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  1. Caryl

    Gold ancistrus fry

    Terrible photo as glass was dirty and lots of reflections from surrounding windows but I wanted to get some photos before they disappeared again. There is a teenage ancistrus (the one on the left side of the aquarium, you can just see a bit of the head) and 2 fry. You can just see dad's bristles bottom right
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  2. They are native so can't be sold without a permit but you can collect your own Most streams have these and they can be netted by running a net along the water weeds growing along the sides.
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  3. If anyone wants to chat Hermanns tortoises, feel free to start a chat on here :>) Happy to help newbies, happy to learn from old timers ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
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  4. Caryl

    Traveling tank

    I Googled car aquarium and got lots of interesting ideas but not quite what you had in mind ๐Ÿ™‚ The Chinese have produced a car with an aquarium built into a seat rest console. I'm sure there is a way to build your idea but, if the idea is to introduce your daughter to nature, I would be inclined to catch stuff to put in a holding tank, wherever you stopped. Find out all you can about what you have found in that location, then let it all go again before you move on.
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  5. just hatched more babies they are about 5 days old now.
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  6. Hi Fishboy, I have a fish room in Upper Hutt if you need to rehome him or switch him for one of my many bristlenoses you are more than welcome, if he really is a bit like you say we have Multiple tanks so he can go into one of his own if needed.
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  7. Depending on how many layers of cotton wool you are replacing, swap them one at a time with a couple of weeks in between to give time for the bacteria to grow. Putting them in the tank for a week or two before swapping them out in the filter also works.
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  8. It looks to me like the plants have been grown emersed and are having a struggle converting to submersed growth. You can sometimes have better luck if you put these plants in a glass of water on the window sill until they grow roots.
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  9. liam

    New Zealand glass shrimp

    what is the highest temperature they have been able to withstand inside your aquariums?
    1 point
  10. A little light reading LOL Activities like pet shops, non-commercial domestic aquaponics, and ponds: do not need a fish-farm licence do not need to be registered as a fish farmer. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/fishing-aquaculture/aquaculture-fish-and-shellfish-farming/setting-up-a-land-based-fish-farm/
    1 point
  11. Would still require a permit to sell which willinvolve proof of breeding etc.
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  12. livingart

    MERRY XMAS 2022.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2023.
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  13. Does anybody know where you can catch Paratya curvirostris in the Wellington area? I have some in my aquarium, which I caught in Hawkes bay. They are great at keeping it clean. However I have another aquarium now and wanted to catch some more, but I have moved to Wellington and do not know where they can be found. Can anyone help please? Cheers Bert
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  14. I've been thinking about keeping these in a (semi-)dedicated tank next year when I'm back from my holiday. But where would I get them, I haven't seen any for sale online yet? If I need to catch them myself, how and where do I do that?
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  15. livingart

    Water Poppy- Auckland

    Unwanted organism https://aquariumworld.nz/databases/1-plants/90-Hydrocleys-nymphoides
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  16. Hi there - thanks for stopping by! This is my first marine tank and I need help. I'm currently mid cycle with my nitrites on the way down and lights still off, so I would like to get some copepods and microcrustacians started. The purpose of this is to preemptively help battle the upcoming "ugly" phase, as BRS suggests. I could buy a small zoa colony or something (as suggested by my LFS), but I want to turn lights on very slowly, so this won't do. I could also buy some live rock but I feel like it would introduce more trouble than good. I could "cook" it in the dark for a while but I can't find any live rock for sale. I would happily cultivate these critters separately but I can't find a way to start them - what do you experienced reefers suggest? I want to start my lights slowly and get the pods in first without introducing extra complications TIA
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  17. Hi, there is usually not enough nutrients in the system until is fully cycled and become a stable living environment, then you can add a piece of rock with copepods to the system.
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  18. Looking to rehome an adult albino rainbow shark. His name is Fanta! He's relatively shy, and will need a 200L + tank with no other bottom feeders. He loves to hide, and will do best with large, peaceful tank mates. He has been with me for ~6 months. He's been living in a 240L tank. I'm happy to throw in the food I feed him, along with his log ornament! (it's his favourite place to hang out). I am rehoming due to being unable to maintain all of my tanks. I'm very sad about it, so I would love to get updates of how he goes too
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  19. Caryl

    Traveling tank

    The shrimp will be fine and can take 5 - 26C. Not sure if you will be able to open this link...
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  20. Latia neritoides Ease of care: unknown Conservation status: Least Concern the worlds only bio-luminescent and phosphorescent limpet
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  21. Caryl

    Pothos plant for aquarium

    I believe it is very good for biological filtration as it removes nitrates so helps reduce algae. It is grown above water with only the roots submerged. The roots should grow very well and provide good cover for fry. Some put them in hanging baskets on the top edge of the aquarium, no good if you have a lid that totally covers it, or put it in a hang on the back filter.
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  22. We have been working away breeding quietly from 2 fry to get numbers up to a decent amount and have now passed a few trios on to other breeders. But we managed to hatch some old peat and got lucky
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  23. Iโ€™ll wait for my tank to mature a bit more in that case. Iโ€™d be keen for some of your Anubias later in the year if you still have some
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  24. Caryl

