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  1. I see, after the third week, the smallest ones should be culled. They are unlike to grow normally (runts or stunts). Just concentrate on the average and bigger ones and feed heavily and do big water changes then you'll unlikely to face problems. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  2. At that size difference, they shouldn't be devolving each other. Have you fed them enough? They should have round bellies. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  3. Missed out this one. A very promising fish that can grow to giant size.
  4. That's good. Now I am very busy with overseas guests. I am also doing foruming on the run. Lol Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  5. You're on the right track Alex. For smaller tanks you're probably need more frequencies of 100% w/cs than large tanks. I would use nitrate as a barometer to do that. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  6. Interesting tropic , to me 100% w/cs are necessary not only to remove pollutants but also to trigger growth. This is a common practice in Asia. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  8. Geoffrey from NL l presume ? Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks Helen. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  10. Cost of fish are my least concern too. The main problem is always the shipping thingy. Slept at 3am last night, had to go to the airport to pick eldest daughter at midnight. She came from overseas for a visit and also to celebrate mom's birthday, so I'll be very busy for the next few days. Did about 3 hrs of culling this morning, raising fry is indeed hard work. My battery is almost flat again. I'm very interested to speak to your supplier. Will he imports for me too? I cannot find someone in Perth with a quarantine facility to do that. I've lots of connection in S'pore and I can ask them to personally pick the fish I'm after, arrange for all the necessary docs and ship here but I need an importer in Australia. The last time I brought in those ranchu which you're seeing now are from Thailand, half of them (all top view ranchu) died during QT as claimed (imo could very well have been stolen too). Just be patience and I'll get back to you as soon as I can find out more with shipping. Cheers Thanks Molbert
  11. Thanks for that vid. I'll do that. First I'll ask my lfs whether he can do the shipping as I know he ships fish all over Australia and probably he has an a/c with the airline where a courier will take his fish to airport and someone from the other side picks them up. I've received fish before and I've to get flight arrival details and have also to personally go to the airport to pick them up. WA quarantine need to open package to do an inspection, also needs ID check against invoice. I think I better go down to my local AustPost office to get more info on this. For me pack and send looks rather simple too but have to do it correctly otherwise poor fishes may perished. Helen, I'm not into this for the full time business nor for the money. I usually give my fish away for free but I don't want to do this anymore too because when things are free people don't value them. I only breed to sustain my imported fish bloodlines and to have a continuous supply of them without ever having to buy again. Any surplus fish I just trade them off at my lfs for credit not cash. Anyway Helen, I'll try my best to find you a dozen from my current stock and if everything is in place I'll post you the pictures. Another thing do you know your Newlife lfs also has these Thai ranchus from time to time? They are called Jap Ranchus (tvr culls) but same thing. Cheers
  12. i couldn't care less about the money. i cannot dedicate time for fry raising, otherwise, i would have raised my own anyhow, if it can't be done, i respect that and move on. I meant eggs are free. If you don't want to raise fry than no point but I just thought of something, maybe I can ask my lfs to ship to you direct, I've an account with them. I'll find out and let you know. Right now it's just beginning of breeding season, i don't have any good fish for sale yet.
  13. Helen I would charge you for the eggs..lol you just pay me the postage....much cheaper you see.
  14. Thanks, yes their wen have already totally covered their eyes. They are round and bulky because they are loaded with eggs and only females can look like that and if their are males then it'll spell trouble. I feed them this (vid with ingredients listed) and some other Aussie made pellets. Helen, why you don't want eggs? It's easier for me to send than fish. For fish it's a lot harder as I'm not equip with packing material, oxygen etc.. For eggs if it's allowed I can just pack them in overnight Austpost shipping bag and you should get it the next day..eggs takes about 3 days to hatch.
  15. Thanks Thanks, yes it is. Thanks Cheryl. They are just being humorous. I can certainly do that if they are serious.
  16. Thanks Duckweed Thanks, you are welcome.
  17. Baby Helen is sooooo..cute. that's her trademark? Thanks, I think I might have created a monster... Sorry Mikey Aussie law don't allow live export.
  18. I reply these three first otherwise they might kill each other... Sorry Helen no can do but seriously would like some eggs to hatch. I can send you guys some if it's allowed but not from these two though because I don't have a male breeder for them. Sorry not thses precious, how about eggs from my other Thai ranchus, they are hard to come by you know. Eggs, eggs I got lots of eggs more than I want breed, want some? They will look something like that in 2 yr's time.
  19. Sharing my 3 yr olds, notice all the eggs?
  20. They are after big fish only. If you tell them you got a swimming pool that needs resurfacing, sealing and coating....see whether they are interested or not? If you think it's too hard to diy yourself then maybe get a handy man to remove the old coating and repair that cracked area first and you do the painting.
  21. Helen your pond can be fixed easily and cheaply by yourself. For that bottom crack, you have to chip off a bigger chunk of concrete around it and plaster it with cement mixed with brickie sand and some Silasec.(there are instructions on the tub). The old paint or any sealant must be removed using an angle grinder with either a stiff rotary brush or circular coarse sand paper or even a grinding disc. You'll also need a mask, safety goggles and cover your hair too, it's a simple but very dusty job. After that just go to Bunnings and get this permanent waterproofer call Silasec by Bondall (www.bondall.com). It's a 2L tub that cost less than A$30 and it's recommended for fishponds. You can mix it with a color oxide (also available at Bunnings) but I won't bother with the color as once it's in operation, every thing below water with be covered by dark color algae. This sealer can be painted with a normal stiff paintbrush.The mixing ratio is one part sealer, five part water and seven part GP cement and you need to paint minimum three coats. (that 2L Silasec will cover your job 10x over). I've 2 ponds painted with this sealer. The other sealers are ok but I'm not satisfied with them and they are expensive too. Roughly what you'll need. 2L Silasec waterproofer (standard size) I think about $28 -Angle grinder with accessories mentioned above.(borrow from friend) -a bag of GP cement ~$8 -a bag of brickie sand ~$4 -3 inch wide stiff paint brush `$5 - a trowel for plastering up cracked area ~$10
  22. That shot looks scary, can see his eyeball even but it looks fine, definitely not red anymore. Kenalog will bring tranquility to the wound and it will enhance rapid healing if everything else is in place, clean water, salt, antibiotics (Romnet). You can add a drop of water to make it softer while mixing. If you do it right, it can stay there for several hours actually.
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