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by fcmf
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Other Coldwater fish
Topic: Variatus Platies Needing a Good Home!
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Variatus Platies Needing a Good Home!

Some of the local fish/aquatic shops take them - you could try contacting them and/or putting your post in "The Market Place" section of the forum here and/or advertising on aquarist-classifieds.co.uk under your geographical location. Hope that helps - best of luck in getting them to a goo...
by fcmf
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Goldfish
Topic: New fancy goldfish help - possible finrot
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: New fancy goldfish help - possible finrot

Sounds like best not to mention anything about tempting fish to the well-meaning relative again, or, if so, only with the addition of "at least we now know that goldfish require a tank of x size and that no more than x fish can fit in a tank of that size" - or you'll find yourself in the s...
by fcmf
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Goldfish
Topic: Goldfish Floating To Surface
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: Goldfish Floating To Surface

Glad that there seems to be an improvement and glad that the water quality is currently good. However, this problem is very prone to recurring. From what you've told me, I would say that the most likely explanation is the small nature of the tank and potentially fluctuating water quality (albeit it'...
by fcmf
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Goldfish
Topic: Goldfish Floating To Surface
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: Goldfish Floating To Surface

S/he does seem to have a malfunction of the swimbladder although there are other possible explanations. There are various ways to treat this but, in order that we're able to give you the most appropriate advice and prevent it from recurring repeatedly by getting to the source of the problem and/or e...
by fcmf
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Water chemistry
Topic: Ammonia problem
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Ammonia problem

I think your theory about the ornaments releasing something into the water and causing an ammonia spike is altogether plausible - I read of something similar to this on another forum. The only way to be sure is to take each out one at a time or all out, monitoring water thereafter, and replace them ...
by fcmf
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Fresh water invertebrates
Topic: Zebra nerite snail
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: Zebra nerite snail

I wouldn't worry unduly if the snail doesn't move much. I've had a nerite snail for several months now and am getting used to its varied activity levels - it does several circuits of the tank on some days, it stays in the same location for several days at a time on other days, and it disappears alto...
by fcmf
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Goldfish
Topic: Redcap Oranda with a tail problem
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Redcap Oranda with a tail problem

I agree; this is a difficult one to work out what's happening. Given that you're an experienced fishkeeper who looks after your fish well, these questions probably don't apply but they're just a couple of thoughts which sprang to mind which I thought worth double-checking on. I'm assuming that your ...
by fcmf
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Fishkeeping
Topic: Fish shop employee looking for help
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Fish shop employee looking for help

What would be good, though, is for you to attempt to influence the policy of the chain stores, so that ultimately this filters down and is implemented at local store level. Obviously, it wouldn't be an appropriate time to do it just now when you're so new in post, but, once you've been working there...
by fcmf
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: New fishkeepers.
Topic: Starting up a new nano 34L tank
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Starting up a new nano 34L tank

Sorry that no-one has answered your query yet. If you're simply planning an aquascape with no fish or invertebrates (snails, shrimp), then there is no need to 'cycle'. If you are planning to keep fish (although your choice will be very restricted with the small tank), then 'fishless cycling' is defi...
by fcmf
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Goldfish
Topic: Rehoming Goldfish
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Rehoming Goldfish

It's possible your local aquatic/fish shop may take them in, to sell them on. Alternatively, try listing under the Tyne & Wear section of http://www.aquarist-classifieds.co.uk or contacting the North East Goldfish Society listed under the contacts at http://www.aquarist-classifieds.co.uk/clubs.p...

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