aandt society marine species collecting and water change

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  1. pkc

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    This day mark from the club wanted to get four thousand litres of water for his massive systems as a water change.
    Some of the members tagged along to help a little and collect while there and this was the day.
    There were one or two sharks that were a bit of a hassle,but it was okay this time.
    Upon arriving there got, Mark threw the end of the hose for the pump into the water and a 5 or 6 foot wobby darted up from the deeper water straight at it, lucky no one was there at the time, or it may have been interesting.
    When they got into the water it was a problem and wouldn’t leave them alone, which was good as they went else where and found some nice tank species.
    The water was quite cold and a little green, so it wasn’t the best of conditions, but still fun.
    Mark said he spent an hour and a half pumping all that water up to the truck, so he didn’t get in until right on high tide, they were already shivering by then.
    It was so cold by near the end; it was hard to keep the camera still,lol!
    Some nice little green coral gobies, yellow assessors and heaps of dragonets were seen, all in two to four foot of water, easy as.
    It was great as usual, eat some lunch than get in,get out have a hot drink, get back in, another great day, just a bit cool in the water.

    This is the truck all went over in which is Mark's from betta car hire at cleveland,they hire out most vehicles and trailers.
    Geez did it fit a lot of gear in.
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    As you can see it was very rough that day,lol!!!
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    Another pic of how bad the day was,lol.
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    These are some of the species seen.
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    One of quite a few of these that were seen there,this ones for nick.
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    Always one or two copper bands out there.
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    Love the dragon nets,it's basicly a mandarin fish variation,in a matured tank,easy to keep and feed.
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    The end of a top day once again.
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    Videos of the day.
    The water we went in.
    Underwater videos :: June 14.water veiw video by aandtsociety - Photobucket
    A butterfly and a dragonet seen.
    Underwater videos :: June 14.Coradion chrysozonus.fake batfish video by aandtsociety - Photobucket
    Underwater videos :: June 14.Neosynchiropus ocellatus video by aandtsociety - Photobucket
    A pair of akindynos
    Underwater videos :: June 14.Amphiprion akindynos pair video by aandtsociety - Photobucket

    Short video of the Akindynos clown community found
    Underwater videos :: June 14.Amphiprion akindynos community video by aandtsociety - Photobucket

    Two Akindynos clowns living together else where.
    Underwater videos :: June 14.Amphiprion akindynos,two clown fish video by aandtsociety - Photobucket
    A lttle community of life in cluding a dice box,cardinals,soap fish and a chromis.
    Underwater videos :: June 14.dice box,cardinals,soap fish video by aandtsociety - Photobucket
    This is a fang blennie,we see quite a few of these.
    Underwater videos :: June 14.plagiotremus rhinorhynchos. video by aandtsociety - Photobucket
    A quite long video of the clown fish community.
    Underwater videos :: June 14.Long-Amphiprion akindynos,clown fish community video by aandtsociety - Photobucket
     
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    What is the fish with the yellow stripes?
     
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    Fantastic.
     
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    great catch:thumbup:
     
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    the horizontal striped one

    Its a meiacanthus lineatus.
    Where we got that one we see heaps of them and they will pretty much eat anything,a mix of algea amd marine meats is good and they are very harmless.
     
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    Awesome you guys have all the fun, we in turn pay top dollar for those...
     
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    fish

    It's only because we are closer to the equator that we have this stuff around here,i have herd from madagascar up,there are things to collect in bigger numbers.
     
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    Stunning day trip, thanks for the pics.
     
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    trip

    we know some top spots around here.

    There was a very special trip yesterday in very bad conditions,which kept what we did a bit more secret.

    we got a large conspict (we see some juveniles from time to time)this was a while back and it was put in Marks swimming pool set up.

    He is selling the big set ups now and the conspict was for him while he had that set up,so on scuba it was carefully put in a vey special secure area to live in so we can go back to it and snorkel or dive to appreciate it,the commercial guys don't know where this spot is so the only thing that will affect it there,are maybe predators,but the spot has a safe spot for it to hide in if needed,we removed the original angel fish that lived in that crack in the rend of the canyon shape part of the eef.

    The thread,pics and videos are in the members section for a few weeks and as usual after a week or so each trip goes out,it has three ahead of it at the moment.

    Its a bit close to my heart as i love the gentle nature of the conpsicts,all that we have had over time were nice fish,bloody dear to buy if you were to buy one though.
     
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    Fishbase says that the fanged stripeblenny is venemous to humans, and not marketed. You Aussies fear nothing.
     
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    fish

    Fish base is wrong mate,the grammistes is the one it means i think,similar,almost a mimick,but the one we get is harmless.
    I know what the fang blennies feel like when they bite,it bleeds for ages,know it well!
    We get several different fangs here and there is a mimick of the one we get,but it is not quite as pretty and they like to hide in old glass bottles.
    The one from the trip is not a common fish,just in that area it is!

    Try to get them to change the incorrect information,Meiacanthus grammistes is the bad one,the other one that is similar that is on that trip is harmless.

    There is a lot of not quite right stuff on the net!
     
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    Looks like a family member of our local Soapfish species.

    I see the Ausies are showing of again, well looks like they have the fish and we have the Rugby Team.:p (jealousy makes you nasty)
     
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    cool

    Sounds interesting,can you send a pic,our soap fish over here don't look liks that at all.
     
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