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  1. I just came back from an apparently sure fire Rhad location. A mate caught heaps on Tuesday in this spot and reckoned there were plenty more to be had. I caught nothing except Firetail gudgeons. One thing I have noticed loads of Fire tails seems to me a lack of anything else, crimsons, Blue eyes or Rhads for instance. I have encountered this many times in the past. This creek was absolutely pristine, there weren't even any fearless in there if it wasn't for the Fire Tails I would be tempted to conclude that it was a dead stream. Last week I found the most amazing red finned Pacific Blue eyes in the skankiest waterway going, this week virtually nothing. Any ideas ? And no, my mate did not clean out the creek of Rhads on Tuesday.
  2. Has anyone got any fancy shmancy tail guppies for sale? Need about 20 or 30 or so , i would like mainly females too please. Logan area only, cause i couldnt be bothered driving outta my way. Some Duckweed or Elodea would be nice too please. MAXIMUM EXPOSURE...... Regards Darren 0419724766
  3. Could anyone tell male and female apart? I find that is much easier with the other type of guramy as these fish often has pointed dosal fin in both sexes.
  4. Hi all, I am very close to picking up myself a rtgg and will be the first gg iv kept. Firstly I just want to know how well they go on their own (species specific, there will be other fish in the tank). Also are there any plants which they don't eat? I'm looking at adding a few plants to my tank and hoping to find something which it won't eat.
  5. Would those be ok together with some large rainbows? From The Native Dude
  6. Hi all, I have a small 50ltr tank running which is my "rescue" tank. In short it's a tank I put the fish I rescue from family/friends into before moving them into a permanent home. I have an adult albino Cory that's in there that has had his tail fin removed. At first I thought one of the two serpae tetras had done it, but on closer inspection I saw several RCS sitting on his tail nibbling at him. Not only was his fin missing but he had a few raw spots on his tail as well. Has anyone else ever had RCS do this (feed off a live fish)? I guess they could've just been taking advantage of the serpae's work... Tank is 50ltr and currently houses 2 serpae tetras, approx 6 Khuli loaches, one albino BN pleco, one albino Cory and RCS by the dozens since they are breeding like flies. I have put the Cory into a fry cage and salted & medicated the water. His tail is healing and I would guess it will take some time for the fin to grow back. I'm hesitant about moving him into another tank until his tail is healed but it seems cruel to keep him in a small fry cage for an extended period. I really don't have anywhere else to put him that's "safe". Will he be okay for a while in there while he heals? Cheers ~Col~
  7. Sorry if this is in wrong section. Not sure if it belongs in here or in the native section. Im wanting some info and feed back from people who have them. Also was wondering if anyone has any of these for sale. Or where I can get some from. Can these be caught from the wild https://www.livefish.com.au/tropicals/natives/golden-eeltail-catfish-10cm.html
  8. His name is Jerry and I believe he is a common pleco? Please correct me if I am wrong. He hides mostly, but today he made a rare front and center appearance after a water change. I noticed his tail was red at the tip. Is he getting chewed on? Or is he somehow rubbing it against a mostly smooth piece of driftwood? He's easily 7cm bigger than anything else in the tank. Any help is greatly appreciated, Richard.
  9. hi guys im new to the site i have a red tail giant gourami about 7 inches with 2 tiger oscars and a gold spot pleco any recommendations for other tank mates
  10. hey i hade this ell tail i posted up on Facebook about gett a new one but ever one keep say yer i have some but the are just plain old ell tail cat fish but i just wondering if mine is just normal ell tail catfish or is it a black ater ell tail or mabie a tandanus tandanus catfish plzz helppp i really want a new one
  11. I have two salmon tail catfish. They are both about 13 cm. One is the usual dark colour, the other is quite silver. Is this normal? The dark one is slightly more dominant than the light colour one and tends to get to the food first but both end up getting a feed. I tend to pick and choose when to feed them to make sure that they both get a feed. They both seem active/happy and feed well on the pellets. Does the light colour mean anything? I have only seen them as dark in colour.
