Pics from the sea

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  1. CJT

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    Pics from the sea (Updated)

    Hi guys

    I am down in Uvongo now I have taken some pics of what I have found and will update as soon as I get any new pics.






    How do you remove these without damaging/hurting them?

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  3. Boendoe

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    I got mine of the rocks with flat piece of had plastic almost like a paint scraper, but you will have some trouble with the ones in the picture, they are wedged in the rock, look for some that can be removed easer. But you need a permit from the post office and remember you cant remove any hard coral only zoas. Also be careful if you remove them they are toxic as hell and you don't want to touch then if you have any cuts on your hands.

    The second pic is some sort of sea-grass not to sure on the name, but leave them where they are, they don't to well in our systems.
     
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    Thanks Boendoe I have a permit I got it at the post office before I came down.
    Did yours do ok on the trip babk to JHB
     
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    Yip, I brought back a small peace about the size of a old R1 coin. And now it's about the 30 cm across. They are very very hardy. Mine also open up within a day or two in my setup.
     
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    Cool thanks Bondoe
     
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    The first picture, they're really cool! They grow/propagate quite fast as well. They also come in a range of colours.

    I injured one in my tank and it released a toxin into the water. Have no fish at the moment but the shrimp, hermits and other corals survived (did a 40-50% water change). Only problem was that my finger had a small cut. I didn't expect toxins!

    My finger was numb for under an hour with burning in between! I used sea water, then soap and warm water. All is well :)
     
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    That's why I always wear gloves whenever I handle any coral;)
     
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    1st pic looks lik majano aka pest anemones?
     
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    wow - nice find
     
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    one question if u dnt mind...boendoe said that u can collect soft coral not hard corals...does this apply everywhere in south africa???

    is it legal to collect certain coral???
     
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    Yeah I dont know exactly what they are but they dont look like a zoa or palay but more like a nennie so be careful
     
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    thanks for the link boendoe
     
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    Thanks guys, I have some more pics I will post just now.
     
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    Here are some more pics of what I found today.









    Can I put this type of snail in my tank?


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    And this snail?

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    I saw this too not sure what this is?
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    I saw this star fish too

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    Anyone want to comment on my new pics?
     
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    Please read above
     
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    Hey, just make sure you transport them (zoa's) the correct way or they will die.

    I have been told that you can soak them in water first, don't leave them in the water, take them out the water and wrap in newspaper and put in a plastic bag. They should survive for up to 3 days max. Good luck with the zoas. So just time your collection time close to your departure date and hope the weather is good when you plan to collect.

    As for the 6 pics posted above, I would leave all those items in the sea. Zoas only as I know they will be fine in your tank.

    If you are not 100 % sure then is stays in the sea, why risk it?

    Hope some other guys help you with a more accurate I'd and yes / no for items you have pics of.

    Cheers

    Stars will be fine.
     
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    Thanks Annoying and Seabass
    Tell me would the Zoas be ok if I transport them back in water in a small tank?
    So I will leave the snails in the first pic and bring back one or two of the snails in the second pic and 1 or 2 star fish.
     
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