Australian White Lightning Sponge

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by HOT SAUCE, 27 Jul 2014.

  1. HOT SAUCE

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    hi all

    browsing the internet the other day I vampire across a coral called Australian White Lightning Sponge.. imo it's a stunning coral probably one of gte prettiest I've seen so far.

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    however I could find very limited info about it so wanted to find out if anyone has kept this sponge before .. if it's available from lfs or some of the sponsors... more information on care etc.

    I also found out that the white polyps are actually non photosynthetic zoas which habeas symbiotic relationship with the sponge.. or at least that's what people have said .. any info would be appreciated :)

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    Very low survival rate. Needs continuous and regular feeding, best suited for a high food input and high nutrient export capacity system.
    Very seldom in trade, even less in SA.
     
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    thanks Ivan.. what really fascinated me about this coral is the symbiotic relationship between the zoas and the sponge.. would really like to learn more about that and how they actually benefit each other.. however there is no info on that I could find anywhere
     
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