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#365994 Tanks/lights/bettas

Posted by moses123 on 02 June 2018 - 09:49 AM

Halfmoon Plakat Pair

Uncommon colours

Brother/Sister pair

The female has had a small 'bump' underneath her eye for some time now.

According to 2 well versed LFS, and her behaviour, it should be harmless.

$50 for the pair


4ft tank + accessories

Selling a 120cmL x 50cmW x 42cmH aquarium.
Back and sides painted black. Sits on black foam on top of 16mm MDF sheet.
Comes with 2 heaters, sand, 2 pieces of wood, dual air pump, 2 sponge filters and a 3ft LED beamswork light.
Bottom was drilled for plumbing but has been sealed.

Excellent condition



Dee 5ft LED Light

Brand New in unopened packaging





Blue Planet 4ft LED Light

Excellent condition, purchased on 31/08/17

Barely used, just turned on whenever I wanted to see the fish.

Originally came with 8 x Cool White pods and 2 x Lunar Blue pods.

Purchased an additional 5 x Red pods, 3 x Blue pods and 2 x White pods.

Each pod is 1W so 20W total on this unit unless more pods are added.

Comes with original receipt ($155) + packaging




Hollow Driftwood Piece

About 45cm long with some holes throughout



Interestingly shaped driftwood piece

$25 or $35 for both


Link to one of my ads on gumtree for pictures, check other ads to see pictures of everything else. Most prices on gumtree are different so make sure to quote PCS for the better price.





#365429 Wtb: Lamprologus Brevis Male

Posted by moses123 on 20 March 2018 - 08:06 PM

Someone is selling 8 brevis for $60 on gumtree.

#365157 Closing Down Fish Room - Last Few Fish

Posted by moses123 on 23 February 2018 - 12:51 PM

Very regretfully having to move on my fish.
Jack Dempseys with electric blue gene PAIR (17-20cm) SOLD
These guys appear as regular jack dempseys but actually carry the electric blue gene.
25% of fry will be electric blue jd's, 25% will be standard jd's and 50% will be carriers of the electric gene.
They have now actually bred twice, I have pics/video of them with fry.

Super Green Texas x3 (4cm) SOLD
Came from the Aquotix interstate order.
$35 for the 3

Red Bay Snook PAIR (9-13cm) SOLD
Nice pair of red bay snooks. Nice clean red/orange without any black spots as some of them have these days.
Have not bred as they are still too young but have had them together since they were 4cm.


Geophagus Tapajos x3 (4-5cm) SOLD

Quality trio of tapajos juvies from the Aquotix interstate order.

$50 the 3
Geophagus Tapajos x5 (15-18cm) SOLD
2 pairs and 1 extra male
Very good quality
Both pairs have successfully laid eggs in the aquarium but no chance as they're in a community tank
Unfortunately they're very long fins have been nipped by other fish but will grow back once kept with better suitable fish
$110/pr and $40 for spare male or $200 for the 5
Acarichthys Heckelii x2 (14cm) SOLD
Beautiful, unsure of sexes.
I have an extra one which has a messed up lip from the polleni, has healed but looks deformed however genetically speaking he is fine.
Can chuck in for free with the 2
$50 for the 2 + free big lips
Vieja Argentea x3 (11cm) SOLD
Not 100% on sexes 
$190 for the 3
Red Severums x4 (6-11cm) SOLD
Not 100% sure on sexes but possibly 1M and 3F?
$230 for the 4
White Edge Saums x2 (8-10cm) SOLD
Uncommon white saum.
1 stunning male and 1 average male or female not too sure.
$50 for both or $40 for the nice male and $15 for the average dude
Gold Saum (15cm) SOLD
Stunning, high quality male
Xanthic Jaguar x1 (15cm) GIVEN AWAY
Almost completely blind but can definitely hold her own.

Paratilapia Polleni Male (16cm)
Stunning male, there was a female but she was brutally murdered by the female jack dempsey overnight.
$50 for the male

Haplochromis Sp. 44 (8cm) SOLD
Just the 1 male. Who knows if it's a 100% true sp. 44 but as with most victorians, you can never be sure.
Sold to me as an sp. 44 from one of the sponsors
Beautiful display fish either way.
Champsochromis Spilorhynchus x1 (9cm) SOLD
1 male starting to colour up.


