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Old 03-05-2012, 04:37 AM   #1 
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Fellow aussies may be interested in this site!

Hi everyone, so i recently found an australian fish website whi ship all over australia. If your pet shop dosent stock any other bettas besides CT or VT you can check out livefish.com.au you can order Plakats, halfmoons, female
Crowntails and other ones. Im getting a plakat around july :D
Just thought some people might be interested as i heard (and know) that it can be hard to find different types of bettas besides CT or VT depending where you live.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #2 
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Livefish generally has a pretty good rap. I'm looking at getting some cories and otos from them at a later date. Their otos seem to have an unusually good survival rate.

Like all Australian places, though, they are stupidly expensive.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #3 
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I got otocinclus from there. One died after jamming itself between the filter and the tank but the others are still alive and well in my older brother's tank.

This was with my usual lack of acclimatisation in which they just got tipped out into my tank.

Their plants are usually pretty healthy and I have ordered from them lots of times in the past. While their range isn't as spectacular as somewhere like http://www.liverpoolcreekaquariums.com, I still use them when I want generic stems and crypts to chuck in my sororities.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:09 AM   #4 
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Yeah the prices are pretty high, $33 to ship a plakat to WA.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #5 
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Thanks very much for the link!

I found an Aus supplier of IAL, which takes Paypal (I refuse to use CC's online). Very useful to find these places, for me, as gadding about town sometimes is not an option. They do supply Exotic Aquatic, so I'm assuming they're a decent company with a good product.

http://www.indianalmondleaves.com.au...almond-leaves/

Liverpool Creek does paypal too, and I can see myself saving up for a few things from there.. yes, expensive BUT it has Hygroryza! (I feel a bit silly doing the snoopy-dance over floating grass, but it's so pretty!)

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Old 03-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #6 
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If it's http://www.indianalmondleaves.com.au, I purchase stuff from them and they are a great company to deal with.

I had a heap of that grass growing in my sorority as a nutrient sponge and it went nuts. My females loved hiding up in the roots.

Jeff has chucked me so many freebies with my plant orders, and all the plants I have received from him have been healthy and a good size.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:19 PM   #7 
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Cheers, LBF, great to hear that feedback on the company. I'll definitely be a customer, their website has me wanting extra tanks just for plants! (madagascar lace plant? swoon.. one day, it will be mine!).

How do you think the hygroryza would do in a smaller tank? My only concern is that I'd end up with tons of it too quickly..

Yup, that's the IAL site. I'm ordering my leaves this week.

Livefish looks like a good site - some really pretty fish, I liked the red doubletail. And the white plakat.. I didn't see any wild ones. But I'm not ready for more bettas yet, and when I am I want my macro.. which I'd prefer to buy locally. Though maybe I'd start with a smaller wild species. Anyway, awesome to have these resources, it's a massive help!
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #8 
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Im thinking of ordering the normal plakat over the school holidays.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #9 
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Very few places sell wilds. I have a few channiodes and strohi fry growing out, so if you ever want a pair of those it'll save you the cost of shipping/in-store purchase (usually fairly marked up).

I got some female betta females from Livefish.com and they were fine, very healthy and a lot bigger than I expected.

You just need to be aware that since you can't pick the colour for a lot of the bettas, you usually end up with the plainer red or blue colouring.
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Thanks! The channiodes are lovely. Both species are - but the channiodes (ooh- mouth brooders!) look like mini-macros... I'd love a pair once I manage not to kill the two splendens I already have.
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