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  1. Glass thickness 8x2.5x2

    I believe the higher tank puts more pressure on the glass than the wider tank
  2. Is Aquaholics still in business?

    Famous last words
  3. Is Aquaholics still in business?

    Keep your fingers crossed, if you had that much trouble getting them to take your money, just imagine the trouble you will have if there is a problem with delivery or faulty goods
  4. Is Aquaholics still in business?

    Hi Noddy, The doors are still open, but the founder Nigel Rattenbury is no longer there. He was cheated out of his share of the business by his partner and has not been involved with the running of the business for 9 months now. Sadly, what you are experiencing seems to be the norm for "customer service" at Aquaholics nowadays You can still buy the same fish food and some new lines of fish food direct from Nigel at his new business Fish Keepers Choice, he has a website and an ebay store. However, you would be wise to look for other options for live fish and non food related aquarium stuff.
  5. Proposed laws to make hobbyists register as pet shops

    I believe the bird community made a fair bit of noise too. Unfortunately, I believe you are right Winston, it will come again
  6. Proposed laws to make hobbyists register as pet shops

    Yep, the Minister has told the DPI that the proposed standards would have "unintended consequences" and to go back and start again https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/minister-scraps-controversial-pet-owner-draft-plan-after-outcry-20180418-p4za8j.html
  7. Proposed laws to make hobbyists register as pet shops

    You're right, DPI probably don't have the resources to proactively police fish hobbyists. However, If somebody makes a formal complaint the DPI are obligated to investigate it. They are already obligated to investigate complaints now, they just don't have the legislation in place to impose the penalties and/or shut you down. If this is put in place and you advertise fish for sale on facebook, gumtree etc you may well be approached by DPI to check you have the registration in place. They already monitor online sites looking for people selling prohibited animals. All it takes is somebody envious of your success or a dissatisfied buyer, or even a nosey nasty neighbour etc and it won't matter if you are underground or not. And unfortunately the modern world seems to be full of mean spirited people who will do just that. This is a dangerous piece of legislation
  8. Was reading this article. If introduced will have a huge impact on hobbyist breeders and the hobby in NSW? https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/many-pet-owners-to-be-classified-as-pet-shops-under-proposals-20180406-p4z82d.html
  9. What fish is this? Is it a cross?

    Doesn't look remotely like a hongi, doesn't even look like it has any hongi in it
  10. What fish is this? Is it a cross?

    Looks like some type of Pseudotropheus, most probably a hybrid, particularly if you are breeding them in a community tank
  11. any one have Metriaclima aurora

    Hi yanke, thanks for that update mate, it's good to hear there are still some around and breeding, even if only with one breeder at this stage. I understand you wanting to build up your own numbers before moving any fry, but as soon as you can, try and get some of your fry to another breeder to spread the risk of losing the strain There don't appear to be any more around presently. Cheers, Doug
  12. Hi mate, Doug on the Gold Coast here. I'm trying to track down some pure Metriaclima aurora. I saw on an old post you used to keep them, was hoping you may still have some or know somebody who does?

    Cheers, Doug

  13. any one have Metriaclima aurora

    So did any of these turn up? If anybody knows of a pure strain anywhere I am keen to source some and get them breeding to keep them available to the hobby in Australia. Cheers, Doug
  14. P. saulosi breeders - need help

    Very few pure saulosi around, lots of crossbreeds getting around nowadays. Too many people trying to breed in community tanks.
  15. P. saulosi breeders - need help

    Yes, dominant female saulosi will show pale blue colouration and bars and be territorial. Luckily they are quite easy to vent sex
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