  12. Well heres a very nice little find...most might not know whats the big deal with these little guys but any fellow goldfish lovers out there might be able to figure it out...its all in that tail ...the colour genetics need to be put in check(needs to be red and white) but the colour is a lot easier to work with/create but that tail..yee haa hubba hubba :dance: .....
  13. Found myself at a glen view pet shop today and they had a funky looking cattie that had a eel like tail/body. Any idea what it is, looked super sweet but knew nothing about. Forgot to google it or write the name down and now im fascinated... Was about $20 (special) and 5cm+ if that helps, oh and was silver. Cheers.
  14. Hey all my fishie friends, What I am wanting to discuss, is the black tail gene. I have been wondering about this for ages, after I first noticed it in a members tank with a Geo. So, it's where the tail or back half of the body is fully black, I have seen it on a range of different cichlids, but it mostly seems to be Flowerhorns and split gene/electric blue Jack Dempseys. It seems to effect hybrid and genetically weak fish more. So, I originally though, it must be a cichlid only thing, like, I had never seen another fish with it, but loads of cichlids with it, it's obviously a very common thing. Now, today, I was at the beach and I saw a Mullet swimming very slowly, it had the whole back end of its body black, so, now I see that it could happen to any fish. I have had a few Flowerhorn fry with it and I have a Marbled Fenestratus with it growing up at the moment. I found a thread on the black tail gene on a Jack Dempsey forum, they were trying to breed a JD with the gene with a regular JD to get a few fry with the black tail, from what I remember (Read the thread a while back), they had no luck passing it on, but I could be wrong. So, does anyone have anything to add to this, like, pics or information, because it interests me a huge amount! Thanks, and here are some pics/vids to check out!
  15. Hi I've got 4 golden eel tail catfish 2 at about 20cm and 2 at about 15cm lately they've been chasing each other around and they have what looks to be scratch marks up their sides could they be wanting to bread or is it something else
  16. I have a heinz variety tank of endlers/guppies and lately I am seeing a 4 point mutated tail in them. I cannot find anything on a website though to look like mine.
  17. Just thought having some of these guys available I would put up a little info as I can see a lot of beautiful fish being put in some bad situations in a few years time....these are not common fish and I personally feel that if half of them are lost in a few years time to inexperienced keepers or to a lack of a decent home then it is really a bit of waste and pretty sad...obviously freedom of choice but these arent just big fish...so I just think some common sense is required before grabbing fish like this(hell I want one! ha ha but Im aware of what its going to require at full size!)...not a fan of buying puppies and then dumping as adults... love to hear thoughts guys... Red Tailed Catfish Phractocephalus Hemioliopterus Quick Stats Scientific Name: Phractocephalus Hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus Bicolour, Silurus Hemioliopterus Distribution: South America - Amazon and Orinoco River basins Size: Up to 5 feet Common Names: Red Tailed Catfish Temperature: 70 to 80 degrees pH: 6 to 7 General Characteristics A true monster of the catfish world, the Red Tailed Catfish is the largest of the catfish available in the hobby. Many people believe that offering this fish for sale in pet shops should be banned, due its enormous size once full grown and its predatory nature. This is something that I have to agree with, despite my own passion to one day own one of these beauties. With a dark, speckled upper body, white throat and dark fins, and its trademark red tail, these catfish are dramatic enough to appeal to almost anyone. Sadly, very few people realise the size that a Red Tail will achieve and the effort required in providing one of these monsters with adequate housing and feeding for the duration of its life. Local aquariums often become dumping grounds for unwanted Red Tails, but their generosity can only stretch so far. I would ask anyone reading this profile and considering purchasing a Red Tailed Catfish to please be sure that you are ready and willing to house this fish in a suitable tank and provide it with proper care and feeding for the next 20 to 30 years, as that is the general lifespan of a Red Tailed Catfish. Aquarium Set Up Juvenile Red Tails are often offered for sale as small as 1 to 2", and at this size they can be housed in as little as a 20 gallon aquarium. However, this set-up will not last long, as these fish grow very fast given proper feeding. You will soon be needing to upgrade to progressively larger and larger aquariums, ending up with something along the lines of 1500 to 2000 gallons. As you pick your jaw up off the floor, start rubbing your eyes and checking that you read that last line correctly, yes, I did say 1500 to 2000 gallons. This is not a fish for the faint of heart. Their natural habitat is the river