Seahorses+ Pipefish Wanted

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  1. Excell

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    Good day, I'm looking to purchase a male (Hippocampus erectus yellow if available) for my female and also another pair to introduce to my pony tank. I'm also interested in some pipefish, if there is anyone breeding or have some for sale, pls let me know.
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    they are illegal to keep or sell in South Africa
     
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    Just like terrapins and midlands dwarf chameleons, all illegal yet you still find them at most pet shops. I purchased a pair of these ponies of about 8 months ago from a renowned pets shop in Hillcrest, unfortunately lost the male, now looking at getting another to try breed them.
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    but if they catch you with it you will be paying the fine
     
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    isnt it only illegal if you buy ponys from someone breeding in south africa with them, you are also not allowed to have south african ponys, but lots of petshops bring in pen bred ponys which i dont think is illegal to own, can someone clarify on this
     
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    It will still be worth the effort
     
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    If buying them is illegal, is there a breeder who might be willing to pass on some of his ponies?
     
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    contact jungle aqautics, wild on pets or pet stop as i know all those shops have had and might still have some ponys good luck with your search for them
     
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    Thanks ABC, I'm currently in the Congo for another 6 weeks, will try them when I'm back in SA, the ponies are actually my wife's baby.
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    Only illegal if breeding & selling, also catching local species but other wise all fine.
     
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    What is illegal? Seahorses?
     
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    Thanks Michael, seems I'm at the mercy of the local breeders to help out if possible. Otherwise, I'm sure there will still be some passing through the pet shops in the odd lucky packet consignment.
     
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    yip :)
     
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    Nonsense
     
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    they are on the list... they do sometimes get through
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    What list? Show me proof. Are you saying that it is illegal to keep any seahorse in SA?
     
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    too lazy, use google :)

    captive bred are allowed from some suppliers, there was a few threads a while back on it
     
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    So it is legal to keep seahorses then?
     
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    well i have been waiting for a reply...
    everytime you mention seahorse they think knysna seahorse and get yes you cant keep them....

    also some mention of a permit for them blah blah blah @459b?
     
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    Yes, the knysna seahorse is out of bounds. But there is no law against keeping other seahorses.
    @shaunn, where did you get your info from that seahorses are illegal?
     
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