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Old 01/08/2008, 11:21 PM
doadster doadster is offline
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sea pen coral ?

Thinking about getting a pink sea pen that I saw today at lfs. Does anyone have one of these in their tank or any info on it....thanks
Old 01/08/2008, 11:40 PM
DanInSD DanInSD is offline
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Nonphotosynthetic filter feeders, I believe, and thus would be pretty darned hard to keep alive. I've seen them diving all of the time, and they were always on silty, muddy bottoms. This is not typical in most aquaria! Disclaimer: most of my experience with these guys is in temperate -- cold -- water. I've run into a few in the tropics but not many.

My vote: stay away.

Old 01/09/2008, 11:52 PM
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Old 01/11/2008, 01:55 AM
Hormigaquatica Hormigaquatica is offline
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A very deep, silty/muddy sand bed is a must for these corals, as is heavy feeding and pristine water quality. Not a coral most people are likely to have success with.
Reaching up and reaching out and reaching for the random, or whatever will bewilder me.

Have Some Personal Accountability

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