Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)


John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

Timid discus not eating

23 Sep 2015 01:35 #1 by donalh (Donal)
Hi all. First up, i know there has been similar topics on here but they havent answered my question. I have 8 young Discus in my tank (Cobalt Blue) about 3-4 cm. 7 of them aggressively chase food but one timid guy hangs back and doesnt eat. I provide plenty of food and even if food drifts by him or sometimes lands on his head he wont even attempt to eat it. I havent seen him eat a single thing in 2 weeks. last time i saw him take a shit was 1 week ago. He is the smallest of the group and always seems to hang out by himself. I worry he will die soon if he doesn't sort it out. Is there anything I can do? Would hate to lose him. Strangely he has the most striking black stripes of all the discus. The ones without lesser stripes are the most dominant/aggressive.

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23 Sep 2015 07:37 #2 by trent (trent)
usually the strippes (stress bar) show if fish is stress or sick, if they turn black it means they are very sick or if they have eggs or fry eatting off them. there might be something stressing him out or maybe internal infection butif you can see white feaces that internal iifection is mostly ruled out. try feeding black worms, mussels,brine shrimp ect

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23 Sep 2015 09:08 #3 by donalh (Donal)
Thanks for this. I'm relatively new to Discus so hadnt heard about the stress bar, this makes a lot of sense. I'll try your suggestion above

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23 Sep 2015 10:09 #4 by trent (trent)
btw gamma food are meant to be best for not haveing paracites in there blood worms ect

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23 Sep 2015 10:35 #5 by alan 64 (alan)
Can u give a description of ur tank the filters ur running the water changes u do and ur water parameters

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