Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)


John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

Male Swordtail

21 Feb 2020 20:48 #1 by Stuart75 (Stuart Pratlett)
Hi guys, I have a swordtail tank. Initially I started with 1 male and four females, over time the family has grown nicely. I have had multiple fry from the 4 females and now have roughly 20 juveniles/adults living in a well filtered (fx4) 30 gallon tank.

My question is my initial male is now being hounded by his sons, to the point that he now hides all day. I dont want him to be terrorised so is it ok to add him to my community tank where he would be the only Sword. Can livevearers live without there own kind? He is a vibrantly coloured large Neon sword that I have had for a year.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

05 Apr 2020 18:29 #2 by Stuart75 (Stuart Pratlett)
Same thing happened to me, I had an 3 yr old vibrant neon sword hounded out by his own fry. I moved him into my community tank where he lived happily for about 8 months before passing on from old age. He seemed fine in a community of Tetras, Angels and corydoras.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.034 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum