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Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)

Hi,

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

My first Gourami

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03 Aug 2016 20:13 - 03 Aug 2016 20:16 #1 by Roisin (Roisin Hunter)
Hi everyone,
I went to Seahorse in Dublin on Saturday and bought a pair of Trichogaster fasciata (Indian or banded Gourami). We put them in a 24" tank to let them settle. Weere surprised that the male, on Sunday, started making a nest., but he was so interested in chasing the female, it kept disintegrating. But this morning he's made a perfect nest and has spent all day under it.




Daddy

Mummy:

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03 Aug 2016 20:21 #2 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Best of luck with them Roisin.
Keep us updated on how you get on with these.
You will have to get your Dad to get you some more tanks to house all your fry :-)

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03 Aug 2016 20:22 #3 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
SeaHorse had some nice specimens in.

These are awesome fish Roisin................and great to see you got some bubbles.

If you fancy breeding them then I did an article here somewhere on how to get the best of the breeding of bubblenest building gourami.

ian

Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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03 Aug 2016 20:23 #4 by robert (robert carter)
Good luck with them , i have 4 three spot gouramis they are a loverly blue colour one of my favourite fish

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03 Aug 2016 20:36 #5 by Roisin (Roisin Hunter)
Thank you all, I'm really loving this hobby and I'm lucky to have my dad helping to keep me right.

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03 Aug 2016 20:40 #6 by Roisin (Roisin Hunter)

Good luck with them , i have 4 three spot gouramis they are a loverly blue colour one of my favourite fish


That's Dads favourite fish, although he says he doesn't like the coloured ones, so he is waiting on some wild 3-spots arriving. They are nice.

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04 Aug 2016 08:08 #7 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
If they are breeding and it sounds like they are keep a very close eye on them...The male might start beating up the female (possibly even kill her) Just be aware that you might have to seperate them...

They are beautiful fish btw...

Best of luck with the new arrivals!

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04 Aug 2016 12:16 #8 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Nice!

Im waiting for my rainbow dwarf gourami delivery tomorrow.

Tom

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04 Aug 2016 14:29 #9 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
Replied by Bill (Bill Hunter) on topic My first Gourami
They are cracking fish, Tom.
Bill

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04 Aug 2016 17:12 #10 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Very nice indeed

Eric

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04 Aug 2016 18:11 #11 by Roisin (Roisin Hunter)
The next day the nest disintegrated but he seems to be building a new nest and the female is just swimming at the front watching whats going on in the killifish tank :laugh: !

Roisin,

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