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Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)

Hi,

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

What kind of fish is this???

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05 Jul 2017 21:33 #1 by Lissikat (Lissi Kat)
Hi. Does anyone know what this fish is?
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05 Jul 2017 22:10 #2 by JohnH (John)
Sadly similar comment applies to your other post.

If all else fails send to pics to me at
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and I'll get them added to your posts.

Welcome, by the way.

John

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N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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05 Jul 2017 22:23 #3 by Lissikat (Lissi Kat)

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06 Jul 2017 09:01 #4 by JohnH (John)
In the absence of any replies I'll start the ball rolling by suggesting it's a Japanese Weather Loach.

Any more suggestions?

John

Location:
N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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06 Jul 2017 10:16 #5 by robert (robert carter)
Hi John , would agree , a weather loach .

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06 Jul 2017 10:21 #6 by Lissikat (Lissi Kat)
Thanks a million !That's exactly what it looks like to me. I'd never seen one before!my mystery fish has been identified!:)

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08 Jul 2017 09:23 #7 by paulv (paul vickers)
Dojo loach or weather loach are great fish but love to be in groups of5 or6, they interact really well with each other. If possible use fine sand bottom as they bury and dig in the sand eating any left over food. I had a small group in a 4 ft community tank and enjoyed watching them.

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08 Jul 2017 09:38 - 09 Jul 2017 18:47 #8 by Lissikat (Lissi Kat)
Last edit: 09 Jul 2017 18:47 by Lissikat (Lissi Kat). Reason: I wrote a more accurate post after this

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08 Jul 2017 20:59 #9 by Lissikat (Lissi Kat)
Thanks so much for your reply. He came in a second hand tank I got and I didn't know what he was but I've been reading about them and the tank he's in is all wrong for him.i think I'll put him in with my fancy gold fish as they're kept at 22°C as opposed to the 28°-29°C he's in at the moment with the Discus.they also have a sand substrate which they enjoy sifting through so I think that'll be right up his alley.i was wondering where I could find him some buddies as I haven't seen them anywhere and can't find them online either.i have some major rearranging to to in the next while as the second hand tank I got also has a single black neon tetra.ive also got to start shifting some BNPs as they're breeding like crazy even tho Mr.Dojo likes playing population control with the wrigglers.and I've a female Betta who I think feels a bit lost in the 300l so I think I'll need to get her her own smaller tank.im really new to this and it's a steep learning curve.i got my first fish 2 years ago for my son, the petshop told me I could keep 3 fancy goldfish and a pleco in a 10l.without a heater.which I did as I thought that was ok then a few months ago I realised my goldfish were over 2 years old and kinda big looking and thought they must be like the oldest gf in the world as I was always under the impression you'd be lucky to get a year out of one.well my god was I in for a rude awakening and one hell of a bad conscience as I never thought to look anything about them up before.its a miracle they survived and were never sick before.So i got a 120l off a friend and then the hobby/trouble started.a friend gave a gift of a tiny koi becuse the new tank looked so empty,I foolishly didn't quarantine it and it infected everyone with anchor worm of all things which is being treated seemingly successfully.Then my 120l started leaking so I had to reseal it.while the inhabitants moved to a huge plastic storage container..but before i thought to reseal it I thought I'd just get a new tank and that's where the dojo/discus and many others came from. I'd travelled a long way for the tank not thinking the fish were included in the price but they were...so they came home with me too. They've adjusted well and were eating from day one but after closer inspection I'm now treating hex. So it's been a massive learning curve and I assume will continue to be. Its a beautiful hobby now that ive opened my eyes a little and i realised how attached i am to my fish when i realised they were sick and how long they can potentialy live.so hopefully after all the treatments are done and everyone has moved to their correct homes and the schooling fish get some friends it will be slightly plainer sailing!

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12 Jul 2017 05:35 #10 by robert (robert carter)
Gavin in newlands have weather loach

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12 Jul 2017 08:15 #11 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
pet stop has dojo loaches. i got them once and dont like them ever again, probably because i had 1. it was very aggresive.

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12 Jul 2017 08:59 #12 by Lissikat (Lissi Kat)
I must have a look if I ever get to Dublin so!
I love watching him he kinda reminds me of an excited puppy and he only seems to go at fish eggs and tiny babies.he leaves everyone else be.

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