Fish Keeping

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  1. Greenlantern101

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    The clear slime jelly stuff is a fungi and is totally harmless to fish. Some fish will actually eat it. Just keep rubbing it off, it will stop after a month or 2.
     
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    Thanks Greenlantern101 . She's running around like a headless chicken at the moment.

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    The new fish tank is starting to look good now the plants are growing in.
    tank1.jpg
     
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    So I've come home tonight to find I am now the proud owner of a 350 litre fish tank with half a dozen Malawian Cichlids swimming about. An early Christmas present from the family.
     
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    I use an old home brew kit for my weekly water changes, all properly cleaned of course :D
     
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    My Grandson (3) asked me on the phone today, if I had a fish tank, fish tanks and fish keeping being the new big thing in their house. I only live round the corner ( well down a hill and a few corners), but due to chicken pox, they haven't been to my house for just over a week now. I had to say no, but he sounded so disappointed I've rectified that.
    I now have three. One with sponge and coral, another with a shark or two, and the third with colourful small fish. I could watch them all day.
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    Wonderful things, Screen savers, and Granny savers.

    PS. Greenlantern101 my daughter is now on a hunt for plants that sit on top with roots that hang down, she's very impressed with your tank.
     
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    If you are talking about the floating plants they are called water lettuce Titch

    20x Dwarf Water Lettuce Aquarium Tropical Floating Plant / Pistia Stratiotes | eBay

    The ones on the log with hanging roots are Anubias Nana

    Anubias nana x 5 + 2 x Microsorum pteropus FREE - Aquatic Plants (PL019) | eBay
     
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    Thank you I shall pass that on.
     
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    Anyone got any advice on keeping down the growth of algae? My Cichlid tank gets a build up on the glass meaning I have to clean it once a week. It's not a big deal to keep scrubbing it off but I'd rather it didn't build up so quickly.
     
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    I think my daughter has some fish that clean the algae of the tank. I think.!
     
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    Cichlids aren't very friendly with other fish. One of the foods recommended in the books I have is guppies. I'll have a hunt about and see if there are any algae eaters who might survive.
     
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    Armoured plecostumos might be OK. Just check your water chemistry is compatible. They get big though.
     
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    Hmmm, found this advice on armoured plecostumos - African cichlids will eat their eyeballs
     
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    Nice.
    If Cichlids are so unfriendly why did you make your life so difficult ?
     
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    They came with the tank.
     
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    Do cichlids eat snails? Nerite snails are good algae eaters.

    You should check your waters phosphate content as well. Algae loves phosphate.
     
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    Looking at some of the advice on line algae in a Cichlid tank is quite a good sign (?) as it means the water is good for the fish. I think snails might be the best option. Looks like a trip to the local fish shop is on the cards.
     
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    Snails are way cheaper on eBay.
     
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    Brilliant news, the Practical Fish Keeping forum has been saved and is being modernised on Tuesday.

    Huge knowledge base saved. :)

    Practical Fishkeeping Forum
     
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    ROFL

     

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