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Wednesday 1st July 2020
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By Robert McCormack

Sleepy cod (Oxyeleotris lineolatus) is a tropical species (need water over 22°C) native to tropical Australia. A related species, the Marbled Sand Goby (Oxyeleotris marmorata), is the highest priced freshwater fish in Asia, and a market for a similar fish exists in Australia's Asian sector, hence the interest in our cod.

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Saturday 20th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

The Australian Bass is a native species of the eastern drainage systems of Australia. The Bass is a catadromous species which spends the majority of its time in freshwater , but migrates downstream each year in winter to breed. The winter spawning season in this region (Port Stephens) is dependent on various factors, temperatures and rainfall are

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Friday 19th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

Barramundi are one of the largest fish species, they grow to over 50 kilograms in weight and 1.5mtrs long. They are fast growing and very tasty to eat so prized as an aquaculture species.

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Barras

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Thursday 18th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

(This is an old article – I’ve sold that farm and no longer breed Bullrouts – but the information may still be useful to someone – Thanks Rob)

Bullrouts are a member of the Scorpion Fish Family (Scorpaenidae) and are feared by most people due to their venomous spines.  A native of Eastern flowing

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Wednesday 17th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

By Rob McCormack

Eel tailed Catfish are a native of NSW and can be found in both Eastern and Western River systems. There are at least a dozen different species of Eel tailed Catfish in Australia but generally in NSW it’s Tandanus tandanus that you will find. It’s a bit hard to give a colour description of the catfish

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Monday 15th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

By Rob McCormack

There are 4 different species of eels you can find in Coastal NSW. Only 2 of them are of interest to us and these are the most common types. Basically we have two types of eels, Long Finned (Anguilla reinhardtii ) and Short Finned (Anguilla australis). The main species cultured in NSW is the Long Finned Eel as this

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Saturday 13th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

The Freshwater Mussel – Velesunio ambiguus is a native of the Murray Darling System as well as many eastern flowing rivers.  There are a huge number of different species of freshwater mussels in the rivers and lakes of NSW. To help identify what mussels you have in your local stream the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

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Saturday 13th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

Across Australia there are numerous different species of freshwater crayfish, at this stage the number is around 140 different species that are described. In NSW we have approximately 41 species at this stage but new species are being discovered all the time. In Australia we have 10 different genera of freshwater crayfish and 5 of these are represented

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Friday 12th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

By Rob McCormack

Commonly known as Yellowbelly are an Australian native freshwater fish of the Murray Darling System and in the South is also known as Callop. They are carnivores which eat yabbies, shrimp, fish and insect larvae. Yellowbelly grow to quite a large size, over 20 kgs but are best eating at under 2kgs. Yellowbelly are excellent

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Thursday 11th June 2020
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By Robert McCormack

Goldfish are colourful fish that are used as aquarium species, not as food for human consumption. They are aquacultured by large numbers of people and are easy to look after and breed. The ancestors of this species originated in China and naturally the majority dull brown colouration with just the odd one being a bright colour. But if you take the

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