Membership Renewals

Renewal is due end of June for another 12 months and remains fixed at just $20
Your options are:
– Pay cash at the next meeting
– Contact David Matheson or Graham Lathleiff for the club bank account details for a direct transfer
– Renew online HERE

Remember, for ANGFA NSW memberships, you can ONLY join or renew direct with us – NOT through any other State or National

Vale John Buckley

It’s with the greatest sadness, we share news that today, 16 September 2022, on his 76th birthday, we say goodbye to ANGFA NSW Life Member, long-time committee member and dearest friend, John Buckley.

Whilst small in stature, John had a huge heart and love for this club and the hobby as a whole. His enthusiasm was infectious and generosity, boundless.

We will miss him terribly and send our love and deepest condolensces to his family at this difficult time.

August ’22 Meeting & AGM

Great two-stage meeting today.

We started with our AGM, where a new Committee was elected (mostly by default as positions were unopposed).

Our 2022/23 Committee are:

President, Treasurer & Rivus Editor – David Matheson
Vice President – Richard Blake
Public Officer & Digital Media Co-Ordinator – Graham Lathleiff
Auction Co-Ordinator & Minutes Secretary – Lyn King
Field Trip Co-Ordinator & Threatened Species Liaison – Lachlan Nevinson
Ordinary Members – Brendan Moar, Jim Rorris, Helen Baker and welcome to Carmelo D’Urso to the team

Following the AGM, our regular meeting kicked into full swing with a fantastic presentation from Dr Fish, Adam Kereszy. Check it out on our Facebook page.

The raffle prize was kindly donated by Aqua One distributor, Kongs. A fantastic Focus23 integrated aquarium, and was won by Jim Rorris.

The members draw was won by Bozena Hochwallner and accepted by Manfred – a signed copy of Adams’ book.

Species through the auction included:

Malanda Sp. Williams Ck
M. Trifasciata Yirrkala
M. Picta
M. Trifasciata Goyder R.
C. Bleheri
G. Pseudoincisus
M. Duboulayi Olney State Forest
M. Trifasciata Myka Ck
M/ Fluviatilis Edwards R.
M. Australia Drysdale R.
C. Campsie
M. Goldei
P. Furcatus
P. Luminatus
Peacock Gudgeon
Bristlenose Catfish – common & Long Fin
M. Spl. Inornata Flat Rock Ck
Mystery Snails
Java Moss
Louisiana Iris

The next Committee meeting is on Saturday 10th September@ 2pm on Zoom. Our committee meetings are open to all members and are held on Zoom. If you’d like an invite, please reach out to Graham.

Finally, a thanks to Derek & Lorraine for kindly donating copies of past editions of RIVUS to help fill in some of the timeline gaps in the Members Only area. They’re sure to engage and entertain.

June ’22 Meeting

Thanks to everyone that made it along to the June Meeting. Despite is being the Queens Birthday long weekend, we were still educated in the culture of live foods, enjoyed a Murky Seb production on Rhadocentrus Ornatus in it’s natural habitat and our usual raffle & members draw, socialised and an auction, albeit smaller than usual. Lots auctioned off were:

M. Tri. Goyder River

M. Tri. Cato River

M. Boesemani

M. Sexlineata Fly River

M. Pygmaea

Empire Gudegons

Java Fern & Heaters

The raffle was won by Dr Tony Gill & Garry Spokes and the members draw by Oto Zubzanda. Congrats to you all!

No Opt-In fish draws until the weather warms up again now, due to risk of the fish perishing in transit.

A reminder, for anyone interested in the September combined clubs field trip to FNQ, you need to pay your $600 non-refundable deposit by 12 July to secure your place.

Next meeting, we have Adam Kereszy presenting and it’s also our AGM.

Watch your email inboxes during July for Committee nomination forms. If you have any items for inclusion on the AGM Agenda, please email to no later than 7th July.

