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  1. I have not seen any of these fish around ever and look really nice! Does anyone have these or have they never been imported?
  2. Hey guys, found this thread over at PerthCichlid.com.au and thought it was worth posting here as comprehensive lists of fish we have available here are always helpful. Original thread: http://www.perthcichlid.com.au/forum/in ... ded&start= (Thanks to Alan and Tammy) ---------- Corydoras: adolfoi aeneus, albino, black, Peru green, high fin ambiacus arcuatus atropersonatus axelrodi agassizii barbatus * reclassified Scleromstax barbatus bicolor (Doubtful) bifasciatus (Doubtful) bondi brevirostrus burgessi caudimaculatus cervinus concolor davidsandsi duplicareus elegans ehrhardti gossei habrosus haraldschultzi hastatus imitator julii kanei leopardus leucomelas loretoensis loxozonus maculatus melanistius melanistius melanistius melinotaenia melini metae napoensis nattereri nijesseni oiapoquensis ornatus paleatus, albino, golden, high fin panda polystictus punctatus pygmaeus rabauti reticulatus robineae schwartzi serratus seussi similis simulatus sodalis sterbai, albino surinamensis (Doubtful) trilineatus undulatus venezuelanus virginiae weitzmani zygatus These guys are said to be more closely related to Corydoras melanotaenia then aeneus. Thanks to Ian Fullers Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish for clearing that up. sp. green stripe * sp. orange stripe * sp. red stripe * Following C numbers are also in the country: C38 (colour variant of serratus) C40 CW45 C90 Hope this helps some people out there looking to get into some of the less common Corydoras.
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  4. From the BBC no less! Australians can rejoice again in living in the Dangerous Country... Australian man left bloodied after catfish 'assault' - BBC News
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  6. The look on our Australia Post guy today was priceless. He rolled up in his Red van looked at the 2 pallets and said "is all of this to go" I said no and he had a moment of relief till I told him - that is all we could fit out the front - the rest is inside. Reminded me of the Jeep ad "we are going need a bigger boat" only think they need a bigger van...lol Anyway everyone's order that was prior to 12.30 today went out today. Also have to give a big thank you [MENTION=7848]PETFISH[/MENTION] and [MENTION=7886]BlueOpal[/MENTION] coming in super early and making sure every ones order went out in time. Oh and for those that thought they missed our 10%, 20% and 30% specials over the long week end....its still going. Things can change any time so don't wait... https://www.thetechden.com.au/
  7. https://www.facebook.com/petindustryassociation/posts/867294436667341 The aquarium industry is facing the most serious threat it has ever had to deal with since 1999. Changes due to commence March 1st., 2015, will significantly impact the industry. If you want to help and already know about this problem, then please go straight to the bottom of this document, where there is an action plan. If you want more information then please read on ….. What is Iridovirus? There is a family of viruses called Iridovirus. They include a sub-group called Megalocytivirus and one member of this sub-group is commonly called gourami iridovirus. For the sake of consistency, the term gourami iridovirus is used in this Fact Sheet. The gourami iridovirus is NOT recognized internationally as an OIE listed disease of significance or importance. The OIE (Office International des Epizooties) is the World Organization for Animal Health. It is therefore not considered an important disease internationally and hence there is very little background testing to see how common it is. History in Australia This entire process came about because of an illegal practice by the aquaculture industry in 2003. An outbreak of Iridovirus occurred on a Murray Cod farm that killed many young fish. This outbreak was linked to the illegal practice of feeding gourami fish to the Murray Cod broodstock (breeders). At the time (late-summer) the water temperature was 26 to 27oC . Murray Cod should be kept at a temperature below 25oC, and in fact prefer less than 20oC. They are a temperate fish, not a tropical fish. This high temperature for the Murray Cod was a major contributing factor with heat stress reducing their immune system and making them more susceptible to disease. The disease problem went away with NO Government intervention, did NOT escape into the wild and has NOT been seen since in Murray Cod or any other native Australian fish since 2003. Testing by researchers at the Sydney University replicated this outbreak. However, they conducted this by stressing the Murray Cod at high temperatures of 27oC. There has been no study to confirm that the virus can affect Murray Cod at their normal temperature range of below 25oC. There has never been a serious disease outbreak in Australian native fish in our waterways due to the importation of aquarium fish into