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  1. The Asian imported ones I saw videos of Chris were very pale in colour and had a distinct metallic blue sheen through the head and body
  2. Well, I have just seen a video of some 8 - 9cm imported electric yellows currently in a tank in Melbourne. To be honest, I found them very disappointing and there is no way I will be obtaining any to use as breeding stock, in my humble opinion my own strain are far far better quality, both in colouration and body shape. I do not know where the ones in the video were imported from, but I am assuming Asia.
  3. My understanding is that electric yellows are not collected wild from the lake and exported nowadays. Presumably importers therefore will have the option of importing quality German stock or cheap stock from Asia, much like with Cyrtocara moori (aka blue dolphins) which have been an allowable import for many years. In my personal experience the German blue dolphins are far better quality than the cheap Asian ones and I assume this will also be the case with electric yellows. So I'm expecting there may be the odd small import of the quality German lines which will sell at a premium, probably mainly to serious breeders. But I expect the bulk of imports will be cheap Asian stock by major wholesalers which while admittedly bringing some new blood into the country, I do not expect to add any appreciable quality to current stocks.
  4. There are quality and less expensive alternatives to NLS and Sera available nowadays, including locally made foods. I am not going to post details however, as there is a member with a personal agenda who will see that as another opportunity to jump all over this thread post after post daily until it becomes ridiculous as happened to another food thread started a while ago by somebody else who just wanted to let others know they had found a locally made food they liked and were getting good results with. And this member then continued the attack via personal messages on facebook and had to be blocked by myself and others. I was disgusted with the behaviour of this member at that time and have rarely posted on ACE since as a result. You are welcome to PM me for further details on the foods I use for my malawis if you are interested. Cheers, Doug
  5. I believe the higher tank puts more pressure on the glass than the wider tank
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. I believe the bird community made a fair bit of noise too. Unfortunately, I believe you are right Winston, it will come again
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Doesn't look remotely like a hongi, doesn't even look like it has any hongi in it
  13. Looks like some type of Pseudotropheus, most probably a hybrid, particularly if you are breeding them in a community tank
  14. 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
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