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#1 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:26 PM

Caught one of these up in Gingin yesterday, the little guy seems to be getting along quite well with the nightfish we also caught yesterday, they both even share the same cave haha. They haven't started feeding yet, I'll get them on frozen bloodworms and live blackworms. Right now, the pair is in a 60L tank with some glass shrimp as tankmates/food, I'll eventually get them into a 200L and if the Tandanus gets too big, I'll either sell him or if I happen to find another 6 foot tank on somebody's driveway, move the fish to that tank.

 

Sorry for the poor quality of the pics, the little guy is always either never keeping still or hiding behind something.

 

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#2 malawiman85

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:29 PM

Very cool. Keep it going!

#3 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:47 PM

Haha cheers mate  :D



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:05 PM

How do I get them onto prepared foods? Will they just accept it straight up or do I need to train them? Also would it be a good idea to feed them at night? After all they are both nocturnal

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

Reminds me of my childhood catching wild fish and keeping them in aquariums, loving it!



#6 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:45 AM

Haha thats literally what I do, all of my livestock are wild caught. Always found natives more interesting than the colourful exotics. Id take a black stripe minnow over a fancy Betta any day

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:56 PM

The catty should eat anything after a day or two. The nightfish might need to go from live blackworms to frozen foods... my nightfish went onto frozen pretty easily. Can't remember if I tried pellets with them or not.
The nightfish should go nuts for a bit of prawn or fish fillet...

#8 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:05 PM

Great, I've just scattered some frozen bloodworms on the bottom of the tank, hopefully the catfish will eat them, the nightfish might at least have a sniff around, if neither fish eats the bloodworms, the glass shrimp will clean everything up.

 

I went to Pet Magic Cannington yesterday for some live blackworms, apparently they haven't had live fish foods in a while, the last time I came for live blackworms was over a year ago lol. I'll have a look around other LFS and pet stores.



#9 malawiman85

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:54 PM

only Vebas sells them that I know of



#10 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:04 PM

I guess Ill check out vebas then

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:02 AM

Morley used to have live ones, maybe try giving Paul a call also?



#12 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:12 AM

Morley is a bit far for my liking, Ill try vebas first, then Morley if vebas doesnt have.

#13 malawiman85

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

Vebas always have them... God bless 'em.


Did you see much else while you were ferreting around in the river?



#14 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 06:41 PM

Just the regulars, pygmy perch, couple of nightfish, glass shrimp, a single western minnow, gilgies and some galaxiella Munda too. No introduced species too.

The gentleman who owned the nearby cow paddock was kind enough to let us use his gate to get in and out of the creek, since the creek is fenced up and the only other way to get in is to climb under barbed wire.

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#15 pseudechisbutleri

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:47 PM

Not much to update about, the nightfish is feeding well (already got him on frozen bloodworms), though it's still a bit skittish (if the tank was large enough, I'd chuck in some dithers, like western minnows), while the catfish is way more skittish and is always either hiding behind the filter, the branches or in the front of the tank freaking out about not being in the aforementioned places. Not sure if it's feeding, haven't seen it once in the open foraging.


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