Zoas wanted in durban

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  1. denrzn

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    hi guys


    any one in durban got different colours of zoas for sale

    im really interested

    please can you pm the contact details.

    thx
     
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  3. Albert Terego

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    You can get them for free in the sea (with a license). Plenty different colours available there, just ask some of the KZN guys to direct you to the best collection spots.
     
  4. denrzn

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    can anyone help me with this,

    is the difference with the imported ones and the local ones
     
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    Different species.... We have mostly greens and browns here; Z. sansibaracus, durbanensis, natalensis.... But if you look carefully, you can find the pink, orange-red-yellow-green, blue, and orange varieties (for lack of knowing their species names).
     
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    The pinks, blues and oranges are usually Z. natalensis (Usually exposed at low tide. Green exterior when closed). Neon greens are Z. sansibaricus (purple when closed). Rainbows are Z. durbanensis (larger than the other two with a grey exterior when closed. Usually ugly colour but brightens up after a while in the tank).
     
  7. Wesd

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    i got some nice ones from brighton beach (lumo green with purple exterior, a light blue one, normal green) i will post pics of them later, btw what is the best way to attach the frags to a rock ?????
     
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    Coral glue or normal super glue gel
     
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    What he said!!!;)
     
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    thanks a lot guys, is normal super glue not harmful to the zoas or fish (and can i use this for other corals as well?). Sorry for hijacking your thread there for a moment Denrzn :D
     
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    No super glue gel is safe we use it often & yes you can use it on other coral too.
     
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    We get about 7-8 colours locally.
    Most of the better colours you will find in between the brown and green common jobies, but your best bet is to look on a spring low especially when no wind is blowing!
    Remember to check for the small black and white striped snails between them, they are nasty and eats zoas like the plague!;)
    Always when you collect and this is very important...
    If you see a pretty colour, take only a piece of it so the colony can re-grow!
    If you take the lot, might never find it again!
    a few local colours, swapping with fellow reefers for imported pieces can lead to having about 20 odd different colours:thumbup:
    This is what I did;)
     
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    ok thanks for all the info guys and i agree with brentv, you need to be conservative when collecting, 10-20 polyps is more than enough to get your own colony going, we dont want to murder the wild colonies :)
     
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    I found these purple, blue and the large"grey" ones at Umdloti, just north of the tidal pool. About 10 of each were enough to start a very healthy colony. I recently found a colony of orange ones and took 3 which I am sure will be enough given some patience. I have 2 other species of Zoas that started off as 2 polyps from the bottom of a LFS coral display. This photo is a few months old and the NO3 is a bit high resulting in the blue and purple reverting to brown :(
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    No problem Wesd, any added information is great full,

    Thx for the information guys, so where's the best place for me to go and check and do I need to snorkel for it or is it in arms reach
     
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    Keep in mind that local zoanthids are from very shallow water and do best with very high lighting. I'm getting vastly better growth and colour under LED than I ever did under T5.
     
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    That is so true the ones that I have in my tank also love the led
     
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    No snorkelling needed, at low tide they are mostly exposed.
     
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    you can find them pretty much anywhere there are rock pools and like the guys said easy to get to at low tide, brighton, garvies, treasure, reunion rocks, sheffield (all these beaches have some nice colonies, apparently there are also some nice ones in umhlanga as well but I havnt been for a look there so I cant say for sure)
     
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    Thx guys

    Off to the beach then lol
     
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