Blastomussa Wellsi

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I saw this Blasto yesterday and coudn't walk past it...

It is bright red/organe with a green center...

I've been reading now and most references agree they need moderate lighting with low flow and a possition close to the bottom.

I have it about 10 cm below 3 54 WATT T5's. 2 white and 1 blue.
Is this moderate or strong? SHould I rather move it down to the substrate?

Any other info on this coral will be greatly appreciated.

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No pic yet...I'll snap one tonight ;)

The water level is only about 40 cm if I have to estimate roughly...
 

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Great Thanks

Accordsing to most of the references they supposed to be very rare... Is this really the case?
 

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Wow I have not seen 1 of these for a while.Was it expensive?
Yes u got it right on the lighting and waterflow conditions.Placement should be near the bottom depending on your light.
As far I remember they can also tolerate dim light.
 

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Thanks Puppy. I saw a few references that said the same thing about dim light...

It was R350 ofr a smal colony, about 4 heads. Only about 9 cm long and 3 cm wide...
It was an impluse buy, but it just grabbed me. Very sharp red and green colouring...

I'll have a pic tomorrow. I had on that looks identical on the net. I'll try and get the pic so long..
 

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I have the same coral and it isnt very fussy it seems to like moderate light +- 30 cm from my halide.
Wow so a few ppl have this coral and i thought they quite rare in the trade.
Well lets just say i have not seen them for a year or 2 .
 

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Thanks Jac

I'll post a pic of mine tomorrow morning. Mine is a tad more to the pink side, but the green is an exact match...

Did I over pay for it?
 

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Yes it is a Blastomussa coral ,but u have the merletti and not the wellsi.




 

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Whats the diff Puppy?

On most of the sites it looks like the merletti has more smaller polyps while the wellsi has bigger and fewer polyps...
 

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