Aandtsociety clown fish collecting trip in late april

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  1. pkc

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    Another great trip and an equally beautiful day.
    There are more trips to come out soon and we are having a trip to in about 2 hours.
    This time a few clowns were the order of the day.
    Firstly the (perideraion) pink clowns, we call them skunk clowns, were not originally noticed as there colours blend in so well with in the large bubble anemones that they prefer to inhabit, so they were the last ones noticed,they were in around 35 feet.
    The brown clowns were from a group of around 12 all up, as they don’t seem to mind living in large communities, so just a few akindynos were taken,they were in around 18 feet deep.
    Down a little deeper in 38 feet of water was a young couple of latezonatus clowns, luckily not to bright for latz,as they can be classed as a hard clown fish to catch in that they will run from there anemone to allude capture and you only have so long on a breath to catch them once you have lined them up.
    Luckily they normally use the same ways to avoid you, which can make it easy for capture with some practise.
    The large bubble anemones were 24 to 30 inches across and had a few pairs of porcelain crabs living at their bases, but they were not wanted so they were left, still nice to see them though.
    One unusual bubble was,what seemed like a combo of the maroon clown bubble,orange/red,in colour,we see a few of these and the very pretty green bubble variety as well.
    This one had orange bubbles and very bright green tips with red lines running up and down each bubble,you could see it as far away as the water was clear enough to see,that one will be remembered,hopefully it will be still there next time to see and find who has made it there new home for us to either look at or catch.
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    Trying to pin down most of the clubbies to get some pics of collected species is very hard,this is all i could get from them.
    The latz went to Kits tank,shes quarantining them for a while before they go into the big tank.
    They have such a lovely nature the latz,there is rarely a single problem with them in a comunity tank.
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    One of the akindynus and the little olivaceous from another trip went to another clubbies tank.
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    The pinks went to Shanes tank and on and on.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lol. You guys get to catch all the good stuff....
     
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    wow! awesome! :)
     
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    We had a trip today,it was awsome!!
     
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    Where's the pics to make us jealous dude???
     
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    Glad you had fun, please try to ingore the utter hate filled jealousy eminating in your general direction:lol::lol:
     
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    I haven't even had a chance to start processing them yet.
    Any way the videos this time are excelent.
    Give it itm they will be out there.
     
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    awsome..
     
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    You guys have all the fun:(...
     
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    WOW! You so lucky! Here we have to PAY TOP DOLLAR for them fish! ;)
     
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    no fair :(
     
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    over here

    Don't forget you guys,if your ever over here on holiday,contact us about the trips and we can show you a good spot or two.
     
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    Haha, maybe I should come and visit my cousins in Australia and contact you okes, might be a couple of years though.
     
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    thats cool

    Just use the contact us on the website and depending what trip we have on near that time and we will show you a little of The our lovely South East.
     
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    That's awesome, i have family in Melbourne and another area in the South East of Australia, so if I do get to come over I'll be lank close to the good spots:)
     
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    Melbourne is quite a ways down south mate.

    we are some kilometres away!
     
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    nice catch
     
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    cool!

    we have some nice video of an amazing spot in the middle of no where,full of clowns in a couple of weeks,they were every where in this spot and the spot they are in is not is the open ocean and it is a dump of a spot,it just goes to show someimes they will live any where.

    These clowns to live there must have some very strong genetics.

    I see you like like blue tangs,did you see the video of them in our blue tang collecting trip?

    There are hundreds,maybe thousounds where we go for them.
     
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    WOW! Sounds awesome - once again PKC.... I don't just want to see pics only - I actually WANT TO BE THERE! ;)
     
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