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In Topic: Puddle Pirating In Wa

02 February 2019 - 04:34 PM

Just a heads up if anyone's collecting at this time of year. It's marron season, so not only will you get Fisheries officers asking you what you're doing, but you'll also get random people driving by and stopping to ask you what you're doing and if you have a license.


I was collecting today and an old lady stopped by to ask me if I had a license (didn't even bother asking me what I was after). Told her "yeah I do, but it's at home" (which was a lie, I don't have a license), but she still seem unconvinced. It was only when she brought up the marron I was supposedly catching did I tell her I wasn't after marron, just native fish. She buggered off after that :D


I don't think anyone, even Fisheries officers, cares about if you actually have a permit if you're only after ornamental fish.


Btw admins, maybe get this thread pinned?

In Topic: My Tandanus Bostocki

09 November 2018 - 07:25 AM

No it didnt :(

Ill see if I can get another one while Im collecting on the weekend, and Ill sterilise the tanks before adding them

In Topic: Puddle Pirating In Wa

02 November 2018 - 01:51 PM

Blackwater pools - Scott River - Blackwood River


The blackwater pools near East Augusta have large numbers of Galaxiella nigrostriata (might write more about them in a future thread), but also, literally thousands of tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs and small koonacs and gilgies (seeing them so much, instead of actual fish can get irritating :angry: ). Lepidogalaxias salamandroides are recorded to occur there, but I didn't see any. I might have more luck with them in summer, when the pools are smaller.


Speaking of the pools, I do not believe they dry out completely in summer, otherwise no aquatic plants would grow 


Also saw a turtle, which was cool. No introduced fish or invert species, the pools are completely disconnected from any tributary that might permit introduced species to enter the pools.


I was surprised by all the native plants, there were a few species of fully aquatic macrophytes (I know one of them was Triglochin procerum but I'm unsure of the others), even lilies. I doubt they're feral species.




Gingin Brook - Moore River


I mentioned this one in a separate thread, but I completely forgot to write about it here.


The upper Gingin Brook is dominated heavily by introduced plant species (not surprising though, seeing as how there is farmland on either side of the brook), but in contrast, there are no introduced fish and invert species, only natives, probably because of the presumably completely zero salinity. There is a single aquatic macrophyte, not sure on the species but it's similar to vallis.


The water flow is moderate.


There are Nannoperca vittata, Galaxias occidentalis (which are in lower numbers), Palaemonetes australisPseudogobius olorumAfurcagobius suppositus (which I've seen attain huge sizes; around ten centimetres long), Cherax quinquecarinatus (C. tenuimanus also occur there, though I haven't seen any; C. preisii appear to be absent), Galaxiella munda and Bostockia porosa.

In Topic: How Do I Get A Hold Of These?

31 October 2018 - 03:36 PM

Oh yeah, Aquagreen. I remember he collected P. Weberi specimens a few years back, and the above document mentioned something about mudskippers from a Northern Territory aquaculture facility (could be Dave).

Ill get in touch with him and see what he can do.

In Topic: How Do I Get A Hold Of These?

31 October 2018 - 09:08 AM

You're talking about the allowed import list, right? Forgot about those...


The aforementioned species are Aussie natives, but idk if they're WA natives...


Edit: Just had a read of the List of Exempt Native Specimens: https://www.legislat...ils/F2014C00407


Three mudskipper species are mentioned: P. weberi, P. argentillineatus, and P. sp. (says "new guinea mudskipper, so probably P. novaeguineaensis)


Not the species I'm looking for, though