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  1. Agree, the true cuckoo catfish is Synodontis multipunctatus.
  2. I used NLS for many years with good results with my malawis, but as I have only barebottom tanks in my fishroom, it was very noticeable that it did leave a lot of waste on the tank bottoms and I seemed to be constantly changing the dacron in my sump and cleaning clogged sponge filters. A few years ago now I switched to the sinking Colour Advance pellets supplied by Nigel Rattenbury at Fish Keepers Choice. There has been no noticeable difference in the results with my fish, they eat the pellets readily, and there has been a significant decline in waste on the tank bottoms and in my filters. And it is quite a bit cheaper than NLS. Win/win for me
  3. Display male is on hold pending pickup. 20 fry still available, finally got around to catching out fry and measuring them, all 20 are genuine 5 - 6cm
  4. My very first batch of Placidochromis phenochilus mdoka white lips fry are now available at 4 - 5cm as well as one stunning young 16cm display male around 2 years old. Fry are $35.00 each with 20 available and display male is $100.00. My breeding colony were purchased as 4 - 5cm fry from Smith's aquarium in October 2017. Pickup from Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. Can ship airport to airport with Virgin Freight at buyers cost and risk. Contact by PM.
  5. Try sending a PM to Lloyd Ashton, I believe he can probably point you in the right direction for Tropical food stockists @lloydashton
  6. There is a new aquarium shop opening in a few weeks at Forest Glen operated by Nigel the same guy who runs Fish Keepers Choice fish food
  7. Hi Micky, welcome to QLDAF I breed electric yellows and some other Malawi cichlids, you would need to pick up from Palm Beach. I have sent you a PM (private message) with more info. Cheers, Doug
  8. Hi mate and welcome If you ever get down the Gold Coast way I may be able to help with some africans, mainly Malawi mbuna , a little less common Touch base if you are ever heading down this way, I'm sure @QldMick will vouch for my fish Cheers, Doug
  9. Well, I have just seen a video of some 8 - 9cm imported electric yellows currently in a tank in Melbourne. To be honest, I found them very disappointing and there is no way I will be obtaining any to use as breeding stock, in my humble opinion my own strain are far better quality, both in colouration and body shape. I do not know where the ones in the video were imported from, but I am assuming Asia. My understanding is that electric yellows are not collected wild from the lake and exported nowadays. Presumably importers therefore will have the option of importing quality German stock or cheap stock from Asia, much like with Cyrtocara moori (aka blue dolphins) which have been an allowable import for many years. In my personal experience the German blue dolphins are far better quality than the cheap Asian ones and I assume this will also be the case with electric yellows. So I'm expecting there may be the odd small import of the quality German lines which will sell at a premium, probably mainly to serious breeders. But I expect the bulk of imports will be cheap Asian stock by major wholesalers which while admittedly bringing some new blood into the country, I do not expect to add any appreciable quality to current stocks.
  10. Hi Corby, welcome to the site. You can use the search function in top right corner to read old threads, there is lots of information going back many years. There is also a native fish club you may be interested in joining : http://www.angfaqld.org.au/aqp/
  11. Can't be sure from blurry photos Brett, but wouldn't surprise me if they are hybrids. Lots of people trying to breed malawis in mixed community tanks nowadays and I have never seen so many hybrids getting around If they aren't the quality you are after, best to move them on and get some that are up to scratch.
  12. Better station somebody at the school until 7:00pm to advise people, not very good organisation, another 30 minutes and I would have been gone from home and not able to see the post
  13. Fishking has an 8 x 32 x 32 for sale at the moment in the classifieds
  14. Hi Grum, Put your brother in touch with Devon Barnes, he has quality pure fish at reasonable prices near Melbourne : https://www.facebook.com/BarnesysCichlidHeaven/ Cheers, Doug
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