basins of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, where these rivers are at their deepest and widest. As your Red Tail grows, the amount of decoration in your tank should decrease to give them as much manoeuvrability as possible. These are big fish and they do not turn in a small space. A hiding space should be provided; usually this is accomplished by using large ceramic drainpipe. Red Tails spend a lot of time lurking in their hidey-hole with only their barbels showing. Large rocks and pieces of driftwood are the usual decorations in a Red Tail tank, with many people also adding large fake plants to simulate a river bottom. These need to be very, very well secured. With their sheer bulk, these fish can dislodge almost anything given the chance. Filtration is very important in a Red Tailed Catfish tank, even more so than with large cichlids. These catfish will regurgitate anything that they cannot digest and they can pollute their tank very quickly. This can lead to disaster, as Red Tails cannot tolerate dirty water. Regurgitation will also include the stomach acids, which will severely affect your water quality. Water changes are required on a regular basis, a minimum of once a week. Care should also be taken in adding anything to the tank that might fit in your fish's mouth, as they could be "sampled" to see if they are edible. As things that are not digestible will be vomited up again, eating odd items will not cause your catfish any major health problems, but these circumstances should be avoided wherever possible Feeding Red Tailed Catfish diet in the wild consists of fish, large crustaceans and, surprisingly, fruit. Very small juveniles should be fed twice a day and it is a good idea not to let them get used to live food at an early age. This will prevent problems with refusing other types of food later in life. Bloodworms, earthworms and good quality pellets or tablets designed for carnivorous catfish are a good staple diet when they are young. As larger juveniles, Red Tailed Catfish can be fed once a day with similar types of food. As they grow, their diet can be altered to include small shrimp and crabs, with the occasional treat of shellfish and beef heart. As adults, feeding should be done once or twice a week, with a period of fasting in between meals. At adult size, most Red Tails will ignore foods such as bloodworms and pellets as they are simply not large enough to satisfy their predatory appetites. At this stage, large portions of shrimp, crabs and beef heart are the best source of protein for these monsters. Feeders can be used for adult fish, but they will need to be of a larger size than those offered to large, predatory cichlid. Compatibility The mouth size of a Red Tailed Catfish cannot be overestimated. I can personally attest to the size of a Red Tail mouth, having seen a Red Tail at a pet shop not far from my home happily chow down on a 12" goldfish. This makes these fish extremely poor tank mates for pretty much anything, and the happiest Red Tail tank will be one that it does not have to share. It has been said that keeping your Red Tail well fed will allow them to be kept with other large catfish and various other large fish, but in all honestly, this really should not be attempted. One picture that will always stay with me is one of a 3' Red Tail happily munching on an 18" clown knife fish. If you are determined to keep your Red Tailed Catfish with other fish, then nothing that I can say will change your mind, but be prepared for heartache and tragedy. Large cichlids will constitute a nice meal for your Red Tail and smaller cichlids are merely in between meal snacks. Breeding There have been no reported instances of Red Tailed Catfish breeding in an aquarium setting. This is mainly due to their dislike of each other, and the fact that a tank to house two Red Tails would need to be in the vicinity of 3500 to 4000 gallons. If you are getting the idea that I am trying to talk people out of purchasing a Red Tailed Catfish, then you are correct. There are some species of fish that, no matter how appealing, should not be kept in aquariums and the Red Tail is one of them. The people that I know who have adult specimens of this fish are all highly experienced fish-keepers with many years of experience with numerous fish behind them. They are all well aware of the requirements of a Red Tailed Catfish and have been willing to take on the massive task of providing for these monsters. If you are not prepared to follow their example, then please rethink your plans to buy a Red Tail and find something more suited to your experience, commitment level and budget. Written by: Tracey © 2005 World Cichlids (upated 21st June 2006)
  18. Hi all, I have some ribbon tail guppies that I am breeding at the moment. I want to continue the Ribbon tail line but know that if I keep breeding ribbon female with standard male that I will eventually breed the trait out (or get less and less ribbon fry). I have found that some people recommend cutting the ribbon males man junk shorter. Has anyone on here done this? How short do I cut it? How do I cut it and what with (as I dont want to kill the fish)? Thoughts? Thanks, Josh.
