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  1. CW

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    Hi PPl

    Got three new fish yesterday.
    My brother braught back from durbs.

    But dont have an ID on onw.
    Sorry for the bad pics.
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    Sorry, best pics i can do for now. Dont wana get him to stressed.
    If he isent already.
    His got a white lining on the top of his fins al around and the rest is black.
    Dont know if this is his colouring if stressed cos i added him into the DSB and later last night when i had a look he was a light colour with vertical lines.

    So i dont realy know what to tell you what his colour is.
    I pic sould give a beter discription but only in the water you can see the white line on the fins clearly.

    Cw out:thumbup:
     
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  3. KeeganP

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    hi,
    Im not sure but does it look like this


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  4. seank

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    That is a Grouper/Rockod species. No- No for a tank as he is going to eat your livestock and they grow huge
     
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    True. I had 15kg rockcod. You could fit your arm down its throat :whistling:..just saying..haha
     
  6. KeeganP

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    yeah the one in my pic is a rockcod, is it the same this CW has?
     
  7. CW

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    i do beleive it is.
    But does that one also have the white strip on the fins?

    Cw out
     
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    Nope, no white strip
     
  9. crispin

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    oh come on rock cods are cute, leave him in the display he\ll be the centre piece of you tank:p
     
  10. CW

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    Ok cool.

    Im just gona leave him in the DSB and feed him everytime i feed the others.
    He likes flakes so i dont know what to do with him.

    Ill keep him and see how he grows.

    Cw out
     
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    CW I know how much you are enjoying the hobby. But IMHO its extremely irresponsible to catch something and bring it back before you know what it is. That fish is not suitable for a small marine aquarium.

    You should not catch a fish unless you know what it is before hand. Otherwise, until you are certain you want to keep the fish and get an ID, the fish should be kept isolated from the tank and your tanks water. If you have any imported LR or livestock it could carry novel pathogens, and once the fish has come into contact with these it must be killed if you cannot keep it. One simply cannot reintroduce a fish that has potentially picked up new diesases back into local waters.

    I know you havent done this, yet. But that rock cod will outgrow your tank even tho its just a juvenile. But when it does you must not release it back into the sea. It must be killed. Killing one fish is far less dangerous that possibly introducing a new disease to our local populations.
     
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    Hi Dane

    I understand what you mean but i didn’t bring it back.
    If you read my post from the start you would see that my brother caught it.
    So ill keep it in my DSB until I’ve made another arrangement for someone to collect it from me or until I’ve setup a other tank.

    But for the time being ill keep it in the DSB.
    And don’t stress man, i won’t put it back into local waters, im not that IRRESPONSIBLE.
    And I’m also not planning on killing it.

    I believe in giving every fish an extra chance on survival.

    Cw out
    :tt2:
     
  13. Dane

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    Yeah I did read that your brother brought it back. But its up to you to educate him if its going in your tank. But I completely understand that others actions are beyond your control.

    Very sorry if I came across all high and mighty, just had to bring up the point ;-)
    Hope you're zoas are doing better. If you've decided to dip them you might want to try a product called coralRX. I've heard its pretty good.
     
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    Cw.. Dont kill it. Let it grow in your sump.. Fatten him up.. Then eat it! Very tastey :) .. You could plumb a tub in your system and leave him in there alone :) .. Will be really cool and you will be the 1st on masa to have such a huge fish :D
     
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    you can get a big wash tub for R50 at game :) ..
     
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    HEHE.

    Cool man. Let me know whats your idea then ill have a look into it.

    Thanx man, ill keep him in the DSB.

    Grow baby grow. hehe
     
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    Not a problem man.

    ja i told him that.
    I also heard its a good product.
    Looking into getting that for myself next time im in JHB.

    Cw out
     
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    Get one of those big tubs, plumb it in your tank and make it a big DSB, so
    A) you will have a huge dsb that will work and
    B) you will have an awesome huge fish that no1 has:thumbup:
     
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    i would fatten him and chow him... they make a gooooooood chow!

    i wonder if technically you have to let it grow to 75cm(or what ever the size their legal limit is) :blush:
     
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    @CW can't you get a better pic of the fish? the more i look at yours the more the blurs leave doubts as to it's ID.
     
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    Been done before ;)

     
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