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  1. Jonah

    Funny Aren't kuhlis just one of the most entertaining fish ever?

    Having been enabled into adding various loaches into my tank by a nameless moderator on this site. Are Khuli loaches one of the most entertaing fish you can have? I wanted to go a bed a hour ago but the manic things are putting on such a show I don't even want to turn the tanlk lights down let...
  2. Jonah

    Hmm would you put a goldfish (or two) in this

    I did think Hagen were one of the more reputable and knowledgable suppliers of aquariums and equipment till I got info on this tank sent to me. From the Brochure Not sure I would even consider a small goldfish, there is very limited surface area in the tank so I'm not sure I would see...
  3. Jonah

    A dabble on the 'Dark Side'

    A diary following a foray into the salty side of tropical fish keeping by an enthusiastic but clueless amateur. Prologue Through a contact on our local freecycle group I was gifted a D-D 12 gal nanocube which having been brought home sat forlornly in the corner looking abject and dejected. It...
  4. Jonah

    Strange symbiotic relationship

    When you sit and watrch your tanks you must see some strange things going on from time to time but todays occurance in my tank takes some beating. Just been sat here watching my 5" Pleco sitting with 4 day or two old guppy fry cleaning his skin. When ever one of the larger mollies gets too...
  5. Jonah

    And the big question is .............

    Will Shawnie make it to 10K posts tonight? She is oh so close now and we know the lady does like a post or two (now I is running and hiding)
  6. Jonah

    Question Is it worth thinking about Saltwater setup?

    I have just been Gifted a NanoCube tank. It hold 35litres of water and it came with a bag of inert liverock frags a powerhead and marine lighting nothing else. (the frags are bone dry so if they ever were truly live it was a long time ago) My initial thoughts were to just use it as a deluxe...
  7. Jonah

    Quick Q for Butterfly and the other Loach experts please

    At the weekedn I treated myself to 3 Khulis mainly because I like the look of them and also to try to control a pond snail explosion in one of my tanks. I put the 3 in the tank and I have never seen 2 of them since, I know they are there because you can see their tracks in the sand come...
  8. Jonah

    Trials and Tribulations

    Well its been a traumatic week or so in Jonah's fish tanks! Saturday The fish gods are smiling the day started out with a near perfect reading on all the tanks but being a worrier I had been talking to my brother, a veteran fish keeper, and I was talking about a possible overstock problem on...
  9. Jonah

    Sick Guppy

    Hi, i have been having water problemslately so even though my male guppy has not been at his best I have not considered that he may have something wrong with him. Today however the tank is getting back on track and the clouds have lifted and I got a good look at him. He seems to have...
  10. Jonah

    60 Gallon Tank What else should I do? Water gone haywire and cotton balls!

    Just when I thought the day was going so well I noticed my male Guppy was not doing his normal job and was ignoring the females. I had just done a PWC yesterday but it was not like him to igniore is harem so I tested the water. read the results and took a deep breath Ammonia = 4ppm...
  11. Jonah

    Help Oto's spawned!

    It all started when I did a water change and I must have put water in that was a bit cooler than the water in the tank. My Oto's which a normally very secretive creatures started displaying all over the tank and then late last night I discovered two of them together on the same plant and...
  12. Jonah

    Question Is an this Endlers Livebearer?

    There I was in the LFS and as I always do I looked in the feeder tank to see what had been dumped in there and I found this fish, and another just like him (but with a bit less tail due to nipping) So I decided that they and their sisters, (there were 2 females in there as well) deserved a...
  13. Jonah

    Life is just not fair!

    Was in my lfs today to pick up some BN's for the fry tank and as I always do I wandered over to the 99p tank to see what had been dropped off to be rehomed and there in the bottom were 4 delightful juve kribs ranging from 1 1/2 - 1 3/4" and it is at this point I realise the only tank I have...
  14. Jonah

    Threadfin Rainbows in the UK

    Have any of the UK members here ever seen this fish in their lfs? I think I just have to get some for one of the tanks, or maybe a species tank mmmm mts its not only contagious its incurable
  15. Jonah

    And they say a womans work is never done!

    8:50 finish school run, kettle on need coffee! look at kitchen and think how can a teenager and a 10y/o make soooooo much mess making breakfast of hot chocolate and a breakfast bar? Ok worktops tidied, assorted cereals, boxes of bars etc all back where they belong, dishwasher on. 9:15...
  16. Jonah

    10 Gallon Tank Quick question for PFP

    After a mamoth tank shuffle I have now ended up with a 10 (imp) gal tank sat there with not a lot in it. If I were to cycle it back up would it be suitable for a couple of Dwarf puffers? Having decided that it is indeed suitable, depending on your answer, are dwarfs a suitable fish for...
  17. Jonah

    20 Gallon Tank Our New Maternity Ward

    Just thought I would share our new tank with you all. Was browsing Gumtree the other day and found a 100ltr corner tank going Very cheap and it was too good to resist. We had been using a small 6.5 gal acrylic for our fry but decided they needed something better and this was it. Stocking...
  18. Jonah

    10 Gallon Tank Suggestions for breeding non livebearers.

    Hi I'm just looking for some suggestions from folks here for a good fish to try to breed that is not a live bearer. I dont need help with the live bearers as I have just had to add a 100 litre tank from Gumtree to my collection of tanks to take all the fry my Mollies and Guppies have...
  19. Jonah

    What to treat an injured Gourami with?

    Hi I noticed last night that one of my Honey Gouramis is suffering from a really badly bitten tail fin. (it is bleeding) So off i went to my local lfs today to get something to treat her with. They recommended Malafix which I then bought. On the drive home I was sure i remembered...
  20. Jonah

    Question Can anybody identify Pleco variety from a pic?

    Hi, The 1st fish we put in our tank were a Cory (Dora) and a pleco (Boots.) Boots was sold to us as a dwarf variety but has grown far larger and far faster than any other catfish or pleco we have put in the tank I am sort of hoping that somebody here may be able to give me a L no for him...




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