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Old 01/14/2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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Cespitularia

Anyone know where to get a frag of it?


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Old 01/14/2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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adam has some, and so does maximus


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Old 01/15/2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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If your LFS can't get it there are several on-line sites that have it.
Check out the Reef Central sponsors page. Atlantis, LiveAquaria, and Dr. MAC to name a few.


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Old 01/15/2007, 07:36 PM   #4
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IV.. I work at a LFS... haha

I didnt think they collected them any longer.


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Old 01/15/2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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They've never been anywhere close to being regularly collected because of their location. PM the two members I stated, I have cespitularia from both of them


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Old 01/16/2007, 05:42 PM   #6
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Where do ceses naturally live???


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Old 01/16/2007, 10:03 PM   #7
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They're found in a lot of regions according to soft corals and sea fans. You might actually see a lot of the duller looking species come in, but I believe the one you're looking for is the one with the metallic blue sheen. That one came to the US via S. Africa.

If adam, and maximus don't work out for you, I'll sell you a frag if you're really that interested. I have both strains and will throw in some free sansibia. But try those two first, wonderful sellers from personal experience.

It's not really that flashy of a coral. It's just rather uncommon in the hobby. Probably less prolific than any LE coral you can come across. There seems to be some stigma against paying 100+ for a stalk of xenia.


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Old 01/17/2007, 05:25 PM   #8
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Cesses go for 100$+ a stalk?

I knew they were rare... but thats a bit much IMO...


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Old 01/17/2007, 05:49 PM   #9
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yup avg price is about 100 now


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Old 01/18/2007, 12:40 AM   #10
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Atlantis probably won't have any for a while. Their colony completely died off and I just traded them back a frag to restart their colony.

Casshern, how different do the two strains you have look? Got a pic of the sansibia?


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Old 01/18/2007, 09:42 AM   #11
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hello viper. nice seeing you at atlantis the other day! I have pictures of the sansibia, it basically looks like a blue gsp. I'll pm you a pic sometimes soon.

As to the two strains, my new strain is kinda doing poorly (I just got it) so I can't say. It looked to be more uniformly blue in the bag but that could just vary from individual to individual. I will post pictures if it ever heals


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Old 01/18/2007, 09:56 PM   #12
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Hey there! Didn't realize it was you.
I have what I suspect is sansibia I'm still unsure if it's really sansibia or just blue anthelia with short stalks.


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Old 01/19/2007, 03:25 AM   #13
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If it looks like those tiny polyps ming is selling for 10/polyp, you have sansibia


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Old 01/19/2007, 06:20 PM   #14
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WOW! ... I would probably pay 100 for a frag of Ces... its worth it if the captive colony is growing well...

When I get to a point where I can setup my wholesale aquaculture facility I will definatly be buying multiple frags for culture...

thanks for the info.


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Old 01/22/2007, 12:54 PM   #15
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Cassern and Viper-

Can you post pictures of the Sansibia, or the 2 different types of Cespitularia you have. I'm curious how different colonies look.

Tanks.


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Old 01/22/2007, 02:23 PM   #16
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I have some sansibia in my tank. Here is a shot.




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Old 01/22/2007, 02:59 PM   #17
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How are you sure it's sansibia and not blue anthelia? The stalks on yours are pretty tall.


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Old 01/22/2007, 03:15 PM   #18
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Read this. Lots of good information.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...ture/index.php


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Old 01/22/2007, 03:26 PM   #19
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Yep I've seen that before, but it doesn't go into how to ID sansibia vs. anthelia...


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Old 01/22/2007, 07:29 PM   #20
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i'll do it tonight tgi friday time


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Old 01/22/2007, 11:23 PM   #21
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Here is an old picture of a frag I used to have that came from Maximus. It died when it was stung by an aptesia. Cespitularia are extremely sensitive in my experience, so be very careful with them....


I have a small frag from Viper, thanks again bro!, and I'll try to update the thread with another picture when I get a chance...


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Old 01/22/2007, 11:26 PM   #22
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lol when I first saw that pic I was like, no way that tiny frag grew so big already! Thanks to you too, Harry, great trading with ya!

I've had trouble with cespitularia as well. An accidental dab of superglue killed my first piece.


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Old 01/23/2007, 12:04 PM   #23
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Jdrew- How do you know/how can you tell the difference between Sansibia and Anethelia? What are the differences?

I have Cespitularia, Anthelia, along with Red Sea Pulsing Xenia.

Here's a couple of photos. Your photo is really nice. That's a beautiful colony.

Blue Anthelia:


Cespitularia:





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Excellent specimens Klownfish I currently do not own any but this picture always led me to believe that Sansibia is alot smaller in size than Xenia The pic is from Gary Majchrzak's gallery and is labelled Sansibia and Xenia elongata.


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Old 01/23/2007, 10:35 PM   #25
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Incredibly, I thought my Cespitularia was dying. I pretty much gave up on it and considered it dead. I pulled most of it and left the other half just because I was too lazy to pull it out. Well, a few weeks later and it's back to normal I still cant figure out how it survived and what caused the crash to begin with. I am guessing it was due to my new skimmer that pulled out a lot of the excess nutrients.


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