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Old 03-11-2005, 12:59 AM   #1
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Can someone explain to me why corals are considered animals? I can't seem to get past seeing them as plants! They look like plants, seem to grow like plants, seem to split like plants? What properties do they have that animals have?
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:42 AM   #2
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Corals cannot photosynthesize their own food , although many species have symbiotic algae that do this for them.

Corals have mouths and digestive systems.

Corals have a muscular system and a nervous system.

They are capable of motion during one stage of their lives.

Their reproduction also differs from that of plants.

I'm sure that there are plenty of other diff's as well..
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Corals do not respond well to Miracle Grow.... 8)
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:11 AM   #4
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They also lack the cell walls present in plant cells.
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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:02 AM   #5
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Right you are, fernz, right you are!

Fascinating, really. Smells like a plant, looks like a plant, acts like a plant.. lo & behold, It's a dog. Hmmmm.
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