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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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24 May 2016 22:09 #31 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
They really are amazing fish I have only really considered keeping them since the turn of the year great to be able to find out all about them at the meeting.


Are they the only fish who's eggs survive in dirt and what is the idea of it is it to breed in the wet season then when the pools or streams dry up the eggs will survive then when it's wet again the eggs will hatch and start a new generation.

Another fish with fascinating breeding habits is the splashing tetra thinking of getting some in the near future.


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Craig

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25 May 2016 05:51 #32 by killikid (donald carson)
I use margarine tubs 250gms and 500gms with some small plant's
for insuforia for the will,send you some culture's of
Walter worm's and Banana worm's in the next few day's KK

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26 May 2016 18:42 #33 by john gannon (John Gannon)
wildlifebioligy
received eggs today in the post from yourself.
Thank you its really appreciated
john

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26 May 2016 19:52 #34 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
No problem John.
Let us know how ye get on with them on the night.
Have not sorted out the microworms yet for you yet but will send them on to you first chance I get.

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26 May 2016 20:11 #35 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
I have a spare tank I'm setting up as a Killie tank just a small pat mini filter and a small heater bare bottom and just some moss in the tank.



I'm going to order some eggs online what would the best type of annual killifish to try hatch for a first timer

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Craig

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26 May 2016 20:19 #36 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Nothobranchius guentheri Craig


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26 May 2016 20:21 #37 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Thanks Eric I'll look them up now


It's generally just room temp you keep them in in the container when you first hatch them is it ???

Can't wait to find out more about these little stunners.


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Craig

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26 May 2016 20:55 #38 by john gannon (John Gannon)
craig i have 2 batches of these for the night.no need to be ordering any
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27 May 2016 07:10 #39 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)

craig i have 2 batches of these for the night.no need to be ordering any
johhn



Ah great John

Really looking forward to it
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Craig

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10 Jun 2016 16:59 #40 by john gannon (John Gannon)
got another delivery today of eggs brine shrimp eggs and turkey basters from don aka killikid.Thanks very much its greatly appreciated.
i will post over the weekend everything ive received for tuesdays event.At the moment i think 5 different species.
should be fun.

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11 Jun 2016 21:06 #41 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Should be a good night alright. I can bring freshly hatched brine shrimp if needed


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12 Jun 2016 11:02 #42 by john gannon (John Gannon)
that would be great eric i was going to try seahorse as i have eggs from killikd .
Thanks
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12 Jun 2016 11:28 - 12 Jun 2016 11:32 #43 by john gannon (John Gannon)
So guys heres what will be coming on tuesday
fp.scheeli biv funge.
fp. sjoestedti nigerdelta
hypsolebias virgulatus "unaii"
notho. guntherai red.
notho. patrizii "msumalini creek k96/23"
micro worm cultures
grindal worm cultures
brine shrimp eggs.
turkey basters .
Eric is also bringing along
live brine shrimp
fry epiplaty annulattus.
im also going to bring along containers and oats etc so we can get cultures running.
Craig is bring more basters.
Andrew water.
Robert dongle webcam hopefully.
If there is anything i might have forgotten pleaselet me know.

Finally i would like to thank everybody for donations and input and would like invite anybody who can make tuesday to come along .Hopefully its a great evening of fishy stuff.
john

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12 Jun 2016 11:34 #44 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
That sounds like a great selection of eggs.

Normally, as Killis are one of my foci in fish keeping, I'd be there...............but. alas, I think that extended business at work will mean I won't make the night.

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12 Jun 2016 11:44 #45 by john gannon (John Gannon)
Ian that really is a pity.hopefully you can delegate the w.ork and make it.
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12 Jun 2016 17:08 #46 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
I'll also bring small fish bags for anyone bringing home fry if needed


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13 Jun 2016 18:54 #47 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Really can't wait should be a great nite.

Just a quick question what temp should I have the tank for the Killie fish fry.


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Craig

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13 Jun 2016 21:12 #48 by igmillichip (ian millichip)

Really can't wait should be a great nite.

Just a quick question what temp should I have the tank for the Killie fish fry.


Regards
Craig


The temp depends on the species..............some species like a highish temp but some really go down hill in warmer conditions.

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14 Jun 2016 21:10 #49 by Andrew (Andrew Taaffe)
And we have a winner after 39 minutes

HYPSOLEBIAS VIRGULATUS "UNAI"

Due to hatch July 15

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14 Jun 2016 21:58 #50 by Andrew (Andrew Taaffe)
Next hatch after 1hour 40 was Nothobranchius Guentheri Red

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15 Jun 2016 00:00 #51 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Just back from my first ITFS meeting and I have to say I had a great time it was a great experience hatching Killie fish for my first time and now I have 2 species to grow on.


Have to say thank you to all involved and thank you to the organisers a lot go s into it bringing equipment sourceing eggs microworm cultures and giving up there time.



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Craig

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15 Jun 2016 08:06 #52 by robert (robert carter)
absolutely agree with Craig ,a great and very interesting night ,my jar I brought home hasn't as yet hatched anything ,but not giving up yet . massive thanks to all those that arranged a very informative evening and great to met a few new fishkeepers

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15 Jun 2016 08:15 #53 by john gannon (John Gannon)
had a great night last night.i think we had a couple of species hatch.i brought 3 jars home and theres fry in 2 this morning.i will do a post tonight on everything.
Thanks to all who got envolved.Hopefully therell be some vids later.
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15 Jun 2016 08:34 #54 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
The HYPSOLEBIAS VIRGULATUS "UNAI" I took are all alive and well this morning.

Can't wait to see how they turn out



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Craig

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15 Jun 2016 11:15 #55 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
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Sounds like it was a great evening :cool:
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15 Jun 2016 11:32 #56 by robert (robert carter)
It was great Bill learnt a lot , we have some really knowledgle guys on this forum , i know for one i would be lost without them

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15 Jun 2016 16:49 #57 by robert (robert carter)
ok ,my jar of peat hasn't hatched any fry ,how long will I leave it before I dry them out to try them again later

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15 Jun 2016 16:56 #58 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
It's only been 24 hrs Robert. I would give them another 24 from my experiences.
I am finding the bulk of the eggs hatch in the first 6 hours or so but I have had lazy ones hatch when I am about to consider redrying the peat.
What species did you get from the meeting?

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15 Jun 2016 17:33 #59 by robert (robert carter)
ok will give them another 24hrs .not sure about the species ,it was the ones in the very dark peat

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15 Jun 2016 18:05 #60 by Andrew (Andrew Taaffe)
fp.scheeli biv funge

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