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  • Posted on: 26/8/2011 22:43
Re: Elephant long nose #1
It doesn't matter now - I've just lost her.


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  • Posted on: 26/8/2011 22:29
Re: Elephant long nose #2
Ph: 7
I live in a soft water area.


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  • Posted on: 26/8/2011 22:23
Re: Elephant long nose #3
I've done another test kit to be on the safe side, and everything has come up within the normal parameters. It's a 4 foot tank. I'm at a loss as to what it could be.

She really hasn't been harrassed by other fish, she generally just keeps herself to herself. The only fish that really fight in the tank are the 2 angel fish. Apart from that, the tank as a whole is quite peaceful. I bought her from the lfs about 2 weeks ago, and up until tonight she's been in relatively perfect health.


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  • Posted on: 26/8/2011 22:04
Elephant long nose #4
I really need some help here :( My elephant long nose fish has been acting really strange this past hour or so. Swimming on her side, swimming upside down and lying still on the bottom of the tank for the longest time. I've taken her out and I've put her in the hospital tank. But she still seems rather disorientated.

I've tested the water, and everything is within the normal parameters. The temperature is a constant 28c, nothing has been added or changed for the fish (Nelly) to react in this way. The tank has been running for approximately 2 years. I've lost other fish (5) this week (coldwater tank) so, I really don't want to lose this one as well :(

Please help


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  • Posted on: 15/8/2011 10:09
Any advice appreciated! #5
Hi everyone - some advice would really be appreciated. One of my fantails was being chased around the tank this morning, the reason being that she was dropping eggs as she swam The majority of the other fish managed to eat them, but a few managed to land in the gravel. Trouble is, I don't know if they are fertilised or not.

Also, with all the chasing around I took the female fish away from the big tank as it was really stressing her out with all the others following her around. She is in the hospital tank at the moment, but I'm not too sure when it will be safe to put her back in.


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  • Posted on: 11/8/2011 1:12
Re: FK Summer 2011 Meet-up - Birmingham Sea Life - 21st August #6
Pity it's on a Sunday Would have liked to be able to go.

Hope everyone that does go has some fun!


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  • Posted on: 29/7/2011 18:37
Re: Axolotl advice #7
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Onyxia wrote:
Ive been told not to use sand or gravel for axolotls as they might try and eat it.


That's what I thought as well, but I've been doing a little research about it. Apparently sand is fine as a substrate for axolotls as it causes little to no impaction when they accidentally swallow it. The only thing that I have been warned away from using is small gravel.

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Gingerbread_Gem wrote:

I just switched my betta tank to sand, apparently some can make the water quite dirty but I used tesco play sand and its perfect, only gave it a quick rinse and it settled really quick, so thought I'd let you know :D ?3 for a 10kg bag, or 2 for ?4


That's good to know - even better since I work for tesco. It's not glamerous, but it pays for all the fishy related purchases I will have a look tonight to see if I can get any.


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  • Posted on: 29/7/2011 9:08
Re: My snail is sick :( #8
Yes, I run a bubble wall across the length of the tank. The snails love travelling up and down it :) There is another pump spare, so another air stone/brick wouldn't go amiss. A heater guard is definitely an option. I'd hate for anything like this to happen again!

I'll definitely look into buying some melafix soon! Thanks for all your help


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  • Posted on: 28/7/2011 19:45
My snail is sick :( #9
My poor little apple snail (called Garry) appears to have been burnt by the aquarium heater. He's been stuck in his shell for the past day and a half, and how he's stuck to the front of the tank. He looks slightly singed, some parts look very shiny in appearance.

Is there any type of medication that I can add to the tank to help with the healing process? I really don't want to lose little Garry


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  • Posted on: 27/7/2011 7:40
Re: Sad Day.... #10
I'm sorry for your loss :(

I lost my calico lionhead two weeks ago, he died with no obvious signs of illness. Just swimming along, and he suddenly just went belly up. It was so upsetting when it happened.

Hugs to you



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