In the shallow end of the Karekare waterfall pool. Fish were being chased by a Little shag.
School of 50+ banded kokopu of various sizes in a freshwater spring flowing in the Captain Springs Reserve. This is a natural aquifer of rainwater filtered through volcanic rock from nearby One Tree Hill. The spring is piped under the railway line. Mostly native planting around the spring, waterway is infested with weed plants.
ID according to the zoo guide. These are wild fish in a stream that flows through the property. They feed them at a set time every day so that visitors can see some native fish.
Several large and small fish in the freshwater stream near the Manukau Harbour.
Fish about an inch long, brown.
In the stream in Central Park.
In small pool of Orokonui Stream
Swampy area of the track beside a boardwalk. These fish have been here for at least 3 years. Observed approx. 10+ in various sizes. Koura are also living in the swamp.
The Galaxiidae, also known by the anglicised name as galaxiids, are a family of mostly small freshwater fish in the southern hemisphere. The majority of species live in Australia or New Zealand, some are also found in South Africa, South America, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and the Falkland Islands. One of the galaxiid species, the common galaxias (Galaxias maculatus), is probably the most widely naturally distributed freshwater fish in the southern hemisphere. They are cool...