Coral Growth Speeds

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi,

    I am looking at making a list of the 5 fastest growers of each coral type
    LPS
    SPS
    Soft/Leather

    add at will!

    ta
     
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  3. Tony

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    SPS - Montipora capricornis

    Softie - Xenia, sarcophyton

    LPS - I don't know of any
     
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    LPS - Frogspawn
    Softies - Most tipes of Mushrooms
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool thanks

    LPS - i have my pagoda, in 4 months 4-6cm growth
     
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    Softies: With lots of light I would say xenia, my one under MH has tripled in size (1 Branch to 3) in just 2 weeks, whilst the 1 under compact fluorescents has stayed the same.

    Another fast grower is green star polyps.

    LPS: Frogspawn, mine has gone from 2 to 4 heads in 2 months...
     
  7. Kunhardt

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    In my tank probably the following

    Softies - Sinularia, GSP, mushrooms, daisy polyps (cloves)

    LPS - Trumpet/Candy Cane, Frogspawn, Sun Coral

    No idea on SPS.
     
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    Softie: must be a leather - had mine for a month and a half then had to take it back to the LFS as my tank was getting too cramped...

    Havent kept much of the other types to really comment...;)

    Oh, and the hair algae also grow quite fast... hahahahaha :lol:
     
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    LPS-frogspwn,canycane,mooncoral,pagoda and favia
    Sps-montipora
    softies-gsp,colt coral,kenya tree,zoa's
     
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