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Old 07-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Size of Leather Corals

I'm wondering how big leather corals can get. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has one that's 3 feet across. How long do they take to get that big? What's the biggest one in a private aquarium?

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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I'm wondering how big leather corals can get. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has one that's 3 feet across. How long do they take to get that big? What's the biggest one in a private aquarium?

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Not that I think these are the largest in a private aquarium, here's a pic of mine, that I've had for almost 8 years. The one on the front, is an offspring of the parent behind it. And for scale, that is a 5" yellow tang, and a 4" Copperband.
Had the parent from my start, and I get about 8-10 frags a year from it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Those are impressive specimens you have there. So eight years to get to that size? I just read of one at some fish store that's 5 feet across. I'm guessing they get much bigger than that in the wild?

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Those are impressive specimens you have there. So eight years to get to that size? I just read of one at some fish store that's 5 feet across. I'm guessing they get much bigger than that in the wild?

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Thanks, they haven't always been in stellar conditions, so they would probably grow faster than they have for me, in constant great parameters. I started off with them, and had my share of problems. I never even owned a freshy, was given a 135 tall, and jumped right into a reef set-up. Maybe not the best idea, but I managed, and I'm glad I did!
WOW, a 5 footer huh!?! I never would have thought they could get that big!
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Had a chance to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and got some photos of the approximately 3 foot diameter leather coral. It's tough to get a good photo with the iPhone.
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Wow, that thing is massive!! Sounds like a fun trip.
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