Rarest most sought after LOCAL fish!

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  1. brentv

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    Hey Guys, What do you reckon is the rarest and/ or most sort after fishes we can catch in our sea! ...
    Reading a few articles in here the Gem Tang and Tiger Angelfish are mentioned a lot!!! But What other Awesome fish out there would we like that can be collected???:whistling:
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    gee wiz vatso, Is that supposed to be a joke?
     
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    Come-on Vatso!!! Try harder, Domino's are abundant. you can catch them under every single urchin at vetchies in summer!!! I'm talkin crazy stuff!!!
    Their is an Anthias species i've seen on Protea Banks for example.. Looks like a normal goldie but it has a bright red stripe down the middle!!!
    Also in transkei last summer I lost a Zebra type Jawfish!!

    Who has caught stuff like this??? Or knows of an angelfish that is not supposed to be here!? Maybe a rare deep water butterflyfish?
     
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    peppermint angelfish:thumbup:
     
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    kingi angel must be one of the most saught after fish. good luck finding it though
     
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    chevron tang:thumbup:
     
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    Are they found locally Marco?
     
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    for me it is that yellow surgeon with the blue fins. Otherwise caught lots of nice wrasse up here, both clown wrasse (formosa and african), twinspot, the nigura chromis you don't see coming in the LFS from imports and it is not nearly as boring as the green chromis. Powder blues, all the differant shrimp, starfish, the purple rock lobster. I feel much more attached to fish I have caught than bought.

    It's just the jumping bean that eludes me, and it is stressing me, I am yet still to even see one!!!!!!!
     
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    nope mekaeel.....import...
    i only ever saw one years back in millepora's tank
    i think he got it from willem - mango......that time ago......
    hey whatever happened to them???

    anyway...wicked fish....i have it on my calfo guide hanging on my wall
     
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    Brentv definitely gem and kingi but you are right the anthias species with the red stripe would also be very cool are you planning on collecting?
     
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    butterfly chaetodon marleyi thy are on the red list
     
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    Thy are not from south africa
    Thy are from cook island
     
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    guys arent we missing the point..no use in bringing up fish from all over...think brent has a plan:whistling:
     
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    the only little problem with domino's, is that when they host in nemmies, the nemmies don't eat them.

    OT, but Domino's, you regret them only six months later that you did not listen to someones advice about keeping them........I almost packed up cause of one, in the end I just gooid half my lr on the floor, I made a fence with about six nets blocking the middle, and then literally chucked my lr on the floor, I was in a rage and had had enough. This all started 5 mins before we were to go to a braai, we got there an hour and a half later after having to re aqua scape, (I think the sharks were losing) but the guys asked me why I was so happy, and when I said cause I got the domino out, they didn't understand;).........
     
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    goby silhouettea sibayi
    Wrasse macropharyngodon cyanoguttatus
    Trigger xanthichthys caeruleolineatus (reef safe)
    Trigger xanthichthys lineopuctatus (reef safe)
     
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    I have actually seen a clown trigger, but it was quite big and did not bother.
     
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    We are actually talking about local fish Marco ;)
    No idea, havent heard from them in ages.
    You probably saw a clown in the mirror. And yes, Clown Triggers are found in our waters.
     
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