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    My main LFS is a maidenhead aquatics branch and...

    My main LFS is a maidenhead aquatics branch and I've posted before on how good the advice is - fish are always really healthy, no small tanks for bettas, lots of display tanks maintained by the staff...
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    I know, I know!! When I get home I will def try...

    I know, I know!!
    When I get home I will def try to get some of both thanks :)
  3. Thread: Hello

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    Hello! Welcome to the forum, where are you...

    Hello!

    Welcome to the forum, where are you from? This will help people understand your water and what is available to you (equipment, products, fish, etc).

    Once you have understood the cycle...
  4. Thread: Water Change Fail

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    Nice one! I once managed to restart my filter...

    Nice one!
    I once managed to restart my filter without connecting the inlet hose. Wooohoooo, pumped water right out of the tank onto the floor. Thankfully our floors are concrete and I wanted to...
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    Thanks guys, Bael has now moved into a new...

    Thanks guys,

    Bael has now moved into a new Super-Fish Wave 30 with all new equipment (kept all filter media, gravel, plants, decor, etc - but the hardware is new) as part of a great deal I got at...
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    SIGH - equipment failure while on holiday :(

    I haven't posted for ages although I frequently read, that's because everything has been going so well for ages and I was hoping to do a photo update soon!

    But disaster while I've been away ......
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    Many of us have learnt the hard way, some of us...

    Many of us have learnt the hard way, some of us (CoughMEcough) despite having read up on cycles beforehand and done weeks of cycling before introducing fish only to realise my tank wasn't actually...
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    Aside from everything else and the great advice...

    Aside from everything else and the great advice you've had, I have ALWAYS had cloudy water after buying in a new substrate - it's always settled by the time the fishless cycle is done. I think they...
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    Your tank looks gorgeous!

    Your tank looks gorgeous!
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    Otos wuld be my fish of choice, as long as you...

    Otos wuld be my fish of choice, as long as you have calm companions and also sufficient algae!
    The first time I kept otos sadly I didn't realise I did not have sufficient algae to keep them going....
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    Just some fine black low denier stockings on mine...

    Just some fine black low denier stockings on mine - never had a problem ;)
  12. I definitely will. No newcomers lately, but got a...

    I definitely will. No newcomers lately, but got a few males who seem to have suddenly grown up. Perhaps the three new females will help then as well. I don't get many surviving fre - about one per...
  13. Random deaths - do they just happen sometimes? rip :(

    I've been a little quiet. Busy real life!

    Last week, my favourite little guppy male died. He was the first fry ever born in my tank and about two years old. I did just put it down to age, he'd...
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    EDITED because I am clearly not awake (SORRY). ...

    EDITED because I am clearly not awake (SORRY).

    So the fish are injured from having them flopping on the gravel? :( Rotten :( Perhaps an antibiotic if there are open wounds and daily WC to keep...
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    I did wonder if perhaps one of the guppies...

    I did wonder if perhaps one of the guppies perhaps got sick and Bael "finished it off" .. and then realised they were tasty and good sport, or *something*. Either way, I posted this as am always...
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    to be fair, all my previous bettas lived long,...

    to be fair, all my previous bettas lived long, happy lives in community tanks ...
    Perhaps Bael felt tormented by all the small fish and just couldn't help himself? He's well fed, I promise!
    Will...
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    Betta community Fail (first ever Fail!)

    So my betta, Bael is about my 6th betta in my life. I have always previously kept them in both large and small peaceful communities.

    Lately, Bael has been baby sitting the 1 month old guppies....
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    Updated photo - not flared up but holding himself...

    Updated photo - not flared up but holding himself well.
    He doesn't bother flaring very often ... he is, however, jumping for bloodworm at feeding time. A silly trick, but I like it!
    ...
  19. Thread: Fishy day ......

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    To spice up the thread a bit, here is Bael with...

    To spice up the thread a bit, here is Bael with one of his new fry companions ...

    In a posing mood!
    http://gallery.spak.org/d/26620-2/Poser+Bael+April+2014+_3_.JPG
    ...
  20. Thread: Fishy day ......

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    Fishy day ......

    Very rainy here today so I rushed through my outdoor chores to get to do some fish tank maintenance on top of the usual Sunday WC.

    Cleaned out the sludge from the bottom of the filter. Tried to...
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    the betta in all my local lfs (in the UK) are...

    the betta in all my local lfs (in the UK) are kept in proper tanks, not in bowls. They are either in with fish like the corys or otos or they are in a divided tanks, always attached to the store...
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    No x-breeding possible as they are totally...

    No x-breeding possible as they are totally different species.

    I keep both and have never observed any problems, though I would imagine an Amano would happily take down an injured or dying cherry....
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    Congrats, they look lovely! I never see babies...

    Congrats, they look lovely!

    I never see babies in my tank until one or two suddenly turn up out of the plants, almost fully grown lol
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    Thanks guys - no worries, no chemicals other than...

    Thanks guys - no worries, no chemicals other than prime going into my tank. Everything else is too happy!
    Mr Solo Panda remains fat and happy so maybe I really did have some weaker ones and then too...
  25. Thread: Breeding guppies

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    In my females, the tail patterns or colouring...

    In my females, the tail patterns or colouring doesn't come through until they're a bit older. I have one female who was colourless until about 4 months of age and now has a blue patterned tail and a...
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