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Old 06-17-2003, 10:35 PM   #1
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New coral ? about placement

I just bought a new Xenia...I think...I will get the exact species in a few, but I am wondering if I really need to wedge the dead part of the coral between some rocks or just make sure it is positioned so it doesn't fall over.... I'll have a pic up tomorrow
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but I am wondering if I really need to wedge the dead part of the coral between some rocks or just make sure it is positioned so it doesn't fall over....
Well first, xenia is a soft coral and hopefully you didn't buy it with any dead parts They are usually attatched to small pieces of rock and people will either glue the rock or wedge it so the coral doesn't fall over. So...it really doesn't matter, just so long as the coral is stable.
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It's not Xenia then... I think it's called... Avrealis?
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Alveopora????
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:50 PM   #5
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You're good.... That's the one
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Same deal, so long as the coral is stable and is not knocked over, it's fine.
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Please take the time to research a coral BEFORE you purchase it. There are several books listed on this site that can give you all the care info you need. It is important to research because in the close confines of our aquariums, some corals just shouldn't be kept together. Also, it will verify that you can provide the proper care they require in the first place.
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Thanks reefrunner...

Hoops Guru .... yes, I didn't do as much research as I did for my fish, but I asked around 2 LFS's for the hardiest species... I only plan on adding ONE more tops... and it will be very far away from this one.
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I didn't do as much research as I did for my fish, but I asked around 2 LFS's for the hardiest species...
If the LFS told you Alveopora was one of the hardiest species, you need to go back there and cuss them up one side and down the other. Alveopora has the same problems in captivity as Gonipora which is to say the mortality rate is very high. They do well for a few months then start to open less and less until one day they are dead. This, of course, is if they don't get injured and get consumed by a "brown jelly" infection. This really is a case where the LFS outright lied to you, one way or the other.
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