Re: [RML] Ross River blueeyes

Effie Howe (how168 at
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 09:04:12 +1000 (EST)

Thanks very much. When I collected P. signifer in Sydney in a couple of
sites for a 12 month period there was a time in the year (around winter when
the fish just couldn't be seen). They must have been there but I think
weren't in the shallows where they generally breed. However that isn't a
very good explanation for the Townsville area as it is so much warmer.


At 06:46 PM 6/11/98 -0400, you wrote:
>To expand on Bruce's reply. We had a look at the bridge you are talking
>about and sighted several schools of blue eyes but sampling looked a
>nightmare. Where we caught ours was about a kilometer upstream.
>Bruce Hansen wrote:
>> Effie
>> Caught some 3 weeks ago - not plentiful but a couple of dozen. Just go down
>> river until you find some mangroves and shallows and there they are in the
>> salty water.
>> Regards,
>> Bruce.
>> Bruce Hansen, ANGFA, caring for our aquatic ecosystems.
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>> > From: Effie Howe <how168 at>
>> > To: rainbowfish at
>> > Subject: Re: [RML] Ross River blueeyes
>> > Date: Wednesday, 10 June 1998 14:57
>> >
>> > Hi
>> > I used to have Ross River blue-eyes that we caught ourselves in the
>> 1980s
>> > but we no longer have them. When we went to Townville last year we tried
>> to
>> > catch them where we had in the past down under a bridge where I think
>> there
>> > was an old meatworks. However we saw none and caught none. I would be
>> > grateful to know if anyone has recently caught them and if so the
>> location
>> > of where they were found.
>> >