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  1. Saw a massive range at Smith's Aquarium a few weeks back. Various species are available at auction at ANGFA meetings too.
  2. I've never had much luck trapping in the cooler months, they seem not that hungry. My preferred method of night time dip netting can even be hit and miss during the winter. Bring on summer....
  3. I'm sure they already know. http://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/archive/index.php/t-170306.html That's dated November 2010. Looks like they originated from a farm dam near woodford. I'm bewildered that I haven't noticed them before this summer. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. Some more Pearls, this time from Lake Wivenhoe. The kids caught these just after dark at the Kipper creek access point a couple of nights ago. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. Those murray darling rainbows over near Swanfels and Emuvale are pretty sexy too. I need a better pic of them. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. How good are rhads! Coochins and some from north of tin can bay. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. I'm a big fan of native Australian fish. Cichlids have no place in Australian rivers. I was probably naive to post up the dead picture. I apologise if that offended you. Fisheries put out a bulletin a few years ago mentioning that they had been detected in Somerset, this pair is the first i have come across in my neck of the woods. Sad that they are so pretty, but they do require the Tilapia treatment. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. I don't mind doing a bit of nocturnal dip netting. I "dispatched" a pair of Pearl Cichlids last night from Twin bridges, Brisbane River near Fernvale. Its my local, I only live just up the road. I'm used to seeing the tillys but these are the first Pearls I have managed to nail. I guess they were on a nest. Cheers, Dave. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  9. I know its an old thread... I started my rhad collection last summer. I have Currumbin creek and Coochin creek locales. Had some fry last Autumn but they disappeared over the winter. Keen to add some other locales when it gets warmer.
  10. I used to catch similar looking gups in sections of Norman Creek in the late 80s. I have been tempted to go back and check if they are still there too.
  11. G'day, I like to do a bit of collecting of natives and ferals and my favourite scoop net is showing signs of wear and tear. The problem is I don't know where it came from, what brand it is etc. I didn't buy it originally, it came in a deal with a tank. Its proportions are important, its is in the goldylocks zone of strength, size of frame and size of holes in the fabric. Its just right for scooping unsuspecting fish. The least amount of drag from a net I have tried. I was told back in the day, the old westside pets used to retail them for $30. Can anyone point me in the direction of somewhere that still stocks them? Cheers, Dave.
  12. Just cheap ponds. I have plenty of room for a heap of IBCs, they'll be on the menu next.
  13. Hello, New member here from out near Lake Wivenhoe. Just returning to the aquarium hobby after last keeping fish in the late 80's (I went keeping all things reptile for 25 years, just doing some skinks now). At this stage I am just going to dabble in some locality Rainbows (and a few ferals I collect along the way eg. gups and platys). I am running a 4ft and a 5ft tank at the moment plus a couple of outdoor drums and tubs. A test vid from one of my outdoor tubs. Cheers, Dave.
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