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Old 05-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Clowns destruction

I recently purchased a saltwater aquarium. The previous owner also provided existing live rock. Attached to one was a soft coral(according to him). My questions are can anyone id the plant/coral in picture. Also clown fish have recently destroyed this item back to live rock. Any ideas why?
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Need a better close up pic of the coral. I dont know what u mean by clows destroyed it back to lr please explain
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Need a better close up pic of the coral. I dont know what u mean by clows destroyed it back to lr please explain
Clowns tore off branch by brach until gone. Pic is before. The branches are laying on sand in clowns cave.
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I dont think clowns have the power to rip any soft coral apart. They are suppose to be safe reef. Even if the coral was a plant it should be safe around clowns. Im not sure on this one sorry. Best you can do is take a piece of the so called coral out to a lfs and have them confirm it
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If you're talking the red stuff at the top, it looks like a couple of mushrooms at the base of some sort of red macro-algae.
But I'm just guessing about the algae... pretty sure of the mushrooms.

Again... that would be highly unusual behavior for a clownfish. Could it be that the current just has the parts collecting in that "cave" ... and had nothing to do with the clowns?
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Its possible that current did it. Although current that was in direct contact w flows in opposite direction. Thanks for some input. I have been perplexed on this one.
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