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#1 *Michael*

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

hay all im gonna get bak into my tank busters now im looking at the Polypteridae family and the genus Polypterus is the ones im guessing i can keep i have looked through all the topics in this section now i know pet magic had the Polypterus delhezi but are these the only type allowed to be imported/kept in W.A. if not how often do these guys show up on LFS lists i did look at the noxious list but didnt find anything

any help would be appreciated

#2 Peckoltia

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

Hi mate

They don't really show up in fish shops very often at all. Your best bet will be sourcing bichirs privately.

Main polypterus we get in Aus are ornates, senegals, delhezi and endlicheri (tigers).

They are 100% legal to keep in WA.

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#3 mistapredictable

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

Who could we source them from?

#4 *Michael*

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

i think i know who i could source one from il hit a few leads n see how i go dels and albino is what im looking for

#5 mistapredictable

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

Let us know how you go with the Delhezi! I'm after those too! =) Good luck!

#6 zach16

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

Yeah mate i got a tiger and a few senegals bichirs and im keen for some more so if u find any let me know man.

#7 *Michael*

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Yeh no worries zach I'm jus out to see what's out there atm won't be wanting one for a month or two but it could take that long to source lol

#8 zach16

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Yeah theres not alot around but u just got to get in touch with the right people.

#9 *Michael*

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Also I know they need good hiding places iv got some big bits of drift wood and alot of limestone is this appropriate ? And because they like it more darker than usual what sort of lighting I was thinking about getting some underwater led lights to place under my driftwood and limestone will it annoy the heck out of them ?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

Im after anything but senegals also! Not sure if limestone is appropriate for a birchir tank as it will tend to raise the PH and they aren't known to be fans of very hard water, the wood should be good though!

#11 *Michael*

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

ah k kool il handball the limestone over to the missus she can put it in her tanks, has anyone tried or have the underwater led lights would like to know how they are and if ppl are pleased with the look

#12 spilo

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

just a few old pics of my birchirs...






Edited by spilo, 17 March 2012 - 08:00 AM.


#13 *Michael*

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

Nice looking birchirs spilo where did you get the albino birchirs from ? And how much did they set you back ?

#14 Peckoltia

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:08 PM









#15 mistapredictable

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

Such nice Birchirs so little birchirs going around =(

#16 Peckoltia

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

Tankbuster glory days are behind us...

#17 ice

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

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#18 Midnite76

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

Only if you let them Alex

I'm still soldiering on......
We cannot let the Govt win by making it difficult to the point we all give up

#19 spilo

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

hay Alex.... them were the days wink.gif

#20 ilikefish

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:27 PM


Seems like the older we get the less we're allowed to keep/do sad.gif

Government, Wife . . .




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