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  1. Anybody know if different species of silver dollars will school together? for example will spotted silver dollars school with normal silver dollars?
  2. Selling my silver arrowana getting much to large for my tank heathly probably bigger than 30cm. Negotiable on price to a point and delivery in my area a posability Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  3. The history: I have a densely planted 4 foot tank with 8 adult silver dollars. They have been displaying mating behavior off and on for months, but nothing ever came of it. Most nights there are some big splashes and they are reasonably skittish. Most of the tank is a jungle of java fern anchored to driftwood with clear areas at each end for ease of feeding. The fish can swim freely and hide easily. The females are saucer size, the males a bit smaller. They do NOT eat the java fern. A while back, between regular water changes, my intake tube to one of the canister filters became blocked with plant and I decided to do a major water change to make sure everyone was ok. A whole lot off white eggs appeared from amongst the plants, obviously spawned and dead. I continued on as normal, regular water changes and gravel siphoning, big mass of plants in the tank. Imagine my surprise on Thursday night when something dashed across the tank and disappeared - definitely not an adult. Of course, the light went off then (on timer) and I couldn't see anything. Next morning, 2 babies about 10 cent piece size appeared, just swimming around plain as day. I hadn't seen either of them before. Great excitement ensued, much to the displeasure of the adult fish who promptly panicked. I sat in front of the tank for ages and then another tiny face appeared in the plants, all of about 4mm in size, a tiny silver replica of the adult fish. At that point I got the torch out and found some more babies in the medium of the filters. I retrieved all but 2 alive (no easy task) and they are in a guppy trap in the tank. I have 3 distinct stages of development with the fry. Newly hatched/few days old, tiny but distinct shape and 2 big babies. Easily 3 spawnings. I have noticed that the fry are feeding on tiny worms, stirred up from the gravel. I am assuming these are some form of black worms left over from when I used to feed my catfish (no longer in the tank). They colonized the gravel and the catfish used to have a field day. Every time the adult fish stir up the gravel, worms float through the tank. Self sufficient babies, except those in the guppy trap, I have been siphoning out and syringing worms into it multiple times a day. The parent fish just go and hide until I'm done. My dilemma now is, of course, what to do when the babies are grown? Is there a market for young SDs? Obviously I won't be able to keep them. What do other SD owners think? They have a great pedigree - non-plant eating herbivores!
  4. Just found this browsing gumtree, thought i'd throw it up here for anyone interested in a bucket full of silver perch, maybe dams , ponds, feeders, local creeks? Silver Perch Fish for sale | Fish | Gumtree Australia Noosa Area - Cooroy | 1081133891
  5. Does anyone know if Myleus rubripinnis "luna" - "Luna" Red Hook Silver Dollar are common in Oz? I saw one today and thought "I want some of them" What are they worth? Juvenile size, around 8cm Are the spots just a random trait found in red hooks? or are the a species of their own?
  6. Ok so i have a tank with large Americans in it and a now breeding pair of silver dollars. Just wondering what is involved in raising the fry and is it worth it?
  7. Hi everyone...this is probably a dumb question but I will ask it any way...Can I put 3 silver dollars in a 5ft tank with 4 goldfish?.goldfish tank is sitting on 26.5C...this would only need to be for 1 week until I finish setting up their tank....trying to study..... Mel.
  8. so we all know its a bad bad thing when a wholesaler gets their grips on an exotic species usually in the next year or two to follow the market is flooded and demand is gone being able to pick up peacock bass at $8 each is ridiculous, so silver arows? just take a gander over at bayfish... the good news is it probably wont be long until we can all afford a silver or two in our tanks thoughts?
  9. .Hi All, I own a 60cm silver arowana which has recently been a bit sick. After treating it from a skin bacteria on its body it recovered back to normal about 2 weeks ago. Recently, in the past week I now have a new issue of skin around its lips getting eaten away and also cloudy eyes with unusual red bruising. I am not sure what it is, but have been advised its most likely bacteria. For now I have just added a dose of antibiotics tablets to the water to stop it from losing more skin as this should hopefully kill the bacteria. Does any member have any idea what is causing the infection? Tank - 8ft PH - 7 Temperature 30 degrees Nitrate, Nitrite and Ammonia normal or low.
  10. .Hey hey, anybody keep these? What are they like with other fish? Diet? Etc thanks in advance
  11. Hi all, wondering where I can purchase less common "Silver Dollar species",Myleus Schomburgkii or Myloplus Rubripinnis for example.
