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Has anyone kept or keep Australian Natives? Keeping wild betta and thinking species maintainance got me thinking about our own native species. What are they like? Easy to keep/ water requirements? Breed how? Variety? Got any pics? Have done a little research and not alot of info or maybe I haven't found it yet. They have a club too.

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I have kept them in the past but none at the moment. Have never bred them - never really tried to as they were all brackish/enormous and I didn't have a spare tributary for them to spawn in :lookaround: Ever since I went to Wagga Wagga and saw the giant Murray Cod as a child I have been interested in them, but lots of other stuf got in the way of getting into them properly.

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I'm only keeping two species of galaxias, firetailed gudgeons and river blackfish at the moment.. But I've kept quite a few other species over the years.

What are they like? Easy to keep/ water requirements? Breed how? Variety? Got any pics?

Have done a little research and not alot of info or maybe I haven't found it yet.

Have to be more specific on which species.

Like every other fish on the planet, they're all different and have different needs.

Here's a list of a fair few Australian freshwater fish..

http://www.fishbase.org/Country/CountryRes...roup=freshwater

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You can regularly pick up firetail gudgeons from the feeder tanks, I believe they come through bayfish and petras at varying times of the year. I found a dwarf flathead gudgeon pair in a feeder tank once, STUNNING male, female was less stunning :shifty: Gave them away to a friend, but unfortunately the girl jumped and the male eventually passed on from disease.

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You can regularly pick up firetail gudgeons from the feeder tanks, I believe they come through bayfish and petras at varying times of the year.

A few places have realised that they're more interesting in tanks than inside other fish so they're selling them for a higher price.

From what I remember, Auburn is selling them for around $10 now.

About time.

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