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#1 SharonW77

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:59 PM

Hi All,

I'm new to this forum and have a large tank currently with big Peacock Bass and Barra in it. I have another 1000 litre and I hope to set up with some other large predatory fish. I was thinking:

Red Saratoga

I'm not sure if all these are legal in Australia or how easy they are to source.

Is there anyone who has these or experience with them that could offer some info or point me in the right direction.


#2 Rodders02

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:10 PM

Hello and welcome. You will be able to source Saratoga leichardti very easily during summer. Jardini pop up occasionally every now and then. As for the other species listed, it is fair to assume you won't find them, and in the odd chance that you have a friend of a friend of a friend etc expect to pay quite a few thousand. Some species like green arowana pop up occasionally, but don't hold your breath.

That being said, there are plenty of other cool predatory fish readily available such as freshwater rays, Murray cod, other large cichlids and if you're willing to go the extra mile you may be able to source a giant gourami, datnoid or bichir.

Best of luck, Tom

Edited by Rodders02, 08 August 2017 - 09:31 AM.

#3 Jules

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:52 AM

Leis come up frequently, seasonal fish though, so need to wait a few more months.


Haven't seen anything other than huge jardinis for sale of late, shame as they are a gorgeous fish.


Tarpon / Ox Eye herring have come up time to time on lists (more so over east) think a couple hundred bucks can get you one.


Arowana are about, for Asian aros get your wallet out nothing shy of a few thousand.


Silver arowanas are now being bred in South Australia and relatively cheap (think $650 a pop from the wholesaler) - only problem is getting them here as Fisheries have a thing against them - as they do with most exotics haha. Funnily the silver aros where on the Aquarium Industries list recently, so most of the LFS could have go them but I'm sure that none would of tried as quarantine and inspection would of seen them confiscated.


If your after more bass I have 3 large, high quality females I'm looking to sell B)

#4 malawiman85

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

Mangrove jack or sooty grunter

#5 Peckoltia

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:28 PM

There is a largeish ox eye herring/tarpon for sale on gumtree.

#6 Jules

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:34 AM

And both jardini and leichardti are available over east for a seasonable price atm, and the seller will ship

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