Australia. The current import system is effective because up to 20 million fish are imported into Australia every year and surely by now if there was a potential for a disease outbreak it would have occurred by now. Aquarium fish are generally a dead end for disease transmission with no contact with the wild environment. Most fish owners are responsible and therefore, any fish that die are placed into the rubbish bin or are buried in the ground. Hence, direct contact with waterways is very limited. Current Quarantine requirements In Australia, there is insufficient local breeding of fish to supply the home aquarium market and so importing fish is necessary to meet the demand. The importation of fish into Australia operates within a highly regulated Federal Government framework controlled by the Department of Agriculture (previously Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry or DAFF). Only species on the National Allowable Permit List can be imported into Australia, and these fish then enter a Federal Government audited Quarantine Approved Premise (QAP). The fish are held in the QAP after their arrival for 7, 14 or 21 days depending on the species. The fish are released from quarantine only after they have been inspected and found to be healthy by Australian Quarantine Inspection Services (AQIS) officers. Proposed fish quarantine changes due to Iridovirus Due to the iridovirus problem in 2003 and some further research, in 2008 the Federal Government elected to undertake a new Import Risk Assessment (IRA) for potential fish affected by iridovirus. The final document was released in September 2014. The PIAA attended many meetings with Government and argued on many occasions that the proposed changes were not necessary. The Australian Government is about to introduce dramatic changes to the current fish importing requirements. They are demanding off-shore, batch laboratory testing that will result in the killing of thousands of healthy fish. This means that every consignment of fish to be exported will need to be tested before being sent. There is no test currently available without killing fish and collecting their internal organs. The testing regime is all based upon statistics and for example if you wish to import 20 of Fish type X then you need to kill 19 of them. If they test negative the remaining one can be safely imported. If you want to import 50 of Fish type Y, then you need to kill 35 of them. If they test negative the remaining 15 can be safely imported. Finally, if you want to import 2000 of Fish type Z, then you need to kill 58 of them which if they test negative will mean that the remaining 1942 can be safely imported. So many fish will be killed unnecessarily to justify this testing requirement. Apart from the cost of the laboratory testing (originally estimated at $2000 per batch by the Australian pathology laboratories), the loss of healthy fish becomes a welfare issue. The only alternative to batch testing is to demonstrate source freedom. A process that normally takes two years, and yet in less than three months the Government expects overseas authorities to be able to somehow satisfy these requirements. These measures will drastically increase the cost of bringing the remaining fish into Australia and for some it will no longer be economic to import them. Estimations are that the cost of all fish will increase and up to four times for some species. This will have a major impact on many small businesses and make the keeping of fish in home aquariums prohibitively expensive for many people. All because of an illegal feeding practice back in 2003 by the aquaculture industry. The other important point to note is that research funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC – report 2009/044) in June 2013, found the gourami iridovirus on an aquarium fish farm in Queensland, indicating it is already in the country. It appears that once again, there was no eradication conducted by the government and so the disease is already present within Australian borders. The same report undertook some testing in wild fish and did not find the virus once again indicating the fact that the current quarantine controls are working. It is important to note here that Biosecurity Australia (part of the Department of Agriculture) has been providing the scientific advice and policy for the government to consider and then for AQIS to implement. Unfortunately, the outcome provided by Biosecurity Australia and AQIS is completely impractical, commercially unviable and also unnecessary. The Future The PIAA fully supports the current quarantine of fish and does not see a system that is broken and needs such a radical repair. We ask you to express your concern at what is proposed by sending emails, letters, signing petitions and discussing the problem on social media. Please see below for contact details and what we ask you to do. I thank you in advance for your co-operation with what is the most serious threat ever to the home aquarium industry. Dr Rob Jones (‘The Aquarium Vet’) Director of Pet