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25x Jade Perch (Barcoo Grunter) 3-4cm (Free Shipping)

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25x Jade Perch (Barcoo Grunter) 3-4cm (Free Shipping)
$60.00

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The Barcoo grunter or Jade Perch (Scortum barcoo), is a freshwater finfish native to the Lake Eyre and Bulloo-Bancannia catchments. The natural habitat of the barcoo grunter includes the low gradient rivers and creeks of the Lake Eyre Catchment. The name, "Jade Perch" comes from the "jade" colour seen along the dorsal area of the fish.

This package includes 25 fish and has free shipping.
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Jade Perch are NOT permitted into W.A The Barcoo grunter or Jade Perch (Scortum barcoo), is a freshwater finfish native to the Lake Eyre and Bulloo-Bancannia catchments. The natural habitat of the barcoo grunter includes the low gradient rivers and creeks of the Lake Eyre Catchment. The name, "Jade Perch" comes from the "jade" colour seen along the dorsal area of the fish. · Temperature: 20°C - 28°C. · pH: 6.8 - 7.2 · General Hardness: 50 - 200ppm. The feeding behavior of Jade Perch is normally vigorous to extreme. The fish race towards the end of the pond/tank, where the approaching farmer is about to feed, creating quite a bow wave as they begin to break the surface with their heads. Once they reach the edge of the pond/tank they will extend their entire head from the water in anticipation of a feed. This behavior decreases in intensity as the temperature drops. We are told by growers, that under 18c surface feeding will almost stop. Some farmers have experienced stock losses during winter. You may experience Losses at temperatures under 15.C Jade Perch are very well suited to grow-out in recirculating systems. They make an excellent beginners species!
Additional Information

Additional Information

Scientific Name Scortum barcoo
Size 4.5
Reviews

Customer Reviews 17 item(s)

Recommended
Good service. No problems replacing any fish lost due to shipping.
My Jade Perch bought last November are almost ready to be harvested. (now mid June)
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Review by Brendan / (Posted on 21/06/2015)
Received and most alive!
I ordered before they shut down over the Christmas/ New Year break, so I had to wait a while. When the fish arrived three were dead and a fourth followed shortly after :(
I am however very impressed with livefish. It was my first experience with fish and I will definitely be using them again.

Thanks.
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Review by Peter / (Posted on 24/01/2015)
25 Jade Perch
Hi Guys,

Glad you sent out a review link. This was the first time I had bought fish online and found it a really good experience.

The fish were reasonably priced, delivery was super fast once payment was received.

All the fish arrived healthy and happy and are growing so fast all ready!!

Will definitely be buying from you again and recommending to friends!

Thanks
from happy customer
Garvan
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Review by Garvan / (Posted on 15/09/2014)
good not perfect
I live on the far side of nowhere. My order got split. First half arrived and about ten died. Second half arrived later that day I immediately opened the bags and emptied them into the outer bag and left the lid off the box for a night. By morning only two were dead.
Considering where I live and how the couriers took two days and split my order I think I'm lucky.
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Review by John / (Posted on 1/09/2014)
Fantastic seller
I purchased 25 jade perch and 4 kg pellets in March 2014. Few of them dead on arrival but they replaced this with another batch. Fantastic seller and good customer care. All of them doing well and grown big. Thanks
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Review by Mohammed Faizal / (Posted on 7/08/2014)
Awesome as always, a couple arrived deceased with instant partial refund. Cheers
Awesome as always, a couple arrived deceased with instant partial refund. LiveFish are great to deal with as on the off chance that some fish arrive deceased from travel stress they are very understanding and happy to refund for the deceased fish. Rest of the fish are super happy and eating like crazy. I love jade perch, will buy again for sure.
Thanks heaps guys!
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Review by Alec / (Posted on 3/08/2014)
A business we can trust
I brought 25 Jade perch and 4kg food for my aquaponic tank. This was 4 months ago and my first experience with online fish. Few of them were dead on arrival. I send the photo and I received the replacement very next week. Good packing, good communication and support. Now all 25 fishes grown big on auto feeding 2 times a day. I am ordering another set now.
Thanks very much.
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Review by Mohammed / (Posted on 21/07/2014)
Verry Happy
Had a few dead in my first order but this was rectified by replacements sent in my second order. livefish have been great to deal with and the fish supplied are all happy and healthy Thank You :)
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Review by Cristin / (Posted on 13/07/2014)
Fantastic
Very happy with my Jade perch ,Had a few casualties but LF sent new ones asap :-)
Just wish they would change couriers as Star track are not helpful and are the reason l lost so many
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Review by Tim / (Posted on 29/06/2014)
Very Happy with Products
Considering the 50 Jade Perch fingerlings had to travel from 1 side of Australia to the other for 48 hours, I was more than pleased to find only 7 fish dead onh arrival. One week later and I am amazed how quickly the remainder have grown! Fire up the barbie in 5 months! Many thanks to the team at LIFEFISH 1
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Review by Ann / (Posted on 29/03/2014)
Rough trip
Great communication and keeping me up to speed on my order.
Having received the Fish, they has a rough trip and a few has died and the others showing signs of stress. These settled once in the Aquapond.
The package had all the details and the service to resolve the issue is better that would be expected. Thank you.
I'd recommend this supplier and will use them again.
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Review by Mike / (Posted on 24/03/2014)
Great service
All 25 arrived alive and well and are eating and growing nicely
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Review by Richard / (Posted on 8/03/2014)
jade perch
love my jade perch, grow like crazy, can't wait to get more.
very suprised how well these fish are doing in victoria, need a heater ($25 on ebay) but well worth the effort.
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Review by meryl / (Posted on 4/03/2014)
overall happy
25 order made arrived doa(middle of heat wave) photo'd and was resent a new order, very nice aquarium fish, chases my finger and lifts head out of water when hungry, fast growing too
i used the Styrofoam box they came in to grow vegies, sit on top of the tank nicely, will buy more soon
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Review by Rowan / (Posted on 24/01/2014)
SERVICES
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH YOUR PRODUCT AND THE SERVICE THAT GET FROM YOU THANKYOU VERY MUCH GEORGE
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Review by DADE / (Posted on 25/10/2010)
Very Happy Fish
Very active fish, fast growing, omnivorous. Hopefully they'll be good tasting too :)

Perfect species for aquaponics. Good value for money when buying small quantities of these fish off livefish website as most fish farms wont sell quantities less than 50.
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Review by Tom / (Posted on 19/10/2010)
grows very quickly!!
the jade perch grows very quickly!! mine grew 2 inches in a month.
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Review by finn ellis / (Posted on 16/07/2010)