April ’22 Meeting

Chris Lamin of Middle Creek Farm made the long trip up from Victoria to talk about how the business came into being and her work on conservation and breeding projects.
For those who don’t know Chris, the fish sold under licence at the March auction (Southern Pygmy Perch & Mogurnda Adspersa) came from her facility.

It was a really interesting presentation and you can find it posted on our Facebook page

The member draw was won by Peter Matheson (your $25 voucher is on it’s way).

The Fish Draw was won by Chris Vorbach, who selected the trio of M. Picta as his prize. Thanks to Lachlan for those.

The raffle was won by Lachlan & Jim.

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone for attending. The weather had threatened to spoil the day, but great to see so many of your supporting the club and showing appreciation for Chris’ attendance.

Smile Liam, you’re on Candid Camera lol
A quick break before the auction

Autumn Super Auction

Well that was a HUGE day!

We cleared 403 Lots in 5 hours and took nearly $5,900, paid out nearly $4,800 to members and made nearly $1,100 commission for the club



C.Fasciata Clearwater Ck

C.Fasciata Lake Wanam

C.Fasciata Mamberamo

Galaxiella Pusilla – Dwarf Galaxia

Hypseleotris Compressa – Empire Gudgeon

I Werneri


M.Australis Fish Rvr

M.Australis Upper Katherine Rvr


M Duboulayi Byron Bay

M Duboulayi Coutts Crossing

M Duboulayi Goolang Ck

M Duboulayi Kangaroo Ck

M Duboulayi Olney State Forest




M Maccullochi Eubenange Swamp





M Praecox

M Rubrostriata

M Splendida Fletcher Ck

M.Splendida Mount Poverty

M.Splendida Wallaby Ck

M.Spl.Inornata Flatrock Ck

M Spl Inornata Running Ck


M Trifasciata Cato R

M.Trifasciata Goyder R

M.Trifasciata Habgood R

M Tri Myka Ck

M Utchiensis

Nannoperca Australis – Southern pygmy perch

Nannoperca Vittata – Western pygmy perch

P Furcatus

P Gertrudae Eubanangee Swamp

P Gertrudae Eurum Ck



P. Mellis

R Ornatus Coochin Ck

R Ornatus Evans Head

R Ornatus Poona Ck

R Ornatus Searys Ck

R Ornatus Snapper Ck Black

R Ornatus Stradbroke Is

R Ornatus Teewah Ck Ultra red

Tateurndina Ocellicauda – Peacock Gudgeon

Albino Long Fin Bristlenose

Black bar endlers

Blue acaras

Cardinal endlers

Common Long Fin Bristlenose

Danio Choprae

Danio Kyathit

Electric yellow cichlids


Julidochromis Marlieri Gombe

Lionhead cichlids

OB Blueberry Mbuna

Paradise fish – Blue

Paradise fish – Apricot

Peacock cichlids

Peppermint Catfish

Red cherry shrimp

Venustus cichlids

White Cloud Mountain Minnows


MOP-Myka Ck Trifasciata

MOP-Goyder R Trifasciata

MOP- M.Boesemani

MOP- M.Parva

MOP- M.Australis Upper Kathrine Rvr



MOP-M.Australis (Drysdale R)


MOP – C.Fasciata Lake Wanam

And to top it all off, we have new books in stock AND to make it even easier to buy through ANGFA NSW, we now have Afterpay available for all purchases made through the website, so you can spread the cost of any purchase over 4 installments

February ’22 Meeting

Great kick off to 2022 with a really well attended meeting and back at our regular home at Club Rivers.

Members Draw

The members draw was won by Manfred Hochwallner, who prompting spent his voucher on one of the treats in the auction

Fish Draw

The Opt-In fish draw was won by new member Jack Li – what a great way to be welcomed into the club!
Thanks to Lachlan for donating the prize fish again this month.


