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by Des
Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: PLEASE HELP!!!! - Camallanus Worms
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

Hi, The problem with this worm is that when they exhibit themselves from the vent of the fish , they are at an advanced stage and are reproducing ( into the tank). I once had a newly purchased pair of whiptails that I had put in a zebra tank. The whiptails soon showed signs of this infection after w...
by Des
Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Male Or Female......You Decide!
Topic: They are??
Replies: 3
Views: 2773

Hi,

I would agree too.

1. Male
2. Female
3. Male

Regards,
Des.
by Des
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Camallanus Worms in Catfish?
Replies: 6
Views: 3320

Hi Almost 2 years ago,I had bought a pair of Royal whiptails (Sturisoma) that exhibited the signs, a few days after purchase, of these dreadful worms. Unfortunately I had introduced these fish into one of my Zebra tanks. I treated the tank with Levamisole. Unfortunately the Sturisomas didnt survive ...
by Des
Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Des from Surrey returns.
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Des from Surrey returns.

Hi everyone. I am not new to this forum. Joined very near the beginning. But I had a long break from this forum so just thought I would say Hello to all my "old" friends and say that I am back again. I was just overloaded with a whole lot of things and just needed a break. Having Dial up ,...
by Des
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Murder One.(beware picture of corpse attached.)
Replies: 10
Views: 4196

Hi Adam, Sorry to hear this bit of bad news.Dont blame yourself as the only way this can be avoided is to have only one male to each breeding tank.As you are aware, this happened to me too with 2 different hypancistrus wanting the same cave, and the zebra dieing from its injuries and fungal infectio...
by Des
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: FINALLY!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 8675

Hi Jerms5555,

Congrats.
I too would take out the Ram especially. The flying foxes are more herbivores but would remove them too.
Good luck.

Des.
by Des
Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Getting a bit worried - Zebra is loosing stripes
Replies: 13
Views: 4540

Hi Glock fu, I too would agree that it is due to squabbling. Just make sure that if there is any damaged skin, that it does not get fungused as I found out to my cost, it can be fatal. That said, the male that died was involved in quite a bad scuffle and was badly "bruised".2 days later he...
by Des
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: How do I know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Hi Jerms55555,

I personally would leave any eggs with the Dad until 1 or 2 days prior to free swimming, when they can be put into a fry brooder. Eggs taken away too early are more prone to fungus.
Good Luck

Regards,
Des.
by Des
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Fishy Photos
Topic: Name this L's.....?
Replies: 33
Views: 11636

Hi Jerms, In my view nos 1 to 6 are identical with no 7 being slightly different mainly due to its tail shape. Your fish do look like McEves though yours appear to have more deeply forked caudals. In another post else where on this site, I stated that I believed that McEves fish looked like a L287 a...
by Des
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Who's Breeding What
Topic: L260 Queen Arabesque
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Hi Adam, Thanks. As you say, I need a fish house. I currently also have 3 pairs of Discus breeding and only my "community" plec tanks for growing on the babies, which should suffice for a short while....... Looks like I'll soon need a business partner with a fish house to grow on my babies...
by Des
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Who's Breeding What
Topic: Happy Keyholes!
Replies: 12
Views: 5048

Congrats Mindy,

What other fish have you got in there with them?
You could always put a tank divider or a fine plastic mesh as obtained at garden centres, to keep the other fish seperate.

Regards,
Des.

PS Havent yet gone to wholesale Tropicals re: the Farlowellas.
by Des
Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Please Help with New Zebra Pleco Babies
Replies: 19
Views: 5808

Hi GlockFu, If I may ask, where are you based?. If in the UK, you should be able to get some of the foods I have talked about, but of course the choice of foods, would be different in different parts of the world. Indeed there are advantages and disadvantages to both leaving the babies with the adul...
by Des
Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Please Help with New Zebra Pleco Babies
Replies: 19
Views: 5808

Hi GlockFu, The choice is yours. Granted that the babies are still alive but skinny. What does this tell you ? Are they eating enough or a varied enough diet ?. Considering their cost and current scarcity , dont they deserve a little more than just Hikari Carnivore pellets. Sorry if this reply seems...
by Des
Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: Picking up new fish tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 6816

Hi McEve, In my view, it looks identical to L287,Aqualog , top left hand picture on Page 201. The forked tail is also identical. My L333 do not have such a forked tail. I have posted pictures some time ago. Regards, Des. PS. Let me know when your first lot of L333 spawn. Id be interested in some you...
by Des
Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Alot of questions...RO water?
Replies: 18
Views: 5796

Hi Shell231,

Approx £30 each.
Although I think L316 and L199 look a lot better for the same price.


Des.