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  • Posted on: 14/4 15:17
tank filling/waterchanges #1
I have ordered a bigger aquarium(198 litres for three fancy goldfish))
This will take some filling with a bucket. I was considering a hosepipe but how doe one go on with the chlorine/chloramines?

In topping up after 50% change Is it OK to calculate the amount going in 50% and pre-dose the remaining tanke water with water safe or similar product first?
With my exsisting tanks I usually just dose the new water in the bucket then fill up.


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  • Posted on: 14/4 15:01
Re: further to unidentified attachment on tail fin #2
Thanks for advice. I will act on the sponge inserts although I am confused over the differing densities of sponge. I bought some online that is very tightly -spun? close grained? wereas I have seen much more open sponges available.

I am conviced the offender is an anchor worm and have started treating him with an hospital tank c/w plants and a mild dose of Anti crustacean parasite Interpet. I added 3grams of aqua salt to his 16 litre tank. He seems healthy enough but the worm still clings on.
I plan to give it 7 days, 30% water change and redose.

I did all this before I saw your reply no rudeness intended.


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  • Posted on: 8/4 12:45
FURTHER TO EARLIER QUERY"unidentified attachment on tail fin" --- #3
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Re: further to unidentified attachment on tail fin
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FURTHER TO EARLIER QUERY"unidentified attachment on tail fin"
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The betta also has a similar attachement on the dorsal fin.
They both look like little stick on car aerials.
The water is: amonia 0 Nitrite 0, Nitrate around 5ppm ( that is the testtube looks closer to5 than zero)
I have not introduced any new animals or water plants.
The only other thing I have done is: when replacing the filtre media pack i also retained the old filter pack in the adjacent space in the box. Reasoning that without the old bacteria the new pack would need cycling. Tank is Interpet Edge Glow


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  • Posted on: 7/4 18:34
Re: Film on water surface #4
thank you. The wcmms seem to enjoy tyhe new surface flow too.


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  • Posted on: 7/4 18:23
Re: further to unidentified attachment on tail fin #5
FURTHER TO EARLIER QUERY"unidentified attachment on tail fin"
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The betta also has a similar attachement on the dorsal fin.
They both look like little stick on car aerials.
The water is: amonia 0 Nitrite 0, Nitrate around 5ppm ( that is the testtube looks closer to5 than zero)
I have not introduced any new animals or water plants.
The only other thing I have done is: when replacing the filtre media pack i also retained the old filter pack in the adjacent space in the box. Reasoning that without the old bacteria the new pack would need cycling. Tank is Interpet Edge Glow


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  • Posted on: 7/4 14:39
unidentified attachment on tail fin #6
I have an elephant ear Betta with an unidentified attachment on tail fin.
He does not seem to behave any differently although I am aware that he rests quite a lot but that maybe that i have only just noticed this.
He is alone in a well planted 18litre tank.
I have attached a photo the black item is protrudig from dark spot on fin .

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  • Posted on: 7/4 13:12
Film on water surface #7
What is the bluish fim on the water surface of my tank?


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  • Posted on: 29/3 11:02
Minimum Tank size for a species #8
What factors are used to arrive at the minimum required tank size for a species of fish. EG
endlers: 5-10 gallons or bumble bee goby:5 gallons.


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  • Posted on: 15/3 21:35
Re: WCMM Glancing – itching itself against tank objects no visible symptoms #9
Thank you , I will continue to monitor. I assume that you consider the flicking is not a disease and simply a reaction to water quality so death of fish is not immenet.

Mea culpa: I didn't say previously that I had done two 50% exchanges of water and tested twice. Dechlorinting/tempreature balancing , cleaning filter( cassette) and impeler and vacuuming gravel top layer. Since Fishlady posted.
The tank though nano , 25 litres. is supposed to cope wjth the amount of fish I have (according to concensus of internet advice)= 4 WCMM 1 cory.
I am guilty of overfeeding , over lighting and overplanting.
Steep learning curve!


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  • Posted on: 14/3 20:54
Re: WCMM Glancing – itching itself against tank objects no visible symptoms #10
Sorry to be a pain but water is all 0 in amonia,nitrate nitrite. But now two WCMM are flicking and glancing off plants I cannot see anything although I don't know what to look for.
Obviously i have searched net ( always a risk )but am loath to guess how to treat them.



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