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  1. 2 points
    Hi Fishboy, I have a fish room in Upper Hutt if you need to rehome him or switch him for one of my many bristlenoses you are more than welcome, if he really is a bit like you say we have Multiple tanks so he can go into one of his own if needed.
  2. 2 points
    Caryl

    How to change filter pads

    Depending on how many layers of cotton wool you are replacing, swap them one at a time with a couple of weeks in between to give time for the bacteria to grow. Putting them in the tank for a week or two before swapping them out in the filter also works.
  3. 1 point
    Caryl

    Suspected Swim Bladder

    Keep us updated on how it's doing.
  4. 1 point
    Yeah looks like a right arss very pretty though
  5. 1 point
    Most of the time we can catch and release/keep etc too but not if it involves native, or invasive, species. We don't mind you shitting in the woods, as long as you are off the path, so nobody stands in it, it is the ones who do it in the waterways who are more of a problem! 😉
  6. 1 point
    Caryl

    Wellington - After fish and plants

    I would hold off on the rams until the tank has matured, as that is what they prefer. I would offer some Anubias but not keen to send at this time of year and don't trust the couriers at the moment, from a time-wise point of view, as I am in the South Island.
  7. 1 point
    Barbs are good and hardy, an easy care fish. The bigger the group (dependent on aquarium size of course) the more interesting their behaviour. They are more likely to show schooling behaviour in a large group.
  8. 1 point
    maxxi1

    How to change filter pads

    rule of thumb is no more then a third total filter media at once. As Caryl said, if you change it / them over a few weeks it should be okay Are you sure its cotton wool and not the white filter sponge, which you may be able to clean in some old tank water and put back in and then replace when it starts to impact your filters flow
  9. 1 point
    maxxi1

    Pond Snails in Wellington

    hi Bert - I think Maximum Pet Supplies in Naenae have some, if not I will see if one of Upper Hutt Aquarium Society Members have any to spare and ill get them to comment on this thread. Thanks
  10. 1 point
    Somebody with large fish ought to be able to keep him safely as they will soon put a stop to the aggression. Have you got driftwood in the aquarium? Bristlenoses need this.
  11. 1 point
    nomad fish

    tub goldfish pond with bucket filter

    Yeah i can relate, i love it but took me a while to get the exact right sound that was part of them fun
  12. 1 point
    JJWooble

    Bumblebees

    I bought a group of 6 bumblebee gobies last Sunday for my hardwater 30 litre tank (previously just had guppies in it). They were a bit nippier than expected, so I moved the guppies out and was originally unsure if I'd be able to keep them long term. Thankfully the guppies now have their own separate set up so I can keep them They're currently in a 30 litre rectangular tank but will be upgraded a little bit to a 50 litre hexagonal once I reseal it. Substrate is aragonite, filtration is a sponge filter, plants are java fern. I will get a refractometer (better than a hydrometer I was told?) and start converting them to brackish over the next few months. Question is-- they seem content to munch down their frozen bloodworms but I'm aware this is unhealthy for them long term. Is it worth trying repashy products with them/has anybody tried this previously? If not, I'm planning on setting up a culture of whiteworms and trying them on that and some frozen BBS to see what works. Also-- from what I've read on them they form territories and these territories are largely based around caves. I've given them plenty of caves to choose from but so far the only thing that anyone has fixated on is the largest rock in the tank which (naturally) the largest bumblebee has taken up residence on. Does this territorial behaviour regarding caves only occur when breeding or will they form these territories over time as they settle in the tank?
  13. 1 point
    Fishboy1988

    How to change filter pads

    Thanks a lot both!
  14. 1 point
    I had him in isolation but he escaped this morning back into the tank. I have video of him roughing up my mystery snails, but that’s slowed down. I’ll try to get some footage of him with the barbs.
  15. 1 point
    Caryl

    tub goldfish pond with bucket filter

    That looks really neat but it wouldn't suit me. Why people think the sound of water is soothing I don't know as it just makes me want to pee! 🙂
  16. 1 point
    Caryl

    LED strip lighting build

    Knowing Ira, he may already have done so since the thread was started in 2018. Always more good stuff available to use in the aquarium (or to control parts of it) as time goes by and it is good to see what others have done in their own set-ups to give others ideas. They are often cost saving too!
  17. 1 point
    nomad fish

    Simple bucket filter.

    My geto version
  18. 1 point
    Westcoastkeeper

    WTB Guppies Otago Area

    Im looking for some new guppies for a new setup would like some new lines to stop inbreeding with my current stock but i can find any at any of the stores or online in the Otago area was wondering if anybody could help me out im not worried about male/female or age will take fry or adult fish just what ever is available as i live rurally i dont have a mail service to my home only a P.O Box so cant get them sent so it has to be pick up im happy to drive to get them any help would much appreciated
  19. 1 point
    Caryl

    Can I breed Guppies to survive winter?

