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  1. meandbre

    Identify fish

    2 Gibbiceps/sailfin 1 albino Gibbicep 1 goldspot definately not a bristlenose
  2. wow i just looked at the date and can't believe no one has answered you... anyway... I have only ever once had bristlenose fry in a fry saver. The only time I would worry having them in a main tank would be dependant on tankmates and considering that you only have bristlenose and guppies, i'd say you'd be right to let them loose in the tank. When your new trio spawn (and they will) I'd leave the fry in with them then aswell.
  3. meandbre

    Help! We have Frontosa fry!

    Congrats on the fry. You seem to be doing all the right things. They should be fine just make sure that they are eating. I breed 7 bar frontosa and i milk mine as eggs cause she eats them otherwise and i hatch them myself. Once there egg sacks are gone i put them in a tank on there own. i have about 50 out in the fish room now and there all doing fine. I feed mine spectrum grow and they are thriving. I feed them 3 times a day when i can otherwise they get feed at least twice a day. cheers mark
  4. meandbre

    wasting

    Have you tried "Avitrol Plus" it's a bird wormer available from any pet and produce place. It costs about $11 for a pack of 100. Use at a dose of 1 tablet per 10L of water. Predissolve the tablets before adding. This med paralizes the worms which lets the fish pass them out of their system. The worms will then lay on the bottom of the tank paralised. Then Vacuum the bottom of the tank within the first 24 hours. i can't stress this enough as the worms once on the bottom of the tank will look like food to the fish in the tank. Do a water change on about day 3 of about 30-40%. You should start seeing the worms on the bottom of the tank at around 6 hours. Repeat treatment in 2 weeks with another treatment 2 weeks after. So at weeks 2 and 4 after initial dose. I've used this treatment on our abns, osbn, commons, and a few cichlids when we had an outbreak about 6 months ago and we had no fatalies only good results. It's very easy to spread the worms from tank to tank so if you have more than one tank i'd be checking the rest of them just to make sure.
  5. meandbre

    Help Needed Please...

    Sorry to hear you lost her and a few others. She did have a bad case of worms and atleast you tried, i know of people that have just killed the fish to save them any hassle. It's a shame you lost any but atleast now the remaining fish have been treated. Remember to gravel clean /vacuum to make sure that there is nothing in the gravel or on the bottom of the tank and do the 30/40% water change if you haven't already (the one that i had recommended to do on day 3). and retreat in another 10 days or so to make sure that you don't have another outbreak.
  6. meandbre

    Help Needed Please...

    It is still in the 24 hours since you added the meds, I wouldn't be worried about there still being worms in her. This is a great med, But as with most it does not cure overnight. The majority of the worms will pass in 24 hours of treatment, and you will still be able to notice worms being passed over the next few days as the med works it's way through. This is why i recommend the water change on day 3 as that is when the majority of the med has passed through the fish. Make sure you retreat in 2 weeks time as any eggs that may be left will have hatched and you need to rid them before they are able to reproduce starting the cycle again. This is taken from the Levamisole article i linked to earlier
  7. meandbre

    Help Needed Please...

    The active ingredients in Avitrol Plus are Levamisole and Praziquantel. Here is a very informative link on Levamisole. Everything you need to know about levamisole is in this link. Levamisole Article It works really well....just make sure that you vacuum out the tank within the first 24 hours as within 6 hours the fish will start passing the worms, which will then look like food to other fish in the tank.
  8. meandbre

    Help Needed Please...

    I used this product a few times with my and others fish and have never had any probs with bacteria or anything else. It is a medication generally used in the U.S and we have done plenty of research about it and only good reports. I used quiet a few different products recommended by lfs's and they never worked properly. So good luck in whichever way you go and hope you get rid of it soon. Th sooner the better. We got our meds from the pet shop boys in mayfield. If you go to a big pet shop that caters for everything you might find some lfs wont have any.
  9. meandbre

    Help Needed Please...

    She's pretty badly infected. I'd be going out tomorrow and buying some "Avitrol Plus" it's a bird wormer available from any pet and produce place. It costs about $11 for a pack of 100. Use at a dose of 1 tablet per 10L of water. Predissolve the tablets before adding. This med paralizes the worms which lets the fish pass them out of their system. The worms will then lay on the bottom of the tank paralises them. Vacuum the bottom of the tank within the first 24 hours. i can't stress this enough as the worms once on the bottom of the tank will look like food to the fish in the tank. Do a water change on about day 3 of about 30-40%. You should start seeing the worms on the bottom of the tank at around 6 hours. Repeat treatment in 2 weeks with another treatment 2 weeks after. So at weeks 2 and 4 after initial dose. Fingers crossed that she'll pull through for you. I've used this treatment on our abns, osbn, commons, and a few cichlids when we had an outbreak about 6 months ago and we had no fatalies only good results. It's very easy to spread the worms from tank to tank so if you have more than one tank i'd be checking the rest of them just to make sure.
  10. meandbre

    Insulation

    G'day all a friend of mine lined there shed in the polystyrene sheets because it was much better than most other insulation they tried earlier. There sheets are about 75mm thick and they lined both the roof (over the exisisting silver insulation cause it still needed that bit extra) and the walls and the doors. There shed is 50ft long by about 20ft wide so they got a good deal on there polystyrene and no longer use the air cond in the summer. cheers mark
  11. meandbre

    What the?

    Maybe.... were you thinking about the tank needing a water change before you went to bed? Maybe just maybe you were that worried about the tank needing a water change that you done it in your sleep, the only prob you just forgot to refill it
  12. meandbre

    jag sexing

    Hi robdog, sorry i didn't see this until just then. Better pics would be great. Its really hard to tell with those pics, i'll have a look for some pics of my male and female that i had and post them for you to compare with if that helps.
  13. meandbre

    20cm barramundi tankmates

    We had our 20cm barra in with a male red top black bar zebra and about 9 largish silver dollars. all got along really well. Just don't put in anything small enough to fit in it's mouth, we put in a pair of crimson tides and he ate the female within 24 hours. The male never got eaten but he was a bit bigger than the female.
  14. meandbre

    my jags jack and jill with fry

    I love jags, they are good looking pair and lots and lots of fry. We have a male at 15inches, a breeding pair, and about 300 fry @ 3cm. They are great breeders, but ours don't like looking after the fry like yours, ours eat them when they become free swimming. Its good to see someone else out there with a breeding pair, not many people have jags. Hope they keep it up for you
  15. meandbre

    Bristlenose babies

    I'm new to breeding bn too we found our first batch of wrigglers a few days ago From what i've been told, leave the fry in with the parents and keep up the food so all are well fed. I noticed that you have more females than males, it's always best to have more males than females and I don't think that they will stop breeding as i've seen photo's with multiple batches of fry in one cave. I can't give you much more info as i'm still learning with all this but try this link bringing up bristlenose? Good Luck
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