Gold Ocellatus german bred x4 (3-6cm) SOLD
1 big dominant male, 1 sub dom male and 2 females.
Stunning fish, mature and ready to breed, have possibly bred in my tank but not 100% sure.
$120 for the 4
Albino Cyrtocara Moorii x5 (4-7cm) SOLD
Cool little fish.
$80 for the 5
Cyrtocara Moorii x2 (4cm) SOLD
Nice dark blue
$20 for the 2 or $90 with the albinos
Saratoga Leichardti x1 (11cm) SOLD
Not sure on gender but eats everything, flakes, pellets, peas, etc.
Boesemani Rainbowfish x10 (4-7cm) SOLD
Boys colouring up very nicely
I think 6M and 2F not too sure as they are quite fast
$85 for the 8
Lacustris Rainbowfish x8 (7cm) SOLD
Also colouring up very nicely
$50 for the 8 OR
$120 for all rainbows
Corydoras Venezuelanus x5 (4-5cm) SOLD
Not sure on genders
$60 for the 5
Peppermint Bristlenose (7cm) SOLD
I think it may be a female but not 100% sure as she's quite elusive.
Pretty sure it's a female as I noticed only 2 bristles on her nose and she's reached that size where a male should display more.
$25 if female, $15 if male


Red Lizard Whiptails x3 (7-8cm)SOLD
2M 1F 
Full grown and ready to breed
$130 for the 3 
L387 Pleco x4 (5cm)SOLD
Not sure on genders
$180 for the 4
L104 Pleco x4 (4-5cm) SOLD
Not sure on genders
$140 for the 4
Corydoras Sterbai x6 (4cm) SOLD
Not sure on genders
$35 for the 6
Corydoras Black Venezuela x1 (6cm) SOLD
Not sure on gender but can try and check when I catch it
Corydoras Albino Longfin x5 (4cm) SOLD
Not sure on genders
$30 for the 5
Bristlenose PAIR (7-13cm) SOLD
Male is massive at 13cm
Rosy Barbs x12 or 13 (3cm) SOLD
One sponsor sells them as 'Metallic Glowlight' but these are what they look like when pond grown apparently.
8 or 9 males and rest female.
$25 for the lot

Dwarf Spotted Silver Dollars x5 (4-5cm) SOLD
Small colony of small spotted metynnis.
$40 for the 5


Sparkling Gouramis x8 (2cm) SOLD
Interesting uncommon little fish.
$35 for the 8
Apistogramma Agassizii Fire Gold (4cm) SOLD
2 or 3 males. Nice long fins
$15 ea
Apistogramma Cacatuoides Orange (3cm) SOLD
1 female


Blue Mustard Gas Halfmoon PAIR SOLD
Very nice bright blue and yellow.
Not the crappy looking ones


White Halfmoon Double Tail Plakat PAIR SOLD
Good form
Brownish/Black Gold Rosetail Halfmoon Male SOLD
Really nice uncommon colour
Black Dragon Halfmoon male SOLD
Apologies but uploading pictures to the forum is a hassle.  

#364938 February Meeting - Auction Night

Posted by moses123 on 07 February 2018 - 08:30 PM

Passed in!?
Damn, kicking myself even more

#364933 February Meeting - Auction Night

Posted by moses123 on 07 February 2018 - 02:54 PM

Does anyone know how much that L114 went for? Thought the auction was today so unfortunately I missed it. Some nice fish were on that list

#363935 Wtb Frontosas And Cyprichromis Species

Posted by moses123 on 03 November 2017 - 12:25 PM

I have 7x Cyprichromis Jumbo Tricolor juvies. About 4-5cm ea. Let me know if interested.

#362858 Auction Roundup

Posted by moses123 on 04 August 2017 - 10:27 AM

Either hold 'Ctrl' and scroll up using your mouse to zoom in or copy and paste the text into a word document and increase the font size next time.

Quoted and increase font size.


Auction Roundup
Firstly my congratulations to the committee for their foresight in trying to encourage more Cichlid Lots by reducing the commission on Cichlid sales to 5% and reinforce the Club ethos of Care, Husbandry and preservation of Cichlids
The PCS Auction and AGM on 1st Aug 17 was attended by approx. 55 members and guests. The atmosphere was still a little flat similar to the previous auction (this is of course my subjective view) and as Mike has previously pointed out there were some newer and younger people in attendance. Lots offered were again excellent though there was a number of duplicated lots which I think resulted in lower prices all round. PLEASE NOTE: numbers and percentages in brackets refer to the previous auction and are provided for comparison. Overall prices were well down on previous Auctions which could be the result of many factors AGM, Winter, large number of duplicate lots etc etc
Here are the stats for those who like them. A total of 143 lots went under the hammer from an original list of 147.  (There were four scratched/lots withdrawn) Here is a break up of Lots by number and percentage of total. For the second consecutive auction Lots were passed in, being four Plant Lots that were passed in with no bids being received or did not meet Reserve.


