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    Only pondfish now, 2 Shubunkins and 3 commons. I have a community tropical tank

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  1. I could sit and watch them all day, they are so active and constantly hoovering around :-) the bigger fish love the bredder net as they get to munch on uneaten food haha
  2. They look good to me so far, like others have said you should see the black specs within 24 hours. Good luck
  3. the male had evicted the eggs into the bottom of the tank so I rescued them into a small breeder net. They are just over 2 weeks old so I netted and moved them to the bigger breeder. They were fun to catch but pretty easy. My female and biggest male look like they are at it again! I cant have more haha. Thanks Koko, they are so cute, and some albinos in there too :-)
  4. Thanks all. They are doing great, approx 45 of them :-) ive had 3 bristlenoses since they were about an inch long, the 2 males are now huge and a smaller female. Just got to work out what to do with some of them when they are bigger.
  5. I no longer keep goldies but have a community tropical tank. My Bristlenoses laid eggs and they hatched 2 weeks ago. These are some pics of them, the ones from today are in their new home in the main tank, large breeder net with some home comforts :-)
  6. For me it is in the thousands, I have been keeping fish for 19 years. I kept goldfish for 17 years now on tropical due to the inferior quality of the fancies we were getting. On the tropicals I have probably spent a few hundred, had to replace filters and heater. All the fish are worth the money for the enjoyment we have got from them plus the added educational elemtent for my 2 year old :-)
  7. Aww such a cutie. I love my BNs, always so active. I like the albino ones, they have babies in my lfs, so tempted! lol.
  8. The snails I have this time seem to be quite active, up to now. See how they go! lol.
  9. From reading online, Furan is banned in the UK and does not appear under the Small Animal Exemption Scheme. :-) Not sure if the ingredients are a little too harsh now, especially the formaldehyde.
  10. As far as I know No9 does not contain Furan, it has Bronopol, Formaldehyde and Benzalkonium Chloride
  11. can you run the Octozin treatment back to back, as in another 3 day course?
  12. I agree, def has something to do with genetics. Ive had fish bought as babies and they have grown a lot, others have not. I have bought fish at about 6 months of age and they have hardly grown. all had same conditions and feed. Tiny Tim is the exception, he just keeps growing! lol. When he lived on his own for a while he grew a lot. Goldfish Varieties and Genetics by Joseph Smartt is really interesting, but an expensive book.
  13. Aww that is good that you found them a new home. Ive had problems with bigger fish and smaller fish, mine is usually the little fish annoying the bigger ones.
  14. It is turned right down. It is strange that this filter seems to be causing more tank disturbance that what I have noticed in the past. Tiny seems to have worked out the quiet areas now, in front of and next to the internal, think it was just a shock for him as he is the biggest. Zippy has found a few hiding spots in the plants. The BNs decided the filter needed cleaning, even though they have yet to clean all the glass! lol. Hopefully it will be fine for the next week til pay day and I can order the on/off tap!
  15. That ammonia should have dropped after your water change too so adding the meds will be fine, and your fish need the meds. I havent used Octozin before, is it a 5 day treatment, or one you add each day? You will still need to test your water.
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