    They can certainly survive in cooler (not cold) water but surviving and being happy are different things. They prefer the mid 20'sC but can go down to around 15C. If the temperature (including nights) where you live stays above 20C then you'll be fine otherwise, please don't do it. They will also be more susceptible to diseases at lower temperatures.
  20. 1 point
    Adrienne

    Any free Bristlenose to donate

    For a coldwater or tropical tank? What size is your tank and where are you in NZ?
  21. 1 point
    Caryl

    Any free Bristlenose to donate

    Might help if you stated what area you are in.
  22. 1 point
    Southlander

    Growing bloodworm nz

    I think I might have bloodworms growing, in a bin outside, I'm not sure, but they look like bloodworms, and we have bloodworms in nz according to this site, I tried to add vid but not allowed. Has anyone else successfully grown them??
  23. 1 point
    livingart

    Native Freshwater Fish Enviroment

    https://aquariumworld.nz/forums/forum/34-new-zealand-natives/
  24. 1 point
    Hey Guys i have a school project about the freshwater fish and the life around them. I need to find out what the basic PH and salinity that certain native fish can live in like the five species of whitebait and bullies. If you guys could help give me a bit of information by Monday that would be very much appreciated. Kind regards Jack
  25. 1 point
    Here is one of my 'rare' fishes. It's a male Palmas buttekoferi approx. 30cm. He has quite a lot of yellow on him compared to the other bichirs we get here. Nice Cories guys.
  26. 1 point
    Caryl

    Native Freshwater Fish Enviroment

    Check out Stella's native fish FB page. Full of fascinating information and, if you ask there, she will probably reply promptly (or tell you to do your own research ) https://www.facebook.com/nznativefish/
  27. 1 point
    JJWooble

    Bumblebees

    So glad to hear they liked it Also lol at the little guy with his shell. Yours look really happy, how many do you have?
  28. 1 point
    zombieworm

    Bumblebees

    The repashy I ordered arrived today. I got the Bug Pie for the gobies, and man do they love it! They went wild over it, no encouragement necessary. I'll have to be more careful where I drop it though. The piece landed right next to one of the empty apple snail shells, and the "owner" of that shell wasn't too impressed about all the others so close to his cave. He kept popping into the shell to make sure no one else had taken over.
  29. 1 point
    JJWooble

    Pygmy Cory Breeding Log

    Just a small log on my Pygmy corydoras who recently decided to start breeding for me :f77: Small post as an intro; I've had them for a few months now, a group of 9 or so, originally as fish to be kept alongside one of my male Siamese Fighting fish, but loved them so much that I wanted to breed them. The male betta was moved to another tank, the corys had the 40 litre tank to themselves, and I started trying to get them to breed by feeding them on live foods such as microworms and BBS as well as novotab, flake and algae wafers. Water temperature was lowered to 24 degrees and I then would do 25% cold water changes 3x a week, with no results. They were in a set up that /had/ tannins in it, but was mostly rocks and heavy planting with reasonably high light. I eventually gave up on trying to breed them for a while, but pretty much continued on with the same water change/feeding schedule, just not feeding live foods as often. Recently, however, I decided to change the tank to a blackwater tank-- in went a large piece of driftwood, the plants were mostly removed bar a small amount of christmas moss and a cyperus heferi, riparium plants were added, and the high lights were swapped for a cheap low light lamp. Instantly, I noticed that they had become more active, particularly in the mornings around 8-11 am. Excited that they were more active, and not at all suspecting they were breeding, I took a video and posted it on a fishkeeping group on Facebook-- someone suggested that they were breeding as the video showed a larger female being flanked by 3-4 males and it possibly looked like they were doing the "T" position at times such as was described in breeding logs that I had read. That afternoon, I checked the tank with a torch, and was delighted to discover eggs all over the cyperus heferi, christmas moss, hanging roots from riparium vegetation and the driftwood. I gathered up the eggs and they have been spawning regularly ever since :nilly:
  30. 1 point
    supasi

    freshwater crayfish and amano shrimp

    You cannot sell native crayfish legally! I think you will also find that keeping more than one cray per tank(unless you have a big tank) they will fight all the time and are carniverous. Hey count yourself lucky you've got one. Im having enough trouble finding one
  31. 0 points
    It’s only two barbs. They used to steal his food when he was young but as he got older he started hitting back at one of the barbs and that’s escalated to both of them. One is now in shock and barely moving. He would start charging them at meal times and that’s escalated to him roaming the tank and attacking them in their territory. Not much online about Bristlenose aggression but it’s localised entirely to these two barbs, I have a bunch of other fish that he doesn’t seem to care about. Internet said he’s probably hungry but he eats well and I give him a constant stream of food.
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