Fish Keeping

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  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Fishy Photo fun.

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  3. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    Beautiful fish Greenlantern101
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Anyone else get nagged by their fish? My tank is next to where I usually sit and when I park myself the little buggers all come over and stare through the glass at me expecting food.
     
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    Always, even if it's 10 minutes since you last fed them. :twisted:
     
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  6. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    How do you know they are expecting food FB? They might all be madly in love with you.
     
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    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    Any ideas on what might be causing brown fronds to grow on my daughters plants ? All help gratefully received.
     
  8. Greenlantern101

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    Titch sounds like algae. A picture would help. Algae loves phosphate which you can check with a test kit. It also loves too much light. You could try cutting the lighting period by an hour or 2. If you are using fake plastic plants, replace them with real aquatic plants as they will out compete the algae.

    You could also get something that will eat the algae. Nerite snails are very effective but won't touch some types of algae.
    If you buy an algae eating fish just check it's size when fully grown, most algae eaters get very big. And no they don't grow to suit the size of the tank, that is a very old and very wrong myth.

    The PFK forum may be more help it is full of experts. Practical Fishkeeping Forum - Index page
     
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    Thanks I'll pass all that on.
    They do have real plants though.
     
  10. Greenlantern101

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    Im going to be in PFK magazine again with this photo of my Emperor Tetra :D

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    Lovely picture.
     
  12. Hamberg

    Hamberg FOTA VIP, I've got the avatar to prove it :) Contributor

    If any of you fishy folk want to make easy money, I got contacted by this company for a 20second crab clip on YouTube and it was sold onto The Weather Channel, I made £75.
    They are actually searching for fish videos!

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  13. Hamberg

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    More of an aquarium rather than fish tank. Sea Horse whilst diving in the Caribbean DSCN0925.JPG
     
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    I've set up a fish keeping group on Facebook.
    Trying to get new members. Here is the link.
    Fish Keeping Scotland
     
  15. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Why are fish keeping Scotland? I thought that it was the Scots whom wanted to keep the UK fisheries.:thinking:
     
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    I shall point my daughter in the direction of the group, although she’s not a Facebook fan.
     
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