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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

On behalf of Cichlad16 - Ram problem.

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08 Feb 2017 10:53 #1 by JohnH
I'm just looking for advice about German blue rams if you could help it would be greatly appreciated, introduced a pair to my tank a week ago and the male had a white lump over his eye which I thought was an ulcer treated my tank with meds but a new lump has appeared, have no idea what it is my water quality is all fine from test kit readings at a dead end and don't want to lose the fish,
Thanks any advice welcome.

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08 Feb 2017 11:01 #2 by JohnH
In the meantime - for what it's worth - I'll just quickly add that whenever I have seen this symptom, particularly in Rams from the Far East, it always has (for me, at least) been a prelude to the loss of that fish.
Rams are especially vulnerable fish which seem very susceptible to this unfortunate situation.
I would suggest - drastic as it might sound - you take the afflicted fish and its partner back to the shop you bought them from and request a refund.

It seems to start as a little white pimple (for want of a better description) which both grows and multiplies and eventually seems to work its way into the fish's central nervous system and eventually the fish dies. As I say, this has been my experience down the years, maybe others here will have a more up-to-date answer and solution.

Sorry to be the bearer of such potentially bad tidings.

John

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08 Feb 2017 11:46 - 08 Feb 2017 11:46 #3 by alan 64
i have had this myself on occasion and have cleared it up with esha 2000 but it always returns and eventualy the fish dies
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11 Feb 2017 09:59 #4 by hammie
This is a problem with rams I've never been able to cure completely and as John says, is normally a precursor to loss of life!
I think i have tried nearly all available Meds at this stage, but none have ever given more than a couple of weeks reprieve

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