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About shon982

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  1. I should have some ready to go in the near future, PM me if interested
  2. Yeah 3ft is perfect for pleuros... not sure what you mean they aren't available though?
  3. haha nah, I'll get them once they go cheap big predator tang tank will be cool or maybe for the pond!
  4. Nah not students... Hmm hopefully we can all work together to figure it out
  5. Ok let me know what info you find, the Ph.D research staff at my university are pretty interested in finding the actual cause of the disease and a treatment
  6. Any idea of the diseases causing it? There were some indications of a chlamydia spp. of bacteria that may be causing the issue but we're looking at collecting specimens for PCR testing and to identify if it is caused by normal flora and triggers. Also why it happens more commonly to 1 species and 1 individual at a time usually. Also to find a suitable medication for the cause. The symptom is the wasting away of the fish but the number of diseases need to be figured out whether it is even bacterial for starters The problem with it being a single symptom caused by a number of diseases is that - say it was bacteria - there would be different symptoms because each spp. of bacteria is different with different requirements and effects.
  7. Short answer is no then. I have spoken to a few vets, and researched scientists and we've decided to maybe try doing research in the area regarding wastings with Leptosoma and/or Bloat with Tropheus to find the cause and treatment
  8. Hmm in that case, I'll ask my lecturer regarding the issue and maybe if I can have a look myself under a microscope... now I just have to wait for it to happen to a lepto of mine haha
  9. Yup they'll be fine, ventralis are good for the smaller sized tanks I keep Kalubamba, Mpimbwe and Kasanga in 4ft x 3ft x 20" tanks The Kalubamba are the least aggressive so I am able to keep 4 males, each shows off in their own corner of the tank. With the other two variants, I only house 2 males in each colony.
  10. I've tried Seachem, API, Aquapics and Aquasonic, I ended up sticking with Aquasonic
  11. Hey mate, they look like they've coloured up real nicely!!! Mind if I use a picture or two to show people when I sell fry? otherwise you should post up on another forum I'm on, in qld... (qldaf)
  12. Thanks for all the positive comments!!
  13. Got some awesome pictures of my male ventralis isanga when they got into a fight... then a few days later one male died
  14. Will try contacting him yeah I'd love to send some down if it was worth it for sure! haven't had many interstate people buying any fish recently hopefully I find some...
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