TYPE                                     Number of Lots          % of Total                              
Book/Mag                             2                                 1.40
 Catfish                                 18                              12.59
 Cichlids                                59                              41.26
 Non Cichlids                        11                               7.69
 Other                                     7                                4.90
 Plants                                   38                              26.57
 Shrimp                                 7                                 4.90
 Snails                                    1                                 0.70
 Total Fish                          70                                 48.95
 Total Fish&Catfish          88                                   61.54
 Total                                  143                              100.00
* Sub-total of all fish not part of overall total.
** All items not categorised as above.
Chichlids, Catfish and Cichlid Books/Mags, made up 55% (43% ) of Lots on offer and Non-Cichlids, Plants, Shrimp and Snails made up 40% (47% n) of Lots on offer. The remaining 5% was made up of Other items (Food, pumps, accessories etc.). Obviously the Committees strategy is working as for the first time since I have been doing the Auction Roundup Chichlids, Catfish and Cichlid Books/Mags has made up more than 50% of the Lots and exceeded Non-Cichlids, Plants, Shrimp and Snail Lots
Being a Cichlid Society I have included tables which are cichlid specific.
Breakup of Cichlid Lots.
   Cichlid Lots             Number of Lots          % of Total
 Tanganyikan                        20                           33.9
 Malawi                                 33                           55.9
 Victoria                                  2                           3.4
 Central /Sth American        4                            6.8
 African                                   0                             0.0
 Total                                       59                         100.0
Top selling Malawis: (based on cost per fish)
Description                                                                                         Lot Price                                                   Ave each
5 x Otopharynx Lithobates "Sulphur crest" 5cm                        $ 55.00                                               $         11.00
3 x Placidochromis Phenochilus Mdoka "White Lip" 4-5cm    $ 60.00                                                $         20.00
5 x Pseudotropheus sp. "Williamsi North" @ 5 cm Spilo         $ 50.00                                                $         10.00
4x Lethrinop sp. Red Cap (Itungi) - 5cm                                     $ 65.00                                                  $         16.25
3 x Placidochromis Phenochilus Mdoka "White Lip" 4-5cm    $ 30.00                                                $         10.00
3 x Neolamprologus similis @ 2cm                                              $ 40.00                                                 $         13.33
1 x Pair Nimbochromis Fuscotaeniatus 9cm                             $ 30.00                                                    $         15.00
Top selling Tanganyikans:
 Description                                                                                           Lot Price                                     Ave each
 4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm                       $         120.00                            $     30.00
6 x Tropheus moorii "Kasakalawe" SGCF                                $         150.00                                     $     25.00
6 x Tropheus brichardi "Canary Cheek" SGCF                           $         120.00                                 $     20.00
4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm                         $         180.00                          $     45.00
1 x Altolamprologus compressiceps "gold comp" male 9cm   $           45.00                        $     45.00
6 x Lamprologus Ocellatus"Blue" @ 3cm                                  $         130.00                          $     21.67
All of the others:
 Description                                                                                             Lot Price                                               Ave each
 2 x Symphysodon Discus                                                                         $           55.00                                   $     27.50
1 x Pair Hoplarcus Psittacus - True parrot cichlid 7-8cm                $         150.00                                   $     75.00
1 x Pair Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi 3-4cm                                         $           30.00                                   $     15.00
This Auction saw a smaller number of donations for the Stuart Grant Fund with only 9 Lots,
Chen and Bigjohnnofish again topped the list and welcome to Spilo with 17 lots being the next highest.  Looks like hes had a Tang clearout with 8 Tang Lots being 40% of the total Tang Lots on offer. And if I hadnt been staying up in Perth I would have been taking the Blue Occies back to Bunbury with me.
NAME                             No of Lots              %
 chen                                27                        18.88
bigjohnnofish                 27                        18.88
 Spilo                                17                        11.89
sjconsen                          11                          7.69
stormfyre                        11                          7.69
 Mac                                  9                            6.29
 Sendmeister                   9                            6.29
 Donations                       9                           6.29
 poncho                            7                            4.90
bostave                            4                            2.80
 Mr Red                            5                             3.50
 Mr Blue                           3                             2.10
 Cherax                             2                             1.40
 Mattia                              1                              0.70
 Chocky                            1                               0.70
 Total                             143                             100.00
The most expensive individual fish of the night were 1 x Pair Hoplarcus Psittacus - True parrot cichlid 7-8cm for $150 or $75 each, and 2 x Leporacanthicus (L007) "vampire pleco" 4-6cm which went for $50
The most expensive lot was $180 for 4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm i.e. $45 per fish by all accounts this was a bargain.
Apart from 1 bag of feeder guppies the quality stock averaged just over $3.50 ($7.00) a fish with the highest being $4.50 ($12.50) per fish for a bag of 2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "purple moscows" 3-5cm MF Average price was down by half on the previous auction
Description                                                                                                    Lot Price                       Ave Each
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "albino sunsets" 3-5cm MF               $           12.00                 $       3.00
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blue lace" 3-5cm MF                         $           15.00                 $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "red snakeskins" 3-5cm MF               $           15.00                 $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "albino platinum" 3-5cm MF               $           15.00               $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "purple moscows" 3-5cm MF              $           18.00               $       4.50
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blonde endlers" 3-5cm MF               $           10.00                $       2.50
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blue scarlet endlers" 3-4cm MF       $           10.00                 $       2.50
Shrimp Lots were down as were the prices again popular and apart from ninjas all got good prices with a bag of 4 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps (2M2F) 1.5-2 cm going for $40 or $10.00 per shrimp. All prices were down considerably on the previous auction.
Description                                                                                                                 Lot Price                         Ave Each
10 x Carolina sp. Gulf 1 - Darwin Red nose shrimp - 1-2cm                    $           40.00                $       4.00
10 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps A-S grade 1 cm              $           60.00                $       6.00
10 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps A-S grade 1 cm               $           60.00               $       6.00
4 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps (2M2F) 1.5-2 cm             $           40.00                $     10.00
10 x Carolina sp. Gulf 1 - Darwin Red nose shrimp - 1-2cm                     $           40.00               $       4.00
Plants there were 38 Lots (an decrease of 20% on last auction), No star of the show this time as they were passed in and average Lot price was down to $11
I am in the process of setting up Graphs for separate Species and will hopefully be able to post these later
I post this for the people that were not able to get there.


