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Old 04-28-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Dented brain coral question

I found a beautiful dented brain coral but I had a couple of questions. Mainly, does this coral have to be in the sand or can I place it on some lr?

Anything else you might wish to add would be appreciated. I'm not able to find a lot of info on this coral.

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Is it a fleshy brain or a hard brain?

If fleshy, sand would be best for it. If it's a hard coral, you can place it on the rocks.

What do you mean by dented?
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Is it a fleshy brain or a hard brain?

If fleshy, sand would be best for it. If it's a hard coral, you can place it on the rocks.

What do you mean by dented?
Well, it's been said that I am 'hard-headed' therefore I can assume that I have a hard brain? nyuk nyuk nyuk
It's referred to as Brain Coral Dented (Lobophyllia hemprichii)

I am specifically looking for a nice acan and came across this (in addition to the acan of course!)
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Ah, a Lobo! Never heard it called a dented brain before. hehe

I have one placed in the rockwork right now and it's fine. They don't need much light though, so I would guess sandbed or low level rock work would be ideal for it.

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I agree!

Very funny too! Dented brain...maybe I need to pick one of those up too.
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Do you think I could get away with a very small blob of putty to anchor it to some lr? I have a great place for it but my packrats (tuxedo urchins) have a tendency to rearrange things.
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hmmm...that is a question better pointed at DT. I'm not sure.
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My suggestion would be to put it in the sand. They seem to do better there. My purple brain likes the sand much better. It did not like it on the rock. JME

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