E.L. Inverts

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by lIghty, 28 Mar 2008.

  1. lIghty

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    Hi friends,

    I'm currently East London on holiday. I believe there some nice inverts that can be collected, so while I'm here I would like to scout for some. If the locals could advise what's good and a pic just to make sure I get the right thing.

    thx
     
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    lol you went so far for inverts...we got em right here in our durban waters
    well lets see what good there is there ;)
     
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    what, no body stays in EL?
     
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    They have all moved to New Zealand ;)
     
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    maybe Hill can help out here...
     
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    what about the hermits here? there are millions, like ants.
     
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    Found snails here, are these "turbo snails"?

    and the hermits have black legs with a red strip at the end? they mostly use old snail shells.
     
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    any pics Justin?
     
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    will take a drive down to beach a bit later and post a pic.

    maybe if you have a pic that I could compare too.
     
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    I`m from Cape Town but was in East London in December.Go have a look at the Nahoon Reef area.A local guy took me there and it`s a great beach to hang out at even if you don`t find any thing good.
     
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    East london itself isnt too great, try going to the small coastal towns a bit north. They alot quieter and have way more fish/inverts etc. Tidal pools are also a great place to find stuff.
     
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    thx guys. but are the hermit crabs ok to keep or are they bad news, same Q for the snails?
     
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    Hermits should be ok Justin. JUST try and take the absolutely smallest of the hermits... In this way you safe in any case!
     
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    I have known a few people who have kept the local hermits in a reef tank. They swear they were fine. The only reason I did not try was because I had a few red and blue legged hermits and I was concerned the locals would take them out.

    As for the snails, I have kept a few with no problems.
     

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