Services, PIAA ACTION PLAN Please talk on Facebook and Twitter and spread the word. Please contact the following Members of Parliament to let them know your concerns. There is a draft letter below with some ideas. Ministers Minister for Agriculture, The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP B.Joyce.MP@aph.gov.au Facebook: Barnaby Joyce Twitter: Barnaby_Joyce Minister for Small Business, The Hon. Bruce Billson MP B.Billson.MP@aph.gov.au Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon. Andrew Robb AO, MP Andrew.Robb.MP@aph.gov.au Minister for Industry and science, The Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP Ian.Macfarlane.MP@aph.gov.au Shadow Ministers Shadow Minister for Agriculture, The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP Joel.fitzgibbon.MP@aph.gov.au Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment, Senator the Hon. Penny Wong Penny.Wong.MP@aph.gov.au Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, The Hon. Julie Owens MP Julie.Owens.MP@aph.gov.au Dear XX I have been keeping fish for XX years. I talked to my local pet / aquarium shop and they say they will need to close down some of their fish tanks as the cost of aquarium fish will increase substantially after March 1st., 2015, due to unreasonable changes to the quarantine situation. I understand that it may become impossible for me to obtain some rarer types of cichlids and Bettas (Siamese fighting fish) due to financial consideration of these new import restrictions I understand that despite the aquarium industry importing many millions of fish into Australia for over 40 years, that there has never been a serious disease outbreak in Australian native fish in our waterways due to the aquarium fish. The current quarantine system is effective and does not need to be changed. There are many health benefits to Australian who own fish and so this change may actually increase the medical expense budget for the Government. I therefore urge you to investigate these changes, which appear to be totally unnecessary. Yours Sincerely
  8. Hi, I bought air pump and filter material from BOYU australia online. Now it's a month and not received the delivery. I have sent so many email to the contact on the BOYU australia website but no reply. Payment was made through paypal and i have also sent email to them but same, no reply. BOYU don't have a contact phone number. Looks like i won't get my order. Anyone with same experience with BOYU? What other options that i can try to get my money back? Thanks in advance
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  11. .Hello all from South Australia's beautiful Barossa Valley. I am new to fish keeping and also new to this forum site. I found this site by accident when doing an internet search for an aquarium problem that I was having. At first I thought it was an information page from the University of Queensland Aquatic Centre. Anyway hopefully rather than constantly pestering John at The Tech Den with many, many questions on how to deal with aquarium and fish problems, I will learn to use this site and tap into all of your experience and know how. I never intended to take up fish keeping, but one of my sons caught a wild Bearded Dragon lizard that had come up to our backdoor. On the spur of the moment he went out to a pet shop and bought a two foot (65 litre) glass tank to put "his" lizard in. After some time I explained to him that keeping a fully grown wild lizard in a terrarium was wrong, even cruel. After he reluctantly released his pet back into the wild I had an empty glass tank to do something with... And thus the adventure began: first with Goldfish; then with tropicals. And now I have two tanks!
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  15. ..For all the Chemi-pure Fans out their we now have the new Chemi-pure blue available in Australia !!. We have tested this product now for several weeks in our reef display in store and i can honestly say the water has never been more crystal clear. This product is also amazing for lowering Nitrate & Phosphate levels quickly. Chemi-pure Blue is specially created for fantastic results in reef and marine aquariums as well as freshwater. The new proprietary blend of premium, low-dust pelletized carbon and high capacity ion-exchange resins are skillfully combined to created a superior all-in-one filter media in a nylon bag. Chemi-pure Blue significantly reduces organic compounds and phosphates while raising redox and helping stabilize pH for a healthy, crystal clear aquarium. Keeps pH stable and constant Reduces fish loss due to pH changes or polluted water Keeps aquariums crystal clear Provides positive neurological reactions in fish, mimicking a natural environment Removes dissolved organics Helps fish have a better appetite Eliminates osmotic shock Increases fish life span Filters out coppers, metals, odors and phenol Prevents ion antagonism Priced at $27.95 for the 156gm & $39.95 for the 312gm version. Link - Age of Aquariums - Chemi-pure Blue Ben
