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Old 05-21-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Is this a Favia Coral? - Needs some help

I got this Coral Attached to my Rock from lr.com. It has some bleaching and a little bit of damage, but other then that I think it still may be alive. I feed my tank spray dried plankton and I use seachem reefbuilder. Do you think it will live. My tank is just about done it's cycle,but I got a small amonia spike when I put the rock in <.05, but from what I have been reading about this coral if it is truly a favia coral is that they live in low quality water and medium light.


Do you think it will be ok. How should I go about feeeding it.

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Old 05-21-2004, 01:27 PM   #2
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That looks more like some type of sponge. Favia.sp is a LPS (brain)coral and from that pic I can't see any polyps. Did it ever show any open polyps?
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I looks like it has some growth since I got it.. skeleton looks similar to this one like up close.

http://whelk.aims.gov.au/coralsearch...0pages/155.htm
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It is Siderastrea Radians (lesser starlet coral) One of the hardiest corals there is, and frequently found on liverock. Look it up in "Aquarium Corals" page 246 I have tons of it on my LR that survived shipping.
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Thanks thats it! . I was reading that they bleach easy then their color comes back.. Should I feed it anything special, since I don't have fish it the tank yet there is not that much nutrients.
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just see that it gets some light and I bet it will be fine.
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