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Met Murray

Discussion in 'Aquarium Discussion' started by jedgpz, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. jedgpz

    jedgpz Well-Known Member

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    Say hi to Murray,
    Had him for for a bit, got him when he was 2 cms long
    Murray's are great fun to keep
    Cheers Jed
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  2. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    A few blokes around here have barra in tanks but MC are the ducks nuts AFAIC .

    Pity about the background .
     
  3. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff mate, I have had quite a few Murrays over the years, great pets. I had one that would take a prawn from my wifes hand, but no one else.
    Welcome to the forum to
    PS I currently have a rainbow trout thats nearly legal, my son has a Murray and two silvers.
    Cheers Pete
     
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  4. jedgpz

    jedgpz Well-Known Member

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    Ha Tackleberry, Background is Melbourne so he must be a Yarra Cod ;)
     
  5. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I have thought about getting one at times but have been put off by the fact that I will forever be having to catch food for it. I have since realised I can buy yabbies etc to feed them. Also, I found out recently that as I am a member of Native Fish Aus, I can keep Trout cod and maccas as well. Not sure if maccas require a special permit like the trouties but I think they do.

    The only issue is legally obtaining the fish. I don't think the permit covers extracting a troutie from the Goulburn!:cool: I am going to ask the fisheries officers when I see them at work next.

    What do you feed your cod Jed....apart from orange Bassman Spinnerbaits!:cool:
    Also, what size tank do you have?
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Will need a 5,000 litre tank for the monster I get!
     
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  6. jedgpz

    jedgpz Well-Known Member

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    They eat anything,
    I feed mine cheese (yep i laugh when the cheese kills cod debates happen), freshwater shrimp and Yabbies (when I can get them), I freeze them when I get enough, Prawns from the supermarket (white spot free), Ham, Chicken, feeder fish, fish chunks, corn and peas, pork, bacon. He eats like a king.

    As to tank size - he is in a 4 foot tank.

    I got him from the pet shop in Shepp that is on high street towards the city. did not need a license.
    Cheers
    Jed
     
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  7. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    I went down to the local pet store today. It will be a while before I do anything regarding purchasing a tank but I had a few questions. First of all...can they get me a Trout cod...no! So the search will go on. All going well I will be attending a fish stocking meeting in a couple weeks so that is an ideal opportunity to ask.

    The pet shop can get Murray cod, Silver perch and one other species which I can't remember. All fish are delivered as fingerings.

    The next thing I learnt, if a get a mega tank that I would like...pretty much$2000!
    'Operation cod' will likely be waiting until mid next year.
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    This fish will have a better house than mine!
     
  8. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jim, why not dig a hole in the backyard, fill it with water, then toss a couple of carp in. A lot cheaper. :D
     
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  9. DeeBeeKay

    DeeBeeKay Well-Known Member

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    No use me getting a Murray Cod, I'd probably release it like I do the rest of them,;):D, cheers davo
     
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