  12. Is it just me or is their more and more silver arowanas becoming available? Does this mean we could see a drop in price like we did with peacock bass? Arowanas are easily bred in captivity so i don't see why not? Bring on cheap silvers
  13. <BR><BR>At my Lfs and saw these and anyone have information on these? Google wasn't too helpful.
  14. Hey guys, just wondering if spotted silver dollars are easy to find? I'm wanting a school of them, I bought two small ones today... but wanting at least 4 more. The two I have I need to grow up a bit before they can go with my Americans and I'd prefer to grow them all up together if I can't get bigger ones.. Anyone have some they are selling or know of a store that has them, and prices? I'm considering going to exotic fish connections, pauls aq. At oxley, and maybe pet city but bit of a drive for me if not necessary! I'm also after bocourti, green sevs, white saum and gold saum rivs. thanks heaps And sorry if this was in the wrong section, wasnt sure where to post it.
  15. Just wondering if anyone out there has a large male silver aro that they would either like to sell/trade or even attempt a joint project to breed them. I've got 3 large females and just need the right lucky fish to get involved with them. If you have one and are interested let me know.
  16. Hi does anyone know of anyone breeding silver aro in Australia or has anyone on here bread them before? Thanks
  17. I have 5 large silver dollars in my tank that I have had for probably 4 years, since slowly raising the water hardness and ph to keep my electric yellows happy 1 has gotten pretty bad (looks like it will die) but the rest seem fine? Are these not suitable tank mates or is it just coincidence? Thanks!
  18. Hey guys i have 3 silver dollars around 11cm mark. One of them has changed his colours from red on his(i think its a male) to red and black and chasing 2 girls (i think they are). They are currently in my Display tank, should i take them out to see if they will breed? Has anyone here bred them? If so any hints would be greatly appreciated
  19. Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone has a prior experience with Silver Dollars and knows of any hardy plants that they definitely won't eat
  20. Hey guys I'm wanting to get some silver dollars or something similar that will school. Just wondering where the cheapest place to get some would be? Somewhere close to Marsden (south side)
  21. Hi Guys, I just notice that one of my SD's has a massive lump/swelling in between the body and the tail fin. It is almost twice as wide as the fishes body and is whiteish/reddish in colour. The fish is swimming fine. All other fish are fine. 8x2x2 with: 2x FX5's 2x 1200lph internal power filter Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate <5 Any ideas????
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  23. Took some photos and a video of these guys showing off They are F1 Ventralis Mpimbwe Silver Streak after all the showing off, I've got a female holding lol
  24. Ok, a quick one, I inherited a silver dollar that I house with a mate for about 6 months. It used to spook easily and go pretty crazy at times banging against the side of the aquarium. Just two weeks ago I relocated it to a large tank at my mothers place, where it has seemingly been a lot more settled. Until today... I just received a call from my not so little sister, she seems concerned. She has just explained to me that there is something wrong with the 'big silver fish', it went crazy and banged against the tank pretty hard, she said it swam upside down, on it side, settled and then had another fit and bang against the tank pretty hard. Now its just kinda resting at the bottom... I am not 100% sure what to do. I assume it has been spooked and possibly knocked it self out? The tank is a 6x2x3 and he has been with two danios and two pleckos and a couple of clown loaches for most of his life. I relocated all these fish into my parents tank, which is currently also home to a number of very small African cichlids that are waiting to be relocated to my 8f. I hace watched the fish for hours in the past and nothing really out of the ordinary, the silver dollar seemed fine, they occupied the top half of the tank while the Africans and the plecko occupied the bottom half. Not sure if I shoudl expect the fish to recover, or if I should inter vein? My sisters is just watching, keeping an eye on it, I told her not to worry too much, but to call me if it doesn't come good soon, or if she sees any fish hassling it. Any help or info appreciated.
  25. i personally don't like these guys so i find this story funny. mate had 3 given to him, at the time i said ther not even worth getting up to answer the door when the guy comes over to drop them off. against my advice he did. he had a nice tank they went in with fronties, yellows and blue orchid pcocks. nice i though then the dollars went in a good episode of that 70's show turn into a bad ep of home and away to see some silver dollars swimming around just isn't cricket so i decided to take up another channel. his flat mate has a toga he is by himself but an awesome fish when feeding time.now the flatmate is just new to fish and my mate with the dollars wanted to get rid of them of course no one wanted them and he couldn't bring himself to flush them so he convinced the flatmate to put them in with the saratoga expecting them to be eaten if not killed. the toga has been around for awhile and has killed everything that gets put in his tank. the dollars went in they got nailed but kept following the toga around. as it was told to me this spooked the toga why does a fish i'm nailing follow me, i was almost in tears laughing when i got told this. so the dollars live on.......... does anyone have similar story??
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