  16. Just thought I would start a thread to see what geos are still available in aus. If it's been done before could someone link me in the right direction. It seems that there popularity is growing again so it would be a great time to know what's here. I would also like to get as many species as possible before they fade away again, so start breeding them up lol THE LIST; Geophagus orange head tapajos Geophagus orange head arugiga Geophagus steindachneri Geophagus brachybranchus Geophagus sp rio branco Geophagus brasiliensis Geophagus cf Argyrostictus Geophagus alfritons Geophagus alfritons aripuauana I Geophagus alfritons aripuauana II Geophagus abalios Geophagus pindare Geophagus sp columbia venezuela Santoperca luecostica Gymnophoagus balzinii Biotodoma cupido Acarichthys hecklii Some of my spelling may be wrong lol If anyone knows of others I will add them to the list, if you don't want everyone to know what you have you could pm me and I will add them. Please only guaranteed sightings. Cheers mick
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  18. Hi all, Just thought I'll share some of the photos of my own fish with you. I am not a photographer and mostly use my phone:oops: to take photos, and with an occasional good camera. Fundulopanchax amieti Fundulopanchax filamentosus Fundulopanchax cinnamomeum Fundulopanchax deltaense Fundulopanchax gardneri Udi Berge Fundulopanchax gardneri N'sukka Fundulopanchax gardneri Makurdi Fundulopanchax gardneri P82 Fundulopanchax gardneri GOLD Chromaphyosemion biateniatum Ijebu Ode Chromaphyosemion biateniatum Lagos Chromaphyosemion biateniatum AMAR11 Chromaphyosemion poliaki Aphyosemion striatum Aphyosemion calliurum Aphyosemion australe Chocolate Aphyosemion australe Gold Epiplatys sexfasciatus AMAR11 I am always looking for species/localities of killies that I do not have and happy to swap pairs/eggs with other killifish keepers. Killifish are usually hard to find, so you'd be surprised to know most of the fish in the photos were bought from the two major wholesalers on the east coast; one in QLD the other VIC. The fish are out there, it just takes someone like me to chase them! The key is once you get them, to make sure you breed them so the fish do not disappear from the Australian hobby. Hope you like the photos. Cheers, Serkan
  19. When I saw this back I thought - yep got to get it in, old schoolers would know it well and unfortunately it did end up getting deleted and now it is back. The last time I bought this it was about $27 and the new suppliers for Sera have it back and at a top price. The Sera Blackwater was known to be one of the best you could get but it use to be a little pricey now it is going a lot cheaper and expect it to take off. [MENTION=2388]Daydream[/MENTION] I remember telling you a while ago that it was no more and one of the first people I thought of when I saw it. Here is a link for it Sera Blackwater Aquatan 500ml
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  21. Lepidarchus Adonis anyone ever seen these Tetras in Australia, been looking for these for ages.
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  23. hi recently created a rainbowfish group on facebook for anyone who is interesed in joining. cheers https://www.facebook.com/groups/1441449619431718/
  24. It looks like the dates are coming together for Ad Konings to come to Australia and all going according to plan it looks like for Queensland at least the temporary date at this time is the 14th March which should be confirmed later in the year. For things like this to happen it all costs money and the same for bringing new information from the lakes and the costs for his expeditions and one of the ways is through his Cichlid Press Books. This is one of the main reasons we support Cichlid Press and have them as cheap as what we do. It goes to a good cause that helps the hobby. Although it can be easy to simply google information - the best and more importantly correct information seems to come from him. His books are awesome reference materials available and if you know anyone with one of his books ask them what they think. If you have one of his books, and you do not mind add to this post and tell people what you think. It all goes to a good cause. Now for the prizes. The Tech Den are going to give away two books - not just any book and not a cheap book either. It will be the Celebrating Cichlids book and it will be personally signed by Ad Konings himself. The first book will be for the best Cichlid Press Book review based on the reviews below. The second book that we give away will be a lucky dip - and all you have to do is buy a Cichlid Press Book from us and be a QLDAF member in the next 3 months. So make sure you use the QLDAF discount when you purchase. The books that qualify are as follows. Aquarium Fish Books The Back to Nature range of books. Celebrating Cichlids Enjoying Cichlids 2nd Ed by Ad Konings Malawi Cichlids In their natural habitat 4th Ed South American Dwarf Cichlids Tropheus in their Natural Habitat This is what the prize looks like -
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