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  1. Hi everyone, just wondering how long you should quarantine wild caught feeder fish/shrimp before feeding them to your fish? I have an American display tank setup and would like to start giving them occasional feeder guedgon and shrimp from a local creek any sugestions
  2. Have been thinking seriously about some of the smaller rock spawners from Lake tang wanted to know if it's possible to get the following wild caught Neolamprologus Brichardi neolamprologus dafodils neolamprologus stripped Brichardi fell free to pm me if you have any info of where I can get said fish thanks in advance
  3. Recent trip to the Amazon landed a nice sized bristle nose. Hand caught from the pontoon
  4. Need a culling machine? (in response to the 'giving away culls' thread) Recently hooked a few dovii from the lagoons
  5. The other week took the family to Crystal crk for a swim...ended up catching a pair of guppies wild type male an female Male is orange, yellow, navy blue and clear. An the female typical clear but has black eyes, just dropped 5 babies 3days ago Then went to black river today an scooped a few times in the shallows got a lot of gambusia plus this gorgeous guy he has neon green, purple, pink, orange, blue and navy blue an clear. My question is how can i tell the female guppies from the female mosquito fish? Will they breed together?
  6. recent events have made me question the ethics of wild caught fish prices, namely when compared to imported fish. how come a wild caught fish cost more than a captive bread counterpart (exclude the garbeg being floged off around here). so the said species is a alowable import, the captive raised one cost less to purchace from your LFS than its wild caught counterpart. even though the wild caught fish has had very little expenditure and investment made compared to its captive bread brethre. wild caught fish have no cost of set up, no brood stock cost, no grow out cost, reduced feeding cost, reduced consumption of power and water, less cost in labor, compared to a cptive bred fish. They are just netted and shiped to a exsporter. The same exsporter and same quarantine as a captive bread fish. so why the the inflated price? is it a status symbol? the belief of better quality? and how can you be sure you are even getting wild caught fish given the certs are not woth the ink on them?
  7. Hey everyone, Next idea for a tank will be a 4x2x2 at the smallest and I plan on going out and catching some smaller but legal bream or whiting. 1. What sort of filtration would I need to have on it would a higher end canister be fine or would it be best to put a sump on it? Either way what sort of flow rate would be best to have. 2. What sort of scaping would be better planted or more rock work as I have heard they like both depending on the time of year. (what type of plants and rocks would be best) 3. If I were to go with a 4x2x2 what would be the the stock limit. Thanks, Adam
  8. Hi i want to know what u need to do to add wild caught to a tank , rainbow runners youtube vid says add salt to bucket to stop fin rot & parasites, how long do they need to be kept there? my first attempt did not fair well fin rot with 24 hrs some even quicker than that, is it common for this to happen , wild fish to have parasites? ?
  9. Was at my LFS today and was looking at the many types of clownfish they had. The first question I asked them was why 2 of them were so much more colourful/brighter in colour. He told me they were wild caught clownfish. He continued to tell me they were nearly 3 times the price of tank raised ones. Just wondering if tank raised ones will colour as well as wild caught ones? The ones I saw were amazing and even though the price, I would have chosen them.. Does this also go for other species of fish that can breed in captivity? Thanks.
  10. Okay its an image from but its my desktop background atmIn full flight I still reckon our local Brisbane rainbowfish is as good if not better than alot of other popular rainbowfish
  11. Hey guys, new to this website! It looks awesome so far . Would like any information at all in regards to catching Rainbowfish in the Ipswich region (Brisbane). I am willing to travel 30 minutes around Ipswich as long as there are Rainbowfish :D Would rather catch these stunning fish rather than buying due to two reasons - 1. Obviously the cost! 2. Appreciating the fish more and know their origin! I have all apparatus to catch these - cast net and bait net - and would love some areas to catch them! Pm if you wouldn't like to reveal your secrets on here! Thank you very much guys, can't wait to hear some responses! Fishboy28
  12. just opening a debate on weather you should breed fish in their "ideal" wild water parameters VS something closer to the environment your fry will end up in. as an example i will post this, Why Loaches Should Not Be Kept With Malawi Cichlids — Loaches Online for me loaches make ideal malawi companions, rarely picked on by the cichlids and most likely are happier in a group of 5 or 6 regardless of their companions, or "im-perfect condidtions". i mean 25 degrees being at their low of "ideal" parameters, despite their habitat often incorporation run off from mountain strains. i use limestone rocks and just now "dead live rock" in my tanks, but do not test my water, think water changes do fish more good than Ph adjustments, ammonia or nitrite (new, overstocked or overfeed fish) tests or nitrate worrying. to emphasis my topic why would you breed mollies in low salinity salt water, or malawis in specific lake salts only to sell your fish to the 95% of people who throw their fish in dechlorinised tap water that you could estimated to be around 7Ph, give or take 1 either way.
  13. I bought some wild caught Aphyosemion Poliaki killifish at the auction last night and cant remember the location that was associated with them .thought it may be important as i read this morning that they are on an endangered list and theres variations according to location the sellers number on the bag was m22 dont know if that will help track the seller down any info would be greatly appreciated especially if they are endangered and i can get them to breed
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  15. Hi I was wondering if anyone new if you can import or buy the wild type livebearers
  16. Hi there im looking to start growing some of my own duckweed. None of my LFS sell it (a guy told me it was illegal as its a pest) but said I can take some from a local waterway. I read that you can disinfect the duckweed with Potassium permanganate. Does anyone know any other methods or have any tips. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
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  18. So I am currently collecting fish in Cambodia and went to a pond on the side of the road, I could not believe the number of sparkling gourami's I was able to catch within a 50cm area. I just stood there and kept scooping in the same spot every 30 seconds, each scoop catching 1 - 5 fish. The pond was quite large, approx. 2 meters x 50 meters x possibly 1 meter deep at the deepest point, almost completely covered in plants. Also we were at a market the other night and for sale were some Cantor's Softshell Turtle Hatchlings, these are an incredible species which grow to 2 meters in length but unfortunately are endangered because locals keep collecting and eating them. We managed to save 3 from being eaten, at $1 each, and have the smallest one which we are feeding up to go back with the other 2. They will be raised until they are large enough to go back into the wild in a safe (as safe as can be) area. Here are some pics and a video -
  19. Posted this in the wrong place so just linking to it from the photography lounge - http://www.qldaf.com/forums/freshwater-species-9/wild-caught-sparkling-gouramis-cambodia-plus-cantors-softshell-turtle-99424/
  20. Been hearing abit about some wild cichlids apart from the common talapia been cought around the cairns area
  21. Just wondering if any of the members of this site got any when they had them available 9 or so months ago? Would be keen to see pics of what they look like now. Beau
  22. does any one know if its possible to get wild type endlers in brisbane and what they are worth?
  23. A couple of quick photos of my wild male Betta splendens arguing with his reflection in a mirror. I also have a video to upload later tonight.
  24. Was just looking around on google a bit and was wondering if people know any good places to go have a bit of fun and maybe end up with a few fish for the tank This started because I was looking for mono argentus but would also go for convicts or other cichlids. not after feeders Anyone have any experience with collecting their own?
  25. Just to share some quality wild discus at my friend (cedric)'s place. FTS Group shot Let me get his permission before I post the individual pieces
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