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I purchased the book, Swainston's Fishes of Australia, a few years back for helping me ID smaller fish that I catch on rock walls etc, having spotted the fortescue in the book and reading the info on it compared to the bullrout I've found in my area (Georges RIver, Sydney). 


Below is a photo of one I caught, was only about 3-4cm. (In a small display tank). image.thumb.png.a59493d0558c7cf4c9164fbe6caa3f6b.png

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They exist in the rapids in freshwater creeks outside of Cairns. 

I stood on one. 

Holy hell, what an experience. 

Big toe. I thought it was a piece of glass at first. 

Took a good half hr for the pain to set in. 

I had to go to hospital and get injected with something to numb the pain. Can't remember what it was but it gave me  instant relief, that is after 2hrs of wanting to cut my foot off. 


Horrible little fish. Give me a happy moment any day over a bullrout. 

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