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Old 12-25-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Birds nest. Is that healthy coral?

I always want a birds nest but never saw it in any LFS in my area. Finally I found one. But now I'm concerned is that a right color or is it bleach. It is white but sometimes it looks pink. Any tips how to keep it healthy are welcome. thanks.
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it's bleached, but you may be able to bring it back. proper parameters and good lighting is the key. start it low in the tank and work it up. remember, brown is better than white, so if it starts turning brown, it's actually doing better.
i'm not talking algae growing on it brown...i'm referring to the flesh on the coral itself.
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Birdsnest is not considered an easy coral by any means, especially wild caught. I've had birdsnest do well under a variety of lighting including being thrown in the back of a display along with low to high flow. Basically, you will just have to experiment ime.
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Birdsnest is not considered an easy coral by any means, especially wild caught. I've had birdsnest do well under a variety of lighting including being thrown in the back of a display along with low to high flow. Basically, you will just have to experiment ime.
Yes I know. I will try. I love this coral. My 125 is 4 months old. I upgraded from 90. 90 was 4 years old, and everything went to 125 exept sand. So no problems after upgrade. Did not lose enything, fishes or corals. I have 120 pounds of live rock. Everything looks healthy and grows, that is why I decided to try birdsnest coral. But like Mr.X said it is bleached. That is not a good news. I will do my best.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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Is that a pink birds nest?
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:21 PM   #6
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Is that a pink birds nest?
That is what I thought in the store. But Mr.X said it is bleached. Is there a pink birds nest coral?
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Birdsnest Coral - Seriatopora hystrix

Found that link about pink birds nest coral
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Still I'm not sure. It is really white but some times when only actinic bulbs are on it is pink...
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it's not supposed to be that light. it will darken with time.
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I agree with MR X. Even though it`s supposed to be pink it should be a much darker pink. That one is quite pale and needs proper care.
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