Picking Corals from the Beach

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  1. Dre

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    Hi Guys. What are the laws with picking corals from the Ocean. Is it allowed and are there restrictions on what you can take. I am from JHB and would like to take a coral home from durban to place into my tank. Any advice would help. Thanks
     
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    As far as i know your not allowed to take any corals
     
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    You may take soft coral only with a permit and make sure the the place is not a protected area
     
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    That's it in a nutshell, only soft corals, nothing with a hard skeleton.
     
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    OK cool thanks. Can I get a permit from the post office?
     
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    Ho do I know which areas are protected?
     
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    Yes you can get it from the post office, where do you plan on going?
     
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    Either Umhlanga or Balito
     
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    They not NPA
     
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    If I have a permit, etc, is it safe, for my tank, to introduce beach creatures ?
     
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    If I have a permit, etc, is it safe, for my tank, to introduce beach creatures ?
     
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    Yes place in quarantine tank or bucket or may want to do a coral dip just to be sure...i picked some nice looking zoas last week
     
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    Once in quarantine, what to look for ?
     
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    Unwanted pests like crabs nudis etc
     
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    Hi Reefer101. I have been looking for zoas all over. Kindly advise where i can get some nd are there colour ones.
     
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    Hey. Tinley manor the rocks inbetween the two car park but you have to go on a low tide. I went when it was getting dark so only managed to find the ones that has neon green insides and hairy purple tips also full green ones with like grey mouths
     
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    On zoa, check carefully. Can have small little crabs hiding in between the polyps.
     
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    I got some awesome zoas when i was in balito beginning of the month.
     
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    Hi. What are ZOAS ?
    Any images, please ?
     
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    Just Google Zoas.
    There are so many to look at.
     
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