Fish and Sea stars out of rock pools

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  1. CW

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    hey there ppl

    Im in Durbs for the week. Till saterday.
    Id just wana ask some Q`s.

    I went to the nearest LFS and spoke to a lady.
    She said if i scuba i have to get a permet at the local post office.

    But i can take anything out of the rock pools and take it home.

    Is this wize to do or what/
    I went to the rock pools today and saw lots of small fish and lots of seastars and some snails.

    If im aloud to take some im gona take it on saterday when i leave.
    Then put them in the DSB until ID.

    What do you think PPL.

    Advice please
    Cw out:thumbup:
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i think you need licences for that too, there are also diffrent typs that you can get to collect diffrent things
     
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    most of the snails you saw most likely are predators. Easiest for noob is Nerita's, they are vegetarian. Else if you do not know what it is, leave it alone. You remove it from the ocean, get back home and realize its something that should have stayed in the ocean, what will you do. Cannot take it back. Are you going to kill it?

    I'm not a good example to preach that you should leave it alone. Done it before myself. But I went prepared. Plastic buckets with proper closing lids, battery driven airpumps for the trip. Heaters, small powerheads, multiplugs, light unit and even my refractometer.

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    Things I got from Ballito Beach - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    Ok cool. Ill go make sure about the permit.
    What about fish and sea stars. Saw lots of sea stars. Do they all eat algea?
    I saw fish like gobies staying on the substrate and black fish and also grey fish with the back of the fish havving stripes.

    Cw out
     
  6. crazyerick

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    Seeing I live here I may be tempted. Where does one get the proper licences? At post office too? What do i ask for? Where can one find a list of places where one are allowed to remove marine life?

    My personal rule is not to remove but I noticed in Umhlanga this weekend an increase in snail population.
     
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    I just asked the lady at the local LFS ans she said the post office i its for scuba.
    The rock pools you can take if you want. Thats what she says.

    Im at peable beach this week.

    Cw out
     
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    Local post office

    Cushion stars, small pentagon shaped, camouflaged, max R5 coin. Nice, and they eat algae and detritus.

    Gobies are cool, take only one, or two that was together (might be a pair)
    grey fish and stipes., most likely sergeant major damsel. Extremely agro. Only one, and that is if you got no other damsels. Rather leave them.

    First, make sure what you take before you take it out.

    My son took a gobie / blennie type fish from some other kids bucket. Green colour. Nice looking. Turned out to be a Klipvis. Get big, and grown not so nice. Anyway it was very small and kept on going down the skinny overflow to the sump. Had it for about 6 months, double in size, then it died for some reason.

    @Sentari did brought two gobies back from their breakaway.

    But do you have a way to get them back to your home alive?
     
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    Yup, you go to the post office and ask for the fish license form, on the form you will see a box to tick for "marine tanks" you tick that, i think its about R80 bucks :D happy collecting, btw where are you collecting CW?
     
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    I dont know. i was thinking a few zip lock bags in a small polystireen holder.
    What must i use?
     
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    From the rock pools hear in peable beach.
    Have my snorkeling stuf hear aswell but dont know where to go.

    Cw out
     
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    Sweet, thanks.

    Btw where is a good spot to identify local fish and snails.
     
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    maybe ask the friendly lady at the LFS to bag them properly with air.

    If they can make it on a plane, they should make a roadtrip.

    Else battery airpump.

    Only collect the day before you leave, maybe two days. Unless you have a method to control the salinity.
     
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    Ja i was thinking the same thing.
    Or maybe i shoul buy a small air pump and use that at every stop to give them some air.

    Ill collect the same day i leave.

    Cw out
     
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    Hi RiaanP

    Here is some pics o what id like to take out of the rock pools.
    I got a permit from the post office.
    Permit valid for 28days
    It looks like im aloud to take 10 different fich out each day.

    So to my understanding this is 5seastars and 5fish

    Have a look and please Id these stars and fish.

    Thanx
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    Grey fish with yellow stripes. Whats this and is it reef safe?
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    Is this some kind of goby?
    Will he eat off the substrate?
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    What do you tink riaan?

    i also saw a nice ish. looked something like an angle. covered with yellow stripes.
    Verry quik and nice.

    Couldend take a pic.

    Cw out:lol:
     
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    CW where was this taken? We should have met up :biggrin:
     
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    Let me not even start ;)
     
  18. CW

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    It was on peable beach.

    Going there now for a swim.
    Were living in peable beach resort.
    It small place, got like 12 litle units.

    Where you? In durbs self?
    Shelly beache is close here aswell.

    Cw out
     
  19. KeeganP

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    Hi CW
    Those are common rock pool starfish and anemone.
    The fish is a Sergent major... quite aggro fish, I suggest only if you dont have any fish at all you can keep them, I didnt see them nibbling on my coral, but beware once you have them in, its crazy hard to get them out the tank, they look ok, but i'd rather spend time looking for better fish, aren't there any convicts around? I haven't been there, but it looks pretty boring, sorry.

    Oh and thats not a goby, its common name is a mud skipper, its a type on blenny, they have cool personalities, but the problem i had with him was, they love swimming over rocks, (thats what they do) so he use to always upset my zoas...
     
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  20. CW

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    haha.

    ja i also wont say anything.
    Atleast im married.

    So dont stress ppl.

    Im here for the marine life. hehe

    Cw out
     
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    start what?
     
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