We had 77 lots auctioned off, including:

M Duboulayi Clarence River
Empire Gudgeons
P Signifer
M Spl Inornata Running Ck
M Trifasciata Goyder River
M Trifasciata Cato River
M Boesemani
P Ivanstoffi
I Werner Arufura Swamp
M Herbertaxelrodi
M Lacustrus
Firetail Gudgeons
P Mellis
White Cloud Mountain Minnows
M Sexlineata
M Duboulayi Olney State Forest
M Duboulayi Coutts Crossing
C Campsi

Java Fern
Java Moss
Needle leaf java fern
Thin Val
Giant Val
Louisiana Iris
Elephant Ears
Fry talk & filter
~40 copies of Fishes of Sahul

December ’21 Meeting

What a fantastic way to end another challenging year!

A huge thanks to the 1st Boronia Scout group for the use of their hall, without which this meeting wouldn’t have been possible.


We finally (thanks to COVID) got to hold our delayed AGM.
Positions are largely unchanged, except for Lachlan Nevinson taking over as Field trip Co-Ordinator and we welcome Brendan Moar onto the Committee as an Ordinary Member.

Remember, all members are welcome to join our Committee meetings – they’re not closed sessions – you just can’t vote if you’re not a committee member. Just reach out to Graham for a Zoom meeting link.

Breeders Draw

The breeders draw prize was very generously donated by our sponsor, ALLFISH2U, two $75 vouchers.

Our intention had been for one person to win a $150 prize.

The drawn winner was David Matheson, who equally generously forfeited his prize and asked for it to be re-drawn as two separate $75 prizes to give Others a greater chance.

Subsequently drawn winners were Lachlan Nevinson for M.Oktediensis and Graham Lathleiff for M. Spl. Tatei, each receiving a $75 voucher

Fish Draw

Trio’s of the following species are on offer this month, thanks to kind donations from Lothar.

John Sandstrom was the lucky winner and chose the Honey Blue Eyes from the prize pot, very kindly donated by Lothar – congratulations John!

With this space for details of the next Fish Draw, which will be drawn at the February meeting

Members Draw

Congratulations to Melanie Goldsmith for being drawn at random at the December meeting. Your prize is on its’ way.


Far more lots than expected and a fantastic range of species, some of which we very seldom, if ever, see through the auctions…hopefully a taste of things to come as our Breeders Draw programme matures.

Species / items through todays meeting were:

M. Boesemani

M. Spl Inornata Running Ck

M. Tri. Cato River

M. Tri. Goyder River

M. Tri. Habgood River

M. Rubrostriata

M. Papuae

C. Fasciata Lake Wanam

M. Duboulayi Kangaroo Ck

M. Duboulayi Byron Bay

I Werneri Arufura Swamp

M. Utchiensis

M. Synergos

C. Pagwiensis

Common Bristlenose

Emerse grown java moss

Water Celery

Terrarium moss


M. Australis UKR

C. Bleheri

P. Signifer (Northern – HUGE!)

M. Herbertaxelrodi

M. Splendida Wallaby Ck

P. Ivanstoffi

P. Furcatus

M. Goldei

M. Lacustrus

M. Oktediensis

M. Picta

R. Ornatus Evans Head

M. Kamaka

M. Maccullochi Eubanangee Swamp

Louisiana Iris

Needle leaf java fern

Java moss



The A-team
Bobs’ not really nodding off, he’s doing a great job getting the raffle tickets ready for drawing
Chris Vorbach – Raffle Winner – Field Trip Kit
Coming to a Bunnings near you….
Special award to ANGFA NSW Life Member and absolute treasure, John Buckley, to thank him for years of faithful service to the club and note his impending move to Queensland

October ’21 Fish Draw

Starting in October and tied in with our Breeders Draw a new initiative to help spread around those rarer fish, even while we’re locked down.

It costs you nothing to participate. The winner will be drawn at the end of the month and the fish sent to you by courier.

Thanks to Lachlan for donating the first draws’ prizes

The Winners of our first Members Fish Draw are….

1st prize – Kyle Antaw – 2 Pair of Chilatherina Fasciata Clearwater Creek
2nd prize – Sebastian Roe – 2 Pair of Pseudomugil Ivanstoffi

Congratulations to you both!

