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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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18 May 2016 23:15 #1 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
I am now the proud owner of 4 males and 8 females of this stunning little fish.
I have spent many hours since I got them watching the males display to each other through their quartine accommodation.
When they arrived in the post I was shocked to see how small a box they undertook their journey to me in and even more shocked to see the small bags of water each fish was in but they all arrived alive and are thriving.
There colours have subdued somewhat but I guess that may be down to the stress of spending a week in transit.
Here is the best picture I could get of one of the males

And one of them all in there temporary accommodation


Any one else keep these?

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19 May 2016 02:38 #2 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Never heard of them was just reading online about them cool little fish seem to be very undamending in how they are kept was reading that for a longer lifespan they should go through a winter phase and be kept in cooler conditions for a period of weeks that's fascinating that it needs that cooler period to prolong its life.


Best of luck with them would be a cool fish to try one day.


Regards
Craig

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19 May 2016 10:04 #3 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Looking forward to see pictures of them when they colour up.
Killifish are real beauties :)

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19 May 2016 13:06 #4 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Where did they come from to spend a week in transit?
Glad they survived, good luck with them.

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19 May 2016 13:43 #5 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
They came from Malta Johnlate.

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19 May 2016 19:40 #6 by robert (robert carter)
So often things that are in nature short lived are beautifully coloured , the mayfly and dragonfly beautiful but only live for a day

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19 May 2016 21:08 #7 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
I dont think they are that short lived Robert.
My research tells me that they have a lifespan of 2-3 years in an aquarium but I may be wrong.
I agree with you though some of the most beautiful species we know of have the shortest lifespan.

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19 May 2016 23:57 #8 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
You may get 2 to 3 years, but you would need to overwinter them properly to get that lifespan.

ian

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20 May 2016 11:24 #9 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
Gonna nitpick here, but adult dragonflies usually live for at least several months.

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20 May 2016 11:56 #10 by robert (robert carter)
just checked they can live from 6months from egg to lava to adult fly, the ones with a longer lifespan can spend up to 14 months in lava stage. a beautiful insect.. its the mayfly that only lives a day as an adult fly ,

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05 Jun 2016 21:35 - 05 Jun 2016 23:28 #11 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
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Finally managed to get a semi decent picture of one of the males in his true glory.
Last edit: 05 Jun 2016 23:28 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan).

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