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Old 11-24-2004, 02:24 AM   #1
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New coral (pics)

Can anyone give me the details on this beautiful coral? My assumptions are that it doesn't need a lot of light and that it probably needs to be fed.

What food do you recommend?

Boy, I really struggle with that 100K photo size limit. I start with a really nice photo and everytime I reduce it to 100K or less it looks like #$^$#!
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:22 AM   #2
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looks like a tube coral. If it is then it does require feeding. Vitamin enriched brine or plankton. You'll have to target feed each polyp. And no it actually prefers lower light. That is a beautiful coral
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looks like a flower pot coral...
those arms should come out about 2 inches...
real hard to care for....
lots of feeding and medium light...
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Old 11-24-2004, 07:54 AM   #4
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sun coral. tubastrea faulkneri
It's a hard coral. Doesn't require any significant light and actually prefers to be under a ledge out of direct light. And, it needs to be spot fed meaty foods 2-3 times a week.
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:08 AM   #5
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I agree on the sun coral ID. Seems to be the new thing around here. The LFS's here always have them.
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Yes, that is a sun coral. I have one as well. They are not hard to keep, just require a bit of attention. They do not use light for an energy source so they must be target fed at least three times a week. Yu will notice it will expand in the morning and at night when the lights go out. This is a good time to give it some food. I feed mine a mixture of mysis, krill and DT's live plankton. It is a great coral and worth the extra work. I have a pic of mine in my gallery.
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Is that really a sun coral? I have a very small one (4 tubes) growing off of a rock that use to have a carnation on it and I was told they were growing carnations.
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Bouch097, I'm positive it's a sun coral. Do you have a pic of your coral? I'd be interested in seeing it.
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Wow, everybody is right on!!!
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Sure thing... I still haven't quite figured out the best camera setting for taking aquarium pics, but this is the best I could do... It's only about 3/4" wide.
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