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


25 May 2016 13:07 #1 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Worms..! was created by Jonlate (Jon Late)
I have read a number of post recently about worms..
I know what white worms are as my batch are struggling at the moment, but my fish liked them as a treat.
Grindal (?) worms I have never seen. Are they hard to raise?
But what about black worms, garden worms, compost heap worms etc etc
What is the difference in all these worms? Are they all fish friendly?
Can I just did a few out the compost heap and drop them in the tank or do they need to be purged someway beforehand?
Will they add desease to the tank if not prepared correctly?
Do you put in whole worms or cut them into bits?
What about freezing the bits in ice cube trays?

What's the story on worms and fish? :dry:

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25 May 2016 13:13 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Replied by robert (robert carter) on topic Worms..!
Any worms i find in the garden go straight into the pond ,the koi go mad for them , dont know about putting them in a tank ,did read somewhere that you need to keep them for 24 hrs before feeding to allow them to poo out any nasty food they may have eaten

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25 May 2016 19:52 #3 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Replied by Eric (Eric Corcoran) on topic Worms..!
Grindals are a little smaller than the whites but you culture them the same
Earthworms are a great source of food. I don't do the whole leave for 24 hrs thing. A quick rinse under the tap and in they go


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25 May 2016 22:18 #4 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
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What whole or chopped into bits? Mine from the compost heap are upto 6 inches long!

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26 May 2016 05:27 #5 by robert (robert carter)
Replied by robert (robert carter) on topic Worms..!
I suppose it depends on the size of the fish ,but my koi in the pond would love them at 6inches long ,but then some of the koi are 2ft long

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