Cauilflower To Big

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  1. RUAN

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    HI TO ALL :wave2:

    MY PURPUL CAUILFLOWER IS TO BIG ,IT IS SO BIG IT IS BENDING OVER
    WHAT SHOULD I DO PLEASE.........
    :slayer:RUAN VAN BILJON:slayer:
     
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    Please show us pics Ruan? There could possibly be some other things at play here....
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    either move it lower or perhaps as mentioned its tine to frag..
     
  6. RUAN

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    thanks

    hi guys

    how do you frag a cauilflower:whistling:

    thanks
     
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    Please post a picture of the coral to see if it IS in fact a cauliflower. The reason I say this is cauliflower corals is not recommended to be kept in marine tanks, they die within a few months. They only live off micro plankton and don't need light to survive as they thrive in caves and crevices in poorly lit or dark areas. By the sounds of it this coral is growing too big. Or did you buy it big?
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    does it look anything like this
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  9. RUAN

    RUAN Thread Starter

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    To Neil H

    no ,I will post a pictur soon
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    interested to see the pic, i was sold this by a LFS as a "cauiliflower leather", I have two pieces of this coral i am looking to swop if anyone is interested !
     
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    Here you go

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    Carnation Coral (Red) - Dendronepthya species Also known as: Red Carnation, Strawberry Coral, Colored Cauliflower Coral, Colored Tree Coral
    Color: The Carnation Coral (Red) has a red, orange, yellow colored polyps with a white body.
    Type of hard coral: Soft coral
    Diet: Primarily phytoplankton with some zooplankton.
    Feeding: Daily additions of phytoplankton when open are required.
    Behavior: The Dendronepthya species is generally peaceful toward other tank mates
    Care: Many consider the Dendronepthya species a high-maintenance specimen as it requires lots of phytoplankton, while still maintaining high water quality.
    Lighting: Has no lighting needs and is often found in caves, shaded areas under ledges and overhangs. While most species of Dendronepthya can take full sun, they are ahermatypic, and lack zooxanthellae required for photosynthesis.
    Water flow: The Red Carnation, Strawberry Coral, Colored Cauliflower Coral, Colored Tree Coral requires intermediate water flow.
    General notes: Will be shipped attached to a rock. This coral requires multiple feedings every day of phytoplankton and other types of marine plankton. Often found upside down in caves out of the light.
    Water parameters: Keep water quality high (SG 1.023 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78° F).
    Origin: The Carnation Coral (Red) is commonly collected from Indonesia.
     
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    found out

    hi

    my coral is a sinularia kan i frag this coral
     
  13. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    You can definately frag it!!

    I would love to trade something for a purple frag! let me know if you are interested
     
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