What’s happening at our meeting on 5 August 2016

By | July 20, 2016

What’s happening at our meeting on 5 August 2016

ANGFA Vic Mega Auction

Auction collage

ANGFA Fish Auctions are always a highlight for anyone with a strong interest in aquarium fishes native to Australia and New Guinea.

At the August meeting of ANGFA Victoria, we will be holding a mega-auction to celebrate our wonderful array of indigenous aquarium subjects. There is sure to be a great representation of aquarium fishes native to Australia and New Guinea, plus perhaps even some other items of interest such as various Australian native shrimps and aquatic plants!

The auction fulfills several important roles: firstly, as a fund raiser for ANGFA’s publications and conservation funding activities; secondly, to help disperse rare species to keen native fish enthusiasts: this is your best opportunity to source a wide array of Australian/NG fishes and other aquatic species that are rarely (or virtually never) available in the mainstream aquarium hobby.

The wide array of species presented is thanks to a network of ANGFA supporters and members from many parts of Australia.

The auction will be held Friday night August 5 at the ANGFA Victoria meeting, so start planning to have some tanks ready for your beautiful new fishes!

ANGFA Vic Mega Auction

Field Naturalists Clubroom, 1 Gardenia Street, Blackburn, VIC; 3130 (Melways map 47 K11). Doors open at 7.30pm with a start time of 8.15pm, meeting (and auction) finishes approximately 10.30pm.

(For anyone considering bringing goods along to be auctioned, please note the auction is primarily for Australian-New Guinea aquatic plants and aquatic livestock species. However donations of non-native species are also accepted. Commission to ANGFA is 20% for non-donated goods for members, 50% for non-members.)

There will be no trade table at this meeting.

Some of the species currently expected/promised to be available at the August ANGFA Vic Auction include:


Pseudomugil connieae - Popondetta Blue-eye

Pseudomugil furcatus - Fork tail Blue-eye

Pseudomugil gertrudae - Cadell River NT

Pseudomugil gertrudae Jones Rd / Stagnant Ck

Pseudomugil gertrudae Iron Range FNQ



Chilatherina campsi - Highlands Rainbow

Chilatherina fasciata Clearwater Creek - Barred Rainbow

Chilatherina fasciata (Lake Wanam) - Barred Rainbow

Glossolepis incisus - Salmon Red Rainbow

Iriatherina werneri (Gulbuwangay River, NT) - Threadfin Rainbow

Melanotaenia affinis - Pagwi Rainbow

Melanotaenia boesemani - Boeseman’s Rainbow

Melanotaenia eachamensis (Upper Barron River) - Eacham Rainbow

Melanotaenia fluviatilis - Murray Rainbow

Melanotaenia gracilis - Slender Rainbow

Melanotaenia lacustris - Lake Kutubu Rainbow

Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi - Lake Tebera Rainbow

Melanotaenia maccullochi (Bulls Crossing) - McCulloch’s Rainbow

Melanotaenia maccullochi  (Jardine Swamp) - McCulloch’s Rainbow

Melanotaenia maccullochi (McIvor River) - McCulloch’s Rainbow

Melanotaenia maccullochi (Moa Island) - McCulloch’s Rainbow

Melanotaenia nigrans - Black Banded Rainbow

Melanotaenia oktediensis - Ok Tedi Rainbow

Melanotaenia parkinsoni - Parkinson’s Rainbow (yellow)

Melanotaenia praecox - Neon Rainbow

Melanotaenia pygmaea - Pygmy Rainbow

Melanotaenia splendida splendida (Mt Poverty) - Eastern Rainbow

Melanotaenia splendida splendida (Barney Springs) - Eastern Rainbow

Melanotaenia species (Running River) - Burdekin Rainbow

Melanotaenia synergos - Batanta Island Rainbow

Melanotaenia trifasciata (Goyder River) Banded/Regal Rainbow

Melanotaenia trifasciata (Leichardt Springs NT) Banded/Regal Rainbow

Melanotaenia trifasciata (Running Creek Cape York) - Banded/Regal Rainbow

Melanotaenia trifasciata (Woomera Ck, Cape York) Banded/Regal Rainbow

Rhadinocentrus ornatus (Seary’s Ck Qld) Ornate Rainbow/Rhad


Other Species

Chlamydogobius eremius - Desert Goby

Ambassis spp - Glassfish

Mogurnda adspersa (Utchee Ck golden form) - Purple Spotted Gudgeon

Nannoperca australis - Southern Pygmy Perch

Nannoperca vittata - Western Pygmy Perch

Selenotoca multifasciata - Silver Scat

Leiopotherapon unicolor - Spangled Perch

Australian freshwater snails

Caridina sp Gulf1 - Darwin Red Nose Shrimp

Caridina sp WA-4 - Chameleon Shrimp

Caridina sp NT nilotica - Darwin Algae Shrimp

There will be a raffle and a social supper after the meeting.

So, see you at 7.30pm (for an 8.15pm start) Friday 10 April 2015, at Field Naturalists Club of Victoria: 1 Gardenia Street, Blackburn 3130 (Melways map 47 K11).

See you Friday night.