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SnailTrail SnailTrail
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  • Posted on: 23/7/2007 18:41
Re: Is this fin rot? #1
The water in the pic looks cloudy...like a bacterial bloom that you would get in new tanks.

I would do very regular water changes to get the nitrite to zero.
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SnailTrail SnailTrail
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  • Posted on: 23/7/2007 18:05
Re: 6 fancy goldfish :-( #2
If you can get some "dirty" filter sponges you can pop them into the new filter to cycle the tank a lot faster. Remember to treat any tap water with dechlorinator so not to kill the good bio bugs in the sponges.

Go you!
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SnailTrail SnailTrail
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  • Posted on: 23/7/2007 13:40
Re: 6 fancy goldfish :-( #3
It is horrible when people treat living creatures with such disregard.

It's very easy to research pets on the internet or through books but some people just don't care and see fish as more of an ornament to look pretty.

The people that annoy me the most are people who post on fishkeeping sites needing advice then don't bother following the advice that has been given to them.
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SnailTrail SnailTrail
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  • Posted on: 7/7/2007 13:56
Re: Behaviour changes in mollies #4
No day is a good day for fish advice round my way. The best way to be sure about fish care is to research it yourself....it's better to be empowered with knowledge than relying on people who make a profit from fish meds and replacement fish. Then there's always the bigger tank they make you buy when they sell you an Oscar for a 10 gallon tank.

The favourite saying used by my lfs is "Give them a go...you never know".

Until you get the test kit keep doing regular water changes using declorinator.
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SnailTrail SnailTrail
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  • Posted on: 6/7/2007 20:42
Re: BiOrbs but Cheap!!! #5
Don't like biorbs....they have inadequate filters, they are too small and only suitable for certain fish.

They might look nice but the dying fish being kept in them don't look nice. Save your money and invest in a nice sized tank that would probably cost the same as the biorb with a lot less problems.
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SnailTrail SnailTrail
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  • Posted on: 6/7/2007 11:13
Re: Help Please #6
I'm not being funny but if you genuinely want help (as your title suggests) why not give us the info requested by EagleC? The readings for nitrate, nitrIte, PH and ammonia?
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  • Posted on: 5/7/2007 10:36
Re: sickness! #7
What are the readings for nitrIte, ammonia and nitrAte?

The clown loaches will need a bigger tank soon.....around a 5ft tank.

How many fish are in the tank now altogether?
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  • Posted on: 5/7/2007 10:31
Re: Any ideas? #8
Yes they are nerite eggs and I have found some do "wear away" over time but the ones laid in hard to reach spots tend to stay.

I'm not sure of the salinity levels but I have heard accounts of the young being larva rather than baby snails at first with food being very important. They would probably need something like green water, marine micro algae or algae grown in another tank to feed on.
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  • Posted on: 4/7/2007 16:41
Re: How can I acclimatise a Guppy to coldwater ? #9
Can you please PM me the name of the fish shop where you were advised to do this?
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SnailTrail SnailTrail
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  • Posted on: 4/7/2007 16:26
Re: Help Gold fish has died #10
Quote:

atlanta wrote:
Sorry Nitrate and Nitrite both 0.


The presence of ammonia and lack of nitrate indicate the water isn't cycled.

Quote:

Coralline wrote:
You wrongly stated that everyone on here uses fancy chemicals... whereas you dont, well we dont either.


Thanks for that Coralline....I was going to reply to that comment myself but don't have to now. :)
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