View Full Version : Barramundi Video MAYBE!

04-14-2006, 06:22 PM
if i can get my sisters video camera working even though my barra is only small hes great to watch prowl and hunt through the tank so if i happen to get a video of him after the feeder fish would you wont me to send it to the site anyone?

04-14-2006, 06:49 PM
Would love to se it. Wouldn't mind seing a clip of your other fishes or your hunting ground either ,-)

04-14-2006, 06:58 PM
my hunting ground?

04-14-2006, 07:04 PM
The storm water drain where you hunt food fish;-)

04-14-2006, 07:09 PM
thats what i thought you meant
well sure ill get as many pics as i can, but i warn ya the creek it leads into aint pretty, but there might be a shot or two of the local eels that decide they wanna steal my fish

04-14-2006, 07:22 PM
That use to be the story. A body of water that looks terrible but contains interesting fish life.

04-14-2006, 07:25 PM
I was thinkin about letting some eel tailed cats go intot he creek becuase its over populated with mosquito fish plus having cats in there would be a nice addition to walk down to

04-14-2006, 07:28 PM
Are they native to your area?

04-14-2006, 07:33 PM
well theres use to be three down there already but, they decided to expand the creek with a big digging vehicle im not good with mechanics so i wouldnt know what u call it but they drag through the creek and i found the three catfish that would surface when i was catching mosquito fish dead on the bank

04-14-2006, 07:34 PM
Well than I assume there is no harm in replacing them. Just ahd to ask since way to much fish are released where they don't belong.

04-14-2006, 07:36 PM
example: the widly spreading mosquito fish.
Well i wouldnt try and introduce sumthing into an area where it could do harm

04-14-2006, 07:42 PM
Exactly. Well I should have assumed that you were aware of the problem considering all the problem you have with introduced animals in Australia.

04-14-2006, 07:46 PM
yeah, but our family loves animals so we kinda take em in introduced or native lol
Hey william, have u ever owned a freshwater barracuda

04-14-2006, 07:49 PM
No. I never even saw one for sale back when I lived in sweden.

04-14-2006, 07:50 PM
ill have to find out if they are available in australia or not, if not, as soon as i can im outta AUS

04-14-2006, 09:02 PM
LOL. I understand that it can be frustrating with your rules sometimes but you have access to a lot of nice native saltwater fish.

Ever kept an rainbows.

04-14-2006, 09:21 PM
what rainbows do u mean theres alot of rainbow species

04-14-2006, 09:24 PM
Yes I know, I mean in general.

04-14-2006, 09:30 PM
I kept some freshwater scarlet spotted rainbow fish once but thats about it
if i can remember correctly ive kept, albino oscar, pink oscar, tiger oscars, blue gouramis, red dwarf gouramis, white gouramis, fire gouramis, glass catfish, bristle nose catfish, angelfish,black ghost knife fish, green severums, salmon tailed catfish, barramundi, goldfish (moors, fantails ryunkins, celetials, lionheads, orandas, comets, shubunkins) kuhli loaches, sucking catfish, clown loaches, silver sharks, neon tetras, swordtails, plattys, mexican walking fish, siamese fighting fish, pott belied seahorse, ghost shrimp, spiny tail yabbies, blue yabbies, guppies, gudgeons, jolytails, short finned eels, and more but yeah u get the point

04-14-2006, 09:57 PM
Nice list of fish.
And both fresh and saltwater I see ;-)

04-15-2006, 01:08 AM
rainbows are they easy to take care of?

04-15-2006, 02:40 AM
Yes. Many of them. And easy to breed.

04-15-2006, 06:55 AM
when i had the scralet spotted rainbows, i added sum floating plants to add some style to the tank and within a week they were spawing

04-15-2006, 06:08 PM
about the barra video, my oscars are gettin big so i plan to move them into the goldfish tank and possibly either get another slightly smaller tank and put the goldfish in or a pond maybe, but i plan to move the barra into the old oscar tank as its wider for him and i might even get more barra and then ill make the video as the tankt hey are in now is octagonal and is hard to see on film

04-15-2006, 07:09 PM
sounds good.

04-15-2006, 07:11 PM
its only a 17 gallon tank but barra take a while to grow so i might by a few for probably 2 more and then set the tank up to a Northern Territory theme similiar to where barra are found

04-15-2006, 07:14 PM
Looking forward to seing it.

04-15-2006, 07:25 PM
Ill get large mosquito fish and cut it up a bit so they fight to get it to improve the video

04-15-2006, 07:45 PM
Do that. But please let us se them hunt and catch some live whole ones as well.

