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Old 08-21-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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Montipora cap

Ok so I have had this red montipora cap for about a month now in my system that I got from my Lps. The owner had the frag for a little less than a year. For the most part it was in good shape when I bought it but it had 2 small "dead" spots that branched off the side apart from the main piece. Since then I have notice a great color change too a deeper red on the whole piece in it self. But to my surprise tonight I noticed with my led moon lights on that the former "dead" spots have turned florescent green just like my really bright Green Favias under the light and appear to be a green Monti cap under my T5s! Is this really possible? Has anyone ever experienced something like this? I'll attempt pictures in the morning. I tried with the moon lights but the color is very hard with my phone camera. I have growth of about 1/2 inch also in this last month. It's doing great so far!
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:50 AM   #2
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that green thing is a nudibranch that will eat the flesh of your montipora___________get the coral then use a twizor to pick that thing of or do the natural way by purchasing a butter fly fish or 2 red coris formosa wrasse
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? No this is growth on the "dead" spot. I though it was dead when I bought it but it seems the zooxanhellae have returned, edges are white with new green growth.
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Where did you get nudibranch from my description?
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your right where did i get nudibranch from your discription LOL
sorry thats pusible i'll ask you one question what is your lighting system because it's pusible
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:12 AM   #6
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I know it could happen, it's just random that one part is red and the other green. But it's T5s and MH.
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my friend said that it's because of the light it hapend to him that green thing grew in to a new individual hi has 4 t5, 2 actinic and 1 white.......or for me it's a new specie
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SPS coral can change a color depending n the conditions. If it needs more light, it can turn brown and if there's too much of one spectrum it can turn a different color to block it out. Think of the color as a sunscreen.
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so it's not a new specie ...............and is there a blue montipora
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