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New Fishkeepers / Re: Well that went well - NOT!!
« Last post by Sue on Today at 09:55:27 AM »
My usual one is when I'm using the syphon to clean the sand, and I'm so busy trying to avoid the fish while pooh hoovering, I don't notice the container overflowing.  ::)

I've done that too, when emptying the betta's tank to swap from gravel to sand - it was small gravel so I used a siphon to suck it out. I was so intent on hoovering out the last pieces of the gravel that I forgot to watch the bucket. Luckily the tank is in the kitchen and we have a concrete floor covered in Marley tiles by the builder with vinyl 'cushionfoor' on top so it didn't make a mess and was easy to mop up.


My main tank used to be in the lounge and I once dropped a bucket of tank water while carrying it out. It took days for the carpet to dry even with a dehumidifier.
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I have not come across this fish before, either in my on-line researches or in shops. I wonder just how common it is in the aquarium trade. SF does seem to contain a number of rare fish. This is one of its downsides - we find a fish that would be perfect on there but then find it isn't available  :-\
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Does your female bn have any bristles at all?

I'm going to say no @Helen though I will check and try to get a pic today.
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Well that went well - NOT!!
« Last post by Littlefish on Today at 07:35:31 AM »

I also once sucked up a dwarf puffer. Stupid thing is... I actually think it enjoyed it's rollercoaster ride...


A long time ago the other Fiona syphoned up a dwarf puffer, and said the same thing about it possibly enjoying the ride. We joked about getting it a little t-shirt that said "I took a spin in the Syphon", in the style of theme park merchandise.  ;D
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General Fishkeeping Chat / Re: Think Fish Keepers Daily News.
« Last post by Matt on Today at 07:06:33 AM »
I've mentioned the cloudy-eyed x-ray tetra before and specifically in posts #1500-1504 of this thread. Here is a quick video clip of the eye which has evolved from a basic cloudiness to a thick white covering: https:#//youtu.be/74g7hiMg2uo [remove # to watch clip]. He's still behaving and eating normally, tail is growing back in quickly albeit that particular bit is no longer red, and he's likely to re-injure it as he and one of the other two males (who seems to be blind/injured in one eye) seem to be constantly sparring. On that basis, are views still that there's no need to treat other than through water changes to keep water in optimum condition?

No I don't think treatment is required here @fcmf basically because I don't think the problem can be treated... I don't know for sure but I have always seen stuff like this as the fish equivalent of cataracts.... don't know if I'm right with this though? If the tail is growing back ok then also no treatment required here  :)
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Well that went well - NOT!!
« Last post by Matt on Today at 06:57:41 AM »
Isn't it amazing how tiring it can be clearing up after a water change.  ;D

My usual one is when I'm using the syphon to clean the sand, and I'm so busy trying to avoid the fish while pooh hoovering, I don't notice the container overflowing.  ::)

This is my worst fear!... I have got close but never quite done this... I'm sure it won't be long!!

I also once sucked up a dwarf puffer. Stupid thing is... I actually think it enjoyed it's rollercoaster ride...


@pollydoodle You are definately not the only one to get water everywhere during a water change/filter clean. I fortunately have laminate floors under my tanks which helps with clean up. The oak cabinets I have though do not like water at all... this is my big worry... I already have an old cabinet in the spare room I need to sand down and 're wax....
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Gallery Showcase / Re: My 240l planted tank, again.
« Last post by Matt on Today at 06:44:21 AM »
Im playing forum catchup!  Just seen your videos... the first one is great. You should set it to relaxing music! I too feel like I could sit and what that tank with a brew for a totally unacceptable amount of time lol.

You have inspired me to give filming my tank another go... watch this space  :cheers:
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Dwarf Cichlids / Re: Apistogramma borelli compatible with Bolivian rams
« Last post by Matt on Today at 06:37:49 AM »
Just to add... the two species have different breeding habits. Borelli like to spawn in caves and Bolivian Rams like to spawn on flat horizontal surfaces. So you should try and keep these things to either side of the tank. If you rearrange the tank in this way and reintroduce them at the same time you stand the best possible chance! If they do actually breed you may have trouble on your hands, but this knowledge should allow you to help define their territories 'for them' at least.
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Gallery Showcase / Re: Bertie the bristlenose and his amazing bristles
« Last post by TopCookie on Today at 03:16:26 AM »
He's a little beauty Donna...  :)
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Fish Community Creator / Re: Restocking a slightly acidic, softer water planted tank
« Last post by Helen on September 20, 2018, 10:22:07 PM »
I don't really have space for another shoal in my tank. I'd love to get more Microdevario Kubotai or something of a similar size, but seeing as they were probably the shortest lived species I've had, they clearly weren't suited to my tank and  I don't think it's fair to get more.

So, after a bit of aspirational fish research (for after my espie rasboras have gone) I found this fish profile on seriously fish.

https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/puntius-lineatus

I am struggling to find it on the other sites I've looked at (admittedly not loads yet). It is smaller than all the other lined barbs I've seen and wondered if anyone else has come across it?
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