want to get more fish

Discussion in 'Pets & Animals' started by Liighthead, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Liighthead

    Liighthead New Member

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    hey ive had 4 goldfish for a fair while now and wanting to get some more.. something elese ( we also have more goldfish in the pound =D )

    but im in victoria.. was wondering where i can find what fish are legal to have ect?

    also was thinking... a fresh water tank..
    i would love to have a nice Murray cod floating around in a nice big tank :)
    also a smaller tank ( sepperate? ) with some yabbies ( maybe get them to breed? )

    but where can i find out the laws ect for keeping fish/yabbies in victoria..
    going down to pet shop 2morro ( if its open ) to speak to them.

    but yeah :) is it legal to keep a murray cod. golden pearch or yabbies?

    also what do you need to have a turtle? anything? :) their pretty cool
    not sure what to choose haha..
     
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  2. evesdropping

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    You can buy cod and perch from good aquariums. You don't need a license, but you would want a decent sized tank, at least a 4' but bigger would be better.

    If there are plenty of hiding spots you could have the yabbies with those fish.

    You need a license to have a turtle. In nsw it costs about $60 per year. You can keep them in a tank, but it seems a bit slack (unless it's a massive tank). They also make a lot of mess, so need a lot more filter power than fish. I keep my Turtle in a pond so he can get out and walk around if he wants.

    Try www.livefish.com.au if you can't find native fish at any of your local stores
     
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    Liighthead

    Liighthead New Member

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    ahk thanks :D
    but yeah would really like a nice big tank with cod/pearch :)
    how big? not sure guess have to see whats around haha.

    just looking around that site.. and as i guessed cod are predator to alot.. and will eat what ever fits in its mouth xD
    one guy's tally of his cod
    "15 guppies so far, 2 yabbies and a frog and counting."
    guess thats one way to feed them :p breed guppies/yabbies

    looks like time to save for a decent tank :) and get some cod/pearch/yabbies


    thank you again sir.
     
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    you would want a tank far larger than 4 foot for a fish that can easily grow over 3 feet long. a pond would be a far more suitable home.
     

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