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Old 02-15-2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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Cup Coral, Pagoda Questions

The lfs just got some nice Cup Coral, Pagoda in. I was wondering how difficult these are from your experience's. What special care?

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Turbinaria mesenterina (pagoda coral) Is a shallow water speices. It is a species in this genus that is notably harder to keep then others. They often times show eroding at the margins and develope chronic tissue recession. They are also prone to both black abdn and white band disease. Uf you et one, keep the cups free of detritus and dust it often. Sounds like they are night feder and extend their polyps after lights-out. Have you considered an orange cup coral (Tubastraea faulkneri) instead? They seem a bit less difficult if you are devoted to regular target feedings. Let us know what you decide and good luck...Lando
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