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About VickiPS

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    Anas horribilis
  • Birthday 01/18/1955

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  1. Listing updated -- thanks, someone!
  2. I've just had a couple of days at Evans Head (northern NSW), and saw some little fish I didn't recognise. They came in to the river mouth on the rising tide, in amongst schools of mullet, juvenile tailor, and the usual beach/estuary fish. They were small and probably juveniles, I guess (c. 6-7cm); flat-bodied, like a scat or mono; and strikingly marked with very clear zebra stripes. Anyone know what they might be?
  3. Aaaargh!! Being forced to choose from so many highly desirable options is doing my head in! CURSE YOU AUSAQUASCUM! (PS. Joking, as if you didn't know)
  4. Thank you one and all! I had a beaut day -- got taken to breakfast by Tony and the family, pampered all day, the grandboys brought me flowers and I had a terrific dinner at home tonight. What more could a Nana want?
  5. *BUMP* Just wanted to let people know that the sticky list of State links for permitted species has been checked and updated where necessary.
  6. I haven't quite decided yet. I guess I will eventually, but I'm just not sure where, and it needs a bit of maintenance work first :(
  7. I think probably because the tank is so choc-a-bloc, there are enough distractions for the gouramis not to start targetting other fish. If you are hoping to breed the blue dwarf gouramis, are you certain you have both sexes? Fish shops tend to sell only males.
  8. Ollie the Oscar has gone to a new home. He was never the same after his near-death experience when the filter shorted out in his tank, and he gradually became blind. His vision was so poor that he had trouble catching live food, so that one of his tasty snacks (a blue crayfish) escaped into the rocks and lurked there, unnoticed, until she became quite a respectable size. Older meant bolder, leading to a tussle with Ollie that cost her a claw. However, she gradually started taking her revenge, popping out from the rocks to nip at Ollie's tail when his head was turned. Ollie started to
  9. Hey, Trace, long time no something-or-other! Good to see you :)
  10. What a shame about the sparkling gouramis, Lilli! I share your enthusiasm for them; they are absolutely fascinating little creatures, and so pretty.
  11. Great location, J-L! Wish I'd seen this thread sooner. Anyway, bless this shop and all who sail in her! I'll be passing the word around.
  12. I've had a couple of all-in-one systems with overhead wet/dry filters built into the hood (including a 4-footer still in use). I can't say I'm a fan of all-in-ones, as the electrical connections for the lights rust out, but I do like the filters -- I've found them very efficient and able to cope with a pretty substantial bioload.
  13. I've found that 5 is a good minimum number for a girls' tank, and 20 - 25L a reasonable minumum size, as long as there are plenty of plants and hidey places. One thing I learned from bitter experience (over and over again ) -- if one girl seems to be super-aggro, make sure she's not really a short-finned male!
  14. Love to join you both, but I'll be on holiday in Tassie :)
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