Rockpools today

Discussion in 'Reef Hunters' started by AfricaOffroad, 21 Aug 2010.

  1. AfricaOffroad

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    Started off as a real waste of time
    Water was cold and there were just no fish .

    Heading for home decided to have a look in one last pool.
    There sitting between 2 rocks, a real nice Cream Ghost Angler fish (paper fish I think they call them). Next minute I see a bristly backed shrimp (Saron Marmoratus). Just could not catch it, my big net kept hooking on rocks. By the time a friend passed me a small net, it was gone. I ferreted around to no avail but in the process dislodged 2 bumble bee shrimps. Nabbed both of these, mission accomblished.

    Then as we were walking out had another look in a different pool, the sea busy flooding in as the tide came in. Saw a nice palm sized Lanula, he decided to swim straight into my net as well. Haven't caught a decent size butterfly like this for a long time. Cant keep him in my tank but will donate him to a mate with a FO system.

    will uplad some pics soon.

    Moral of the story, if you dont look, you wont find. also, sometimes the fish are where you least expect them.
     
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    I say another 3 months and we will be sorted.
     
  4. Slummies

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    this thread should be closed in the next 5min if you dont post pics
     
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    you guys are so lucky, send us okes up on the reef with no fish some fish :peroni:
     
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    Thread closed due to a lack of pictures!
     
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    seeing is believing:whistling:
     
  8. AfricaOffroad

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    Coming, coming ... photobucket is slow
     
  9. Slummies

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    ya ya....
     
  10. AfricaOffroad

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    Here we go:
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    Good size and the colour matches my granite in the kitchen.
    Bit scared of him eating my small macrophryngodon bipartitus, will give him to a mate with bigger fish in his tank.

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    Nice size, should adapt well to tank life
     
  11. Slummies

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    beautiful size bud
     
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    Awesome catches, AfricaOffroad! Exact same butterfly that is swimming around in my tank! And same size! Beware of anemone's and some corals.... ie LPs corals, some mushrooms, poscillopora, and xenia..... Including some anemone's...... including aptaisia........... ;)
     
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    awesome stuff off road
     
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    Very nice. I'm glad I don't live in Tongaat anymore. I'd be in the water all of the time with 10 tanks at home, all stuffed full of fish.
     
  16. brentv

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    Hey Africa,
    Just watch if you put the bumblebees in you tank they chow clams like there is no tomorrow!!! I have caught over the years and doesn't matter who's tank I drop them in they nail any species of clam!!!
     
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    brent,

    That's very interesting.
    My local small clam is unhappy in my main DT.
    Moves around the whole time and generally looks misrable.
    The minute I put it into my frag tank, I can see by its shape and mantle it looks a lot happier (same system, just different lighting).

    Wonder if its the damn bumble bee irritating it (and now I've got 2 of the buggers in the tank !). I need to research this some more.
     
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    i also had one for a while, and he nipped at all my corals, especially my zoas and crater coral. eventually i gave him away
     
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    Thats is a great looking butterfly man
     
  20. brentv

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    100% bumblebee.... I've seen them doing this in 5 different people's tanks!
    I caught mine out at night when they were sitting on the clam!!!:whistling:
     
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    anyone get a chance to get anything recently ???
     
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