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  1. Trying to move this one on. Not as intricate but is good for larger fish...
  2. Geez... Nice price! The cheapest have found so far is 70 @ 5cm!!!
  3. Think I saw some getting swapped up north for p bass a year or so ago. Might have been that one you saw Dave. Will ring a round a few shops. Thanks all.
  4. Mapins gets them now and again or Gumtree. Only see a couple go up for sale a year and was looking for a year or two before I found one. Loads more character than most fish I have owned worth the wait mate.
  5. My boy & girl before she wouldn't lay for him: Him more recently swimming solo in the community:
  6. Hi All, Does anybody know if Spotted Raph cats in Qld/Australia. Pretty keen to get my hands on one/some. Steve
  7. Hi All, I have had this as a Syn for a year now and am seeing other Syn's looking quite different. I know there are not a lot of pure Syn's around anymore, but this guy just doesn't any of the colours. Is it just a Fen? Maybe a bitsa?? Can I have some opinions to help me out? Steve
  8. Thanks all. He'll be better off. Jack is over a year old now and he's starting to poke at Plec. Judging by his fins am thinking best to move him.
  9. I have a Pleco in brackish water given to me by someone. can I put him straight in fresh water? steve
  10. What is the go with a male Red Devil pairing with a female Green Texas. I thought she was a boy, but was very wrong! Should I just see how they turn out or turn them into feeders? Is there an interest for this hybrid out there?
  11. He would do, but is kind of like a spider and tends to 'wait to pounce' if you get me. A very fast attack, but picks his moment. This doesn't go down well in a tank full of larger americans and natives! I usually put them down to it with a predator stick/tongs or something. He does go for the floating pellets lately though can't seem to chew them very well and ends up loosing them pout of its mouth.
  12. 15cm I have it on for 30 elsewhere, but will give him to you for 20 as your over in Strathpine. Will only eat live food. Not frozen. Loves the freshwater shrimp, fish, earthworms, crickets, etc... Actually as a side note... I am suspicious that the Bullrout is the one that took the back end off a young Festae I had. It must have been around the size of your Coal Grunter. They are a very sneaky nocturnal ambush predator...
  13. It's pushing about 18cm now and very fat! I have a 15cm one here if your keen mate. What size tank is your's in? You really need something bossier than a sleepy, but not aggressive enough to pick on him.
  14. I still have your old Coal Grunter blocka!! He's a fat one now! Currently in an 8ft with smaller Barred Grunter, Murray Cod, Bullrout, Jag, Dovii, Freddy, Blackbelt, RD, Synspilum, Salmon Tail & 3 Featherfins. All get along well, but there is a hierarchy. The Coal Grunter sits about 4th in line to the throne! I did have to move on two Bass though. They weren't going to last long in this tank.
  15. Thanks guys, I have started with an anti fungal. Was going to move onto antibacterial after that. Tank is sitting at 27 degs and params are good. What is rate of salt I should use per litre?
  16. I am running at around 28 now, but I have a Murray cod in there so been reluctant to go any higher.
  17. I have these white balls appearing on my fish. It seems to spreading. I just wanted a confirmation as they DON'T seem to have the symptoms (itching on rocks and substrate, hard breathing, loss of appetite). It has also been lingering for 3 weeks or so and very gradually getting worse. All fish in the tank are complete pigs and no major fighting is going on. I have attached a couple of pics of the Blackbelt (and a Synspilum below it) whom seems to have it the worst. Should I be putting some salt in the tank, getting white spot remedy or going for some sort of fungal fix (API product maybe?). Any help is greatly appreciated as i finally have the tank exactly how I want it and don't want to have any massive losses. It is 8x2x2 so will have to treat the whole tank.
  18. I have just found a Sysnspilum in the 8 ft with a couple of the white marks on his dorsal fin. No white faeces in the tank from any fish all eating well even him. Will it go away If I leave it? Has been a couple of weeks. No other symptoms. I'm not so sure it is Hex.
  19. Is there a shop I can buy CLEAR from or do I have to buy it online?
  20. Totally makes sense! Can I use magnesium sulphate? Thanks for the help. Do many others on here have any problems with this?
  21. Hi All, I have some concerns around my female Flowerhorn whom has a pretty good bloodline. She has had a rough trot! I have just put here in a 4ft by herself. She has lost her lip when I tried breeding her with my male a few months back. I put her in my 8ft community as I knew I couldn't sell her as a display fish anymore (Her two sisters sold for 80-100 when much smaller than her). She was bullied and got ripped fins from stress so now she has her own tank. I hoped to one day try breeding her again with my male (a different good bloodline - I think!). Ever since being in with the male she seems to have her egg tube out each day with hardly any eggs in it just dragging it around. At least I think it is. Either that or she has some crazy white tubular faeces! She has stopped eating pellets and will only eat raw prawns atm (not even beef heart/shrimp frozen food). Since going in the new tank she has developed white stuff on her dorsal fin. I think from earlier pics she has had this a few months back, but it went away. Now it is much worse.
  22. Hi All, I am getting them all from EFC at Rocklea, I can't seem to find them anywhere else. I buy a lot of fish from them and never have a problem. The salt bath sounds like a good idea when I try again. I'm also thinking of buying slightly larger if I can! The three so far which I have lost were 5-8cm approx. In the three days the last was put into a 4ft with caves and feed on pellets (Hikari Gold), which were eaten readily (2-4 medium sinking pellets a day in one sitting). I didn't do any water changes as this was my third attempt and didn't want to stress him (I did have to take 5 GT juries out which may have scared him). No signs of damage when dead. Gills were open as though through heavy breathing? He came to the top more in the last day.
  23. The last one was solo after the first day. I had 6 juvie GT's in there the first day, he took one then I sold the other five. I'm think from all this that I need 24 degrees and a lower ph. Salt sounds like the way to go also. Am determined more than ever now, I just different realise they were so fragile!
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