anyone puddle hopped in tinley manor?

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    Planning to puddle hop at tinely manor this saturday if the weather is forgiving... anything good you have found there?
     
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    Taging along
     
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    used to spend alot of time there when i started and also a few years back.....
    great day out if the elements all come together. look close enough in the puddles and
    expect snowflake eels, butterflies, coral banded shrimp, bumble bee shrimps, lionfish, zoo's, occasional brains if you look carefully, also moorish idols from time to time
     
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    Thanks waterboy hope find some nice looking zoas.
     
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    @reefer101 what area are you from? I'd be keen to puddle hop if you looking for a tag along. I'm in the Westbrook area.
     
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    @Mozzie im in stanger. Im actually shutting down my tank and going zoa only pico so il give you a shout when going puddle hopping for stuff...hows the stuff near you?
     
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    There seems to be some real nice softies and fish but you gotta catch it on the spring tides. I just don't have a clue how to remove the softies.... Still a noob
     
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    I am going to tinly month end and i will be getting in the water and freeze my ass off
     
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    Got a nice ghost pipefish over the weekend... Ballito side, very interesting animal

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    Some nice zoa's aswell DSC_0089.JPG
     
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    Just seen that pipefish are prohibited... Will return the fish this afternoon. Was not a where of this till now.
     
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    Ghost pipefish are a different family to true pipefish/seahorses, so you dont need to return it
     
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    @459b can you explain if you don't mind? Really don't want to burn my fingers with this one or been seen as a poacher.
     
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    Its why common names need to be avoided.
    Ghostpipefish belong to the Order Sygnathiformes, as do seahorses, pipefish, trumpet fish and a few others.
    That order is made up of a few Families, ghostpipefish belonging to Family Solenostomus. Seahorses/pipefsh belong to the Family Syngnathidae.
    Only Family Syngnathidae appears on the prohibited list (http://www.nda.agric.za/doadev/side...re/MARINE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY 2012-2013.pdf) -see annexure 5
     
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    @459b OK I've just cleared that up.
    Ghost pipefish belong to the solenostomidae, while pipefish and sea horses the sygnathidae family
     
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    @459b thanks for setting me straight. I was getting worried for a minute
     
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    Correct. Bit confusing that seahorses have the same family and order name.
     
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    I see friday has a very nice low tide maybe it will be good for a dive or collecting
     
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    Working till 12 on Friday but maybe Saturday if the weather holds out.
     
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    I am taking leave for the day on friday
     

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