ushaka FISH pics- through my lens

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    Took quite a few fish pics (zillions....lol- especially the edible type) but the glass/light etc on the big tanks made it very difficult to get proper images. The smaller tanks are not that bad though- even if you have to walk around with a cloth and keep on wiping greasy/chocolate/dirty hand marks off the glass- thank you Alida:thumbup: :

    1st one- spot the fish :p

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    Now for the bigger tank fish:

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    A bit Blurry, but the only time I could get a photo of this fish:

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    The big, Protected species:

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    The ones with the big teeth... lol

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    And these guys really kept me entertained, I was also lucky to arrive while they were feeding the Lion Fish:

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    This will become one of my Fav pics of all time:

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    And some nice edibles....lol:

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    LOL just thought those were funny!!!

    Sean awesome pics dude thanks for sharing
     
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    Pleasure Mista Orange. I also fell in love with the Pineapple fish
     
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    There was quite a bit of controversy over the pineapple fish. I am told that their used to be four on aliwal shoal. The guys at uShaka went down to Aliwal and took two off the reef. Aliwal now only have two.

    This in my eyes is very wrong and perhaps someone from uSharka would like to comment and tell us if their display come from Aliwal.

    I would have hoped that it would have been better to import the fish from Indonesia where they are more plentiful.

    Very nice pic's Sean.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for sharing.
     
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    explain this? are they not local?
     
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    wow gorgeous pics,

    bruce they are local but not as plentiful here..very rare infact..
     
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    What were they feeding the lionfish Sean? I never thought that seeing them massed like that would be quite as striking. Now I'm getting ideas....
    Jaaaa... whatever......:razz:
     
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    wow awesome pics sean. Thanks.

    I would also like to know what they were feeding the Lions
     
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    Guys I will elaborate a little more tomorrow. I will not have the time tonight as it is month end and right now posting via iPhone.
     
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    Just like fishermen blaming the "trawlers" for the decline in catch over the past few decades, so too will hobbyists blame aquariums for any missing tropicals. In truth, the amount that most aquariums collect is strictly controlled by very stringent permits and animal health standards. These fish in fact become ambassadors to the general public to help raise awareness of our marine environment, which in turn affords them more protection.

    The collections team at uShaka also avoid popular dive sites especially when it comes to residential fish. The exhibits are based on South African biodiversity, the coral exhibit is modeled after TMR Sodwana, the open ocean exhibit showing species which frequent our waters and so on. So importing fish isn't always an option.
     

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