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  1. Gambusia need to stay where they are and water will get to cold for guppies to survive well. It is an offence under sections 52 and 53 of the Biosecurity Act 1993 to sell, offer for sale, display, release, move or breed gambusia
  2. This one is found around most of nz Anchisquilloides mcneilli
  3. A good document on them https://docs.niwa.co.nz/library/public/Memoir 125_The Marine Fauna of New Zealand_Mantis Shrimps.pdf
  4. Yes we have a native mantis shrimp you can collect in most estuarine areas in the upper north island. https://aquariumworld.nz/databases/10-marine/1844-Crustacean-Mantis-Shrimp
  5. livingart

    hello all

    Welcome aboard.
  6. NZ has no native killifish, there are the invasive Gambusia in some waterways that loo like guppies
  7. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/01/auckland-council-banning-sale-of-highly-invasive-red-eared-slider-turtle-after-many-pet-owners-dump-them-in-wild.html
  8. Yes they can go in that temp no worries but will probably harass the wcmm and eat their fry
  9. IF it looks like a pinecone probably dropsy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropsy_(fish_disease)
  10. Where are you based?
  11. Should be okay, if too much flow point it at a wall to deflect the flow
  12. Hi 9 tropical species are on the import list https://aquariumworld.nz/databases/14-Tropical FWFishallowedinNZdatabase/ Some were available from Livin Reef in Christchurch recently but have sold out i think Natives can be kept but not sold without a permit
  13. https://issuu.com/fnzasaw/docs/aw_2021_66_1/s/12038622
  14. An article in here on a build https://issuu.com/fnzasaw/docs/aw_2021_66_1/s/12038622
  15. https://inzectdirect.co.nz/ Trademe haS lots of insects at the moment
  16. As Caryl posted it is a no no on the rays in NZ
  17. You could acclimatise them slowly in a bucket until close to tank temperature or float them in a big bag
  18. Cherry shrimp are an unwanted organism in NZ.
  19. Welcome to the forum, there is a lot of guppy info here https://aquariumworld.nz/forums/forum/12-livebearers/
  20. Get some locusts or crickets for it as they are sight feeders and prefer their food to move
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