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    I have been reading through a book that my daughter took out at her school library for me to read, shame, very thoughtful of her. The book is called Sea Fishes of Southern Africa, with most of the photo's by Dennis King, incidentally, did you know that the Tiger Angelfish - Apolemichthys kingi, a fish found ONLY on our coast line was discovered by and is named after Dennis King, pretty cool hey. I believe the price tag on one of these fish can reach up to R35 000.00 overseas.

    Anyway, just thought I would share a bit of info and photo's of some of the awesome fish that the we get on our coastline, time to start diving I think :)

    Spotted hawkfish - Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus

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    Longnose hawkfish - Oxycirrhites typus

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    Sea goldies - Anthias squamipinnis

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    Yellowtail goldies - Anthias evansi

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    Jumping bean - Centropyge acanthops

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    Tiger angelfish - Apolemichthys kingi

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    Threespot angelfish - Apolemichthys trimaculatus

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    Juvenile Emperor angelfish

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    Adult Emperor angelfish - Pomacanthus imperator

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    Juvenile Semicircle angelfish

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    Semicircle angelfish - Pomacanthus semicirculatus

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    Threadfin butterflyfish - Chaetodon auriga

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    Gorgeous gussy - Chaetodon guttatissimus

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    Whitespotted butterflyfish - Chaetodon kleinii

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    Halfmoon butterflyfish - Chaetodon lunula

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    Doublesash butterflyfish - Chaetodon marleyi

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    Maypole butterflyfish - Chaetodon meyeri

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    Limespot butterflyfish - Chaetodon unimaculatus

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    Longnose butterflyfish - Forcipiger flavissimus

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    Sergeant major - Abudefduf vaigiensis

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    Domino damsel - Dascyllus trimaculatus

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    Twobar anemonefish - Amphiprion allardi

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    Blue pete - Pomacentrus caeruleus

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    Nosestripe anemonefish - Amphiprion akallopisos

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    Cleaner wrasse - Labroides dimidiatus

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    Fire goby - Nemateleotris magnifica

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    Banded surgeon (Convict tang) - Acanthurus triostegus

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    Powder-blue surgeon - Acanthurus leucosternon

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    Bluebanded surgeon - Acanthurus lineatus

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    Orange spine unicorn - Naso lituratus

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    Moorish idol - Zanclus canescens

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    Clown triggerfish - Balistoides conspicillum

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    Black triggerfish - Melichthys niger

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    Rectangular triggerfish - Rhinecanthus rectangulus

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    Bridle triggerfish - Sufflamen fraenatus

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    Boomerang triggerfish - Sufflamen bursa

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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    So who else has got any pics of our stunning local fish?
     
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    wow named after dennis king!got his books.excellent books
     
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    and how can we forget

    Zebrasoma gemmatum (gem tang)
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    Excellent thread - Local is LEKKER !!!!!!!
     
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    Yep, I can't wait to get into the water again!
     
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    Most of the fish in my tank are local's.
    Here is my List
    Mauritian Goldie
    Long Nose Butterfly
    Cosmetus Wrasse
    Iridis Wrasse
    Anampses (Guinefowl) Meleagrides
    Bristletooth Surgeon
    Pencil Surgeon
    Brown or Chocolate Surgeon
    Cleaner Shrimp
    Coral Banded Shrimp
    Checkerboard Wrasse

    I will try and get some pics tonight. I think the Long Nose,maypole and the limespot are by far the best butterfly we have on our coast.

    Great thread Dean.
     
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    Fantastic thread, thanks.
     
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    Damn, you could have a stunning tank just on our local fish. Very cool thread.
     
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    I think it's so cool that some of the most Legendery fish in the ornamental Marine Hobby are inhabitants of our local shores..
    Emperor Angel
    Moorish Idol (One of the most used fish depicting Marine scenes)
    Powder Blue Tang (One of personal favourites)
    Tiger Angel (Only in SA :) )
     
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    Not a reef fish, but definately one of the most talked about seahorses.

    Hippocampus Capensis - Knysna Seahorse

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    stunning stunning thread Dean thanx!!
     
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    this thread is awsome.and yes,our shores really have awsome fish
     
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    The pics of the kleinii and unimac are incorrect. The actual fish are much prettier than those posted, so even better.
     
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    Stunning, I want a school of them in my new tank. ;)
     
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    cool thread viper
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks guys, we really do have some treasures along our coastline, there are a whole lot more beautiful fish that we can get, maybe millepora will share a few of his catches with us.
     
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