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Post by Flute on Tue May 29, 2012 8:24 pm

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I've noticed that everything in the new tank is pretty skittish today, even the corys which is quite unusual. I've just stuck some peas in for them, as the whole tank generally goes nuts for them. But watching some of the fish's behaviour has got me a bit worried. I've just seen the smaller of my krobia flash really quickly on the substrate a few times, and then twitch like mad. Peas were properly de-frosted and then de-shelled and crushed. I saw an albino cory do the same very briefly earlier.

Everyone else is eating, although they spit their food out and then re-eat it (I'm guessing they're chewing it down to a manageable size), but the Krobia are refusing to eat at all. They've gone from being pigs and eating everything I give them, to just spitting food out and swimming away. The only thing they will eat is blood worm. Are they just being ridiculously fussy, or could they just be under a lot of stress from the tank move, and then the temperature of the tank going up and down? I'm finding it really difficult to get the temp to stay stable at the moment.

I've done a small water change today (doing small ones daily at the moment just to help), and I've got an air pump with two outlets running on the tank. I'm waiting on APS to send me a missing part for the internal filter, and then I should be able to get a better flow going, as I know lack of oxygen is a problem when water temperature raises.

I've bought some Vitazin so that should arrive some time this week, just as a boost for my elderly bronze corry, who didn't cope well with being moved. Whilst researching it I came across fish Anorexia?! What the hell? Razz Which is where no internal parasites are present, but the fish just continuously spits food out and refuses to eat. It claims Vitazin cures this, so I'm hoping that'll help. I'll start soaking their food in garlic too.

I'm probably just being paranoid and over re-acting (it's what I do best!), but after the stress they all went through on Friday, I just want to keep an extra close eye on them all.
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Re: Weird behaviour

Post by Flute on Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:16 pm

A trip to Rare Aquatics is long over due anyway Very Happy I'm going into town in a bit, and if I have the time, I may not be able to resist going into a couple of shops to have a nosey at what they have Razz

Apparently the "Peru Altum Angels" are scalare, but are taller and more slender than standard scalare.
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Post by Star on Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:41 pm

aaaaaaarrrrrrgggggggghhhh come on you must be back from shopping now!! have you spotted anything???????

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Re: Weird behaviour

Post by Flute on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:48 am

Sorry I kept you waiting Razz I had to come back and then catch a train to Manchester.

Pets at Home have X Large Angels and want £20 per fish!!! >.<
Small fish shop down the road from there have 3 different patterns, koi, marbled and solid golds, still small for £5.45

Going to keep having a look around as it's going to be a good many weeks before we can get some anyway, but it's looking like they're a definite decision Very Happy
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Post by Star on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:10 am

Not sure how far these are from you, they look rather nice Smile

http://www.aquarist-classifieds.co.uk/php/detail51_192065.php

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Post by Flute on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:00 pm

They're not far, but Bryn likes the darker coloured ones Razz There are quite a few on there that would be accessible, there's a guy selling 2 pairs of breeding angels for £35, but I don't think it'd be a fantastic idea to throw two breeding pairs in together with a pair of keyholes and the Krobia too Razz
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Post by Star on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:17 pm

You might get away with a pair of angels if the fry have been hand raised, if the parents raise their own fry then most likely they are evil blighters as angels can be when they spawn.

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Post by Flute on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:26 pm

It just said that they were a proven pair of breeding angels. I think I'd prefer to get youngsters- always nice to see them grow and develop Smile
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Post by Star on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:36 pm

hmmm proven pair does not always mean raising their own fry. You could always have a pair and remove the eggs as soon as they do spawn, that would stop any bother with the angels, saying that moving a breeding pair they most likely wont spawn for a while until they are comfortable.

Its a little further away than the last lot, but these look cracking little angels Smile

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Post by Flute on Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:36 pm

D: They're nearly a 3 and a half hour journey away D: But they are beautiful, I really like the leopoldi, really lovely shaped heads and faces.

If only I could afford these: http://www.aquarist-classifieds.co.uk/php/detail58_243937.php *drool* Very Happy

I'm so excited about this now! I haven't had angelfish since I was really little Very Happy
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Post by Star on Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:25 pm

They are really nice !!!

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