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  1. ^too modest yeh let us know what you would like to know, not much difference from any other fish though imo ps: how do we even view 'started threads' in our profile - not really a fan of the change in forum layout tbh
  2. The fish below is a sister of the above fish & I'm extremely thrilled with how exquisitely her tail has developed! - makes the meticulous processes of selecting & raising them all worth it!
  3. 1st photo: native mini-pellia 3rd: native plagio moss The rest u commonly find near creek margin - sometimes submerged because of heavy rains - they're more so super wet-loving terrestrial mosses, will live to an extent being submerged but do take on an ugly stringy appearance
  4. last time I was there (few months back), my old black clownfish + rhodactis were doing well owner doesn't run a chiller though so most corals don't last too long
  5. Some of the sanke/showa koi swordtails I currently keep The only one left of the original six koi swordies obtained 2.5+ years ago & she aint showing any signs of slowing down The rest below are 4-5 generations down from the above fish
  6. Could possibly be?? another possibility it that domesticated strains could have also been bred with wild swordtails that naturally have the black spots e.g. Xiphophorus helleri "guentheri"
  7. A few mentions of SA creeks & rivers http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showthread.php/11413-South-Australian-Native-fish
  8. Very common, fused tails aren't usually desirable (tosakin being the exception) when it comes to goldfish breeding/standards but nonetheless still make lovely pets. Your fish looks like a cute bronze telescope goldfish with a fused butterfly tail. The term 'moor' I believe refers to black fish with telescopic eyes. Below you can see the majority of fry have fused tails - these were gifted to a friend as I had no plans to breed more fused tail moors
  9. No hard feelings mate & cheers for the kind words too Yep should have no effect on shrimps & Joel, kasuri wormer plus & some levamisole should do same job as prazi very well
  10. following! Do you keep any swordies yourself gingerbeer? Have not come across a RREA myself but closest to 'red eyes' would be albino kohaku koi swordies that pop up in shops from time to time
  11. Many of the goldfish hobbyists have migrated to facebook but for the sake of updating the thread for anyone that does come across this, here is an approximately 8 month old progress pic Beautiful body profile, jet black colour, symmetrical telescope eyes, lovely squared off tail without any forking. Downers are perhaps a more elongated tail is desirable (but then this may ultimately affect its swimming motion) & unfortunately with this particular one, it's dorsal has folded over like its mothers. A bit hard to gauze how many others I have left (greenwater pond) but we shall see. I'll annoy other people who have purchased my moors previously to see if we can get some progress pics from them too
  12. Plenty of naturally occurring trematodes species actually in Australia. Specifically from the genus Clinostomum in Australia some of the intermediate hosts include herons, egrets, pelicans which we commonly see here in QLD, even frogs are mentioned in the article http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:34856 (happy to send pdf if anyone wants it) Couldn't find a comprehensive list for QLD but did find a brief list of other parasites in Vic. freshwater fish http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/policy-and-planning/marine-pests-and-diseases/some-parasites-of-freshwater-fish My bad for derailing the thread but yeah I think everyone's summarized response of quarantine/minimal stress & slow acclimation addresses the original question very well. In regards to the parasites, rare or not, I don't see why prophylactic treatment of salt or other meds shouldn't be used, good insurance imo
  13. Google image 'Clinostomum' which is type of trematode & fairly common apparently Some background to the picture: this is going back 3 years... group of pond raised boesemani from local breeder acted oddly (lethargic & swim bladder) - all enthuanized and dissected. Pic was shown to microbiologist at QUT (my lecturer) & was unsure of exact sp. but confirmed some type of trematode
  14. Mate, anyone that's kept fish long enough would have encountered just as many imo; only exception is whilst many would just simply discard sick/dead fish, I enjoy digging deeper/reading articles to get a positive ID Anyhow Joel, don't let that picture deter you, it was more to inform you why quarantining/precautionary care is important - either way it is good practice & should be performed on any fish collected or purchased from the shops. There's plenty of cool native fish/critters that can make brilliant aquarium fish + puddle jumping is heaps fun!
  15. ^salt as mentioned & I'd nuke the f*** of the internal worms out with a good dose of praziquantel here's why
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