June ’21 General Meeting

Thanks to all our members and (very welcome) visitors for attending the June meeting.
Another good turnout and awesome array of seldom seen species through the auction, including…

M.Spl.Inornata Running Ck
M Rubrostriata
M Tri Cato Rvr
M Tri Myka Ck
M Tri Goyder Rvr F2
M Nigrans
M Boesmani
M Angfa
G Ramuensis
M Lacustrus
M Sexlineata
P Mellis
various plants, dry goods and ornamentals

M Mogurnda
M Australis Drysdale Rvr
Western Pygmy Perch
M Papuae
C Campsi
C Fasciata Wanam
M Picta
M Synergos
M Oktediensis
M Spl McIvor Ck
M Spl Fletcher Ck
Dub Byron Bay

March ’21 Super Auction

Thanks to everyone who braved to awful weather to make the event such a huge success.
Over $1500 was raised for the club funds from the auction commission and a fantastic variety of fish & plants were shared amongst members and, very welcome, guests from 326 lots…

Amazon Sword, Red var
Angel fish
Aphyosemion Poliaki
Aphyosemion Striatum
Bacopa Monieri
Bristlenose, common
Bristlenose, calico
Bristlenose, longfin
Bristlenose, Super Red
Bristlenose, peppermint
Celestial peral danios
C Bleheri
Christmas moss
Creeping Jenny
Crypt Balansae
Crypt Tonkinensis
Emerald eye rasbora
Empire gudgeons
Endlers livebearers
Golden pencilfish
I Werneri, Myall Ck
Java Fern, needle leaf
Java Fern, Windelov
Java Moss
Louisiana iris
M Affinis, Pagwi
M Australis, Drysdale River
M Australia, Fish River
M Boesmanni
M Duboulayi, Coutts Crossing
M Duboulayi, Goolang Ck
M Duboulayi, Kangaroo Ck
M Fluviatilis, Edwards River
M Herbertaxelrodi
M Inornata, Coomaline Crater

M Kamaka
M Lacustrus
M Macculochi, Moa Island
M Papuae
M Parkinsonii
M Parva
M Pygmaea
M Rubrostriata
M Sexlineata
M Splendida, Wallaby Ck
M Tri Cato River
M Tri Goyder River
M Tri Myka Ck
M Utchiensis
Mogurnda mogurnda (northern)
P Furcatus
P Gertrudae, Eubanangee Swamp
P Gertrudae, Eurum Ck
P Ivanstoffi
P Luminatus
P Mellis, Snapper Ck
P Signifer, Pappinbarra River
P Signifer, northern
P Tennellus
P Sp. Bloodwood Billabong
Peacock gudgeons
R Ornatus, Coochin Ck
R Ornatus, Evans Head
R Ornatus, Poona Ck
R Ornatus, Pine Ck
R Ornatus, Searys Ck
R Ornatus, Stradbroke Island
R Ornatus, Teewah Ck
Snowflake lily
Val, giant
Val, thin
Val, “extra thin”
White Cloud Mountain Minnows

It was a really well attended meeting and we signed up our 84th member for 2020/21!

Head over to the Events Page for the full list of dates for 2021

Competition Prizes

At the March Committee Meeting, we reviewed our prizes and decided upon a few changes, based upon member uptake.

The Members Draw will continue to be a $25 e-voucher, but can now be either spent on goods from the trade table, online shop or used during meeting auctions.

The draw will take place at general meetings, in front of the members going forward.

New Poster

If you attended the last National Convention in Melbourne, you may have seen a new rainbowfish poster put together by Greg Wallis with photos taken by Gunther Schmida.
We now have a stock of these amazing posters that can be bought with or without membership. Head over to the Shop page to order or grab one at the next meeting.

Save Manly Dam

Head on over to the Save Manly Dam Bushland Facebook page for updates on the only Climbing Galaxias habitat in the Sydney metro area.

ANGFA NSW Inc recently lodged an objection to a DA proposal for a seniors home near the site and has thankfully resulted in the application being refused…some breathing space until the next attempt!

More details on their struggle here and here