#361518 Fish Dying... Again

Posted by moses123 on 03 May 2017 - 10:43 PM

Just an update.
On the 13th April did another water change of about 30% and added 3 tri-sulpha tablets and some aquarium salt.
On the 17th I did another 30% water change and added 4 tri-sulpha tablets and some more aquarium salt.
I lost all my remaining galaxy rasboras from the 13-17th. I think it was from the salt/medication as they disappeared over night but not sure.
On the 20th, noticed the fish had white spot which was strange since tri-sulpha usually cures it so I used ickaway. No sign of white spot since.
On the 23rd, noticed angels had fin rot. One of them had it quite bad. They're veil tails and one of them looks like a regular angel. Since these guys were the inital cause of my problems I realised I should just take them out and chucked them in their own little quarantine tank to see what happens.

Since then I have lost no fish and all seem to be doing okay, even the stupid angels in their own tank. Let's hope this post doesn't jinx anything and thank you to everyone who shared their input.

#360814 Algae Eater Id

Posted by moses123 on 31 March 2017 - 08:44 PM

Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis). I think.

#360757 Group Buy - Now Closed

Posted by moses123 on 29 March 2017 - 09:45 AM

20 for me thanks

#360756 Wts> Xanthic Jaguar Cichlid Female $25

Posted by moses123 on 29 March 2017 - 09:44 AM

Tried locally but none available atm. Thanks for the help, appreciate it.
Seems you're right, thanks Lei.

#360451 What Spawned In Your Tank Today???

Posted by moses123 on 16 March 2017 - 06:34 PM

Here's the pair.Attached File  imgfish.jpg   142.65KB   10 downloads

Unfortunately woke up the next day to find all the eggs gone and the female no longer being super aggressive.

I assume she ate them all when I turned off the lights. Hopefully they succeed next time.


Also looking at some land in Morley so might be moving a little bit closer, but still north. Thanks for the tip with BBS, I was at Vebas yesterday but only saw your post today. Next time I'm there I'll have a look.

And nice work on the kribs!

#360407 Floating Plant?

Posted by moses123 on 15 March 2017 - 11:46 AM

Frogbit's the one! Thanks malawiman.

And Westie if you could just move further up north, that'd be great, thanks.

#360353 What Spawned In Your Tank Today???

Posted by moses123 on 13 March 2017 - 09:34 PM

Today I noticed my apistogramma agassizii fire gold guarding some eggs.

Also, does anyone know where to get baby brine shrimp or microworms? I would like to try and raise these fry.


#357900 Fish Suddenly Dying? Please Help!

Posted by moses123 on 20 December 2016 - 10:45 AM

Well I'm currently not in the country so my sister's in charge of the tank. I'll try and advise her as best as possible but let's hope when I return the tank isnt wiped. Thanks for everyones help and input. Really appreciated.