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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

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10 Nov 2016 21:13 #1 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
My first, and so far, only mouth brooders. This female is way ahead of the males in size and maturity, she constantly dances around the males but they haven't a clue what to do yet. One day soon, I hope.

Female Betta antuta
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10 Nov 2016 23:43 #2 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Looking good.
What age are they Bill?

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11 Nov 2016 12:18 #3 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
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I'm not too sure of their age, Sean. This female is around 2.5" so they have a couple of inches to grow yet, but I think they will want to spawn before they get to full size. I'm not sure if I should let them if they want or separate them now and keep them growing. I'd much prefer to grow them on a bit more.
Bill

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11 Nov 2016 19:06 #4 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Eric might weigh in with his expertise on this matter next time he is online.

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11 Nov 2016 22:01 #5 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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If you want to grow them on more separate them now because they'll happily breed while young.
But id leave them too it to be honest.
I picked up some of these last week myself


Eric

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12 Nov 2016 12:36 #6 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
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Already separated into two batches for growing on. I'd much prefer to grow them before breeding in case a precedence is set. I think, though not 100%, that these fish are between 4" and 6" at maturity. I'd rather not encourage indiscriminate breeding at too young an age/size or we risk breeding problems into them.
Bill

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