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

referance to Guppys

04 Jan 2008 04:28 #1 by mickeywallace (Michael Wallace Cath Woods)
AS some of you will be aware the standard for Guppys has not be great and new stock have died very quickly. While we have all had our ideas as to why this is, no clear explanation was there but having been studying other sites i have noticed that a lot of people are coming to the opinion that these fish are in fact been breed in brackish water in the east, Thailand, singapore etc, then when they arrive here they are in fresh water. The water from the bags allow them to survive but when we bring them home the lack of salt is causing stress/shock which may be why these fish are dying.

If possible would someone mind checking the bags of fish on arrival and post their results for salinity please.

Please note!

while adding some tonic salt to your guppys is of benefit please remember their tank mates may not benefit if unsure please treat your guppys in an isolation tank. THIS MAY NOT BE THE FACT AND IS UNPROVEN

Mickey Wallace & Cath Woods

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05 Jan 2008 09:15 #2 by adriano210 (adrian kraszewski)
i have the same problem thats what the farm in asia does, 10 years ago guppys can live and do well in a big jar now they are more delicat then discus
please tell me were is the logic????
to bread them they use lots of hormons and is a not only problem here, the same is in poland czech republic, slowakia,
i talk about this yesterday with me friend Andrzej from polland, he keep guppis over 20 years, he has own guppies ferm
about 6 months ago he got 7th position in international guppies competition
he has grat knowlege about guppies and live breders

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09 Jan 2008 01:13 #3 by mickeywallace (Michael Wallace Cath Woods)
there is so much truth in what you have said adriano210 and its not just with guppys! please ask your friend Andrzej to join I am sure we can all benefit from both of your contributation and i would love to see some photos too as would many others!!

Mickey Wallace & Cath Woods

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