Colin welcomed members to the first KAS meeting of 2014 and asked how everyone had got on over the festive period. This week was John’s quiz with a difference The difference being John had no idea he was meant to be doing a quiz !
It was decided to just have a general catch up and to discuss any problems members had been having. Colin mentioned he thought he had got to the bottom of the recent Malawi deaths he had been experiencing putting it down to a new food he had been using which swells up far more than other foods he had been using meaning he had unwittingly been overfeeding the rather greedy Malawi’s. Colin also mentioned a rather bizarre issue he has been having with a 5 compartment tank where since a while back any fish added to that section die after a variable period where fish on the 2 sections either side are doing well. Members offered suggestions with the general consensus being it may have been down to some form of contamination of either the airline or filter used as all other possibilities have been exhausted.
Brian mentioned he had previously had an issue with a few tanks but had worked out they were newer tanks he had made and the glass used had not been cleaned sufficiently leaving some contaminant on the glass which had caused a few fish losses although nothing to expensive and thankfully not his Xiphophorus Milleri group recently acquired.