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  1. @JByeh , ive always worked on the theory your reputation is only as good as your last deal, so i try to do decent deals and not rip any one off,,,a lot of times to my own detriment and have probably ripped myself off a couple of times
  2. 2 or so,months ago i was told about a guy from Victoria that had l144 short fin bristlenose,apparently he was getting out of the hobby, i was chasing some new blood for my group, the pictures i was sent showed really dark yellow and was told the sizes and price per 10 fish , plus shipping , any way deal was done, cash sent was told it would be the following monday after he recieved the payment that fish would be freighted as it was his next day off work ,fish arrived on the wednesday morning and the missus put them in the tank til i got home to check them out on the friday once they arrived like a dik i deleted all his account and details off my phone,,,i had the fish, none were doa, they were the last of his fish so i wouldnt need his details again.....so i thought well now i was farkin annoyed , most of them werent any darker than some of the light looking coloured albino bristlenose going around they just had blue eyes there was a bout 5 or 6 that can be used as breeders by myself some werent even the size stated plenty of males all around 5 cm and maybe a bit more,,,,,,female numbers were extremely low now im in a dilemma i dont want to give the fish a dose of clove oil , theyre not deformed or anything, but in good concience how do i sell these on to other people knowing that im not happy with the quality and people may want to breed some, maybe just sell them as individuals , im at a loss, ive given some males to a friend who i know isnt interested in breeding fish but i realistically would like to reclaim some of the cash, i know im going to be out for the freight cost this clown went by the name of Riccard, now his mobile goes straight to message bank , have since found out it happened to another person about a year ago, same name, same location, just different mobile number....im thinkin he just gets a new pre payed sim card after doing some dodgy dealings
  3. i havent used them, but checking they are the right kelvin rating would be my first step
  4. It sure is a fungal growth Go get some pimafix from your local pet store, i know petbarn sells it
  5. Its a bit of a hike but,aquarama at stafford have shit loads of livebearers and usually keep the colours seperated
  6. floating plants will help to cut the light down cos it definately sounds like its way too bright ,how big is the tank and what is the kelvin rating and wattage on the light, cos some blue light is marine
  7. It was green ginger wine and i would blame the golfish
  8. Cool, so u must be Paul from caboolture then
  9. i was at aquarama stafford today and i spied some sml ones in a tank marked common bristlenose
  10. Time for a submersible speaker and a bit of Barry White
  11. you lot are all full of crap....i got all of them, gave him access to my redraw on my homeloan,cant see that getting me in trouble with the wife.....ooops ex wife....excuse me darling if youre leaving for good can you feed the catfish and turn out the lights as you go?
  12. @aquaholic99 Hey Winston you should check out a mob called floatpac They have a product called fishpac and its used to transport live fish overseas and nationally, ive seen it used with fingerlings by memory it keeps up to 500 kglive fish for about 24or 25 hrs uses pressurised oxygen and diffusers in the chest/crate/esky thing Dont know if you can hire the boxes, gotta be easier than a pool in the back of a truck
  13. I m not a fan of hang on filters because if you have fish that jump you will definately come home to a crispy critter on your lounge room foor as you cant put a lid on the tank where the filter hangs or a hood to hide the light I would be more inclined to either go a canister of an internal power filter if you must have a power driven filter As far as silicon goes, make sure you use aquarium safe silicon bunnings sells it And dont use any chemicals to clean the old silicone off just a scraper ,. I let tanks sit for 3 days before water testing them just so you know if theres any leaks before putting all the gear in the tank and filling it only to have a slow leak inside the house
  14. Clown killies breed much in the same way as the gardneri on spawning mops You can harvest the eggs and place them in wet peat moss but theyre only about 1mm in diameter and when they hatch you need to feed the fry greenwater and infusoria for the first week or so, vinegareelscan beadded after thatand only at 3 to 4weeks are they able to eat bbs
  15. Hey jase, i have about 15 or so at 2 months now , when i work out thesex ratio i will let u know Just wetanother batch of eggs this morning Or i could give you a weeks spawn worth of eggs when i put the mops back in and you can have a go from scratch I start the fry in a tub of about 10 litres usually cos them breeding guppy type floating tanks thefryescape from quite easily when newly hatched
  16. Heres a selection of google shots of some of the variations just of gardneri uot there, not all are in aust but they show enough difference to justify keeping strains pure in my opinion....theres also a gold variant as to wheather itsan aquarium strain i am not sure
  17. I have 2 different strains both classed as aquarium strain as they have no locale identifier which could be something like this which is a made up locale identifier for this purpose Axis699 which could reprisent axis river or tributary found 6 month 1999 Crossing these pure strains sort of seems frowned upon by the big breeders as keeping pure strains seems to be a priority And theres atleast 6 different gardneri strains i can think of and all are different I would like to thank @KillieOrCory for helping me get a grip on breeding these guys and another guy that im not sure is on here @justinfish telling me about the harvesting and keeping the eggs on paper towel
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