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  1. Bonzai

    Bonzai

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    We saw these fish at the Coast of Kwazulu Natal, Margate. Please can you identify it if possible. Sorry for the bad quality photos. It's the best we have.

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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    definatly a fish
     
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    mullet?
     
  5. mnd123

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    looks like mullet, great bait, and when slightly dusted in salted flour and shallow fried, a great starter
     
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    yup mullet
     
  7. Bonzai

    Bonzai Thread Starter

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    Are these fish suitable for a marine aquarium? Are they aggro or peaceful? What do they eat?
     
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    rather use them as bait
     
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    Mullet for sure... they are cool in a shoal if going for that type of look(I stuck 10 small ones in as "sacrafish" for loading while my tank had been cycling about 3.5 weeks, and they have been in about 10days and are still thriving), they are primarily bottom/mud feeder picking up mud/sand in their mouth and then sifting it and dropping it so they can make a mess. they devour fish flakes. If they survive another month i will release them again near one of our local estuaries to continue growing up, if not they will be going in the freezer with the rest of my chum.
     
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    Please do not release any animal that has been in your tank back into the wild. If you search the forum you will find various posts on this issue
     
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    ok... whats the deal? sickness? diseases?... spose they will go in the bait hatch then...
    do you have any links? what should i search for???
     
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    Hectic! How did you guys catch these little buggers?
     
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    We caught them in puddles inbetween the Rocks at Low tide. With a normal net. They were just swimming there.
     
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    The risk of disease introduction into the wild population is massive. The wild population might not have resistance to a specific disease that might be in you tank and you can cause a massive problem.
     
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    ok cool, it is understandable.
    Thanks.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: They normally do
     
  17. Bonzai

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    Hehe...Yah, you know what I mean. It would have been wierd if they were walking. :lol:
     
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    mmmmmm mullet, homnomnom
     
  19. Bonzai

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    Well, one thing... Since these two guys have been in my tank, I have no more green algae forming on the the glass. I watched these guys for a while, and they are busy 24/7 scrubbing and eating the algae off the glass. Their a must have in my tank. Now I have a whole cleaning team in my tank.
     
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