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July Update

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

The computer is working again… the motherboard died!

The new tanks added reached a temperature of 22 degrees C, without any heating, so I had to add internal Visitherm 200 watt heaters to each tanks, to get the temperature to 26 degrees C, I also had three spare 18 watt lighting units and tubes, so I’ve also added these.

To mature the tanks, I’ve added Hagen Cycle and also removed a single mature Bio Foam from other tanks in the fish house, and added them to each fish tank.

I’ve since added two Serpae tetras Hyphessobrycon eques, two Zebra Danios Danio rerio to two of the tanks to help mature them.

The remaining tanks is currently being used as a quarantine tank for my Wild Male Silver Angel fish Pterophyllum scalare which could be a Peruvian Pterophyllum scalare which has developed a nasty ulcer on the shoulder near the dorsal fin, I noticed it in the display tank, and thought at first it was an injury from another fish, but has got larger, I’ve been treating with Melafix for over 7 days, but I don’t think it’s getting any better. The fish is still alert, eating well, and doesn’t seem to be in any distress, there’s no swelling, blood or fungus, it’s very odd.



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Journey Home

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

I didn’t purchase any Red Angelfish from Petsathome, they didn’t look well enough to make the six hour journey home to Yorkshire, I was very tired after a long drive home, in wet and hazzardous conditions. So it was too much of a risk to transport fish home [long distance], although I did route via “Sunny” Scunthorpe and the Humber Bridge to collect the following:-

  • A pair of Platinum Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare
  • A pair of Twig Catfish Sturisoma Aureum
  • A pair of Dwarf Hoplo Catfish Hoplosternum pectorale

Here are some pictures taken by the seller “Walter”.

Platinum Angelfish

A pair of Platinum Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare

Sturisoma Aureum

Male Sturisoma Aureum guarding a clutch of eggs.

When the fish have settled down, and I’ve turned the lights back on the quarantine tanks, I’ll take some more pictures.


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