Billphil

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About Billphil

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  • Currently Breeding Yes, Bettas

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  1. Billphil added a post in a topic: Substrate for wild Bettas?   

    Just wondering what people's opinions are on the substrate to use for wild Bettas?

    a) use no substrate and just roots, aubias, java fern, caves and other assorted things?
    b)use a granite type sand substrate with roots, aubias, java fern, caves and other assorted things?
    c) some other combination that you might suggestion

    Not asking for either a) b) or c) but also ur reasons for suggestion the use of the particulaar substrate you recommend and whether you have used it ever?

    Many thanks


    Bill
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  2. Billphil added a post in a topic: Betta ninja (blue)   

    Obtained thsi delightful fish through Aquarium Industries wholesalers. Is it Betta strohi? Hate the use of common names
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  3. Billphil added a post in a topic: New batch of wilds   

    I notice that the Aquarium Industries stock list has quite a number of wild bettas available. Your LFS should be able to get some in if you want them
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  4. Billphil added a post in a topic: What can I keep other than bettas?   

    How about killifish?
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  5. Billphil added a post in a topic: Latest Pickup - Freshwater Pipefish   

    I thought freshwater pipefish were banned imports
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  6. Billphil added a post in a topic: Fundulopanchax spoorenbergi   

    Wanting just FIVE pairs. I cannot help out there but could have helped out with just one pair. Sorry
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  7. Billphil added a post in a topic: The Famous EDAS AUCTION - Sat 28th April   

    Macrostoma were selling very cheaply at the auction - $100for a trio
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  8. Billphil added a post in a topic: Betta cf Stiktos   

    Anyone have any experience or knowledge of this wild fish

    AI currently has then in stock
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  9. Billphil added a post in a topic: Betta antuta   

    Picked up two pairs of Betta antuta today at Coburg aquarium. They seem to have settled in well already and are looking very nice fish.

    Coburg only has 5 pairs if anyone is interested (make that 3 pairs now)
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  10. Billphil added a post in a topic: What to do... with one of my display tanks   

    My only concern with the tests is that the nitrate level has gone down to zero. Usually that builds up over time
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  11. Billphil added a post in a topic: Aquarium Society of Victoria 2012 dates   



    Actually it was not an invasion as property rights of the indiegnous inhabitants would have been vastly different (and far more legally beneficial to the indigenous inhabitants) if England had invaded and conquered Australia. It was deemed a settlement of uninhabitated land (that is no significant agricultural activity as recognised by the European powers of that time) and so the doctrine of terra nullius applied. This means that those British laws as applicable to the conditions in the new colony immediately came into force.

    If you are interested in this process, read the High Court decision of Mabo v State of Queensland (1992)
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  12. Billphil added a post in a topic: Aquarium Society of Victoria 2012 dates   

    Guess being last Thursday in the month it is just scheduled for that day...

    Maybe we will be offerd lamb on BBQ and pavlova...
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  13. Billphil added a post in a topic: Aquarium Society of Victoria 2012 dates   

    If it is the same presentation as he gave at ANGFA in the second half of last year, it is a very worthwhile lecture to go along to hear.

    It gives a great insight into field trips which we do not have much opportunity to undertake in Victoria

    I will be attending again
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  14. Billphil added a post in a topic: Overheard at the LFS today....   

    I thought everyone knew about fish and salt - on Friday nights when as a good Catholic I buy fish and chips, the guy behind the counter always adds salt
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  15. Billphil added a post in a topic: Sanitising / Disinfecting Tanks, Nets & Everything else   

    Dettol solution updated weekly is more like (b)

    Betadine is actually an organic iodine form and good for gargling when u have a sore throat
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