The Gem Tang i caught

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  1. Slummies

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    My mate called me sunday morning and told me he thinks he has just seen a Gem Tang. i was suprised, to say the least, but believed him. he told me he couldnt see the dots but was black and had a yellow tail. the 45min drive out to him took around 30min.. in a Fiat Uno!

    Once i got there he showed me the hole the fish was in.. it was in a 50cm deep and in a bucket type of whole. it took me less than 5 sec to catch. he is now in my mates tank and is looking good.

    He is around 5-6cm in diameter. and a bit tattered. we are now in winter so it is kinda rare to even see it. we thought this fish was a myth! we now the myth is happily swimming in our glass box!

    He is now eating flake and his colours are so dark! beautiful.

    The hole he was hiding it
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    the tidal pool he was cruising in
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    no looking strong once caught
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    shortly after being dripped and put into my mates tank
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    more pics will come in the near future and an update
     
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  3. keyaam

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    Nice Catch. Im so jealous. Here comes the big question. Can you catch one for me???
     
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    I know I cant pay you for the fish, but how about paying you for your services and I get the fish as a bonus?
     
  5. Slummies

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    fish will never be sold.. im sure there are thousand's along east london at the moment.. just so hard to spot.
     
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    now that is awesome! i was actualy going to dive the tidal pool this past weekend but had no one to dive with me.its not safe there thats why i didnt take the chance.(crime wise)
    awesome catch man;)
    i will get mine one day:whistling:
     
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    I know this fish wont be sold but if I pay you to catch me another one. Technically it isn't illegal as I'm not paying for the fish but rather for your services.
     
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    if i catch another two.. then you can have 1.. but i want one for my tank.

    Clinton.. wrong pool dude. this one was at haga
     
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    What about me slummies?
     
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    oh ok. oh well they must still be here but like you say,just hard to spot.
    let us know how he does;)
     
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    Nice catch boet:thumbup:Let's hope he settles in nicely now:)
     
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    Geez now its here aswell ..............LOL @ bruce
     
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    i booked my ticket to east london....im catchin myself a gem:p
     
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    I've been on google earth for like an hour now, looking for rock pools near haga. I need to make a trip down there, I wont leave till I have a gem.
     
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    haha trev..dont start
     
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    ok once u caught ur gem,il come catch my gem out of ur tank:p
     
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    if you serious then ill show you some sweeet spots better than tidal pool. come down next low tide and we can see what we get
     
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    Thats why i cant get hold of leslie hempel...He is out catching gems...
     
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    ha ha
     
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    Start what my brutha ........LOL
     
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    Good catch, but I have slight doubt it may not be a Gem, hope I'm wrong!
     
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