hi ,thanks for your reply,ammonia zero, nitrite zero and nitrate 12.5ml/l . things have gone downhill since the weekend ,sunday one angelfish and one clown loach dead, Monday another angeifish and clown loach dead ,this morning the last dwaft flame gourami and another angel dead . I took a water sample plus the two dead fish this morning back to the shop that sold me the flame gouramis ,they tested the water and said it was perfect ,they examined the dead fish under a microscope and confirmed it was an internal bacterial infection probably introduced with the flame gouramis. More concerning said it could wipe the tank out if not sorted, they gave me NTlabs anti internal bacteria enough to dose every second day for 4 days free of charge ,furthermore said they would replace any fish loss .so will start dosing this evening after my weekly tank maintainance routine and see what happens . certainly wont be getting any dawft gouramis, just wish I had the space for a quantine tank . Robert
hi James ,thanks for your reply . my tank is 350 litre and set up about 3 months all levels are zero . the only loss I have had is the dwarf flame gouramis . yesterday I went back to the store to ask advise, they replaced the fish with 2 pearl and 2 blue gouramis ,they would not replace with flame gouramis saying the ones they had left wernt great . I suppose that in itself answered my question . so no more dwatf flame gouramis for me .
hi ,I have always liked these fish ,however when I went to purchase two of my local aquatic stores told me they don't stock them as they are very prone to bacterial problems and hard to keep . now I did find a store who had them they assured me they were disease free so I purchased 4 of them . in two weeks I have lost three of them . I would like to get more but wonder are they really a troublesome fish . any views or help would be great . thanks robert
hi thanks for your reply the filter I was thinking of adding a crystal profit e1500 is made by JBL a german company that does a vast range of aquatic products . this particular filter has 12 litres of media space and is only rated at 35 watts , price her in Dublin is 169 euro (the profile page does not have Dublin on it so put Belfast ).reckon it is as good as some of the big expensive names .robert
hi am new to this forum this is my second post . I use to have nine tropical and coldwater tanks all with undergravel filters but that was twenty years ago. I ditched the tanks and built a koi and that's where my fishkeeping has been for the last 20 years . last xmas I got a small 112 litre tank and couldnt believe how much the hobby has changed. ten weeks ago I purchased a new 350 litre tank the filter that came with this was a aqua one cf1200 ,I replaced the supplied media with biohome ultra ,have used this in the koi pond with great results . I also added two internal power filters with just sponge media . 20 per cent water changes weekly ,the tank is very heaverly stocked as a community tank . ammonia and nitrite levels are zero, nitrate level is 30 . my question is ,I would like to get rid on the internal filters as they are unsightly and am thinking of put a second canister filter probabaly a crystal profi e1500.what are the members views on this .thanks Robert
hi ,I am new to this forum and it fact this is my first post,i feed spectrum food this has garlic added ,it is quite expensive but goes a long way . if you feed this food it is extremmly unlikely you will get whitespot