  19. This is my new RREA White Tail Tuxedo High Dorsal male guppy.. I received a trio from Fishchicks recent imports.. Isnt he awesomely beautiful!!! Now he has 2 ladies to do his thang with !! Cant wait till they have fry !!
  20. i saw some of these in an aquarium store while on holidays and now i wanna get 1 or 2. i already have some americans and was wondering if anyone knows how they will go together. also dont remember the price so if anyone knows how much i would be looking at. i know they get big i am equiped for that. cheers...
  21. Hi All, Has anyone had any experience with the above species before, or even know anything about them. I am in the process of setting up a 4FT Juvenile Native Tank with 2 x Neosilurus Hyrtlii (hopefully around the 5-6cm mark) and 2 x Australian Bass (around the same size). I have chosen these two species, as they both take me back to my childhood fishing Somerset Dam with family and friends (not that you can catch Neosilurus Hyrtlii there, but the normal Tandanus, I believe it was Tandanus anyway). The Australian bass will be purchased around the same size. Within the aquarium, they should have the same growth rate (so I have been told) so one species wont grow larger then the other and start being a bully. I have been trying to find information on the internet specifically about the Neosilurus Hyrtlii regarding Diet and Habitat, but I haven't been able to find anything detailed. I have spoken with a couple of people who have witnessed these amazing catfish in their local habitat and they have said that either gravel or sand will be fine, but most people will lean towards gravel for the substrate. I don't want to assume that like the Tandanus Tandanus they will eat insect larvae, prawns, crayfish, mollusks, and small fishes in case this is wrong and they prefer something different. Within my tank, I will have driftwood and some rocks providing lots of places for the young fella's to hide, along with Val and a few other native plants. The tank will be set to 24c and ph around neutral to alkaline. Any information on this little fella would be wonderful! Cheers! Kieran
  22. You can see in the pic below how it looks like my ebjds tail has two chunks taken out of it. Has anyone ever seen this? I know that high nitrates can cause this, but my water quality's great. It's been like this for the last few months. Doesn't seem to be getting worse or better, but possible slowly growing out...? Let me know what you reckon
  23. I got a small issue with a silver shark and a flagtail they have lived together in a 7 foot communal tank for the last month or 2 there both around 20+cm and the flag tail was the one that was added to the tank the silver shark had been in there before him but just in the last few days the flag tail has taken to no stop chasing the silver shark around normaly i wouldnt care to much but at there size and speed they can reach im worried about them doing damage to them selves or the other fish is there anything some one recomends to help stop this or is it a simple case of one has to go ?? if so what one i really like the flag tail but i dont want him to take to chasing around other fish if the shark is removed any help appreciated.
  24. following on from my last nights post. i said that my swordtail had white crap coming out of her. that stoped yesterday. so i was assuming yep over night they r gonna come. and i woke up this morning and she is still preggers and she has more white crap coming out of her. does any1 know how long this process will take? thx aagroves
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