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Platannas and where to find them?

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Platannas and where to find them?

Postby Umbra » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:09 pm

I already made a post regarding this issue, but it is in a section that almost seems to be... a little dead? So I'm just posting this here in the amphibian section too, to make sure.

Is there a place in the gauteng area near meyerton where I can find platannas? I have recently caught one and since I am unable to release it I settled with keeping it instead and it got me interested in keeping a few more since mine is in a large tank and the tank looks a little empty with just the one.

Thanks for any help guys.
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Re: Platannas and where to find them?

Postby Stiaan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:56 pm

You can try fishing shop, some sell them as bait
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Re: Platannas and where to find them?

Postby Stiaan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:58 pm

Not sure if you can still buy them there but its worth a try
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Re: Platannas and where to find them?

Postby Umbra » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:38 pm

Already tried, couldnt find any.
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Re: Platannas and where to find them?

Postby Sico » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:56 pm

Pretty much any stream, waterfilled ditch, or large puddle will have them in hordes during summer time. Best to go at night, with a cheap net (like you get at a toyshop) and a torch, you should easily find plenty.
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Re: Platannas and where to find them?

Postby Umbra » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:18 pm

Sico wrote:Pretty much any stream, waterfilled ditch, or large puddle will have them in hordes during summer time. Best to go at night, with a cheap net (like you get at a toyshop) and a torch, you should easily find plenty.


And just to be sure, they are perfectly legal to keep as pets, right? I don't want to go breaking the law, lol.
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Re: Platannas and where to find them?

Postby Sico » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:44 pm

All animals in South Africa are protected... I'm sure you will look after them well.
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Re: Platannas and where to find them?

Postby Umbra » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:14 pm

Sico wrote:All animals in South Africa are protected... I'm sure you will look after them well.


So I HAVE to let it go? I'm going to let it go anyways by the way since the drama is too much, but yeah, lol.

Thanks :)
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