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  1. Markinglis

    Goldfish Inactive

    The pond is 420 litres (I know it’s a little overstocked but know lots about the nitrogen cycle and bioload of the fish and how to maintain an overstocked tank)
  2. Markinglis

    Dojo Loach In Pond Legal In Uk?

    I know they like to jump and can survive out of water for a long time. Will the net over my fish pond stop them from escaping?
  3. Markinglis

    Goldfish Inactive

    So on Sunday I got 4 goldfish for my pond and they have been quite inactive since I added them. They normally just sit on the bottom of the pond or hide under the plants. I read this is normal for new fish but how long should they display this behaviour before I start to worry about them? There...
  4. Markinglis

    Dojo Loach In Pond Legal In Uk?

    I got in touch with the government and they said it is legal but not recommended as they won’t survive the winter (Info from the OATA) But they survive harsher winters in other countries so I think they will be fine.
  5. Markinglis

    Dojo Loach In Pond Legal In Uk?

    I think if the law was put in it would be relatively new as they have started invading places like Germany with similar climate to Scotland My local pets at home hasn’t sold them in a while but if I go to a proper fish store they always have them in
  6. Markinglis

    Dojo Loach In Pond Legal In Uk?

    I’ll ask my local fish store for advice then contact law enforcement thingy
  7. Markinglis

    Dojo Loach In Pond Legal In Uk?

    I’m in Scotland don’t know if it’ll be different. I read the same document yet have read ones that say it’s fine?
  8. Markinglis

    Dojo Loach In Pond Legal In Uk?

    I thought that but have seen posts saying that they are legal in aquariums but not ponds.
  9. Markinglis

    Dojo Loach In Pond Legal In Uk?

    Hey all. I live in the uk and want to get some dojo loaches for my pond but I am getting so much contradicting views. My question is- is it legal? I am getting many people telling em it is fine, some saying with a permit I can and others saying it is illegal. Can someone clear it up for me?
  10. Markinglis

    How Many Kuhli Loach To Add?

    For a twenty gallon and just the betta I would recommend 6-10 kuhlis. If you put ten in that would probably be the tank about full whereas if you put 6 in you could maybe get a small school of harlequin rasboras or something similar. I use to have a 20 gallon with 1 betta, 6 kuhlis and 5...
  11. Markinglis

    Dojo Loaches

    There isn't really any lakes/streams near me so if one was to escape it probably would just eventually dry out. How could i stop the loaches from jumping out the pond? there is netting above the pond to stop birds getting the goldfish would they be able to get through that?
  12. Markinglis

    Dojo Loaches

    I don't have an indoor fish tank so couldn't really bring them in. They would have to be in a pond all year round as the only tank i have is my tank for my yellow bellied slider and he would eat anything you put in with him.
  13. Markinglis

    Dojo Loaches

    I was wondering if I could keep dojo loaches in a pond in my back garden? I live in Scotland so during the summer the weather is about 10-25°C (50-77°F) and in the winter it usually is about 1-5°C (33-41°F) but it has been know in the extremes to reach -7°C (19.4°F) I have read mixed reviews...
  14. Markinglis

    Question Algae Questions

    I always find my tanks get lots of algae if they get lots of direct sunlight. If your tank doesn’t get much direct sunlight there is a few things you can do. The first thing is get some plants to starve the algae of the nutrients it requires. The second thing you can do (depending on tank size)...
  15. Markinglis

    Feeding Algae To Otocinclus

    I have a 18 gallon tank and was planning on 5 otos
  16. Markinglis

    Is This Too Much Algae?

    Oh yeah i totally forgot about that. I once I stupidly put algae ridding chemicals in my tank and it killed my poor bamboo shrimp.
  17. Markinglis

    Is This Too Much Algae?

    It doesn’t look too excessive from the pictures. If you are worried otocinclus are small catfish that eat lots and lots of algae. Also things like lots of plants and increased water flow can help get rid of algae. If none of this is possible for you to do or doesn’t work pet stores or your local...
  18. Markinglis

    Feeding Algae To Otocinclus

    Hey I want to get a small shoal of Otos for my tank. However there isn’t much algae in my tank, and I know otos require a larger amount. I know you can supplement them with algae wafers and I read the stuff like zucchini and other similar vegetables are also good. But will this be enough for...
  19. Markinglis

    New Tank. Any Suggestions?

    I live in Scotland so can’t get things from petsmart unfortunately. All my local pet shops overcharge for their tanks so the only way I can really get tanks is get someone to privately make me one. I don’t have a huge budget to spend on it but will look at my options. I also haven’t had much...
  20. Markinglis

    New Tank. Any Suggestions?

    Yeah I always love putting live plants in with my fish. I find it brings so much enrichment for them. I am quite determined on getting a Betta and understand they don’t really enjoy company I was thinking a couple of small bottom feeders like corydoras as suggested or maybe something like a...




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