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Discus-Tang

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So I would just like to compare native/local fish with everyone. They have to be within a 12 hour drive of your home and they also have to be a fish you can see in a store. Here are mine.

Port Jackson shark
Moray Eel
Australian rainbowfish
Sometimes we even get a silly school of clownfish in the summer
Toadfish/puffer
Jollytail/Galaxias
 

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Mostly just Brookies/Brooke trout heh And rainbow trout. Back in MN we had a LOT of different fish. From Pumpkinseeds, to walleyes. And DOGFISH!!! (Bowfins) O_O
 

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I used to have a 3 inch baby largemouth bass in my 55 that I caught in a minnow seine in a nearby slow and shallow culvert. He actually got used to eating flake food! He was a happy fish! But he started to really get too big too fast, so I released him back up north.
 

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Oh right! Like we have anything compared to Aussie land! Funny ha ha ha. Lol.
Let’s see. Sunfish. Do mudpuppies still show up in stores? I hope not, they’re very rare anymore. Smallmouth and largemouth bass. Channel cats. Blue cats. Flathead cats. Shad. Man what a shiny fish! Darters. Shiners. Killifish. Southern red belly dace. All I can think of that I’ve seen/heard in the aquarium trade.
 

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Well in-stores we get some odd ones every now and then: Tomato clownfish...freshwater stingrays...Marlboro Red Discus (which are amazing by the way...) Mango Plecos... (L-41 I think?) ...orange laser Corys...some crazy saltwater sharks...licorice Gourami...mixed up variety of fish...
 

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12 hours, that covers alot of ground. Thats the whole east coast of the us. I think i could visit gypsy as well. Lol
 

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Yeah...12 hours IS a long time! Hmm...I could go back to the Bay Area! Lotsa different fish there...
 

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My local fish are Lake Michigan fish. The only place I see them for sale are fish farms and the occasional sunfish at petco.

Plus minnows. There's always bait shop tanks.
 
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Ok, let's say 7 hours drive. In this case all my fish still apply.
 

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Hmm, here in Melbourne selection isnt as great.
- murray river rainbows (and blue eye rainbows... rainbows in general, across victoria, and lower parts of New south wales western South Australia)
- pygmy perch (and perches in general)
- Murray Cod
- tandanus catfish
- glass shrimp spp.
- crayfish spp.
- Macrobrachium shrimp
- murray river turtles
- galaxias
- Aussie lungfish (need a licence to keep, but can keep them....)
- eels



(And introduced fish like gambusia and carp)
 
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aussieJJDude said:
Hmm, here in Melbourne selection isnt as great.
- murray river rainbows (and blue eye rainbows... rainbows in general, across victoria, and lower parts of New south wales western South Australia)
- pygmy perch (and perches in general)
- Murray Cod
- tandanus catfish
- glass shrimp spp.
- crayfish spp.
- Macrobrachium shrimp
- murray river turtles
- galaxias
- Aussie lungfish (need a licence to keep, but can keep them....)
- eels



(And introduced fish like gambusia and carp)
Forgot about eels, turtles!
 

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Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass (probably not found in stores most of the time) bluegill sunfish, probably Pygmy sunfish, other sunfish, channel catfish, in some areas common plecos (try and guess why) and various other fish who I don’t know the names of.
 
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