About Me

So who am I ?

Joshua Perera

Hi, my name is Joshua Perera. I have been playing in bands, writing songs, promoting, organising, doing artwork and websites, photography etc. etc. in bands around Perth for 16 years.
Getting out and creating, observing and commentating has come so naturally to me my whole life, when asked I realised, I had never even questioned not going out and being driven by doing these things.

Like many from my era, I spent my entire young adult-hood chasing the dream of creating for a living, not falling into my steady profession, CNC machining and Stone Masonry, until my 24th birthday. Sure I had studied through my younger life, mainly to keep the folks happy, so I attained my TAFE Cert. in computer teching, and eventually even stretched it to get my TAFE Cert. in live event promotion and music management. Always chasing that dream you see.

My hard drive on my home studio computer is filled with thousands of takes of tracks from songs that are both keepers and works in progress for both my own projects and friends. Our other study computer hard drive is filled with thousands of photos, gig posters, band artworks and logos, live shots and footage…. and these are just our keepers and works in progress.

Myself, and my partner Lisa for that matter, are both “enthusiasts” of live music, photography, food (doesn’t every one) and creating…. We live for this, work is just the means.
You can check out our running photography facebook page: Joshua Perera Photography 
We also run a music promotions page where we run regular music events, you can check it out here: Metal For Fishes
If you feel up to it, you can also check out my band, gotta get the plugs in. lol: From Isolation

Of course being me that wouldn’t be enough…
So while undertaking a break in bands while putting together my latest project, I got back into a childhood past time, fish keeping. Like I said, being me, this very quickly grew into another passion which now results in me running a 40+ tank fish room and 3 years ago we launched our free to all fish forum Ozfishforsale.com.au
If you ever want to come chat fishy, come join the community.
If you are interested in checking out the fish I breed you can check out my page for Hood’s Fishies: Hoods Fishies

This site is meant to be a take on the world through my passions, I hope to along the way share some of the things I have learned, and hopefully do some reviews of some great photography products (cameras, lenses, film etc.) that may be of some use to other like-minded people. I do hope you can get something out of it.


Spelling and Grammar Checker

Lisa is my better half and in charge of checking all my spelling and grammar. I could not do any of this without her.

Hi I’m Lisa or Ardy depending on how you know me.  I got sick of Josh confusing me with big words about photography and music and fish and well everything so i told him to go tell someone who cares (…or at least someone who understands) hence the reason he started this blog.  Anyway, stuff about me.. well I’ve been to Uni and all that, got my degree (multimedia and marketing/advertising) worked in the industry for a while… and learned to hate it, now i work part time in a cafe selling freddos to wet kids and making coffees for their unappreciative parents… and i love it.  Thanks to Josh i have been able to survive on basically minimum wage while helping out with the selling of the fish and putting on local gigs etc.

Ever since i was a kid I’ve been into photography, hence the reason Josh latched onto it, but where he went gung ho on the traditional, manual side i am more about the digital side and photo manipulation with Photoshop etc.  Seeing Josh have sooooo many hobbies i thought i should have some more of my own so i started making jewellery, mainly just for myself and mates but now i have too much and have to start selling some so I’m sure you’ll see some pop up on here from time to time but you can also check my Facebook page : Metal Fish Handmade or my Etsy store: MetalForFishes.

I also design band logos and gig posters etc… for cheap… for something to do… if you want one.

I paint
I draw
I go to local gigs
I LOVE to read
I try to cook and fail
I hate Christmas
I love Christmas decorations and lights
I participate in and raise funds for the Relay For Life every year for the Cancer Council WA
I will be asking you for donations…

I’m out.


Unfortunately it does cost money to pay for all the servers to host all the services we provide such as Ozfishforsale.com.au, Metal for fishes, PROTAS etc etc.
So yes we are open to offers for support or people wanting to advertise related products here. I can offer a rolling banner on the side bar, and even a notice at the bottom of relevant posts. Please e-mail me for any questions regarding advertising.


Products for review

Of course it costs a lot of money to acquire a lot of the tools discussed on this page, from music equipment to photography to fish accessories. If you have a product you would like reviewed or your company produces a product you would like reviewed by me, please contact me to organise.



To contact me to discus anything to do with the page please e-mail me at: protas@metalforfishes.com

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