anemony or zoa and hard coral

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  1. mupwi

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    [​IMG]hi guys was skoping some spots down the south coast on the weekend and found these are they some type of rockpool or tube anemone or some kind of zoa.
    Whatever they are how would one care for them my tank is about 5 months old now and I whant to start colecting some more intresting colourful stuff for the tank just whant to know how hard it will be to keep before I go pick some up this weekend.

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    I also found this hard coral what would I require to grow out a frag of this?[​IMG]
     
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  3. archiecrain

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    Dont know about the anemone looking things....

    Are you allowed to collect SPS firstly? I was under the impression it is illegal, it would require very good lighting, strong flow to name a few of its many requirments.....rather leave it....it looks realy good as it is.
     
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  4. mupwi

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    hmm can anyone coment on this I thaught you could as lond as you dont chisel them off the rocks or crowbar them.
    I was just going to break off a small frag. I have seen many sps corals broken by newbe divers so I doubt it would be hard to break off a frag or 2 but I dont whant to fall foul of the law or take anything home I cant care for properly so ill wait for the experts opinions first.
     
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    I would think it would need the same care as many other types of sps like Acropra etc....there should be tons of info available on here....

    I dont know what setup you have...but again if in doubt leave them
     
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    Do you have a permit to collect?

    If so research the requirements for SPS and if you think you can care for them then give it a go. That is as long as they aren't protected.
     
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    Its illegal to take any hard corals.
     
  8. Afsal

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    the first pic are colonial anemones , they move aroubd alot , damage other corals and eventually become a pest ....
     
  9. AndrévN

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    Leave the colonial anemones they are horrible, i have green ones that im battling to get rid off. They are the same as aptasia a PEST.
     
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    Dude, leave the nennies - they will be more trouble than good.
    Most important - it is ilegal to remove any hard coral from our coast.
    Please let them be

    nice find though
     
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