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by arny
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Treating Flukes/worms external parasites
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

Re: Treating Flukes/worms external parasites

Thanks for the reply. I went to a more knowledgeable fish store today and they gave me something that seems like it might be much better so I'm trying that. Perhaps you're right that the adult parasites got killed by the previous medication but after a few days eggs that weren't affected hatched. I'...
by arny
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Treating Flukes/worms external parasites
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

Re: Treating Flukes/worms external parasites

Hi Can anyone help with this? I completed the treatment with the tetra lifeguard and the fish looked much better especially the one that had its mouth hung open looks completely normal. However this morning I noticed that one had its eyes bulging and has flukes (I'm guessing thats what these are) be...
by arny
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli in small tank
Replies: 13
Views: 6371

Re: Kuhli in small tank

I think beginners believe they should start with a small tank where as in fact it would be much better for beginners to get a big tank as they are much more stable and if you miss a couple of water changes before a routine is in place it won't matter. I agree with the above, if you can, buy as big a...
by arny
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Treating Flukes/worms external parasites
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

Treating Flukes/worms external parasites

Hi Yesterday I noticed worms coming out of the mouth and eye of one of my cardinals and one attached to the side of a cardinal. I picked up some medication yesterday as thought this can't wait. The only thing the shop had that mentioned flukes etc. was Tetra lifeguard all in one treatment. They are ...
by arny
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Throw away your canister filters !
Replies: 29
Views: 15892

Re: Throw away your canister filters !

I agree, undergravel filters are (or in my case were so much better). They are so much easier to maintain and clean but we do get laughed out of the fish shop when we complain about our canister filter and wish tanks still came with undergravel filters.
by arny
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Why are Ambastaia sidthimunki so expensive : (
Replies: 2
Views: 1673

Why are Ambastaia sidthimunki so expensive : (

This is mainly to rant. I went to a not so local fish shop today, one of the only ones that I could find that had sids on their regular stocking list, only to be bitterly disappointed. Their sids were £11.95 each (don't know the exchange rate at the moment but I think this is about $20). I guess my ...
by arny
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Aquascaping Issues. UPDATE! YAY!
Replies: 9
Views: 6270

Re: Aquascaping Issues. UPDATE! YAY!

Maybe it is a good idea to grow the plants to a good size before introducing them to the tank. My java fern was full grown before I got the sharks and they haven't touch them so maybe they're not as appetising as young plants. Though it might be that your sharks will always love the continuous snack...
by arny
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Aquascaping Issues. UPDATE! YAY!
Replies: 9
Views: 6270

Re: Aquascaping Issues. UPDATE! YAY!

I have silver dollars and silver (bala) sharks and the only plant I've found that they don't eat is Java fern. Its not the nicest looking plant but more appealing varieties are being created. I have tried them with Anubis but they ate that.
by arny
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Long way home - how to carry loaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

Re: Long way home - how to carry loaches?

Try calling the shop you intend to get the fish from and tell them that you're coming from far away. Some shops that I go to will provide styrofoam boxes and heat pads (or sell them to you) to transport the fish in. They'll also put less water in the bags and sometimes fill the remaining space with ...
by arny
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: adapting my filter
Replies: 10
Views: 13413

Re: adapting my filter

Hi Plaalye I don't think the blue sponge is why I can't prime it but I wondered if I could remove it and just use the external as mechanical filtration so that I can reduce the amount times I have to clean the filter. I think it has quick disconnects if thats where you slide the lever and remove the...
by arny
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: adapting my filter
Replies: 10
Views: 13413

Re: adapting my filter

I think I've confused the situation. By just bought I meant a few weeks ago, I don't want to be buying another one so soon after. So the new filter is set up and running, its this one that won't prime just by pumping it. So you think removing the foam pad from the external filter won't damage it in ...
by arny
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: adapting my filter
Replies: 10
Views: 13413

Re: adapting my filter

I've worked it out to be 80 gallons
by arny
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: adapting my filter
Replies: 10
Views: 13413

Re: adapting my filter

I just bought a new filter, Eheim Pro 3, to replace my old one an aqua one something that stopped working effectively. My tank, I'm not sure what capacity it is, its 4 foot, I'll see if I can find out. I have about 30 fish most of which are no bigger than an odessa barb. I do water changes weekly pr...
by arny
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: adapting my filter
Replies: 10
Views: 13413

adapting my filter

Hi At the moment I have an external filter that is very effective when running but the problem occurs when I have to clean it. Due to the way it is set up (at least I think this is the reason) I have to prime it manually as in removing the inlet tube and siphoning the water and then putting it back ...
by arny
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 55 Gallon Stocking
Replies: 9
Views: 5099

Re: 55 Gallon Stocking

Just read your edit. I think once the congos got fully grown they would predate the cardinals, just from my experience - congos have pretty big teeth :)
Others will have better advise on stocking levels.