ANGFA has established the Rainbowfish Conservation Fund in collaboration with the University of Canberra Foundation.  Please see the crowd funding webpage for full details.

ANGFA Inc. ACT Regional Group

ANGFA Inc. ACT Regional Group meets informally a couple times a year, meeting dates are arranged via email and announced via email and through the ANGFA facebook group.

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Early Bird Convention Registration

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Currumbin (Gold Coast) 28th - 29th October 2017

The Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA QLD) in conjunction with ANGFA Incorporated (ANGFA National), are proud to present the world renowned ANGFA Convention for 2017. This is the largest event focusing on Australian and New Guinea fishes anywhere in the fishkeeping realm.



This year's convention is almost here.  We now need people who haven’t paid their delegation fees to join up in order to receive their shirt orders as final shirt orders is by Sunday 8th of October


Orders post this date will still be accepted – but they will not be available in time for Convention, and will incur a delivery fee.


Dinner orders were closed due to the venue's requirements, but we have an extension for 10 more people so if you want dinner register fast.


The line-up of speakers over the two days is finalised and is excellent featuring local and international experts.

The venue (Currumbin Wildlfe Sanctuary) have just finished their brand spanking new function room so we've got a fantastic venue.


There are heaps of great prizes being put in from our sponsors so we'll be seeing a lot of smiling attendees with something special to take home.


The guest speaker line up will be spectacular, drawing together Australian and International hobbyists, scientists and natutalists to present on a range of topics, covering some of Australia and New Guinea's rare and revered fish.

For secure online payment use the PayPal buttons further down this page. You can pay with your credit card or via a PayPal account if you have one.

The ANGFA survey database has been restored!

All ANGFA financial members and most ANGFA website users should be able to access the survey database now by clicking the link below:

ANGFA Survey Database!

Please try your old survey database username and password if you previously had one.

If you did not previously have access to the database use your ANGFA website username and follow the instructions.

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For access to the raw data please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fishes of Sahul 2018 Hardcopy

Volume 32 1-4

High quality hardcopy A4 edition


We are proud to announce that the hardcopy Fishes of Sahul for 2018 is available to order for only $50 AUD! 


This is a fantastic and unique publication to add to your collection. It was very popular last year, so order now while you can. 


Fishes of Sahul Volume 32 Numbers 1 to 4 is a single A4 size hardcopy edition with 148 colour filled pages!. The four editions published digitally in 2018 contained many wonderful articles accompanied by a lot of fantastic photographs. See below for the complete list of articles. Now you can have a copy for your collection, your library, as a gift, or just to enjoy at your leisure. Don't forget it includes the Desert Fish Special Issue! Order and pay securely with your credit card using the button below.


Fishes of Sahul 2018 Hardcopy

The articles in Volume 32 are:

Shoesmith, D. 2018. An ANGFA insight into the freshwater fishes of New Zealand. Fishes of Sahul 32(1), 1214–1224.

Inbun, B.Y. & Smith, P.T. 2018. Recent developments at Lake Kutubu: impacts on the fish and the Foe people. Fishes of Sahul 32(1), 1225–1239.

Wilson, D., Hammer, M. & Scharpf, C. 2018. Fish in focus: Wilson’s Mangrovegoby Mugilogobius wilsoni (Gobiidae). Fishes of Sahul 32(1), 1240–1246.

Scharpf, C. 2018. Fishes of Sahul: an etymological survey (part 1). Fishes of Sahul 32(2), 1248–1260.

Martin, K. & Barclay, S. 2018. The story of the Daintree Rainbowfish (Cairnsichthys bitaeniatus), Australia’s newest rainbowfish species. Fishes of Sahul 32(2), 1261–1270.

Briggs, G., Sambell, B., Wilson, D., Martin, K. & Hansen, B. & Scharpf, C. 2018. Fish in foscus: Seven-spot Archerfish Toxotes chatareus (Toxotidae). Fishes of Sahul 32(2), 1271–1280.

Hammer, M. & Duguid. A. 2018. Fishes in Australia’s Red Centre. Fishes of Sahul 32(3), 1282–1302.

Unmack, P.J. 2018. Rains of fishes: real or myth in Outback Australia? Fishes of Sahul 32(3), 1303–1305.

Mossop, K. & Moran, N. 2018. Surviving in the desert: how behaviour enables the Desert Goby to persist. Fishes of Sahul 32(3), 1306–1315.

Kerezsy, A. 2018. Where had they come from? Understanding fish migrations in a desert river. Fishes of Sahul 32(3), 1316–1323.

Briggs, G., Unmack, P.J., Hammer, M. & Scharpf, C. 2018. Fish in focus: Central Australian Mogurnda species (Eleotridae). Fishes of Sahul 32(3), 1324–1334.

Graf, J. & Lange, G. 2018. Another trip to West Papua. Fishes of Sahul 32(4), 1336–1349.

Martin, K. 2018. The Cairns Rainbowfish Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides (Melanotaeniidae): distribution patterns and conservation status. Fishes of Sahul 32(4), 1350–1357.

Blake, R. 2018. Hermaphroditism or plain male? Two apparent female Eastern Rainbowfish Melanotaenia splendida splendida producing fry. Fishes of Sahul 32(4), 1358–1360.




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