Re: [RML] Re: fluviatilis(breeders?)

Dennis Holmes (dhdesign at
Thu, 06 Apr 2000 15:45:52 +1000

Thanks Doug,
Do you know of any breeders down here-not just M.fluviatilis but any
Cheers Dennis

> From: "Doug Collom" <dcollom at>
> Reply-To: rainbowfish at
> Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 10:31:32 +1000
> To: <rainbowfish at>
> Subject: Re: [RML] Re: fluviatilis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Holmes <dhdesign at>
> To: rainbowfish at <rainbowfish at>
> Date: Tuesday, 4 April 2000 20:02
> Subject: [RML] Re: fluviatilis
>> How far from The Gold Coast would the closest M.fluviatilis be found
> G'dqy Dennis,
> The fluviatilis are on the western side of the Dividing Range. From the
> Gold Coast you've got options to either go north then west on the logan
> motorway to the Toowoomba or Warwich regions, or south to Murwillumbah,
> then get to the Bruxner highway and up over the range. The Richmond and
> Clarence catchments actually both have their upper reaches way up north of
> their outlets to the sea, flowing south for most of their length before
> turning east, so heading south then west you have to cross them before
> getting to fluvie country. They both have duboulayis, so you won't get
> fluvies until Temterfield.
> Another way is to go across to Beaudesert via Tamborine, and up The Head
> road to the source of the Condamine. But a warning. That's for the dry
> season in winter only. The Head road is dirt, steep and a bit hairy, and
> stops everyone sensible after rain. You could also go through Beaudesert ,
> south on the Mt Lindsay Rd, and get to Tenterfield that way. The
> Tenterfield area is elevated, very rocky, granite boulders everywhere,
> with streams running through gorges and rough country. The water is pretty
> cool so fluvies could be hard to find from now until about October
> Your best bets are probably Toowoomba, looking in Cooby Creek north of
> Toowomba, or streams on the Southern Downs.towards Warwick. Again, the
> water will be cooling, and the fluvies likely to be deep and quiet. Also
> be sure not to collect in the national parks near Cunningham's Gap.
> All of those make for a long day from the Gold Coast, probably 5-6 hours
> driving for the whole trip, plus finding and collecting time. An overnight
> stop somewhere is probably your best plan.
> Doug