Re: [RML] Blackmast ?

Dennis Holmes (dhdesign at onthenet.com.au)
Thu, 20 Apr 2000 10:23:05 +1000

Were are you and how can iobtain them

> From: gfinsen at schneider.com.au
> Reply-To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 09:48:59 +1100
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] Blackmast ?
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> I was with Bruce when we pulled these blue eyes from the area where
> Eurimbula Ck flows into Bustard Bay (I think). I was pretty much pure salt
> water and the fish were large (slightly over 2 inches from memory). Now
> Eurimbula Ck is the system immediately north of Deepwater Ck. It pretty
> much flows northish, while Deepwater flows south. I believe both systems
> have their headwaters beginning in the same hills east of Miriam Vale.
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> I have caught signifer from a small swamp that flowed into Deepwater Ck
> near the causeway that crosses it. These are "classic" signifer similar to
> those caught further south. If anything they are a bit more yellow than
> those out of the Brisbane River etc.
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> I have 2 males and 4 females if anybody wants to have a look or have a go
> at breeding. My hands are full with breeding gertrudae and trying to hatch
> these pygmae that I am having no success with :-(.
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> Regs
> Graeme
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> At 07:20 19/04/00 +1000, BH wrote:
>> We caught some of those "Townsville" types of signifers (with the big pale
>> fins and blue flash on the rear 1/2 of the body) down as far as the mouth
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>> ?Eurymbala Creeh just north of 1770 so they seem to pretty wide spread.
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> Adrian Dawson asked me about the 1770 specimens and I told him I had not
> seen them. It may be that the "Townsville" variety exist between Bundaberg
> (or Gladstone) north to Townsville. Signifer from Innisfail north are the
> "Northern" variety?
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> Adrian.
> Adrian R. Tappin
> Brisbane, Australia.
> atappin at ecn.net.au
> "Home of the Rainbowfish"
> http://www.ecn.net.au/~atappin/home.htm
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