collecting trips for 09 beenleigh show fish & inverts

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Post  Admin on 18th September 2009, 3:43 pm

These are the three trips over a few months for fish and inverts for the clubs display at the beenleigh show.

Most went to Robs tank and Marks huge tank after the show.

They will do a good job of looking after them!

Trip one.
The weather was spot on,the vis was great,the current was as dangerous as you could possibly get!!

The ever (rare,lol ) wobby,damn things are like flies around here,flies that put holes in you.

This one was near the blue tangs and ate one before getting down to them again.

You can interact with a 16 foot tiger,fight off an 8 foot hammer head that wants your speared fish and lots of other shark encounters,but these carpet paterned nut cases,one out of ten are serious phychopaths,the things are everywhere and when they start on you they do not like to give in or scare off like you can with an actual man eater.

This is one creature that taking it to the brink of extinction would be such a loss?
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Rather than get surgeons out of tanks,two more were collected for the show.Most are gone from commercial collection now from the massive amounts that were there,next year may bring in heaps,as usual!
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A nice linkia for the show,there was one there cream in colour over a metre across,to big for the show,heaps of linkias out there!
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Shane has got the yellow one at the moment.It will go well with this one at the show.
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These apogon cyanosoma cardinals were for mark,but we will use them in the show and than he can have them.
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Always a space for a bicuit star for the tanks.
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This is the second trip.

Just another trip to get some nice fish and inverts for the beenliegh show tanks on one of the calmest days imaginable and in the strongest current.
The current this day was extrmemly dangerous and had to be handled with a lot of care or end up in New zealand and there are no jesus lines that long!

This is how calm it was.
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A shy little dark cardinal.
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we don't normally bother with moorish idles,but this one will be handy for the show and while Mark looked after it he has gotten attached to it.
This one was gotten from a discusting area and there are no corals or much of anything else there really,they are tougher that way and this one eats out of his hand in just few days in the tank.
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This is the avergae colour of the melanopus clowns around here,its a nice nature so far,not normal for these fish,lives well with the latz, akyndinos and skunk.
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These wil look great in the tanks.Now mark wants more,the colours will be mixed up in the next ones.
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There were lots of blue tangs and a couple of latz,but we have some so we didn't bother.



This was the third trip.

Didn't even bother doing some spearing while free diving on this trip,the crays that were seen were left for Dave to get.

As you can see by the first pic the queenlsand coast is quite ugly,not likely,but some really nice birds on the beaches to check out-lol!!

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One of the constantly prettiest localy caught damsels,the fiji or (chrisiptera taupou)no matter how old they are in your tank,shame they are so very mean normally,this one isn't,its a little weird.
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Just thought it would be nice to get a couple of cleaner shrimp (lysmata amboinensis) for the tank at the show,no one even noticed the big female in the tank??why bother!There is this one ledge in 35 to 40 feet deep and behind the bubble anemones and sea urchins there is nearly always four or more there,why i have no idea?I don't like to keep them as all in the tank want to eat them normally.
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Just one of the many sea stars(blue linkia) we got for the show to have in a tank with some of the stars of the nemo movie we caught.Danny has had one from tiny for two years now and it is 11 inches across now.
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A couple of these roughies or (trachichthys australis) were caught for mark as he lost his ones he bought off one of the commercial collectors to desease,we used them in the show and heaps of people liked the ugly liitle beggers.
They are indemic to our waters here,normally in very deep water to a 1000 feet down and we see heaps of them at one shallow spot that you can snorkel to and as per usual it remains a secret,but normally we wouldn't catch any as they are bit on the ugly side of things to bother with,easy to catch though,you just grab them by hand.
Just like a pinneapple fish,no need for a net,oh they grunt very loud just like a pinneapple fish as well.
They go into marks tank after the show.He likes them????
I have kept then before,they can be a bit fussy to start with eating,no big deal.
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