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Old 12-29-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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colt coral frag

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i just purchased a colt coral frag (looks like a frogspawn) and it has started to split the tips of its tentacles in several areas. Is this something i should be concerned about or is it just growing. I have had it for two days and also purchased a galaxea frag. I dont know if i should move them up as they are in the substrate right now.

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Old 12-29-2005, 02:34 PM   #2
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Colt is a soft coral, frog is a lps. Not sure what you mean. If it's a soft coral and is branching, that is very normal. I have no experience with galaxea so I'll let someone else handle that but a colt only requires medium light.
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:44 PM   #3
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galaxia in the sandbed is a good idea, give it ALOT of room away from other corals, it can be quite aggressive. Colt corals (even at a frag size) look absolutely nothing like a frogspawn. Can you post pictures of it?
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oh im sorry i meant TORCH coral. so sorry.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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and here is the torch/frogspawn. anyways ill find out after you guys identify it.
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:05 PM   #6
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Yep, it is a torch and I was gonna suggest that but.. It looks great. I don't know much about them but I think it would be happy about mid way up. I believe they are more light loving than some other lps's, and moderate flow. Also given plenty of room to expand.
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They both look like a torch to me... I have a very large galaxea and yours IMO may not be one. The galexea needs high light, so not knowing what you have for lights its hard to tell you where to put it. They also need room around them because the have long sweeper tenticles that come out at night. what does the base of the galax look like? They are an excrusting type coral and will cover a piece of LR or coral.. Take a pic at night when it cleose up and that will help ID. They have small heads about the size of a eraser head and out of that comes the polyps and maybe a sweaper tenticle. the polpys are short also not as long as whats in the pic..
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I have my torch at the bottom of the tank, almost shaded from the 250w MH light 2' above the coral. I have it in the sand. Mine is a branching variety and LOVES flow. It is constantly being blown about and the tentacles on it are probably 5" long. Those do both look like torches to me as well.
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Deffo two torches. I have a euphyillia that does the tentacle splitting thing, although I have yet to see the torch do it. The euphyillia splits almost making it look like a frogspawn sometimes.
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im sorry its not in my sig. i have 130 watts of PC in my 30g which is a little more than the ratio worked out from seaham and his 125.
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