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Old 04-27-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
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Is there a difference between...

... a Colt Coral and a Tree Coral?

What are their eating habits?

Their scientific names?

Where can I find pictures of them to see the difference?


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The colt coral is the big pinkish coral on the right, the green tree coral is a little to the left, directly above the fish.

The corals eat the leftover fish mush food in the water, I do not feed supplemental coral food.

Sorry about the fuzzy picture.
I am sure someone here probably has better. Colts are very fast growers and pretty tolerant of different lighting conditions.
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Thanks Hara for your promp reply.

The coral almost looks like this one http://www.pvas.com/photos/alcyonium-sp.jpg.
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alcyonium = colt
nepthea = tree

They will feed mostly on zooplankton and some phytoplankton. They also get plenty from the light.
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The coral almost looks like this one http://www.pvas.com/photos/alcyonium-sp.jpg.
The coral in that pic is a colt coral.

Here is a pic of one I used to have....


Same coral about a year and a dozen fraggins later (to the right of my daughter behind the bubble coral)
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Thanks Kevin.

I was told by the LFS that they reproduce rather quickly.
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Got a pic of it.

Greetings.

Finally I took a pic of the coral, to see if you can tell me more info about it.

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Looks like a nethea tree to me.
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MAN! Kevin your tank was awesome. Any reasons for downsizing so much?
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