FTS due now, tank must look pretty good now with a few nice sized fishies!
Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display
Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:42 AM
So I had something REALLY interesting last night. I’ve discussed this with the manager / owner of Ausyfish who supply Australias Coal Grunters as I wasn’t too sure if it was possible, but it is, just rarely seen.
At 2am my Coal Grunter decided to let me know he was actually a she, and produced heaps of suspected eggs, which flew everywhere throughout the water column. At first I suspected seeds however I don’t have any seed pods / stalks currently. Everything in the tank went crazy trying to eat every last one too.
Certainly cool to see, if that’s what happened.
Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:13 PM
I’ve also caught a Tandanus bostocki. River is full of them apparently so I’m going to bring a few home. Going to be overrun with catfish soon.
Posted 03 June 2019 - 03:04 PM
Vallisneria sp (Gigantea?) or Triglochin. Everywhere throughout the river, in small groups about 15m apart.
Brought a sneaky bit home for the pond.
While I was trying to dig out a small bit I dug this guy up.
Also got to go checkout the carpetting plant I saw the day before - I took a little bit of this too. Suspected to be Callitriche stagnalis - Possible weed but not sure
Travelling further up the river I found a few more bunches of Val/Triglochin, some snags etc.
Then I came across this interesting rock face
There were a few moss types around. The smaller one didn’t look too promising but the liverwort / Pellia looking one looked like it could be. I’ve taken a few portions of that to test out.
The rock face was at the bottom of a hill - it was dripping with fresh water.
It was great to be able to checkout the river - I went home with a few different plants, a catfish and a happy face knowing the area’s healthy and full of life.
Edited by Leichardti, 03 June 2019 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:25 PM
First we had the bedside tank...
Now we have the bed head moss collection!!
Capel Liverwort (Submerged, partially submerged and partially submerged on sand)
Mixed Fissidens Bits - Mix of Sydney and Dietrichiae)
Native Flame Moss
Native Carpet Moss
Native Bushy Moss (3 containers of that!)
Here’s some photos of the mosses in the tank
Huge bunch of flame moss
Native carpet and bushy
The Dietrichiae, now attached to the wood
I’ve also been given a small piece of this - Mini native bolbitis (Hymenophyllum sp) absoloutely gorgeous little plant which has been really hard to grow, this bit is about a year old. Fingers crossed it does better for me.
Huge shoutout to my friend Brent that gave me the rest of his native moss collection and previously the huge portions. He’s an absoloute legend of a guy! If you’re ever picking up moss from a NOR Brent have a good chat with him, wealth of knowledge and all around great guy.
The kindness of people in this hobby amazes me and really brings a huge smile to my face.
Thanks to people like Brent and David (Ice!) I’m able to have some really cool mosses, plants and fish. I’m super thankful for that.
A big thankyou to you both and all the kind fishy people I’ve met through the hobby, you all make it a great hobby
Edited by Leichardti, 04 June 2019 - 02:44 PM.
Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:36 PM
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