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#367880 Wtb: Murray Cod

Posted by malawiman85 on 21 February 2021 - 08:36 AM

Thanks. Didn’t even know they were a thing. Looks like a good setup.

#367868 Native Threatened And Endangered Fish Breeding

Posted by malawiman85 on 26 January 2021 - 10:23 PM

Yep Translocation and Aquaculture permits would be required.
Would be tough to get the ok to release back into wild too with the risk of introducing disease.
The main reasons for endangerment of species is environmental. Releasing more won’t fix their environment.
Lastly, there have previously been efforts made to breed salamanderfish in captivity with no luck.
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#367660 Shipping Fish Interstate?

Posted by malawiman85 on 18 April 2020 - 02:12 PM

They have some weird rules they just brought in.... I was trying to ship birds from Perth to Geraldton.

They are still doing normal shipping for account holders. For non-account holders you need to book through an animal handler... this is in case the flight gets cancelled and they get stuck with a bunch of unwanted animals apparently...
Call Qantas Freight for most up to date information.

#367656 Nightfish

Posted by malawiman85 on 07 April 2020 - 07:32 PM

Just a timing thing.
I never caught a heap of Pygmys there but always a few. When the nightfish spawn, you tend not to see many mosquitofish. Presumably the nightfish fry start preying on the Gambusia fry in the shallow vegetation.
Best bet is to have a crack around spring time.

#367633 Nightfish

Posted by malawiman85 on 11 March 2020 - 07:30 PM


I’ve caught 2 - 4cm juvies in Ellen brook before. Usually hiding in long vegetation.
Not sure that pygmys would survive hungry nightfish as they get bigger but if they grow up with them they might not be so inclined to view them as food.
Just use a little scoop net and sweep in through the vegetation.

#367487 Wtb: Gobies

Posted by malawiman85 on 20 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

Fish market Reserve around the boat ramp... just on dark with a torch... you’ll get plenty in an hour.

#367486 Mary River Cod (Maccullochella Mariensis)

Posted by malawiman85 on 20 August 2019 - 07:38 PM

Marys on livefish 30cm $250
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#367483 Wtb: Gobies

Posted by malawiman85 on 15 August 2019 - 07:27 PM

If you’re after Swan River gobies, you shouldn’t have much trouble. Pretty much any waterway in less than 1 foot of water on sand... easy with a little scoop net at night with a torch.

#367481 New Tank Mates

Posted by malawiman85 on 15 August 2019 - 08:17 AM


If you add same species they will naturally partner up and become territorial.
If you’re going for a mixed species display, I’d suggest all males.

#367443 Sump To Canister Advise

Posted by malawiman85 on 25 July 2019 - 01:16 PM

For the price and running costs you could buy 2 mid size mid price filters that give you extra piece of mind in the event of failure.

AquaOne Nautilus 2700 is a big canister that is about half the price of 2260.

Not disagreeing with previous post... just throwing out some other options.

#367411 L007 Plecos Wanted

Posted by malawiman85 on 08 July 2019 - 06:17 PM

Not sure if he’s around here much but PM him and you might catch him.

#367297 Substrate ThatíLl Hold Its Shape?

Posted by malawiman85 on 01 May 2019 - 07:54 PM

If you want to make the clay a bit less clay like add a bit of play sand till you get the consistency you’re after... good luck, looks like a fun project... keep the updates coming.

#367143 Overhauled The Coatsacolcos Tank Yesterday!

Posted by malawiman85 on 11 February 2019 - 01:54 PM

Nice work... looking good. Not a lot of cichlid displays here anymore which is a shame.

#367104 Painting A Background

Posted by malawiman85 on 01 February 2019 - 10:29 AM

Cheers mate, all good now.
Tank looks good.

#367070 Native Displays

Posted by malawiman85 on 21 January 2019 - 12:33 PM

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Mary River Cod