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  • Sphaerichthys vaillanti -Samurai gourami

    does anyone know where to source some of these around sydney? ive asked my local fish shops and no one has ever heard or seen them before
    they would look awesome in my tank


    Originally posted by Mrs Dragon View Post
    Oooo, I like.
    Originally posted by unissuh View Post
    Only ever heard of these being available from Coburg Aquarium here in Melbourne or Fishchick up in Brisbane - just got to wait until someone gets it in I think. Might be worth dropping the forum sponsors Fishchick or EA a line and see if they can contact/ship to you if some are available again.

    • DiscusEden
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      DiscusEden commented
      Editing a comment
      All Sphaerichthys vaillanti are NOT legal imports to Australia as of 20/10/2013:
      http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiv...mport-list.pdf
      however they may have been on previous import lists, have entered Australia prior to the implementation of import lists, or been misidentified on importation.

      The IUCN Red List reports Sphaerichthys vaillanti as a species which is vulnerable with a decreasing population trend at 20/10/2013:
      http://www.iucnredlist.org/search

      It is very important not to release any aquarium specimens into our waterways. Any that are not sold or re-homed/ given away, can often be re-sold to aquarium stores. If they are homed in ponds, care should be taken that they cannot escape in run-off into our waterways. Even if fish are native & local they should not be moved from one waterway to another, as this can transfer disease. If they are not local fish, they can both spread disease and either out-compete or eat local fish, shrimp & plants, causing their demise.

      It is a good fish for experienced hobbyists.
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