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  1. On 06/08/2017 at 6:49 PM, Harris. said:

    Flat out at worl at the moment and cant make it up to brissy for awhile so i thought about online. 


    @pk333 native. 

    One thing I learnt over time.  You don't need to rush in this hobby.  

    There's no rush to fill a tank.  I'd prefer to wait until I can visit a store and see the fish in person for myself before buying.   I find I save money doing this, even though I buy good quality, expensive fish.  Better than buying some fish, regretting the purchase due to lower quality, and then buying good quality when you finally have the time.



  2. 3 hours ago, Harris. said:

    Looking for rainbow fish

    The cichlid or native?

    I would try Down Stream Aquatics at Annerley Junction in Brisbane.  The owner, Steve Baines is the president of ANGFA (or was last I heard) and is very big in to Australian Rainbows and the store always has several to a dozen tanks of various native Rainbows, as well as many other small natives.  

  3. On 01/08/2017 at 6:49 PM, gingerbeer said:

    QLDAF before my time has had a long history of responding to changes in the Hobby.  A hybrid section was introduced as a hidden section, and then went public, mostly due to the work of some of our mods including @matmatmat, and others. 

    Hybrid species have gone from regarded as evil to a recognition of the skill of the flowerhorn planned and controlled crosses.  Hybridisation has not really flowed into the African area with a few exceptions (the peacocks).       SO WHAT IS NEXT? 

    Probably hybridised L's.  

    They're already about.  But the potential to create various L's along the same colour and patterns as discus may be a possibility.

    Or Australian Rainbow fish.  

    Doesn't seem to matter what animals humans keep, the desire to create new and weird or wonderful looking hybrids exists.


  4. Depends what fish you are after.

    I either look for specialist breeders that ship or specialist LFS.

    There are many specialist FB groups for different types of fish.  And many specialist breeders have their own FB pages as well.  

    Quite a few specialist breeders also sell on here, so it is possibly worth your while to make a post about what fish you want.

    However, if buying online from a website such as Live Fish, factor in shipping costs, and you may find it's just as cheap to buy from a LFS.  

  5. Always good to deworm your discus.  It should be a one off treatment.  Quarantine new fish and treat in quarantine, otherwise every time you add a new fish you have to deworm the whole tank. 

    Praziquantel, Blue Plante Fluke & Tapewormer is a good treatment.  

    With discus, if they are young discus and you are doing daily water changes, I would be doing much larger water changes than just 20%.   

  6. 4 minutes ago, l2h said:

    Guessing mainly because AI bring in Appistos 

    Melb water is soft so with less stress there are less losses

    the worst thing with the high end Appisto like elizehethae

    is the ability to handle moves into higher water parameters

    there are some mouth water species at the bottom of the list if you like

    low pH fish


    Not sure this LFS buys from AI.  Think they may be an independent importer.  Certainly most of those fish are not on AI's current stock list.

  7. I have a few LFS on my FB feed, this list is from a Melbourne LFS.  

    If you are in to SA dwarf cichlids, the bottom of the list is particularly interesting.  Well, so are many of the Apistogramma species listed. 

    Cacatuidoes super red 

    Cacatuidoes Orange Flash
    Cacatuidoes Gold Form
    Agassizi double red 
    Agassizi alenque 
    Agassizi tefe 
    Agassizi tefe red back 
    Agassizi tefe pearl blue 
    Agassizi Gold “Fire Red” German line
    Agassizi Fire Gold Indonesia line
    Agassizi santarem 
    Borelli yellow blue 
    Borelli Opal
    Trifasciata matto grosso
    Rio Mamore ( Erythrura)
    Baenchi (Inka 50)
    Bitaeniata Red Back 
    Bitaeniata Tefe 
    Bitaeniata Careiro
    Viejita Super Red
    Viejita GoldForm
    Hongsloi III
    Wilhelmi (Abacaxis)
    Elizebethae Rio Uaepes
    Taeniacara Candidi
    Ivanacara Adoketa
    Bioitoecus Opercularis
    Dicrossus Maculata

  8. 32 minutes ago, HereFishieFishie said:

    Really!?!? So you posting that, like you don't know what I mean!?! 

    But just in case. :roll: Those dry good wholesalers, that set up business to sell directly to the public. Under cutting LFS.


    Frenchy :)

    Genuinely innocent question.

    Are there wholesalers that sell directly to the public?

  9. My discus love Ocean Nutrition frozen foods.

    My preferred brands are Ocean Nutrition and Tropical.  And Australian Blackworms.

    Ocean Nutrition make a Very High Protein frozen food called VHP Formula.  I dice up the cubes to feed my discus.  

    I also highly recommend freeze dried Australian Blackworms.  

    Tropical make a lot of discus foods.  I feed my discus several of their foods, but two I would definitely recommend are the Spirulina Flakes and a new soft pellet they make.



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  10. 7 hours ago, l2h said:

    interesting viewing especially his views on water quality

    Brisbane tap water is crap.  And it can vary from suburb to suburb.  
    I filter my tap water through a standard two stage under the sink filter, and you should see how much crud is trapped in the 1 micron cartridge after 1 month. 

    His views on water quality are shared by others in the hobby/trade/ichthyology.  Dr Anton Lamboj gave a presentation on West African dwarf cichlids and Malaysian bettas last year at a QCG meeting and he discussed water quality in the wild versus in our tanks, and mentioned bacterial counts, etc. 

  11. 13 hours ago, raycam01_au said:


    that bloke has to be the biggest turn off in the fishkeeping world, 

    and that voice, 


    only a mother could like that


    tried to watch past him, but vomitted


    I used to put it on while I was doing water changes, and just listen to the video.  I can get past the voice and just listen to information.  

    You don't have to agree with everything he says, but for a noob to discus, most of what he says is spot on.  Especially when he talks about what to look for when buying discus, water conditions for discus, quarantine and worming discus, and treating illnesses and injuries and medicating discus. 

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