04-15-2006, 07:54 PM
deffinetly, i cant guarentee that you will see them actually bite the fish in they are that quick

04-15-2006, 08:18 PM
That is often the case. Perhaps We can play a part of it in slowmo.

04-15-2006, 08:19 PM
well ill send the video to you when i make it but you might have to edit it because im not sure how?

04-15-2006, 08:31 PM
No prob. I got video editing software installed allready ,-)

04-15-2006, 10:54 PM
cool cant wait for the video

04-16-2006, 08:36 AM
Ill try and set the tanks up ASAP

04-16-2006, 03:54 PM

04-17-2006, 09:29 PM
It's 7:28am and i just went down as the sun rose to catch some mosquito fish you guys should see the barramundi and the oscars swim around after the fish

04-17-2006, 09:31 PM
Sounds good. thanks

04-17-2006, 09:33 PM
today i might also be buying more predator fish and most likely more barra

04-17-2006, 09:36 PM
Nice! .What are you considering more than Barras.

04-17-2006, 09:43 PM
Probably Somthing to go with my Oscars and severum as they look plane in the tank, i WAS going to buy a sleepy cod but im not sure how it would do with the barra, gouramis and salmon tail catfish, you got any suggestions, i got $50 to spend on fish and if i do by one barra thats $35 left over (barras are $15)

04-17-2006, 09:54 PM
Not really.I have no idea about whats allowed over there. I am afraid I just suggest prohibited fish.

04-17-2006, 09:56 PM
Well take a shot at it, make a as many suggestions as ya can ya bound to get one thats legal ;)

04-17-2006, 10:07 PM
Not regarding their adult size
Channa species (likely banned)
Peacock bass
Rope fish
Jaguar cichlids
P. Doovi
Pike cichlids
Some of those might eventually be to big to keep with Oscars.

04-17-2006, 10:14 PM
i see
the ones that im sure they have at the shop that i think might be suitable for the oscars are
Red devils
Pike cichlids
Green terrors
(large) black ghost knife fish
Clown loach
salmon tailed ctfish
and i think they may have juvenile arowanas
what your opion on those with them

04-17-2006, 10:34 PM
Red devils = might be too aggressive
Pike cichlids = My first choice
Green terrors = Nice but not as nice as Pike cichlids. Can despite the name be timid.
(large) black ghost knife fish = Very nice but I woldn't put it in your setup. personal reference.
Clown loach = Not predatory. should only be kept in schools.
salmon tailed ctfish = You got one

04-17-2006, 10:48 PM
I like you coices there especially the reason for the last one lol, well ill look whats there choose what i like buy it and ill give u a list of what this local shop sells

04-17-2006, 10:50 PM
Video progress update
With in the next two weeks we should be cleaning out a spot for a 3 - 4 foot tank with about 150 - 200 gallons in it which i plan to put the oscars, green severum and what else i buy today in the larger tank and swap the barramundi into the oscars previous tank so the video should come soon, sorry its taking so long

04-17-2006, 10:56 PM
Don't worry as long as it shows up somewhere in the future;-)

04-17-2006, 10:59 PM
nice, i caught a Elva (thats a baby Eel for those who didnt know) Short finned and i put it in the barramundi tank thinking there would be no hasles, that elva lives no more

04-17-2006, 11:06 PM

Also I was about to post that you might want to read a little about jaguar cichlids before you go shoping. They are among my all time favourites.

Good looking true predators.

04-17-2006, 11:12 PM
Is that the jaguar cichlid you meant coz if you did im in love with it already

04-17-2006, 11:14 PM
Yes, thats the one I mean. But it looks even better in reality.

(allthough very aggressive when they spawn, not that they are nice otherwise)

04-17-2006, 11:16 PM
well i hope i got enough, and i hope they sell them

04-17-2006, 11:19 PM
They are usually not expensive.

04-20-2006, 09:55 PM
i was thinking, until i get the barra eating video, ill post u just a random community one of mine, but i was thinkin, if i move the oscars and serverum into another tank or bucket or sumthing i can put one hungry hungry barra in the oscars all tank and then video tape it eating the mosquito fish do yous rekon i should?

04-20-2006, 10:17 PM
It might be better jst to wait. It's isn't good mivng fish to much and especially not now fif your oscar might be considering spawning. I would give them some time and se if I would egt some fry.

04-20-2006, 10:40 PM
yeah thought so well ill try sending another vid ;) (ray) (aro) (ara) sorry wanted to use em

04-20-2006, 10:46 PM
No problem. Glad you like them.

04-21-2006, 01:08 AM
i like em