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  1. Very nice Umbies. I had a huge breeding pair and a few smaller pairs and they were amazing fish. Sadly they were too hard to sell the fry in the end so they made good feeders.
  2. Heya Mick yea I am still around. No fish though, I just started listing some of my racks and tanks today as it is time to clean out the fish room. End of an era mate. Buckshot your fish should be fine for another 10 days. Your biggest concern is a secondary bacterial infection once you remove the worms from the fish. Some food soaked in metronide is always a safe bet after treatment.
  3. Don't worry about the Panacur 25, just get the Big L and use it. As Mick said, 1 ml per 7 liters and you should start to see the worms on the bottom of the tank with 2-3 hours. You will also need to siphon out the worms before the fish eat them. Treat 3 times and about 2 weeks between treatments. You will get the Big L at most produce stores.
  4. You can keep 2 legal sized Murray Crays but you cannot buy them off anyone including shops. To keep them you need to catch them yourself or have some one catch them and give them to you for free.
  5. They look like teeth from a yabby/crayfish.
  6. It was not long ago and people would have given their back teeth to get a pair of BN that threw a mix of common and albino fry. Just like it was not many years ago when albino long fins were selling for $500 a pair. People are just spoilt now with so many varieties and options available for a couple of bucks each. Personally I like BN that throw mixed colours.
  7. Common BN and Albino BN are exactly the same fish. Breeding them together is not cross breeding them as the only difference is the lack of pigment in the albino strain.
  8. They are a perfect fish here in our winters for outside although most would be very hesitant to do that
  9. I had a breeding pair about 4 years ago but the female just dropped dead in front of us one day. We presume it was a heart attack as it was instant. I sold the male to someone here in Logan. They need 3-4 moths a year of real cold water or they die off and I think that is what has caused the decline in their numbers.
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  11. Are the nematodes growing out of the fishes bums. If so they are Callamanus worms and are deadly to all your fish in that tank. They are easy enough to treat with the correct medication but will take a few weeks to do it as you need to keep re treating to kill the eggs. You will need to treat with some Big-L Pig and Poultry Wormer at 1 ml per 7 liters of water. Worms will start to drop out of the fish in about 2 hours and they will need to be removed from the tank bottom with a siphon hose. Removing all the substrate is recommended so you can easily see the worms on the bottom and sterilize the substrate while it is out of the tank. You will need to re treat every 2 weeks and 3 treatments all up will guarantee they are all gone. Make sure you remove any carbon before treatment. Big-L is available from most pet produce shops.
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  13. I use a sterilized 2 liter coke bottle with the bottom cut off and 3/4 filled with straight tap water and NO additives like epsoms or bi carb. I put the bottle into a tank on my system so they are in warm water all the time which improves hatch rates and hatch times due to the warmth and even temp day and night. I add 2 heaped tablespoons of pool salt and half a teaspoon of eggs and add an air line. (no stone,just a small sinker tied to the end of the line to weigh it down) I always start the hatch in the late arvo when I feed the fish and the next morning there is enough hatched to start feeding and by that evening they are all hatched so about 24 hours all up for a full hatch. This is because the temp is warm and constant.Hatching them on a bench allows the water temp to drop too much overnight this time of the year and causes inconsistent hatching and die offs from bacterial blooms. To harvest the BBS,remove the airline and let it sit for about 15 mins and then suck them out with a piece of airline used as a siphon hose. If you want to strain them,pass it through an old hanky and then just scrape them up with a spoon. I always used a large syringe with a length of airline hose attached long enough to reach the bottom of the hatcher and then just sucked them up and squirted them into all the tanks.
  14. Either sucked out or they went up the air tube and into the tank and probably got eaten
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