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anyone know if these big beautys are availible in australia?

and roughly how much fry would cost?

Only time I've seen them for sale was back in March 9th this year by Sooty.

Emporer Cichlid. (largest cichlid in world - bigger than bass)

6cm

4 only

$150ea

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Wow, I didn't know they were in the country at all!

Are they in the not importable but allowed to be kept list?

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Wow, I didn't know they were in the country at all!

Are they in the not importable but allowed to be kept list?

They are here,probably in more numbers than we know. :zipit: They are also classed as a noxious species in all states.

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yeh im pretty sure ive seen em here, wish i had a nice huge indoor pond with window for a bunch of these beasties =]

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They are here...

And like chevguy said in good numbers. The ones I have seen would still be a good 12 months away from spawning. only around the 35-40cm atm. I even saw some small ones 2 months back, 5 or so cm's. Cute little things when small.

Chevguy, I'm not sure about them being Noxious in all states. I haven't read anything about that. Do you know where I can find some info?

Thanks Adam

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A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF ORNAMENTAL FISH IN AUSTRALIA 27

NOX I O U S L I S T A N D G R E Y L I S T

S P E C I E S

A P P E N D I X 2

NOX I O U S F I S H

(Noxious in all jurisdictions)

FA M I LY S P E C I F I C N A M E COMMON NAME

Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus microlepis

Alestiidae Hydrocynus spp Pike characin

Giant tigerfish

Amiidae Amia calva Bowfin

Anabantidae Anabas testudineus Climbing perch

Bagridae Anaspidoglanis macrostoma Flatnose catfish

Bagrus ubangensis Ubangi shovelnose catfish

Centrarchidae — entire family Banded or spotted sunfish,

largemouth bass, bluegill

Centropomidae Centropomus (12 spp) Snooks

Lates microlepis Forktail lates

Lates niloticus Nile perch

Channidae Channa spp Snake head

Chacidae Chaca chaca Angler, frogmouth and

squarehead catfishes

Characidae Colossoma spp

Serrasalmus spp Redeye piranha

Pygocentrus spp Red piranha

Cichlidae Boulengerochromis microlepis Giant cichlid, yellow belly cichlid[/b]

Oreochromis spp Tilapia

Hemichromis fasciatus Banded jewelfish

Sargochromis spp Pink, slender, greenwoods, mortimers,

cunean and green happy

Sarotherodon spp

Melanotheron melanotheron Blackchin tilapia

Serranochromis spp

Tilapia spp. (All except T. buttikoferi) Redbelly tilapia

This is from here- http://www.affashop.gov.au/product.asp?prodid=13332

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http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/fishweb/1347.html

This is the current noxious list for QLD - and is not the list above.

The list above is what they are proposing to do - and there is two sections. The list above is noxious and the grey list - that is in trouble. On this list is many staples of the fishy world as has been disucssed in other threads.

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I remember seeing Jewels of the Rift many years ago, and B.Microlepis played a starring role. I guess they kind of kindled my enthusiasm for cichlids. To find out that they may be available is a dream come true! I have a pipe dream for a home with a 9x7x4 tank built in to one corner of the house. I may have to extend the dream to fit a pair in!

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You reckon? At three feet full grown length, I thought they'd require more room. I've been led to believe they come into shallower waters to breed, then head out to more open waters where little is known about how they live. I guess my dream tank could replicate the shallow water conditions, but I wonder about how they'd go long term? Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth, but the fish's long term welfare is my primary concern.

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i agree adam deffinatly alot of matainence,

the indoor pond with veiwing section sounds like a good idea,

maybe 1 day when i win lotto haha

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