Re: [RML] Red Lagoon Duboulayi

Jennifer Palmer (aquamail at
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 15:41:50 +1000

<x-rich>I was just wondering, Bruce. Do the Red Lagoon Duboulayi also lose their colour when kept outdoors in pond setups- where there is a good supply of algae and sufficient sunlight? I caught some Doublayi outside of Grafton NSW(in Jackass Creek- one of our typically Australian names:-))- their fins were a lovely blood-red. I put a trio in an aquarium, and they quickly lost their colour, but those that were put in an outside pond seemed to retain most of the red.


At 21:56 12/08/99 +1000, you wrote:

>Scott is right - hard to find but worth it. The rainbows live in deep

>tea-stained water that registers almost no hardness and a pH below 6. Some

>of the fish are deep red all over but tend to lose it in captivity. They

>also tend to have more of a humped-back shape.






>Bruce Hansen, A.N.G.F.A., Advancing Australian Aquatics.


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>----- Original Message -----

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>Subject: Re: [RML] Red Lagoon Duboulayi



>> Jennifer,

>> Just to have a more serious answer to your question. Red Lagoon is a

>> beautiful lake on Fraser Island that is rather difficult to fine, but


>> the effort. It was one of the more memorble spots that Bruce showed me on


>> trip.


>> Scott







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