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  3. Hi all, I'm just curious if anyone has had yabbies and goldfish together. I currently have 4 goldfish, a beta fish and two yabbies, ( did have three. ) But one of the yabbies are completely physco! It attacked the smaller one and killed it, attacks the huge ass yabby (3x the size), attacks the fish. I've actually had to move it into our other tank as it almost killed our big goldfish. I know it's not guaranteed to live with other species, but the big yabbie will let the fish touch him and doesnt have a problem. This one just attacks everything.
  4. Hi, I have an Albino Cory that I noticed this morning has a lump under it and is swimming around erratically and kinda madly. The tank has 3 Cardinal Tetras as well. I took the video just prior to posting. I have added some Melafix in appropriate quantities too. I’m mostly wondering if my housemate and I have been feeding it too much. It’s likely getting one algae wafer a day..... I have read things on other international fish forums about shelled peas..... Any advice would be much appreciated! Levels yesterday: pH: 7-7.2 Ammonia: 0 Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 40-80 (I added some Refresh to hopefully help with this) Thanks Shannon 487B40BB-6418-420D-A861-4B8FDD83FEAD.MOV
  5. 👋 My house mate was given a small aquarium and a few fish and I’ve been helping look after them over the past few months. I have grown quite attached so have bought a bigger tank, and am nearly ready to add fish to it. Have been following advice from an awesome staff member at my local Pet Barn and using ‘Setting up a tropical aquarium: week by week’ by Stuart Thraves from my local library, trying to get my head around the nitrogen cycle! We had two Corys, one I had to euthanise due to it losing all its fins and having air bladder issues and not improving after three weeks of treatment. Now the other Cory is bloated and swimming madly, so here I am! Once approved I’ll post full details and a video in the appropriate area. Thanks 🙂 Shannon
  6. Hi everyone. My names Nathan and I live in the Adelaide Hills, im 32 years old and enjoy Nature, exercise and now aquariums... I got gifted an approx 125L Tank and restored the stand it was on/made like new. The got a few bargains and a gift or two. Obviously had to buy some full priced stuff as well. My fish I got are Lambardi(?) Cichlids and also Convict Cichlids. I have a couple electric yellows and (if they're not yet eaten 😕 ) a couple baby catfish. I will post a few pictures/vids of the process and my aquarium perhaps. I got my fish off a lovely lady on gumtree. They are small. Im also seeking advice on sexing them a little more (although if think ive worked it out) some are still too small to tell. What id also like to add is that in regards to the females, would anyone be keen perhaps on taking them? As I don't want to or have the capacity to breed fish. They're is so far to give away approx 1 electric, perhaps two peachy convicts and one Lambaradi (as I believe the rest are males with spots)... Time will tell but id rather they went to someone Cheers for the forum and also sorry for the lengthy intro.
  7. Dan

    Betta Mama

    Thank you. I've been told that he may live for some time with it but it's growing pretty quickly, so I'm not sure how much time I have left with Jerome. I've stopped treating him for velvet and I'm just going to let him live for the moment 😔💕
  8. Bettarazzi

    Betta Mama

    Hi Dan. Welcome. Those tumours are common on metallic bettas. I’ve not had much luck curing them however I’ve had bettas live quite a while with similar tumours. I can’t see the rust you’re referring to. Velvet has a rusty appearance. If it is velvet then treat with half teaspoon salt per 10 litres of water, turn off the lights and cover the tank to block out light.
  9. Does my guy look like he has velvet? 🤔
  10. Dan

    Betta Mama

    VID_277600428_042911_307.mp4 Hello! I live in Brisbane with my Betta, Jerome, cat Opal and dog Bounder. I also have a husband who is reasonably more self-sufficient 😂 unless he needs to find something... I'm here because Jerome looked like he had a tumour and he was a little rusty under his chin? 🤔 I'm on my 2nd dose of Multi Cure and whilst his tank is nice and green his tumour hasn't popped? Like I was hoping and he's still a bit rusty. I'm not even sure that rust wasn't there when I got him. I'm not an expert, I've Googled a lot. He lives in a 20L tank with a mussel called Mike and some amazon swords, java ferns and anubias. Currently he's living in darkness with his tank at a refreshing 32 degrees celcius. He has a powkoo filter which is giving some aeration. He's lively and eating fine. So I'm here to copy and paste this onto the correct thread when I'm approved (if I'm approved) 😂 Thanks, Dan(ielle) Jerome below ❤️ VID_277600428_042911_307.mp4
  11. Thanks for the welcome 😊
  12. Bettarazzi

    New member

    Welcome KB5. Sounds like you’re off to a great start.
  13. KB5

    New member

    Hi i am from bellingen nsw and new to the hobby of fish keeping starting only about 9 months ago, w have several tanks now as after we (my husband and i) started with one tank and a few plates we found we were quickly given more tanks and fish that friends no longer could keep. We have a couple of fresh water community tanks, another with a red tailed shark and pleco and another grow out tank for the baby pleco, as well as a tank for the baby plates that we have quite a few of. With more experience I am keen to keep some shrimp an possibly make an outside pond.
  14. Welcome Sass. Sounds like you’re hooked good and proper.
  15. Go ahead and ask questions. We’re going a bit slow right now. But the only way to get things back to the way they were is for people to post.
  16. Bettarazzi

