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teewah creek rhadinocentrus ornatus

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Good evening all. Im looking for some information on these fish.

I have a 4x18x18 tank that lives in our sun room & has had many fish call if home over the years (it was even a marine tank for a year once) but now I have a fish room that has (almost) enough space/tanks for my fishies I am looking to set this one up as a permanent feature & let it & all its inhabitants grow out.

It has been empty of fish for the last few months bar some bristlenose & some plants that are loving the semi daylight they receive.

Now I have decided it back to my roots roots & it will be a native tank. Rainbows, where my fish keeping journey began.

I had been looking at the all super cool threadfin rainbows & some blue eyes from aqua green, but then I stumbled on a picture of Teewah Creek Rhad's.

So, I am extremely interested in collecting or purchasing some of these fish for our display as Teewah beach & the whole area has a lot of family history for my Wife.

Her great grandfather built one of the first houses at Teewah settlement on the beach & started the ferry at Tewantin. The house is still in the family & we are usually up there at least once a month :D

So if anybody can help me in identifying a collection point that my wife & I might be able to take our boy too collected some fish of our tank only, it would be a great help & we will be only collecting there once, as we will be only having one rainbow tank & have no need to tell anybody else about the spot. PM would be ok as well so that it is not on the forum.

Or if you have some of these fish available, please let me know.

Otherwise I would like to see Pictures of your fish & tanks if you would like to share, and any specific diets or plants the fish may prefer.

Thanks, Craigo.

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hi mate i cant help you with locations to collect rainbowrunner is the one to chat too , there are threads in the native forums with heaps of info, they go collecting together so u will be sweet there in brissy. He has a good page with all info of fish he has also some great you tube vids . there is a guy near me that has ornates i will ask him what he has and get back to you . I have recently set up a native tank my first one of many i hope ( good by cichlids ) . I have black swan creek ornatus , threadfin rainbows and pacific blue eyes which i caught from local creek near me . here are some pics hope you enjoy . the pacific blue eyes are still in quarantine tank they are a beautiful species also small peacefull when i add them i will post some pics

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there are 2 Teewah creeks, one in tin can bay and one in the great Sandy National Park that runs into Noosa river, the fish are very different in colour

mine and bucks are from tin can bay area

I dont have any available atm as my wild caught are growing out and I will select breeders next spring, then will have some left over

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I just stopped in at Steve Baines shop in Annnerley (ex fishchicks). He has some really nice Teewah Creek Rhads (Red Morph) but he only has males. I bought a really good male to breed with some of my females.

I also noticed that he had Eppirah creek Rhads too.

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Isn't the Teewah Creek near Rainbow Beach in the Great Sandy National Park as well?

there are 2 Teewah creeks, one in tin can bay and one in the great Sandy National Park that runs into Noosa river,

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Gumbotron, I'm interested in getting all three colour morphs of the rhads u speak of. Just setting up a bank of tanks at present but also have outside pond. cheers, kahuna

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cheers mate, thanx for yr reply. tanks and tank stand taking shape as we speak. If you're in Bargara, I figure you will have to courier the fish. I'm on the Sunshine Coast. I guess you're in Bundy.

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cheers mate, thanx for yr reply. tanks and tank stand taking shape as we speak. If you're in Bargara, I figure you will have to courier the fish. I'm on the Sunshine Coast. I guess you're in Bundy.

Can send fish via courier, I have plenty of experience shipping fish, but I have a few species of Rainbowfish with a friend in Brisbane that I need to pick up, so if it all works out, I can meet you on the highway somewhere on my way through and save you the freight costs.

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