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About Bambi92

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  • Birthday 04/05/92

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  1. Ich

    Thank you
  2. Ich

    Thanks for the link. In regards to the litres in the tank how do I know how many litres it is? What's the ichonex worth and best place to get it? I haven't seen it before that might be because I haven't looked for it before though. Might be easier getting that instead of trying to remember the salt treatment if it happens again.
  3. Ich

    Hi all Our 3ft with the 2 green terrors and 3 bristle noses has ich so far its just the green terrors that have it on them (last time I buy fish from the place we got them second time it's happened) last time it was my 6ft and I used the salt to clear it up and haven't had a problem since in that tank. If I remember correctly i raised the temp slowly to I think about 30c but I can't remember how much salt I put in. I looked around and unless I'm looking in the wrong places I can't find a straight answer as to how much to put In I used rock salt last time and have it in the cupboard so I'm using that again but how much do I put in? And how many times do I put it in? (I tried to search the forum but for some reason my iPad keeps telling me it can't search) Thanks in advance
  4. One pair of convicts have bred

    Thank you I do have another tank but it has two green terrors in it. I fed them this morning and watched them and they fed them I think and so far they haven't been eaten by any other fish. Is it normal for convicts to be real meanies to oscars? I now only have 2 Oscars because my albino died and the convicts don't leave them alone even before the pairs formed they were like it. Thank you for the info
  5. Hi all One of my two pairs of convicts decided to breed not sure if they had them yesterday or today I only noticed them this afternoon they went to the trouble of claiming the ship in the tank but the little ones and parents are swimming around the tank but only go just over half way then the parents make them go back in the other direction away from the other fish. I was going to clean the tank this weekend while I still can lean over the tank to do it (im 4 and a half mths pregnant so its getting harder lol) can I still clean it with the little ones there? Or am I best waiting till there a bit bigger? And do I have to do anything with them regarding food or anything like that? I'm now hoping my other pair (a black and an albino) don't decide to breed or I think I might have a problem. My other fish (2 oscars, 3 albino convicts, the other pair of convicts and a goldfish) are being chased away from the other end of the tank at the moment they aren't allowed passed half way is that going to be a problem? Thanks in advance
  6. Convicts preparing to breed? And intro

    Guess ill just have to keep an eye on them and hope for the best. The convicts think its feed time every time someone is near the tank haha Thanks for the reply
  7. Convicts preparing to breed? And intro

    Depending on if some survive I wouldn't keep them all I have 7 as it is dont need any more pairs in there. How big/old do they have to be before they can survive on there own? And be taken away from there parents? And if the other fish eat them are they going to end up over eating? Would I have to change how much food they get? Sorry for all the questions I don't want to end up killing my other fish or the convicts if they have fry and as I've said above I've never had pairs before or fry.
  8. Convicts preparing to breed? And intro

    I've known a few people that have had oscars and they have all been very different which is why I like them so much. Some have been "aggressive" to the point where you couldn't go near the tank without them trying to attack you and you couldn't put your hand in the tank or you'd end up with blood coming out of your hand or arm. But that was because the owner was a complete Ahole to them I ended up with them in the end and they went from that to being friendly and calm. As for the convicts so far one lot have a ship and a rock cave thing and the other has a car with plants that I put in a few days ago and also has a rock cave thing these a pot in the middle that they don't go past either way unless its feeding time or they are chasing each other away and there only bothered by each other being near there places for now every now and then they go the oscars but they keep to themselves. I haven't had the green terror and any of the convicts together not sure if I should try it or not. I didn't think the albinos were old enough to breed but I guess I was wrong there only really small still. I think I might have to choose which pair I want to keep though watching them over the last few days they are getting more craPPy with each other each day. Is it wrong to keep the pair I choose in the main tank? Knowing some of my other fish are going to eat the fry? Hopefully some will survive
  9. Convicts preparing to breed? And intro

    Thanks for the info I have got another tank but I don't have a filter or anything else for it and haven't got the money to buy stuff for it right now. I have the 3 ft I can use but the green terror is in there now and he has bashed my albino Oscar really bad his fins are all stuffed up and he missing some scales if I put him back in the 6ft he's going to kill my Oscar and I don't want that we do have a divider for the 3ft but it doesn't sit right in the tank would there be a way to put the convicts and the green terror in the same tank or will he get through the divider and kill them all? And with having the 2 pairs in the tank what can I do? When they were in the 3ft to begin with they didnt bother with each other but now that there in the 6ft they decide to pair. And the oscars don't have any interest in the other fish and 2 of the albino convicts are small enough to fit in there mouth but its the convicts that pick on the oscars the poor things don't defend themselves at all they just let the little ones bash them would that be because the green terror has bashed them? They are so different from my previous Oscars they are placid as anything I'm starting to wonder of there a different fish in an oscars body lol
  10. Convicts preparing to breed? And intro

    How do I know if they have? I wouldn't know the first thing about looking after them I've never done it What do I do if they end up breeding? Are they going to be ok in the tank or do I have to move them to a different tank so the other fish don't eat them? I may seem a bit stupid asking and not knowing about breeding but I've never been interested in breeding fish just having them as a hobby
  11. Hi all this is my first post so ill introduce myself and my fish first. My names Laura and I currently have a 6x2x2ft aquarium, a standard 3ft (which is my partners but has one of my fish in it for now) and a 4x2x2ft that I'm thinking about selling but not sure yet. My 6ft has 3 oscars, 7 convicts, 2 bristle nose suckers and a gold fish (yes he doesn't belong but they don't attack him or anything unless he gets to close to the burrow explanation belong) The 3ft has 2 albino bristle noses and a green terror who was in the 6ft but it was bashing my Oscar so I moved him over to that tank. Now that is said ill get to the point of the post. I have previously had several other cichlids a few years ago, I had convicts in there as well but they didnt do what 4 of mine are doing now. From research I've done they like to burrow before they breed is this right? I have a ship and a few rock cave sort of things in the tank ATM two of my black convicts (sorry I don't know technical names for them) they are using the ship to burrow in and won't let any other fish near it. The other two are an albino and a black they are burrowing in one of the rocks and in the corner of the tank and again won't let any of the other fish near it. There at different ends of the tank they weren't doing this in the 3ft (they were in there till they got a bit bigger) the albinos are still small and the blacks are bigger. I've never had fish breed before so I'm not sure what to do if they do breed I have a few photos but there not very good because there taken with the iPad. Sorry this is long I wasn't sure how else to explain it or even if it explains it right And also am not sure how to add photos so ill do that when I work it out. Any help is appreciated.