Collecting local Zoa's?

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  1. brentch

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    Hello

    Was wondering if anyone has kept any locally caught Zoa's?

    The local Zoanthus durbanensis is quite colourful... Z. sansibaricus also looks quite nice. The rest are quite boring and are more suited to being exposed on low tides...

    Any thoughts?

    BTW, happy friday everybody :1:
    Brent C.
     
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    Get in touch with Keegan ... He is our resident local zoa fundi maniac .... Showed me some awesome spots the last time I was down ..... He has a small setup but puts alot big systems to shame with his little piece of the ocean ...
     
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    Hey Brent
    i got some in my tank at pawsie that i got from Warner Beach rock pool... they are just starting to spread and propogate across the rock. super pumped!
    you can come check when you got a gap, i'm off graft for the next 3 weeks or so.
    Lekka
     
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    Schweet, i'll msg you soon, bit tied up at uni at the mo..

    Shot Bru!:yeahdude:
     
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    Ya I saw some pics on his thread, awsome!!!
     
  7. KeeganP

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    :blush: Awww thanks dude.

    @brentch you can have a look at my thread,(page 5) they all local zoas.

    The next good collecting time is on the 28th Aug 8:30am
     
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    Okay cool, should be able to make some time!

    Okay will do!
     
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    :thumbup: Sweet replied to your pm bud.
     
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    About 4 years ago while on holiday at ramsgate, I got the green and brown garden type zoas from a rock pool, to say the least i have to frag or they will take over half the tank, if you want some you are welcome to come and collect.

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    Dude! I would love a frag!
    Going down to Umhlanga in a month, hoping to collect some specimens...
     
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    How does one go about removing the zoas from the rockpools...do you chip a piece of rock away or what other tools should i aquire?
     
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    Your more than welcome to come coleect some from me, I have +- 15 frags availble.
     
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    I found the cheapest way is to buy box cutter from stationary or hardware store. As it will be a onetime use only.
    You go to a pool with healthy zoa's. You move your hand over the edge of the colony until they close. Take the blade and cut as close to the rock as possible, make sure that you cut a carpet instead of individual polyps. This will increase your chance of success.
    Next put in bag with water, or wrap with wet toilet paper/ un printed newspaper.
    That’s it, glue to peace of rock and your set... ;)
     
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