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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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12 Sep 2016 13:31 #1 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
I think my Macro are a wee bit confused! They spawned again two nights ago, however, the female took over the nest from the male and keeps him away, not violently, but a nudge to get him moving. This morning she blew another nest close to the glass front and moved the eggs into it and is diligently looking after it.
I don't know what's going on, but don't fish amaze us at times. Unless, of course, she sees it as a well stocked larder :S



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12 Sep 2016 15:57 #2 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Definitely something fishy going on there!

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12 Sep 2016 17:19 #3 by JohnH (John)
Replied by JohnH (John) on topic Macropodus ocellata
As I so often say - the fish don't read the same books and online articles we do...when it comes down to it, we really know very little at all.

John

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N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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13 Sep 2016 10:28 #4 by Bill (Bill Hunter)

As I so often say - the fish don't read the same books and online articles we do...
John


:lol: Exactly what I said to Róisín, John.
Bill

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14 Sep 2016 20:24 - 14 Sep 2016 20:24 #5 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Sort her out Bill. I need some of her offspring ::-)
Last edit: 14 Sep 2016 20:24 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan).

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15 Sep 2016 13:50 #6 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
Looks like she was using it as her personal larder. She's now guarding an empty nest.
Oh! the joys of fish keeping lol

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