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Old 03-15-2014, 12:33 AM   #1
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long technical plate coral

I got this coral almost a month ago
it's in the sand bed and somehow wanders around the tank
the part I'm confused is why I never see it open or inflate
or is it only opening after lights out
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coloration on the coral is bright and brilliant

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Old 03-15-2014, 02:03 AM   #2
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Pics please. Hard to positively identify without them. Sounds like a slipper or tongue coral but that is only a guess without pics.
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Is it heliofungia for sure? A pic would definitely help
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my camera isn't the best
this is about the best I can get ,


I so want a new camera
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Hmm can you see any tentacles at all? When you got it did it have the super long tentacles? I know heliofungia doesn't do well in captivity so it may be possible it is just a fungia plate
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this is what it should look like when open


I bought it online WYSIWYG
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Hmm yeah that's definitely heliofungia. It looks healthy in your pic, no tissue loss or anything. Could it be getting to much flow?
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It moves around on it's own at night , so I figure it goes where it likes
every morning its in a new spot , right now it's sitting in a med flow not to strong but not to weak , with moderate lighting
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