    Suspected Swim Bladder

    Keep us updated on how it's doing.
    1 point
  25. Barbs are good and hardy, an easy care fish. The bigger the group (dependent on aquarium size of course) the more interesting their behaviour. They are more likely to show schooling behaviour in a large group.
    1 point
  26. rule of thumb is no more then a third total filter media at once. As Caryl said, if you change it / them over a few weeks it should be okay Are you sure its cotton wool and not the white filter sponge, which you may be able to clean in some old tank water and put back in and then replace when it starts to impact your filters flow
    1 point
  27. Yeah i can relate, i love it but took me a while to get the exact right sound that was part of them fun
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  28. JJWooble

    Bumblebees

    I bought a group of 6 bumblebee gobies last Sunday for my hardwater 30 litre tank (previously just had guppies in it). They were a bit nippier than expected, so I moved the guppies out and was originally unsure if I'd be able to keep them long term. Thankfully the guppies now have their own separate set up so I can keep them They're currently in a 30 litre rectangular tank but will be upgraded a little bit to a 50 litre hexagonal once I reseal it. Substrate is aragonite, filtration is a sponge filter, plants are java fern. I will get a refractometer (better than a hydrometer I was told?) and start converting them to brackish over the next few months. Question is-- they seem content to munch down their frozen bloodworms but I'm aware this is unhealthy for them long term. Is it worth trying repashy products with them/has anybody tried this previously? If not, I'm planning on setting up a culture of whiteworms and trying them on that and some frozen BBS to see what works. Also-- from what I've read on them they form territories and these territories are largely based around caves. I've given them plenty of caves to choose from but so far the only thing that anyone has fixated on is the largest rock in the tank which (naturally) the largest bumblebee has taken up residence on. Does this territorial behaviour regarding caves only occur when breeding or will they form these territories over time as they settle in the tank?
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  29. I had him in isolation but he escaped this morning back into the tank. I have video of him roughing up my mystery snails, but thatโ€™s slowed down. Iโ€™ll try to get some footage of him with the barbs.
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  30. That looks really neat but it wouldn't suit me. Why people think the sound of water is soothing I don't know as it just makes me want to pee! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  31. nomad fish

    Simple bucket filter.

    My geto version
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  32. Anubias do not like their roots planted too deeply. Thy are often tied to bits of driftwood or rock. I see it still has the metal around the base. Remove this. Sometimes a plant will drop leaves when introduced to a new environment, due to stress.
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  33. Kiera

    Show us your leos!!

    My Children ๐Ÿ’› Nothing fancy but super special to me.
    1 point
  34. For a coldwater or tropical tank? What size is your tank and where are you in NZ?
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  35. Might help if you stated what area you are in.
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  36. Setting up a colder tropical tank, 26 max, nano tank, heavily planted, Any idea where I could find some of these in the Whangarei area? jumping in on this like 9 years too late lol.
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  37. Hey Guys i have a school project about the freshwater fish and the life around them. I need to find out what the basic PH and salinity that certain native fish can live in like the five species of whitebait and bullies. If you guys could help give me a bit of information by Monday that would be very much appreciated. Kind regards Jack
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  38. https://aquariumworld.nz/forums/forum/34-new-zealand-natives/
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  39. Here is one of my 'rare' fishes. It's a male Palmas buttekoferi approx. 30cm. He has quite a lot of yellow on him compared to the other bichirs we get here. Nice Cories guys.
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  40. JJWooble

    Bumblebees

    So glad to hear they liked it Also lol at the little guy with his shell. Yours look really happy, how many do you have?
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  41. Just a small log on my Pygmy corydoras who recently decided to start breeding for me :f77: Small post as an intro; I've had them for a few months now, a group of 9 or so, originally as fish to be kept alongside one of my male Siamese Fighting fish, but loved them so much that I wanted to breed them. The male betta was moved to another tank, the corys had the 40 litre tank to themselves, and I started trying to get them to breed by feeding them on live foods such as microworms and BBS as well as novotab, flake and algae wafers. Water temperature was lowered to 24 degrees and I then would do 25% cold water changes 3x a week, with no results. They were in a set up that /had/ tannins in it, but was mostly rocks and heavy planting with reasonably high light. I eventually gave up on trying to breed them for a while, but pretty much continued on with the same water change/feeding schedule, just not feeding live foods as often. Recently, however, I decided to change the tank to a blackwater tank-- in went a large piece of driftwood, the plants were mostly removed bar a small amount of christmas moss and a cyperus heferi, riparium plants were added, and the high lights were swapped for a cheap low light lamp. Instantly, I noticed that they had become more active, particularly in the mornings around 8-11 am. Excited that they were more active, and not at all suspecting they were breeding, I took a video and posted it on a fishkeeping group on Facebook-- someone suggested that they were breeding as the video showed a larger female being flanked by 3-4 males and it possibly looked like they were doing the "T" position at times such as was described in breeding logs that I had read. That afternoon, I checked the tank with a torch, and was delighted to discover eggs all over the cyperus heferi, christmas moss, hanging roots from riparium vegetation and the driftwood. I gathered up the eggs and they have been spawning regularly ever since :nilly:
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  42. Added some more hiding places:
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  43. kiwiraka

    My new native tank

    Hard to say for certain, I've had no problems with my GKs and bullies of various sizes but WillyP had the oposite experience. I would say they'll most likely be fine as long as the kokopu has plenty of food while it gets used to them and they have plenty of places to hide.
    1 point
  44. they must have got one somehow, cause from posts on here, and seeing it myself, they have been selling them for over a year now...
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  45. I just bought some from 'Pet Mart' in ?Melling - near QueensGate shopping centre.
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  46. there are both types at my granparents farm in pamerston north
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