Re: [RML]Mr Mathew Anybody

Dennis Holmes (dhdesign at
Fri, 14 Apr 2000 20:29:55 +1000

Cool Bruce!
With the auction, do you know prior, what fish are going to be available and
can someone bid for other members that can't attend?

> From: "Bruce Hansen" <bruceh at>
> Reply-To: rainbowfish at
> Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 15:53:21 +1000
> To: <rainbowfish at>
> Subject: Re: [RML]Mr Mathew Anybody
> Thanks for the "plug " for regional ANGFA groups Matthew - we still have
> some copies of McDowalls book for sale and if Dennis is a little bit patient
> ANGFA will soon be able to announce an exclusive information source for
> fish-keepers interested in rainbowfishes both here and overseas.
> ANGFA Queensland is having their general meeting tonight and 2 highlights
> will be a talk on FW crustaceans from John Short of the Qld Museum and some
> exciting "breakthrough" news on breeding success with Red-finned blue-eyes.
> The library is open to member at meetings and we do have a fish auction at
> the conclusion of the meeting just before supper and fellowship.
> Regards,
> Bruce Hansen
> president at
> Please visit us at
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Stanton" <matthews at>
> To: <rainbowfish at>
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 5:09 PM
> Subject: RE: [RML]Mr Mathew Anybody
>> Yes. Go and print out Adrian Tappins "Home of the Rainbow".
>> The two books that used to be available are both out of print so any book
>> you can find would be a good start. The book titles I have forgotten but
> one
>> was by Gerald Allen and covered all of Australia. I think it was published
>> in 89. I heard a rumour that there was a new edition coming out. The
> other
>> is a book about SE Australian Fishes and was by McDowell. Another good
>> information source is to purchase/borrow/steal back issues of Fishes of
>> Sahul.
>> Other useful books are... Well I can't actually remember all the names as
>> they are sitting at home in my book shelf. That is my excuse for
> misspelling
>> all the fish names. I'm sure someone else will be able to remember what
> the
>> GA Rainbow fish books are called, and all the others.
>> The real answer to your question is that there is no definitive work on
>> Rainbowfish or most groups of our fish. That is what makes Rainbows and
>> other Australian fishes so interesting. You have a very good chance of
>> observing something new.
>> I don't currently have any fish for sale. I moved house this summer and
> gave
>> away loads of fish before I moved.
>> I can't recommend too strongly that you get along to an ANGFA meeting.
> I've
>> never been to a Brisbane(?) meeting but I'm sure they would have them
>> monthly and that they would be packed with knowledgeable fish heads. They
>> probably have an Auction of fish each month where you could get great fish
>> for the best price and they probably have a library that you can borrow
> fish
>> books from. At least that is what NSW meetings are like. We even have
>> interesting speakers occasionally.