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I thought bullrouts were only fresh.. and stone fish are the salt water variant? The father in-law has been done by one lol. They're not pleasant.

They're in the fresh water streams of the mid north coast of NSW. Usually in pools where the flow isn't greatest. Particularly where leaf matter is.

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I thought bullrouts were only fresh.. and stone fish are the salt water variant?

Not correct. Bullrouts live in fresh, brackish and salt water. Bullrouts move upstream to spawn.

You can find them All over shipwrecks but only ever seen them in saltwater in the wild

Barred Fortescues are the species most commonly found on shipwrecks not bullrouts. Fortescues are a brilliant fish to keep though MUST be kept in high salinity brackish tanks (or salt water) to thrive.

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cant use a cast net in fresh water.

all bulrout are collected from the wild just some have permits to sell them.

always a good idea to check bag and size limits for fish before you start collecting. ignoraance is not a excuses.

hot water is what you use for when they sting you, it breaks down the protien faster, it will still hurt just not as long.

only take what you need and leave some for others to injoy

and make note of the water you catch them in to acclimate them, they wont like going from brackish strait to tap water.

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all bulrout are collected from the wild just some have permits to sell them.

Bullrouts have been bred in captivity and are still bred in captivity. Thing is they are expensive to raise up to the size everyone wants them. Also very finicky under 2cm. Massive amount lot of live food to get them to 15cm hence they are expensive. Ditto all natives that need live food which is why it is SOOOO frustrating that people whinge on the price. Exactly why hardly anyone breeds most natives.

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Bullrouts have been bred in captivity and are still bred in captivity. Thing is they are expensive to raise up to the size everyone wants them. Also very finicky under 2cm. Massive amount lot of live food to get them to 15cm hence they are expensive. Ditto all natives that need live food which is why it is SOOOO frustrating that people whinge on the price. Exactly why hardly anyone breeds most natives.

Yep,

I was aware that they have been bred in captivity, just didn't know of any large scale breeding and raising other than the few times that they have been bred.

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