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Old 06-10-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Torch corals

How hardy are torch corals? Any info from previous owners is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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I think they're really hardy. Mine has quadrupled in size with poor water quality.
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I love mine BUT.... I kinda feel like I own a anemone because of its size and when it sends out those sweeper tentacles it makes other corals around it close up. But my clowns love them! Not sure what to do but it's starting to create an issue for me.



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I love mine BUT.... I kinda feel like I own a anemone because of its size and when it sends out those sweeper tentacles it makes other corals around it close up. But my clowns love them! Not sure what to do but it's starting to create an issue for me.
The best thing to do to fix your problem is tricky, I'm no expert but the best advice I could offer is: mail them over to me I've been trying for months to get my clowns to host either my hammer or my torch an one of them is starting to get cozy with my hammer but I'm wanting them to pair up!
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #6
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The best thing to do to fix your problem is tricky, I'm no expert but the best advice I could offer is: mail them over to me I've been trying for months to get my clowns to host either my hammer or my torch an one of them is starting to get cozy with my hammer but I'm wanting them to pair up!
Haha yeah that's tricky but could advice lol. Wonder how my clowns would feel?

I swear within a week or two there in there sometimes I can't see them and one time I thought one was dead!! It was just laying in there! I made a thread because I wasn't sure if that was normal lol. Everyone that responded was congratulating me lol. Then I read up on hosting and clowns etc and realized some people wait a long time for that to happen
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #7
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Haha yeah that's tricky but could advice lol. Wonder how my clowns would feel?

I swear within a week or two there in there sometimes I can't see them and one time I thought one was dead!! It was just laying in there! I made a thread because I wasn't sure if that was normal lol. Everyone that responded was congratulating me lol. Then I read up on hosting and clowns etc and realized some people wait a long time for that to happen
Haha yeah when I first got my pair of clowns one started rubbing up against the hammer the next morning but then moved on, and just started coming back but my wall hammer is big enough to host both clowns but the other one won't come near it because the other one chases it off!
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Lucky, this is my torch. I've tried so hard to get my clowns to host it. Even tried mirrors. Instead the choose the brain. Lol head slap!
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Haha still pretty cool! I think a 20 gallon is probably a great beginner size! A pair of clowns and a goby/pistol pair are probably one of the coolest things in the ocean
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Euphyllia corals (torch, hammer, frogspawn) are usually more aggressive (sweepers!) in higher flow. Try adjusting the pumps to reduce the flow directed at/past the torch and see if this helps. Also, if it is a branching torch, you could always get a bone saw, frag it, and sell the extra bits.
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