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  1. Unfortunately lost these guys when I put them in with larger fish, what a dumbass. I stripped these girls today and I was thinking they look quite nice for girlies, Here's the bubs, stripped about the 1 week mark,
  2. Here's the only pics I can find of mine, must have been a decade or so ago now since I've had these guys.
  3. Something about the OB/Marmalade Cat markings really does it for me. I kept some OB Trewavasae year ago with both OB males and females, but it seems these days all you can get is OB females and blue males. I was aware of some reddish variants of the Trewavasae but nothing like I just came across. Mad male and female colors I reckon, CHECK THEM OUT>
  4. Nice. I didn't even realize Synspilum's had nuchal humps.
  5. Hey Gingerbeer I picked up some albino koi swordtails from Pet City when they were new and they weren't very hardy. Thanks for the offer of these guys but am going in a similar direction with Albino Dragon Blood Peacocks(as seen in my other posts) I might grow out a big batch of these guys and try and get the reddest males I can, my male is from a different source than my females and they all seem pretty hardy. Good luck with your breeding, you could specifically ask Natfish for a couple of Lyretail females, mixing your genes up a bit while your incorporating the lyretail gene.
  6. Do we have these guys here? Are they just Flowerhorn x Red Devils? Pretty cool if you like that kind of thing.
  7. Nice, there's some great examples online of red eyed red swords. I wonder how the livefish ones are? I have brought from them but only really stock that doesn't vary in quality like some selectively bred fish. I would of brought my own Blood Red Highfin Swordtails from natfish months ago but they were out of stock and couldn't give me a re-stock date. If you check them out they have Blood Red Lyretail Swordtails instead now, I think the color was slightly better in the Highfins but you don't know what these fish have been feed on and any variance between individuals.
  8. Thanks john it was this one or plain black. I really like the look of the solid textured rock ones that go inside the tank and I happy that this one looks quite similar. I'm glade I like it as I had to shell out overseas shipping as although it was listed on several Australian aquarium suppliers none were in stock.
  9. Ordered a jewel aquarium poster background as well as some poster fix to help out. Here's the new look, And here's the previous poster (notice the light and dark blotches? That's what the poster fix helps with). And just a pic to show it bare backed after the move. Tell me what you think about the new look.
  10. Here's some other great Australian fish books Freshwater Fishes of North-Eastern Australia, Freshwater Fishes of North-Eastern Australia by Angela and Arthington - Hardcover - from TextbooksFast (SKU: 0643069666) (biblio.com) (only place I could find a hard copy, not eBook) and, Grant's Guide to Fishes, Buy Grant's Guide to Fishes by Ern Grant (2014) (chartandmapshop.com.au)
  11. It was a 4ft tank for a male/female pair, I know I had them for 6 months + and they never molted while I had them. I can't even remember what happened to them in the end.
  12. The Sulcatus are found above 300m a.s.l. while The Valentulus occurs from close to sea level to 600m a.s.l., so mabye they can handle higher temps? I'm not sure. Here's a source of some of that info for anyone's whose interested, Freshwater Crayfish of the Genus Euastacus Clark (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from New South Wales, With a Key to all Species of the Genus (australian.museum)
  13. Yer I've kept some of the Euastacus Valentulus (strong cray) that were legally caught in NSW, they did ok. Here's something I found trying to find temp tolerances, The present study investigated the critical thermal limit of a well known abundant species, Euastacus sulcatus, from central eastern Australia. Thermal limit was assessed using chronic, ongoing exposure to steadily increasing temperature, with the breakdown of physiological function tested by righting response. Distress was clearly evident in the crayfish at ~23°C (e.g. sluggish, lack of aggression), and the test criterion was met at ~27°C, with animals effectively incapacitated and unable to right themselves. Field water temperatures rarely exceed 21°C; however, any increases in environmental temperature may expose this species to temperatures where physiological stress may become problematic. It's a real shame as I love my crays and have kept quite a few species over time. If I were to do it again I'd collect a pair of Valentulus and use a chiller on a decent sized tank, I'm not sure if these guys leave the water at all? I've witnessed euastacus sulcatus feeding on land myself but not the Vals.
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