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

just found one platy fry

14 Jul 2008 22:36 #1 by PAULHARTE25 (PAUL HARTE)
hi every one,was setting up a quarantine tank tonight,half filled a 70 litre tank with water from my main tank,which houses mollies,platys,danios and a couple more small fish,and filled the rest with fresh dechlorinated water,just when i was about to turn out the light i spotted something moving,after a closer look i found what seems to be one platy fry,about 1cm long,i didn't notice any of my platys having babies,thought they were all pregnant at one stage but they're just fat,any idea how old it might be at 1cm in length,its got good
colour and everything



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15 Jul 2008 13:13 #2 by nonie (leonie troy)
HI Paul, it can be really hard to say as it might be a month or 2 old. It depends on how much food he was getting, (if any), nutrients etc. My 1st batch of guppy fry took over 2 months to grow that big and get colour. Mind you the care I was giving them was not good!!

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15 Jul 2008 23:44 #3 by Puggy (Fergus Cooke)
I was just changing 10 liters of water in my rekord 70 and noticed 11 platy fry in the filter housing. Then noticed others hiding in plants etc. Gonna have to either get rid of the Juwel filter of the live bearer males!

I've got three mollie fry that are a month old and they have been in the tank from day one. Also have two two week old platy fry, bright orange, but there are only two of them left now. None of my guppy fry have survived the week, all been eaten.

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