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Old 02-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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What are my sun corals growning on? Not a rock!

Hey Gang,

About two weeks ago I purchased a sun coral from my LFS. Staring at my new coral, I could swear it was moving! I just assumed there was a hermit crab under it.

Well today I figured it out. The rock it is growing on really isn't a rock. It's alive!

What is this thing, and how do I feed it? If it dies, will it fill my tank with ammonia, etc?

I used a light in one of the photos so you can see the inside of it.

Thanks!

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Old 02-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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BTW, in the first pic, it is closed, in the second it is open, and the third pic you can see the inside.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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Its a clam! Very cool
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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This is the third coral on a clam that has been posted this week. I need a better LFS...
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Coral on a clam that's pretty cool. And yes your Lfs needs todo something lol
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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So how do I take care of this thing? What should I feed it? I don't want to let it starve to death. I knew I wasn't seeing things!

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They need alot of light and a medium waterflow. They are a filter feeder so I would assume that marine snow would take care of that. You might want to look up the clams on liveaquaria.com to see if you can find the exact one. It might be a difficult process, as clams aren't the easiest to care for to begin with, but the fact that a low light coral is sitting ontop of a high light clam...
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:55 PM   #8
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+1 Sniperhank. Sun corals prefer shaded areas in the tank. Not direct light.
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They need alot of light and a medium waterflow. They are a filter feeder so I would assume that marine snow would take care of that. You might want to look up the clams on liveaquaria.com to see if you can find the exact one. It might be a difficult process, as clams aren't the easiest to care for to begin with, but the fact that a low light coral is sitting ontop of a high light clam...
Are you sure that's a photosynthetic clam? All the tridachnids I've seen have a teardrop or striped pattern. The mantle in the pic reminds me of a thorny oyster which is a filter feeder, but I believe is not photosynthetic.
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+1 Sniperhank. Sun corals prefer shaded areas in the tank. Not direct light.
Thats funny considering they are SUN corals..
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