Aquariums and Fish

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  1. Mulgaaustralis

    Mulgaaustralis Not so new Member

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    Mangrove Snakes are 100% aquatic that live in fresh, brackish and salt water, coupled with the fact that no sea snakes are on license. Although that dosen't stop a lot of people haha.
     
  2. Jason.s

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    Mulgaaustralis I didn't think you could get them any more as they were the only ones I couldn't keep on the venomous licence, but when I was a kid they used to sell them in the pet shop in the salt water tanks here in brisbane.

    My internet is so slow!!!
     
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    Mulgaaustralis Not so new Member

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    There is probably some sort of license that you can have them on, but non of which are available to the general public. Like I said licenses don't stop anyone.
    Even if you could get them, my opinion is that they would soon die in captivity without proper care... which is impossible to cater.

    I'm 99% it's a mangrove snakes, most likely Macleays, Brockadam or a Arafura.

    Regardless, mangrove snakes are amazing animals and it's good to see them around.
     
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    I dont know have to ask him. He has had them for some time and I remember he did say they were a pain to get. just did not look anything like a mangrove according to google. I will get back to you on it next week.
     
  5. Jason.s

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    Or mabe a keel back
     
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    Maybe they were eels.
     
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    I have a morey eel, I'm going to get rid of it you hardly ever see him and he has expensive taste in fish.
     
  8. Mulgaaustralis

    Mulgaaustralis Not so new Member

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    I wouln't mind geting a file snake they look good.
     
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    They are amazing animals... but Bockdams and Macleays are much better captives.
    Much more active and easier to care for.
     
  11. Squirtle

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    nope, defiantly some sea snake. Will find out next week, maybe it is just a mangrove. the white bellied one rings a few image bells.
     
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    I've never seen them for sale.
     
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    My biggest is a 650L with a ten year old giant gourami who shares with various other fish. Heaps of other big fish I'd love to keep (red-tail cat, murray cod, Australian lungfish just for starters) but have to be sensible. Maybe one day I'll setup a shed with ponds and enormous tanks.
     
  14. Jason.s

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    australian lungfish is a big no no!

    I nealy got a giant gourami before I started my native tank I might still get one but i'd rather keep it inside they seem to
    have a lot of caricter.

    I find a lot of people like the albino ones, but I like the original colour better.
     
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    Jason why are lungfish a no no? I have been considering one :D theres also a pacu I have my eyes on but the costs down the end of the road are quite high!

    Have to agree with GGs, I just hate how people treat them like gold fish always keeping them in such small tanks.
     
  16. Jason.s

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    can you keep lungfish in Victoria?
     
  17. Squirtle

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    pretty sure the aussie lung fish is allowed rest are banned. I dont even get how the ban list works? They say once they are in they are fine but if caught bringing them over issues?

    These are all they show as noxious

    Protopterus aethiopicus Marbled lungfish
    Protopterus amphibius Gilled lungfish
    Protopterus annectens West African lungfish
    Protopterus dolloi Slender lungfish

    and on a info note ;) lung fish can build a cocoon if they run out of water which allows them to live until water fills the lake again. pretty cool.
     
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    Are you talking about the Queensland lungfish or a nother species?
    sorry about the replies my internet is slow tonight.

    If we hook them on the line up here we cant even touch them you have to cut the line.

    [​IMG]

    this is the one i'm talking about (Neoceratodus forsteri).
     
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    Not 100% sure these people who keep aussie lung fish (this is what they call them) always admired them never looked into it.
    yup they look like that just a bit bigger
     
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    I want one
     
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