This is a red back spider, this spider can give you nasty bite and make you very ill do not touch.
This food is for Murray Cod fingerlings but blackfish being a very similar fish will take this food and should do well, the largest fish of the fingerlings for 2015 breedingseason are about 55 mm long , given that these fish are only about 2 months old that’s not bad . they seem to be doing better in the outside tanks , I think that is because they get some natural food from insects that they don’t get inside.
Above are some bardie grub moths a favourite of blackfish, they are full of nutrient , the problem is they are seasonal and only occur for a short time, black crickets are abundant this time of year as are grass hoppers and both are a taken with gusto by the fish.
If you love the outdoors as much as I do then you must hate to see litter lying about .it is our responsibility to make sure we leave a place as good if not better than we found it.
Today we were trying our new electric anchor winch out off the coast lady bay when I noticed this net floating in the water ,it is clearly a pro fishers net torn off in heavy seas or come adrift somehow ,how it got there is not my problem . this could get around the neck off sea creatures or even around some bodies prop it would ruin your day ,so pick it up and destroy it responsibly .
These fish do very well in some dams like the one in the photo. Jack and Michael had a good days fishing in this local dam
the things you see just driving around.
When there are no chemicals used around the fish farm all sorts of animals turn up, we have had copper head snakes, huntsman and red back spiders, bats but my favourite is this blue tonged lizard he has been hanging around for months probably feeding on the snail that seem to be every where.
as you can see its doing fine it has just shed its skin. I found it in a yabbie net near the dam it was not in the water.