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#1 Jules

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 01:34 PM

Quick, on gumtree there are some small bumble groupers for anyone after something different.

Arguably able to live in freshwater long-term, but I believe as they mature they prefer a full marine environment.



#2 Pattison

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:43 PM

how well do you think they could cope in fullfresh?



#3 Jules

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:41 AM

Personally not sure, but seen on other forums and in particular the monster fish keepers pages that some guys have kept them in full FW for quite some time.



#4 ice

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:18 AM

These would be bloody awesome to keep but they grow to an immense size and you would need a bloody serious setup to keep one to adulthood.



#5 Peckoltia

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:16 AM

yeah it is a strange aquarium choice. Most people buying a marine fish that grows huge and trying to keep it in full FW. 

 

I'm sure there are some people who have had short to middle term success. My guess would be that the vast majority would be dead in under 5 years. 



#6 ice

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:21 AM

Unfortunately that is likely the case. Would be amazing to keep one in a big salt water swimming pool if you could set it up right. Unfortunately they have lost most to all of their colour once then reach about 1m.

#7 Peckoltia

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:55 PM

On a similar note - Saw a heap of juvenile golden trevalley at Ocean Reef Aquarium yesterday, they were tiny ~4cm but awesome to look at. Was so tempted to drop half a dozen in my reef tank. Couldn't handle the headache down the track. 



#8 ice

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:58 PM

Oh man I wouldn't have been able to resist one of those little buggers!!



#9 Jules

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:44 AM

A guy I know had a couple small ones in his reef tank years and years back, they were awesome, would swim into your hand for food.

Your tank could fit a few Alex :lol:



#10 Peckoltia

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:48 AM

haha. No chance, look up some Golden Trevally fishing pics. 10-15kg brutes.



#11 ice

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:53 AM

Haha no need, Ive caught them myself! They are absolute machines especially on the fly gear. Imagine a pet one in a big salt water pond though!




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