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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

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12 May 2016 21:24 - 12 May 2016 22:03 #1 by john gannon (John Gannon)
hi guys
Maybe a long shot but lookin for
killifish eggs that might be ready to hatch the middle of next month. We are goin to attempt to hatch them at next months meeting and then members can take then home and raise tgem and possible do a table show a couple of months later with them.
species is unimportant hatch time moreso.
im willing to pay for eggs and postage if it helps.
Let us know what you might have
Thanks

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12 May 2016 21:32 #2 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Cool stuff John.

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12 May 2016 22:54 #3 by robert (robert carter)
This sounds like a great project , am very interested

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17 May 2016 08:24 #4 by killikid (donald carson)
Hi John,I did send you a PM .Regards Don

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19 May 2016 19:07 #5 by john gannon (John Gannon)
hi guys
the eggs ive got and got coming are as follows
fundulopanchex sjoestedti nigerdelta hatsh date june.
nothobranchius guntheri hatch date about july.
hypso.virgulatus hatch date june.
Don aka killikid has promised to send me some fp. scheeli@ chrom biv funge.not sure of hatch date.
hopefully we get some to hatch at next meeting but if not we can always try the month after.
big thanks to killikid for the promise of eggs.

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19 May 2016 21:16 #6 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
John gannon
I have Nothobranchius patrizii Msumalini Creek K-96-23 eggs due to wet around the 10th of next month.
They were purchased from a bka member so not my own breeding attempts but i have had a good hatch rate and fry within 20 minutes of wetting from eggs of other species bought from this person.
You are welcome to them in the name of science :)

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20 May 2016 06:32 #7 by john gannon (John Gannon)
@wildlifebioligy
Thats brilliant ill pm you my address if you could stick them in the post.
john

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20 May 2016 09:47 #8 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
No problem John. Will pop them in the post on Monday to you

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20 May 2016 10:09 #9 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Possibly off topic here but im hoping to be at next month's meeting and can bring 10 or so epiplaty annulatus juveniles if anyone is interested in them. A mix of male and females from my own breeding.
Would swap for some annual eggs (anything bar n. guentheri ) had them already.
If no one has eggs ill happily donate them to someone

Eric

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20 May 2016 20:13 #10 by john gannon (John Gannon)
that would be great eric im sure there will be eggs there sure if we cant hatch you would be more than welcome to take some.
Come along if you can everybody is welcome
john

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21 May 2016 22:39 #11 by Andrew (Andrew Taaffe)
Great work John, makes club nights very interesting.

I have a breeding/raising tank in the attic you can use. 5 bays with sponges and powerhead at end bay feeding into tubing with taps that can spray or drip water into each bay. I found it very good in the past for separating males females and offspring - handy for endlers

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22 May 2016 09:51 #12 by john gannon (John Gannon)
@andrew youll most likely need it yourself for raising some of the fry :woohoo:

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22 May 2016 12:38 #13 by robert (robert carter)
I have a tank ready if their are any of these going at the meeting , but would need advise on growing them/ feeding , as havent ever raised fry. Sounds as though its going to be a very interesting meeting, looking forward to it

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22 May 2016 12:42 #14 by Andrew (Andrew Taaffe)
At this rate we might have to get webcam & broadcast the event!!
John - plans are being made

Robert
As you know we can guide along the way - there's lots of experience in the club

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22 May 2016 17:20 #15 by john gannon (John Gannon)
@ian
i was wondering what your taughts would be on best possible container for our sttempt to hatch bearing in mind it have to be transported home laterp

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22 May 2016 19:03 #16 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
I am still not sure how my shift falls to know if I'll be able to attend hopefully I am able to attend I have never been to one before and this one sounds like it will be an amazing one to go to


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22 May 2016 19:15 #17 by john gannon (John Gannon)
ring in sick lol

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22 May 2016 19:48 #18 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
My sick days are already used up hahah

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22 May 2016 21:54 #19 by igmillichip (ian millichip)

@ian
i was wondering what your taughts would be on best possible container for our sttempt to hatch bearing in mind it have to be transported home laterp


I would go with Kilner Jars.
Bring extra cling-film as a double seal for transport.

But a Show Tank usually a good tight fitting lid to avoid spills..........again use cling film for double seal on transport.

ian

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22 May 2016 22:07 #20 by john gannon (John Gannon)
great i seen them very vheaply in ikea and have to go there tommorow.
i seen in your vid you use water from a betta breeding tank do you think any mature water is good.

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22 May 2016 22:18 #21 by igmillichip (ian millichip)

great i seen them very vheaply in ikea and have to go there tommorow.
i seen in your vid you use water from a betta breeding tank do you think any mature water is good.


If the mature water is free of disease (especailly free of velvet) and good enough for quality Bettas then any will do.

For some Killies it matter little, but for some I find that mature water that has been "llived in" is the best.

Apart from Betta water, the other water I would use would be West African acidic cichlid water as that has to be tip-top.

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24 May 2016 16:57 #22 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Got my shift swapped some I will thankfully be able to attend really didn't want to miss it


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24 May 2016 17:29 #23 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Just a quick one I have an unlimited supply of these
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I have been watching videos of people hatching killies and these mini turkey basters seem to be very helpful for taking the killies out of the hatching container

Will I bring them along to the meeting in sure there will be enough for everybody in the audience lol

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Craig

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24 May 2016 19:49 #24 by john gannon (John Gannon)
great news that you can make it craig.bring the basters along.
on another note i dont think my micro worms are workin out so will have to get another culture.
i also got jars for hatching and transporting

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24 May 2016 19:52 - 24 May 2016 19:55 #25 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Could have popped some microworms in with the eggs if I had known John Gannon. Can send you on some if you want, I have a surplus at the minute.
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24 May 2016 20:02 #26 by john gannon (John Gannon)
that would be great i would like to have a few cultures going for the meeting so theres plenty to go around

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24 May 2016 20:05 #27 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Will get 5 cultures sorted and posted to you tomorrow.

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24 May 2016 20:15 #28 by robert (robert carter)
cant wait for the meeting ,going to be a good one

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24 May 2016 20:17 #29 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Wetted a bag of eggs of the same species I sent you last night and I had these little guys after two hours so hopefully ye will get similar results on the night

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24 May 2016 21:30 #30 by robert (robert carter)
These are just amazing fish

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