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Grover65k last won the day on November 16

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About Grover65k

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    Grew up in a large family with multiple fish tanks that Dad had made out of old window panes, did a Biology Degree, joined Q.NPWS, became an IT consultant, decided to keep Oscars and more recently GPGs.
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    Fast Cars. Large Fish
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    IT Consultant to earn the $$ necessary to keep large fish!

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  1. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Apologies.... I still can't load photos from the wilderness mountains in RSA. You'll just have to be patient. Grover (He's actually concentrating on not being eaten by lions)
  2. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    OK... This is the next post, but I'm getting that weird "unsafe" website message and I can't upload the photos. Besides it's 2am in BrisVegas and you're all asleep. Check back in a bit later... Totsiens, Grover
  3. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Dateline: Sometime Location: Cathedral Peak, Drakensberg, Kwazulu-Natal Stroom: Doreen & Albert Falls After a bit of a hike... going 4 klms in the wrong direction we ended back at the hotel in time for lunch, then off up another valley in the mountains. The stream/creek ( or stroom) had a lovely waterfall hidden in the scrub. And.... Tadpoles, caddis fly larvae (or at least the RSA equivalent), and a surprise inhabitant! See next post for photo.
  4. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Last Update from Cape Town... "They're fish Jim, but not as we know them!" Cheers, Grover (Next stop, Drakensberg Mountains)
  5. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Another Update: The wineries are really good here in RSA. Here's some koi doing their bit to raise the status of wine-drinking surroundings! Cheeereers Grover
  6. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Update: In South Africa. No fish yet seen. Cheers, Grover (O/S)
  7. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Hi @wadedidit, It'll be OK. @crusty76 has a plan to use a cast net in December for "Goldie Removal". Why December? Grover is going to be away in deepest, darkest South Africa for the rest of November... and he won't be paddling around the creeks like @billfish does in Oz ! Why not? Let's see now... there's Amoebic dysentery Cholera Cryptosporidium Giardia intestinalis not to forget - Schistosomiasis and there's Dracunculiasis, also called Guinea-worm disease (GWD) plus a host of other nasties. So, no! Grover won't be wading around the freshwater creeks of Africa dip-netting for exotic tropical fish any time this month! If you're lucky, you might get an O/S update - you'll have to wait and see if I find Wi-Fi in the jungle. Totsiens, Grover (Grover goes native and learns basic Afrikaans to survive in RSA)
  8. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    PS: Something weird happened while I was typing the above - apologies in advance :-)
  9. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Islands Turning Turtle in the Stream... There you have it! You go away for a quiet but enjoyable birthday weekend and come home to find your biggest island has turned on its side - nearly capsized the whole way over. The result? A smorgasbord of veggie leaves for some hungry GPGs - "Not Happy, Jan !!!!" You should be able to pick out the odd leaf stem with no leaf in the photo above. All courtesy of the ravenous giant gouramis looking for a little variety in their diet Still, I'm lucky the whole thing didn't go A over T and finish upside down. Ha! Regards, Grover (GPGs "1", Grover's Islands "2.5") He's still just marginally ahead at the moment.
  10. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    And @Pepperbris, Grover has depressing news on the Oscar front.... The Billabong is down to just 2 or 3 full-size Oscars, and they are not their usual, tail-wagging, happy selves. I'm fairly certain that the diet I am feeding (everyone) is too far vegetarian for the Oscars to maintain a healthy life-style. I feel bad, and would happily feed them special protein, worms, and crayfish - but the bl@@dy goldfish just demolish everything before the Oscars arrive. Oh well - I do what I can, but the Vegetarians are winning Here are the main culprits... Grover (more Goldies than GPGs)
  11. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Hi @billfish, Looks a great concept you've found. I've had my eye on this one https://fathomdrone.com/ - which popped up some time ago on the Kickstarter program ( Fathom One ). The fact that it is tethered is in fact an advantage (because I'm fumble-fingered and don't swim that well ! ). And it looks the part for chasing GPGs around in the enclosed Billabong. Sadly, Summer (and lack of $$) has put paid to this idea as the water is now GREEN again :-( Cheers, Grover
  12. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Techno Update Well... the videos are a hit (sortof). The most recent ones have "surged" into double figures... Number 17 has scored 36 views The GPGs are stars! Oh well - YouTube fame is not what floats my boat anyway Still only 2 subscribers... Click here --> Video Grover <-- Click here
  13. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Good to "see" you back again! Thanx :-) Talking of which, the Billabong has gone green once more in the summery heat, so the videos above are probably all I'll be producing for this year! Ha! I'll get my act together and whip up another update soon. Cheers, Grover
  14. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    What 'Oribble Beasts Lurk Below the Waves ? Video Grover
  15. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Late Night Viewing: Terrors of the Billabong Video Grover