Port Shepstone tidal pool

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  1. frankie fish

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    I just wanted to know,who r the regular tidal pool visitors? I've been snorkeling in Port Shepstone tidal pools,and saw big change since i was there,2 years ago. There's a lot of xenia type softies(purple and brown), LPS (or so i suspect) pink,brown,green,seriously,a lot of colours. I didn't remove anything,wanted 2,but didn't. Where else can i find nice tidal pools? I saw some racoon butterflies,lionfish,3 anthias (couldn't believe it).
     
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    Hi did you manage to catch any of the fish you saw? I'm from east london I nettd a coral beauty and a jumpingbean last weekend
     
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    no,didn't have a permit,but wil get one soon. How do u catch the fish? I only had luck 2 catch a moorish idol at port edward. Whats the best way to catch fish in rock pools
     
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    Hi jumping bean! Are you sure it wasnt a Multispinus Angel? As far as I know, Coral Beauties arent found in our waters.

    Two nets and patience dude:thumbup:
     
  6. timhar99

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    Hey Mekaeel, According to fishbase coral beauties can be found in SA.
     
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    You talking about a dusky cherub angel, or its nickname is a black bean. It does look similar to the coral beauty.
     
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    has anybody seen a tiger angel fish, Apolemichthys kingi. It's a stunning fish. Any idea what the softies might b in the pools?
     
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    No, I'm talking abouth the coral beauty (Centropyge bispinosa).
    And according to fishbase it can be found alond SA North coast.
     
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    I know off topic, but to good not to share!!!
    Talking about awesome angels, check these 2 rare angels out - blew me away!!!

    Black and white bandit angel (Holacanthus arculatus)

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    And my personal favorite, the Clarion Angel (Holacanthus clarionesis)

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    Maybe we could get some of the sponsors to get some of these beauties in!!!
     
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    tidal pools r awesome a mate caught a juvenile tiger in the west bank tidal pool in el!

    jumping bean where did you cath them?
     
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    dude, i will take you to a place and show you 5 duskys in 5 mins. You then take me for 2years and show me 1 coral beauty. The dusky is commen in the EC. The guys there call it a black bean also, and as i said they look simila
     
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    :lol::lol:Arguing about fish again :lol:
     
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    dude, what you copied and posted said Eastern Africa, we live in......? When i dive in the sea nearly everyday, i put goggles on. When you dive in to books and the internet, best you put glasses on!
     
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    From what I know they mostly from Australia way and Indo pacific - Great barrier reef
     
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    and its angels again, i got a dusky in the sump, please come take pics of it, and some of those other fish that need id.
     
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    Magman, before throwing stones bud.... According to Fishbase (what was posted above is not correct) what we term Jumping Bean in SA is the Orange Back Angelfish (Centropyge acanthops)

    http://www.fishbase.ph/ComNames/CommonNameSearchSpeciesList.cfm?CommonName=Jumping%20bean

    http://www.wetwebmedia.com/Pix Of The Day Marine/POTD SW Arch 26-30/Centropyge acanthops IZOO 08.JPG

    It is indeed found in SA, excerpt from the aforementioned

    Distribution:
    Gazetteer Western Indian Ocean: Somalia to East London, South Africa. Also around oceanic islands. Common off East Africa (Ref. 9710)

     
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    Thanks Tim! It is just that I have never seen or caught any in our waters. Neither have I seen any professional Divers such as Roadblock or Glen catching any.
     
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    How many tidal pools,big tidal pools are there from port edward to st lucia? I know about port shepstone and thompsons bay(ballito). In the latter i saw cowries,and hawkfish
     
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    You guys in east london r very secrtive with locations..lol..caught them in the tidal pool.gave them to a mate don't have a tank stopd the hobby 2yrs ago the same year I caught 5 jumping beans in a matter of 2 hours. By the way is there a dif between coral beauty and blackbean? They look the same to me. Tidal pools r the best place to catch fish lol ... No tides.
     
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    Isn't a centropyge bispinosus a coral beaty? Cause that's what I nettd.they very rarely swim in the open always in the shadows or edges of rocks. Mayb I'm wrong mayb it was a black bean stil would like to know what the dif is cn that you guys are making a biggy out of it. Lol
     
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