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Old 06-29-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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Ack!

I bought some rather nice looking green star polyps today. The kind that looks like a purple coralline encrusted rock when all the polyps are closed. Anyway, I had been acclimating for about an hour when I got a call and had to rush out. My friend who was here said he'd keep an eye on things so I left. Unfortunately the silly oaf decided he would "help" me out by taking the GSP out of the bag and placing it on the rockwork, only when he went to take it out he lost grip on the rock and it fell into the tank and landed upside down on another rock 8O

Suffice to say when I got home I was not happy. There are a couple areas that can only be described as "squished" purple. I'm sure I'll start to see nercrosis set in shortly. However there are large portions that aren't harmed and look fine.

What should I do?
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You should be fine, That stuff is super hardy. By the time tomorrow comes around it should show signs of blooming polyps.
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I hope so.. this isn't exactly how I'd envisioned my first experience with coral would go.

Since my first post I've already got a couple polyps open on one side, but on the bad side they look kinda pale and are getting a shredded appearance - is this necrosis?
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:38 PM   #4
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on the bad side they look kinda pale and are getting a shredded appearance - is this necrosis?
Probabley just exposed poly flesh. It might die back a bit in that area but as long as the coral is kept in a good water flow area and the tanks specs are good, the coral should be just fine. GPS bounce back pretty quickly and as Grndhog said they are super hardy corals.

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Thanks for the reassurance guys.. I did get quite a few polyps opening fully before lights out, only none of them were green! (#&"$* LFS!) Guess it's just a regular star polyp.

BTW, what's the difference between a star polyp and a xenia?
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BTW, what's the difference between a star polyp and a xenia?
Completely different genus.

Star polyps Genus Pachyclavularia and Genus Xenia. Visual appearance is also quite different.

Xenia courtesy of Madmanmac


GPS coutesy of Andysmithers


Here's a twist for you as well.
Briareum Stechei aka Encrusting Gorgonian


Darn weeds all of them

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I don't see any difference between those last two!

Thanks for the clarification though, I think this was the site that confused me >> EH?

So there's a Xenia genus and a Xenia species?
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The easiest way to identify the last two is the Gorgonian will grow in a branching and encrusting fashion and will most times (but not always) have a beige mat instead of the common purple. When they form tubular branch's, the purple will appear on the inside. I can post a pic from my nano when I get back from work if you like.

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So there's a Xenia genus and a Xenia species?
Yup, even the Family is Xeniidae. According to Eric Borneman there are over 60 types of Xenia sp.

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