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What Type Of Coldwater Fish Do You Keep?
July 27, 2008
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David Marshall
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Follow-up thread, requested by Matt, from Botia striata post.

What type of coldwater fish do you keep?

Regards David

July 27, 2008
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I've kept several coldwater species, at the moment i only have goldfish, orfe and weather loaches. In the past however i have kept goldfish (several varieties such as shubunkins, sarrassas...), black carp, ghost carp/koi, tench, orfe, stickleback, barbatula barbatula (Stone loach), barbatula sp, bullhead.

For the temperate species danio sp (pearls, zebras, leopards (Whether you can count that as another sp), roseus, panther (TWO 03)), devarios (sp giraffe and cf malabaricus(I think).), loaches (sinibotia, Y. nigrolineata, A zonalternans, misgurnus), odessa barbs, garra cambodgiensis, ethistes. I think thats them. I'm also planning another trip down to madienhead aquatics@ Peterborough asap and i have no doubt i will be adding several more species to that list. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

What have you kept David?

July 28, 2008
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Just a few goldfish and a weather fish .

July 28, 2008
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QUOTE (botty @ Jul 28 2008, 04:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just a few goldfish and a weather fish .

Sounds good. What varieties of goldfish do you keep?

July 28, 2008
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Hey

I have 3 lovely U.K.-bred Koi in an ample-sized raised pond on my fish house floor. This is a good warning. The pond was installed to house Shubunkins. 14 years past a local aquarist knocked on our door and said 'David will you, please, look after these 3 little Koi I have purchased until my pond is ready for them. I have brought a large tub of floating sticks and will bring more as you need'. So I took the little Koi and with their purchaser leaving the area for a new job they were never collected. I am so attached to them now that I will be really sad when anything happens to them.

I also have WCMM's and 4 Oranda, but not in the same aquaria or pond.

Regards David

August 12, 2008
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Hey David,

Just wondered if you had a problem with your WCMM and an abundance of fry if they're kept alone?

I currently keep white clouds and the plan is to create a 'river tank' for them with either a manifold, or just a couple of powerheads and a decent sized external but as they'll be the only occupants I was a little concerned that they'll reproduce ...a lot!

I was chatting to someone recently about his experiences of WCMM and was told that fry might become a problem, hence my question /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Take care,
Jo x

August 12, 2008
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I got a couple of giant koi, in our water reservoir, might get some pics sometime

and Jo you could always get an oscar and give him WCMM as food /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

August 12, 2008
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QUOTE (Malti @ Aug 12 2008, 11:27 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
and Jo you could always get an oscar and give him WCMM as food /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

/ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> ...you're as bad as Jared!

White clouds are wicked little fish, I love mine loads hence giving them their own tank - happiest minnows in the UK /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

PS... don't happen to be stalking me do you Karlos /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> x

August 12, 2008
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QUOTE (Little Lamb @ Aug 13 2008, 12:41 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
/ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> ...you're as bad as Jared!

White clouds are wicked little fish, I love mine loads hence giving them their own tank - happiest minnows in the UK /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

PS... don't happen to be stalking me do you Karlos /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> x

nah I'm bit more /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

well i didn't say they ain't wicked, just if you have loads you need to get rid of some...bet my mice loved the guppy diet sometime back /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

ps...could be, but I don't see you getting annoyed Jo /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

August 12, 2008
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lovely oscars, poor minnows /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

August 22, 2008
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Grrrr at that film tbh /mad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mad:" border="0" alt="mad.gif" />

August 22, 2008
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I didn't notice that before. Sorry Karlos gonna have to remove that one. That kind of thing is certainly not something we intend to support. Hope you understand mate.

Cake or death?
August 23, 2008
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no prob Matt, sorry if i stepped the line...

September 12, 2008
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QUOTE (David Marshall @ Jul 27 2008, 02:17 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Follow-up thread, requested by Matt, from Botia striata post.

What type of coldwater fish do you keep?

Regards David


I would like to reply if that's okay.
In my 120 L tank I keep 8 fish, one adult orange fan-tail, two adult black moors, one semi-adult calico, three 4 month old young fan-tails and one guppychild.
In my 60 L tank I have 5 Neon tetra's, 3 Zebra Danio's (I seem to have lost two of the 5 last night) a few snails which must have landed when I had to save a few young koi's when my sister's pond was destroyed and the koi's didn't have any other place to survive.
Outside the tanks I have three cats. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

September 12, 2008
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QUOTE (David Marshall @ Jul 27 2008, 02:17 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Follow-up thread, requested by Matt, from Botia striata post.

What type of coldwater fish do you keep?

Regards David

NONE /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

September 13, 2008
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I dont really have many:

Temperate:
Sinibotia
A. zonalternans
Misgurnus sp
4 species of Hillstream Loach
schistura pridii
Tanichthys micagemmae

Coldwater:
Koi
Leather Carp
Mirror Carp
Ide
Orfe
Crucian Carp
Tench
Gudgeon
Bream
Sterlet
Goldfish
Wakin Goldfish
Rudd

September 29, 2008
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Hey

No have never had problems finding homes for WCMM fry. I think that interbreeding has produced a situation in which parents eat a greater amount of their eggs/fry than the WCMM's I kept 30 years past.

Strange but true story? A couple went into a new house at Scarborough. They knew that the house had an attic from the Estate Agents description and their deeds etc. They did not venture into the attic, or so they told me, for several weeks but, upon doing so, found an aquarium containing WCMM's of all sizes and ages. With a sky light giving the aquarium plenty of light not only had the fish found enough food but the abundance of Elodea, coupled with slow evaporation creating air space, had provided a natural system that had kept these fish alive through their neglect.

The story has a good ending as not only did the couple take a great interest in the aquarium but the husband went on to gain a great interest in the hobby and would run an aquatic retail outlet for several years.

Regards David

October 1, 2008
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David you're a veritable fountain of stories, it's great /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

October 1, 2008
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Hey dunc

Like 'my mates' Andy Rushworth and Mick the fish I have 30 years experience in the hobby so have plenty of true stories to tell you about.

Regards David

October 6, 2008
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I have always thought these little fish are a much underated temperate species, (they will overwinter outside under ice) I have maintained them for some twenty five years the xanthic form is more visible than the wild form fish, but they make a great show in the summer, always on the surface.

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