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Does any body know where I can get , murry cod , yellow belly or Aust Bass from , prefer north of river  .

 

I want to put some in a tank , our gold fish died after we put a new fish in that had a disease and the other fish died within 5 days of the new fish being introduced .

 

I would love a murry cod or Bass in the tank just to see how they hunt and feed .

 

CHEERS , MAV

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cant you get a small one

Tue, 2008-03-11 16:58

cant you get a small one where you fish, i think theres a place up kingsley way, its just off the main road i think heading towards wanneroo rd

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You want to catch or buy?

Tue, 2008-03-11 17:50

You want to catch or buy?

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i would guess at buying dean

Tue, 2008-03-11 17:54

i would guess at buying dean

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I know someone who might be

Tue, 2008-03-11 18:14

I know someone who might be able to get them, he collects marine fish etc. will let you know when I hear back from them.

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I know you said North but

Tue, 2008-03-11 18:30

I know you said North but Vebas in Oconnor usually have a good range of small natives and could help you out.

 

Having said that you'd want a pretty large tank for most of the fish you mentioned to be happy. For a more reasonable sized fish you could try a bream or an archer ... archers are pretty cool when they feed also 

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i had an archer but the

Tue, 2008-03-11 18:34

i had an archer but the oscars didnt like him nor did the salmon tail catfish, nice fish but found it hard to keep.

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Yeah my marine aquarium just

Tue, 2008-03-11 18:47

Yeah my marine aquarium just crashed the other week and lost lots of $$$ worth in fish and coral.

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Murray cod are great

Tue, 2008-03-11 19:29

Murray cod are great aquarium pets with charachter, however they are best kept in a larger tank by them selves.

 They are a very dominant aggressive fish that will kill anything it's size or smaller usually.

 Cheers, Allan

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Wed, 2008-03-12 13:58

 

Yeah I hear you Al , I catch them all the time on lures and plastics and you certainly know when a fish strikes , I was going to put it in an aquarium while it's small then into a large pond when it out grows the tank

 

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What about barramundi?

Wed, 2008-03-12 15:32

They are great to keep in aquariums and cheap to buy too.


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They are dodgey to put into

Wed, 2008-03-12 19:42

They are dodgey to put into a big pond though Rodrat, Unless it is heated. Lost a few to cold nights in the pond.

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Yep

Wed, 2008-03-12 20:03

To keep them in a pond u need to heat it somehow otherwise they dont feed and slowly die. You can rig up a solar heating system using black pipe, me mate did that.


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Black pipe and a slow pump?

Wed, 2008-03-12 21:19

Black pipe and a slow pump?

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Heating

Wed, 2008-03-12 22:16

Me and a mate hooked the filtration up to black piping and put it out in the sun during the day and then put heaters in the water at night.
They lasted a while, got them to about 60 or 70cm before they died. They do grow quick. I got mine from golden pond too. they were about 10 cm when i got them and put 4 in a five foot tank until thay reached 30cm and then thet went into the pond.




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Unfortunately they are

Thu, 2008-03-13 14:58

Unfortunately they are unable to get them mav.