they tend to be open till 8pm.

I would also have recommended getting Waterlife Paragon as it would have raised the dissolved oxygen levels rapidly while you were getting the temperature under control.


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 29/7/2011 12:38
Re: Dwarf gourami question #4
That's also the same reason why I've stopped going for Dwarf Gouramis years ago.

Having said that, I am semi-tempted to try and start a breeding project with them.


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 28/7/2011 19:16
Re: Sand?!? #5
You can have thicker sand bases as long as you regularly (prior to doing a water change) rake it with your fingers. I've also found through observation that MTS turn the sand over as well.


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 28/7/2011 19:12
Re: Dwarf gourami question #6
Hiya, I would suggest eventually adding two or three more females.

Others would be able to advise based on your stocking as it is not an area I am comfortable giving advice on (and I don't post a lot )


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 25/4/2011 10:23
Re: HELP. Our Terrapin is really sick!!!! #7
Hi, sorry for a late reply. By the sounds of it your terrapin has a bacterial infection.

I am also a little bit concerned about the gravel in the tank as it is very possible that it may have swallowed some which will cause a blockage in its intestines. Either use sand or very fine gravel.

What lighting do you have in its tank and also are you coating the food in calcium powder? They also need a piece of cuttlebone (which they bite pieces out of) as an additional source of calcium. As for the lighting, I think it is UV-C (or UV-B)(can't remember which) which will stimulate the natural production of vitamin-D while they bask. There is also a commercial vitamin additive you can put in the water with each water change (which should be weekly).


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 20/2/2011 11:43
Re: NEW ANGELFISH #8
Hiya,

Yes it will grow back. You may find that it's probably just a bit more stressed than the Platinum.

You can try Melafix to help with the healing process, but personally I'd just stick to pristine water conditions (which will also keep background bacterial levels down).


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 17/2/2011 22:28
Re: water result for angels #9
Sue, mind opening a new thread for this. It is a good discussion that I think will lead to an exchange of views & perhaps knowledge.


Johan Johan
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  • Posted on: 17/2/2011 22:21
Re: water result for angels #10
Cl (pardon me but typing out your full name takes forever). What you said about domestic varieties would apply to Discus as well, and may well apply to loads of other species of fish.

Personally I don't have any view on which is better looking, domestic varieties or wild caught as both are equally beautiful as long as they are healthy and have the right look about them.

Just another thought. When do you stop breeding wilds? And no it is not a trick question. F1 would no longer be wild, and I would speculate that you will start seeing domestic traits sooner or later if you continue with subsequent generations.

Now we go into a whole different realm in terms of the ethics of breeding, in-breeding, crossing, out-crossing, line-breeding, etc., etc.



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