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  1. mark4785

    Discus Aquarium Disaster

    An expert in Discus has confirmed that the 5 have Discus plague. He's recommend Chloramine-T treatment. I will be removing the Myxazin and replacing it with Chloramine-T. From the sound of his voice I don't think he holds much hope that any of the 5 will survive this.
  2. mark4785

    Discus Aquarium Disaster

    Thanks. I'll see if I can find a reliable source.
  3. mark4785

    Discus Aquarium Disaster

    Exactly 1 week ago I bought 2 juvenile discus from my LFS to add to a 300 litre aquarium that already contains 5 medium/large discus from another supplier. Gradually over the course of the last week each of the 5 medium/large discus have developed these symptoms: - Tail fin rot - Opaqueness -...
  4. mark4785

    Magnetic Strip

    Are there any aquarium magnet strips on the market that can be safely used in the aquarium? One strip would need to be inside and the other outside. Between the 2 would be 30mm glass and a sheet of cotton that the two magnets need to be strong enough to hold in place. I managed to find this...
  5. mark4785

    im selling duckweed LOL

    What is wrong with mentioning an external website like Etsy?
  6. mark4785

    im selling duckweed LOL

    Firstly, sell anything on eBay for 3 months to build up a good reputation at which point you can list duckweed with a promoted listing feature which boosts the listing to the top. Without the promoted listing tool you just need to reduce your price and ensure you do not accumulate defects on the...
  7. mark4785

    im selling duckweed LOL

    Ahh ok thats good to know. I have Duckweed in my Koi pond; it will grow where there’s no water movement. I sell some of it and use the money to buy the Koi food.
  8. mark4785

    Fish loss during acclimation

    If you have been struggling to keep the nitrate level down this would suggest that you are doing infrequent water changes on the tank. Accompanying infrequent water changes is the issue of old tank syndrome whereby the KH and GH become depleted resulting in huge disparities between the tank...
  9. mark4785

    Mystery Bolivian ram illness

    The red is a natural colour in Bolivian rams. The black horizontal mark across the centre of the body is more concerning as it suggests stress. This should clear up if you can ensure you are not adding excess co2. I have always found drop-checkers unreliable. You are better off using one for a...
  10. mark4785

    im selling duckweed LOL

    I have sold duckweed via eBay. It is very popular with people who have turtles for some reason.
  11. mark4785

    Keeping water temperature down

    Do a gradual water change if you notice that the fish are gasping and the gill rate is very quick. Certain fish, such as Bolivian Rams for instance, can react badly to the kind of temperature you have mentioned. Increase the surface agitation of the water to prevent any of the above symptoms.
  12. mark4785

    Moving Discus Eggs

    For some reason my paired Discus parents have decided that once their eggs hatch that the fry should now all be eaten. They started doing this eating on the 4th round of parenting. On the 1st to 3rd round the fry would attach to their bodies to eat the slime coat but subsequently get lost in the...
  13. mark4785

    Rearing Discus Fry Artificially

    Ok I will give it a go. It's 2 more days until they hatch. So just to confirm, you are saying the fry can eat particles from the yolk cloud without needing to eat the parents' slime coat beforehand?
  14. mark4785

    Dumbest thing anyone’s said to you regarding fish…Go!

    The barrel contains ammonia and is completely stagnant. It just has the one lily in there. I wouldn't personally put any living thing in there.
  15. mark4785

    Rearing Discus Fry Artificially

    It is probably not worth me pursuing this then as the fry do not attach properly to their parents. I was hoping that when they became free-swimming that I could scoop them up and offer them the egg yolk without them attaching to the parents. The parents are in a community aquarium but I put a...
  16. mark4785

    Dumbest thing anyone’s said to you regarding fish…Go!

    Someone I know wanted to place a goldfish in a old whiskey barrel I have full of water and floating lilies. He believed the fish would survive in stagnant, non-filtered water.
  17. mark4785

    Rearing Discus Fry Artificially

    My Discus has now laid 3 batches of eggs on various surfaces in the aquarium. Each of the 3 times a minority of the fry become free swimming and they attach to the parents. Due to only a small amount attaching, the parents lose interest and show behaviour that suggests they want to spawn afresh...
  18. mark4785

    Aquarium Netting

    The fry are starting to become free-swimming now and the netting is working perfectly!
  19. mark4785

    Aquarium magnets

    They look great though I will see if I can find something similar that is for sale in the UK. Thanks.
  20. mark4785

    Aquarium magnets

    I have another thread where I obtained white netting to create a barrier between my community fish and a pair of discus and their fry. I have threaded a series of ties through the netting which in turn are threaded through a series of suction cups to hold it in place against the glass. It would...
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