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Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping

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Strawberry Fields Forever...

Let me take you down
'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields...
 
Close enough!  Here's today's feeding of the Giant Pink Gouramis (GPGs).
 
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Yes!  Strawberries!
 
And don't ask Grover how giant pink gouramis manage to forage for strawberries in the wilds of SE Asia!  I suspect they swim along canals looking for unsuspecting strawberry farmers, then slither up the banks into the fields, munch a few strawberries, and then flick back into the water :fish:
Here they are in action when Grover pours the food in.
 
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While up the other end of the Billabong is where the lettuce gets torn about and tossed to ravenous GPGs
 
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You wouldn't want to go swimming in the Billabong dressed only in lettuce leaves...   oohhh arrrghh...
 
Cheers,
Grover
 
(Well!  the GPGs think a Lettuce Leaf Swimsuit might be a great idea!)
 

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Goldfish Weed-Out...

To all the QLDAFers eager for some goldfish - the temperatures are getting closer between the Billabong and the spare pool.

24degC in the Billabong and 18degC in the spare goldfish pool

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Grover thinks that the 6degC difference would still take out a fair few goldies, so he's going to wait a few more weeks.

Stay tuned...

Grover

(PS: the Winter electricity bill came in under just 4 ($$$$.00) figures, so Grover was reasonably pleased, if still a little shell-shocked.

"What are those 6kW of solar panels doing up there?")

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Billabong Spring...

The water temperature is still hovering around the 24degC mark, whilst the would-be-goldfish pond is still about 18degC.

The excitement of keeping giant gouramis extends to feeding time.  Woolies is a good source of large-ish zucchinis (any small ones in the package go to the humans in the house).  The Plecostomus have been extremely grateful for these and each day reduce them back to zucchini skins!

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They were probably tired of scoffing up the leftover peas and beans from the GPGs.

Lettuce has come down in price, so the lettuce volume has gone up to one per day.

 

As an added extra, in addition to any free goldfish (when that occurs in the next month or so), you can also carry away some water iris plants.  Why?  Because the ones I planted in the BBF are taking over and squeezing the life out of the Edible Pandans and the Giant Amazon Sword plants.  :eek:

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So, they are being thinned out and will also be given away with the goldfish.

Cheers,

Grover

(finally defrosting from Winter, but not yet time to pull the blue cover off the Billabong)

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4 hours ago, Grover65k said:

As an added extra, in addition to any free goldfish (when that occurs in the next month or so), you can also carry away some water iris plants. 

Yes please Grover! :) 

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