Eprapah Creek Rhads

Rhadinocentrus ornatus, the Ornate Rainbowfish, is endemic to Australia and is the only known member of its genus.

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Eprapah Creek Rhads

Post#1 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:58 pm

Hi all,

I have been reading a lot online about how beautiful the Eprapah Creek Rhads are and I was hoping to collect some of my own.

I have a local rainbow setup however most of the occupants are M.duboulayi. I have collected these from the upper reaches of the Coomera River, Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creek.

Unfortunately I have only ever caught a couple of Rhads, which I found in Currumbin Creek.

I was wondering if anyone knew of any good locations to access Eprapah Creek as I have been checking out Google maps but have so far failed to find a likley spot. Can anyone recommend a street name or reserve/park where I could access clear fresh areas of Eprapah Creek where Rhads might be found?

Here are a few of my more colourful Crimson Spotteds
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Re: Eprapah Creek Rhads

Post#2 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:02 am

You might consider becoming a member of ANGFA (Qld) http://www.angfaqld.org.au

They currently have a captive breeding program of Rhadinocentrus from the Redlands area for reintroduction into the creeks of the region. They may be able to supply the fish you are looking for rather than collecting them from the wild.


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