Bristlenose World
Don't forget to vote for Bristlenose World Smile




 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 slime/mould??

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Aussie guy
Juvenile Bristlenose
Juvenile Bristlenose


Male Number of posts : 113
Age : 37
Location : Perth, Western Australia
Job/hobbies : Fish, Rockclimbing, Animals of every kidney
Humor : I'd tell a joke, but I can't think of one :)
Thank You Points : 5
Registration date : 2011-04-27

PostSubject: slime/mould??   Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:50 am

Just a quick question, I tried my bristle nose on some blanched zucchini which they took too quite well Very Happy,
Yet within a couple of hours the zuch had grown a semi-transparent coat of what looks like slime/mould, is this a bad thing and will it be harmful to my fish?

Cheers
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator


Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 30
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

PostSubject: Re: slime/mould??   Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:54 am

hrmmm, this could be one of several things. Zuchinni that is a bit old and soft will decompose in the warm water really quickly and this can sometimes lead to a slimy coating on the exposed surface. The other thing it could be is some sort of growth. If i leave peas in my tanks too long (more than 24hrs) they turn into balls surrounded by slimely stuff and the bristlenose wont touch them.

Personally, i would remove it as the bristlenose wont eat it if they dont reconise it as food. that slime will also be a breeding ground for bad bacteria and fungus.

Try some cucumber and see if it happens with that.

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Aussie guy
Juvenile Bristlenose
Juvenile Bristlenose


Male Number of posts : 113
Age : 37
Location : Perth, Western Australia
Job/hobbies : Fish, Rockclimbing, Animals of every kidney
Humor : I'd tell a joke, but I can't think of one :)
Thank You Points : 5
Registration date : 2011-04-27

PostSubject: Re: slime mould   Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:56 am

Will do and will let you know how it goes
cheers
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Aussie guy
Juvenile Bristlenose
Juvenile Bristlenose


Male Number of posts : 113
Age : 37
Location : Perth, Western Australia
Job/hobbies : Fish, Rockclimbing, Animals of every kidney
Humor : I'd tell a joke, but I can't think of one :)
Thank You Points : 5
Registration date : 2011-04-27

PostSubject: Cucumber   Sun May 01, 2011 12:23 pm

So I have tried the cucumber as suggested and it didn't last long enough for the slime/mould to form Shocked
Its been a long time since I have seen fish take to anything that quickly!
looks like it will be a permanent addition to their diet from now on Very Happy
Thanks again
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: slime/mould??   Today at 2:18 pm

Back to top Go down
 
slime/mould??
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» It's just on the moss
» Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....
» The Green Slime (1968)
» Nirvana Kelston Ferrostone
» reshirams love interest!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bristlenose World :: Bristlenose Main Area :: Feeding Time-
Jump to: