Frog friendly fish for Wollongong NSW area.

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brooksie
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Frog friendly fish for Wollongong NSW area.

Postby brooksie » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:47 pm

I am new to this and very confused regarding what sort of fish are frog friendly. I live in the Illawarra/Wollongong area and would like to have a native to the area or at least a type of fish that does not EAT my tadpoles.

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Postby David De Angelis » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:00 pm

Have a look at the following page forum member Nathan Litjens created a little while ago:

http://www.runwildtv.com/how-we-do-it/i ... ly-fishes/

The Pacific Blue-eye is indigenous to the region and makes a superb 'frog-friendly fish' (as much as they come, although an experiment by Graham Pyke & Arthur White suggested they might eat newly hatched tadpoles if hungry). If there is enough submerged cover and alternative prey (i.e. small invertebrates that will colonise the pond naturally), this shouldn't be a problem.

David.


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