Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-08-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
usmcmarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Greenwood Lake, NY
Posts: 532
Send a message via AIM to usmcmarc Send a message via MSN to usmcmarc Send a message via Yahoo to usmcmarc
Hammer Coral

Saw a small piece of Hammer Coral at LFS today. Now, all the hammer coral I have seen to date has been a brown or green color. I think I have seen some orangeish colored hammer before. This one was WHITE. Recalling my lesson learned from my BTA....Is it safe to assume this coral is BLEACHED? I didnt know corals could bleach like anemones do.
__________________

__________________
usmcmarc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 04:37 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Yes corals can bleach too but the severity is what you are concerned about. When I first got mine it was white but after some time it turned pink. It depends alot on your lighting. You can check mine out in my gallery.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Here is the pics of mine when I first got it and now.

Sorry I dont know what happened on the second pic but just click on it and it will go to the right color.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 01010068_140.jpg (27.1 KB, 176 views)
File Type: jpg 100_0179_191.jpg (64.7 KB, 56 views)
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 11:18 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,544
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
I agree. If the flesh looks good, meaning all the polyps are open and nothing looks damaged (and the LFS is willing to discount the coral for you!) I don't see a reason why you can't get it and nurse it back to health. I did the same with a brain coral. Good as new now.
__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, hammer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hammer Coral Zer0 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 09-17-2009 06:09 PM
New Hammer Coral Ximat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 06-26-2005 02:21 PM
Hammer coral lando Saltwater Reef Aquaria 13 07-15-2004 02:22 PM
hammer coral pipermurphy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 02-26-2004 05:05 PM
New Hammer Coral!! d9hp New Acquisitions 11 06-22-2003 02:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.