    New member

    Welcome Sig. That’s a classic and not uncommon getting started story. I think you’re going to enjoy this hobby a lot. The Eastern Districts Aquarium Society hold meetings at the Whitehorse community centre in Nunawading on the last Friday of the even numbered months. Next meeting in February. They are very closely linked to the Aquarium Society of Victoria who hold meetings in Clifton Hill on the odd numbered months. Next meeting Friday 31st January. You should try to get along to those. There’ll be a guest speaker, trading table, and supper afterwards. You don’t have to join as a member until after you’ve gone to a few meetings.
  17. Sig

    New member

    Hi all, I'm in the outer eastern 'burbs of Melbourne, had fish as a kid, then recent-ish-ly I decided a few goldfish in a pond would be nice. I got a few 3cm uncoloured feeders, then my ex gave me his 65L curved front aquarium that his fish had outgrown and, sucker that I am, I bought the goldfish inside that winter so they wouldn't get too cold... They learnt to beg for food, a year later they're now brightly coloured ~7 inch long piggies (yes, the tank is overstocked, I'm upgrading the pond to something significantly bigger and booting them back outside). I've got a 2 foot dirted planted tank as well, mosquitoes decided to take an interest while the plants were establishing so I bought 6 feeder guppies to eat the mosquitoes and a day later, 3 of them decided to have half a billion babies. (For a bunch of feeders, they certainly make some very pretty babies. And yes, buying feeder fish and keeping them as pets is a theme.) I've since gotten two pre-loved tanks (3 and 4 foot), resealed the 3 foot one and have just recently set up a deep sand bed with Matten filter and a straight-trunked forest hardscape in it. The chemistry side of things interests me greatly, and I'm more interested in functioning ecosystems needing minimal input than pristine display tanks (pest snails and duckweed are deliberately added to all my tanks, and I use the duckweed to make my own fishfood), which is why the idea of a deep sand bed was so appealing. The 4 foot tank will need Some Work to get it to a point where I can reseal it, and I have no idea what I'm going to put in it (guppies?!) but I'm sure I'll work it out... I feel like a lot of people aren't interested in my level of fish-nerdery, but if anyone knows of IRL groups local to me, let me know?
  18. Great looking tank! Sadly, only the first video works. It seems a lot of pics are now defunct in threads. Corys are such a pleasure to have in any tank!
  19. Hi all, My name's Sass and I'm from Adelaide (Inner North East). My son and I started with one simple Neon Tetra and shrimp tank afew years ago and were both instantly hooked. We've kept a wide range of fish over the last few years, from Bettas to Rainbow fish, Pakistani loaches to breeding Emerald Corydoras. We currently have 2x cichlid tanks (one is more aggressive), plus a grow-out tank for our Saratoga Leichardti, plus Platys & fry, and Tetras. Our 4ft cichlid community tank includes: Ellioti, Bolivian Butterflies, Gouramis, Albino Bristlenoses, Corydoras and an L333 Pleco. Our more aggressive 6ft tank focuses on Jaguar cichlids, and is mostly juveniles. These include: Jaguars, Green Terror, Super Green Texas, Jack Dempsey, Gold Spot Pleco, Clown loaches, Silver Dollars and Filament Barbs. As these grow and mature, we will need to adjust the stock, but for now it's working well. We intend to breed the Ellioti in the future, and one dabble with a marine tank, depending on finance. I absolutely love the hobby and we both find it gives us a lot of peace and relaxation. You'll often find us having fallen asleep next to a tank! Looking forward to getting to know you all & being part of this community. Thanks, Sass
  20. Thanks for the reply and welcome Spangler. 😎 i was hoping to ask some questions and interact with members here ...
  21. Hey Bloke, this forum used to be really active. Not so much now, but you'll find lots of great info just from reading through it (that's why im back, I need to do some reading). Welcome.
  22. Great Forum ... friendly crowd! Nearly as exciting as watching paint dry. 🙄
  23. Hello everyone, I’m new to fish keeping but enjoying a small 11 litres tank with a Betta, small Bristlenose and five Ghost Shrimp. i know next to nothing about aquariums but I’m very keen to learn about all things fish keeping and hope I may meet some likeminded people here who are happy to help me learn how to best look after my little fish, plants and aquarium. Best Regards Alex
  24. Jeffb

    New member

    Hi, Newish to the fish keeping game. Have 1 spawn of betta at 4 weeks going. Work with snakes. Enjoyed training till I got old. Daughter wanted a betta. I used to keep some, so she got one.....I got 6. Then we bred some and away we go. Cheers.
  25. Hello everyone, I am new to this hobby. looking to start with a betta. my fish tank(90x45x35cm) is cycling as of now. If any hobbyists from Melbourne wish to share their care tips(considering colder temps and sudden changes), please help a mate out. I would also like to get in touch with breeders who like to sell their bettas. finally, i hope to get info regarding how to change my fish tank to a community tank as i am planning to add more fish over the course of the time( my betta permitting :D)
  26. Sorry to hear that. It’s hard to know what could have caused that.
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