SA coast corals

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  1. raytone

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    If you buy a permit at the coast of SA what type of fishes, invertabrates and corals can be removed from the sea. Is it legal? Is it possible?:yeahdude:
     
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    Scleratinia i.e Hard corals are a no no... There are also some other prohibited taxa...
     
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    It all depends on what permit you are taking out, the marine aquarium permit allows you to take any recreational fish but not game fish. You can also collect most inverts except lobsters and mussels and perlemoen. As far as I know only soft corals may be taken out (non reefbuilding corals). The rules and regulations are on the bottom of the permit that states what may and may not be taken out.
     
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    Thanks can i buy the permit at the local post office. What is listed under soft corals?
     
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    yes, where does one purchase these permits?
     
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    Any local post office at the coast will have
     
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    Live rock is also a big no no!
     
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    You would also need to look at the endagered species lists etc
     
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    What are some of the best soft corals to look out for and are there any worth while one's around the Western Cape Rocks. The type that are only exposed on low tide?
     
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    i don't think you'll find anything on the western cape side, the good stuff starts from the transkia and northwards as the water gets warmer. i get most exited about the zoanthids, some realy awsome colours
     
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    I'm in margate at the moment, only coral iv found worth taking is zoas. There's lotsa rock anemones as well. Anyone in margate know any good spots to look? Permit cost me R57 at local post office..
     
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    I paid R75 about 2 years ago, you sure the amount it correct?
     
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    Yip, I purchased the monthly permit.. The annual permit is R94..

    I would like to take some zoas back to Jhb, any advice on how to remove them with minimal damage?
     
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    O OK, so the price went up a bit. The best would be to get them off with the piece of rock they on, but I don't know if it's legal to chip or break the rock off.
     
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    Try umzumbe.... About 10k's north of Sheppie....
     
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    What can i find at Umzumbe, is it worth the trip from Margate?
     
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    At low tide, about a km of rock pools.......
     
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    Agreed, if the piece of rock is small i'm sure it's okay, as long as it doesn't look like you're trying to take like Kgs worth of liverock. Sometimes the zoas grow over grit and sand and they are east to remove... Take from only the healthiest looking colonies. Try not to cut the base too much, but they are pretty hardy so even if they do get damaged they seem not to get too negatively effected. They like iodine, so dose that when you get them into your tank... You can glue them down nicely with suerglue gel.
     
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    BTW I was not saying that is legal to chip at the rock... It definately isn't. If your zoas do seem to stick to a piece of loose rock then I don't think the parks board would do anything, but it also depends on who's enforcing the law...
     

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