local fish and invertebrates Photo Identification KZN Coast

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  1. Schalkdk

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    Okay Cool I went out to see what I could get straight from the sea to put in to my tank (Which is still far from seeing any water by the way?) I have the permit and I am an avid snorkeler.
    Sometime during my escapades in the rock pools, I started thinking will this fish be fine in my size tank? Will they eat soft corals? Will they be over aggressive? And so on and so on.......
    Therefore, my question is where, can I fine a good list of local fish and invertebrates.
    Preferably with ID pictures, I don't know the fancy names yet?
     
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  3. magman

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    check my local fish in some of my previous posts, I havn't updated it for a while, but it is maybe useful to you
     
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    You can use fishbase.com
     
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    I think it was called the SA catch database......something like that
     
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    I like fishbase.com its Cool.
     
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    Someone need to update the local fish thread
     
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    Schalk - get yourself the "Two Oceans" marine reference book. It does not have EVERYTHING in it, but it sure is a really decent reference manual. And it is not TOO expensive (at CNA)....

    Also look for Dennis King's 2 books ;)
     
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