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Old 01/09/2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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coral id pls

can some one id and give me some info on this coral ans its requirements seem to be doing well lfs had it labeled as some type of brain coral ...what do u guys think..
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Old 01/09/2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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Old 01/09/2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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Old 01/09/2008, 06:27 PM   #4
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Looks like an open brain coral, if so, easy coral, likes the sand bed rather than up on the rock.
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Old 01/09/2008, 07:16 PM   #5
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I would agree with it being an open brain but it is in very poor health. Almost completely bleached. As stated above, place in the sand in moderate light and flow. I hope it comes through for you.


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Old 01/09/2008, 11:13 PM   #6
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My guess would be a Trachyphyllia geoffreyii. Yes, it's very bleached.

If its feeding tentacles are coming out at night, feed it.


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Old 01/09/2008, 11:33 PM   #7
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My guess would be a Trachyphyllia geoffreyii. Yes, it's very bleached.

If its feeding tentacles are coming out at night, feed it.
Bleached but not dead.Low flow. You wan't to give it moderate light so that any remaining zooxanthelae can flourish. For your future refernce,generally corals that appear pastel in color have expelled much of their photosynthetic algae(zooxanthelae). Without the algae to produce sugars for them they will starve. Sometimes the zooxanthelae can regenerate over a period of time or it is thought that the coral may take up zooxanthelae in the tank.


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Old 01/10/2008, 10:55 AM   #8
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this pic is with the flash on in the middle it is a glowing green the reason i had it higher up the rock was because i thought it needed more light my lighting at this time is the orbit with 4 65 watts 2 actinic and 10000 the other 2 so with such light in a deep tank u guys still think it should b on the bottom, also are the tentacles long the lfs told me not to give it anything ,,,but what ever i already use for filter feeders.is this not true,,

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Old 01/10/2008, 10:59 AM   #9
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Seems to be an open brain. My LFS had one similar and it was also labeled as an open brain.

I purchased an open brain, but with much diff coloring. I have it in the sandbed, little flow.

Take note that mine is in my sandbed and my lighting is listed under current tank, but I only have a BC29, so it's not all that deep.


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do u have to fed yours seperately,


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Old 01/10/2008, 12:04 PM   #11
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:40 PM   #12
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They will grow faster when fed but they certainly won't die without having food crammed down their throat. Plus, a healthy, mature tank will support large numbers of microfauna that the coral will catch and eat at night when they are normally in feeding mode and you are asleep.

That one is definitely bleached. I'd focus more on water quality and proper lighting and placement than "feeding" to help it recover from the stress. It'll take some time, probably months, but it's not impossible.


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