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Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 14/8/2011 17:58
Re: siamese fighter death #21
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looks like an amazing fish! i was thinking i could keep the 2 i have for a year or so then donate them to a shop or my friend who has a 6 foot tank what u think


I'm afraid not as they will grow much more rapidly than that, and more importantly, your water is too hard and too high a pH for them. Your tank is also overstocked so something has to go - the best candidates are the Plecs and Loaches because neither the tank nor the water is suitable for them
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Re: siamese fighter death #22
I wonder if the plecs are hillstream loaches, they are often missold, do they lookk like this:


http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... esheet.php?caresheetID=60
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amusingmax amusingmax
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  • Posted on: 14/8/2011 18:38
Re: siamese fighter death #23
one is albino and one does look very much like that yes!
cathie cathie
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Re: siamese fighter death #24
Lots of fish have albino variants. If the other one is not a hillstream, does it look anything like this:

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... esheet.php?caresheetID=87
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  • Posted on: 14/8/2011 19:05
Re: siamese fighter death #25
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i will also do a full water test tommoz when i am back home and post the results on here. amusingmax

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Why would you want to do a full water change?


Oooops many apologies for my gaffe? early hours browsing are not conducive to eye sight or double checking, sorry if i led you astray.
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Re: siamese fighter death #26
Sorry you feel that you've mess up - you shouldn't worry - we've all been there! Just follow the advice and make the best of the situation.

Just to add about clown loaches - I had a 60 litre tank with two clown loaches (Bert and Ernie). I got the right information from this forum and now have a 260 litre tank (still not big enough- plans to upgrade in the near future-lottery win imminent or perhaps a large bank loan) and five clown loaches.

My tap water is very hard so I have to use special, purified water (RO) each week for the water change for them.

I can honestly say that they have grown enormously. If you have a look at my profile you can see Bert and Ernie when they were first introduced to the 260litre. That was two years ago. They look tiny! I can never actually photograph them now, because they never stay still (and hide most of the time).

Now, all five clown loaches are at least 4-5 inches long and growing all the time. I know I have some serious work to do in the near future to continue to house them, but I couldn't bear to part with them now.

So think very carefully about what fish to keep and perhaps return the clown loaches - they won't thrive in a 60 litre hard water tank. I can vouch for that.

Good luck,
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Re: siamese fighter death #27
Ah right i wondered what ro was people keep saying it to me the pet shop in oxford that i go to ( Gold fish bowl) sells this say may well get some of it to help with the water
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Re: siamese fighter death #28
You should only think about using RO if you have decided to soften your water. You need to decide first if you are keeping hardwater fish or softwater fish as you currently have a mixture of both.

If it were me, I would stick with hardwater fish. Going down the RO route is an enormous commitment.


Here is a link about it.
http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles_109/ro-freshwater.htm
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Re: siamese fighter death #29
Good you guys are amazing! i am learning so much from you all.

what sort of fish are good for hardwater fish then
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  • Posted on: 14/8/2011 20:25
Re: siamese fighter death #30
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