Coral ID Please

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  1. Nick R

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    Hi could some one please help with common and scientific names?


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    Corals look dyed to me :(
     
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    thats what i thought! its in my friends tank.

    if it is dyed then are they going to die?
     
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    If its dyed then it is obviously not as healthy as other specimens. I have seen dyed corals make a full recovery, yet others just seems to wither away...
     
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    do you know what they called?
     
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    The first one is an elegance coral AKA catalaphyllia jardinei. I hope it pulss through as the recession where it's away from the skeleton usually means it's on its way out

    The second is finger leather coral AKA cladialla spp. I probably is dyed and may not make it although you may get lucky.

    The third could either be favites or closed brain or blastomussa Wellsi AKA pineapple coral. That looks healthy.

    The last one is dendronepthia or carnation coral. That one is naturally colourful and arent photosynthetic. They should be in a dark part of your aquarium and they need to be fed heavily with plancton or food for suspension feeders
     
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    Nick R Thread Starter Yellow Tang

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    thanks for that i will tell him right away that the elegance coral is busy dying!

    that also sucks about that finger coral been dyed why do people do this and why do pet shops sell dyed corals
     
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    oh a report back- the elegance is loosing little bits so i think it is going to pollute his tank!
     
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    Yeah... unfortunately, the elegance coral is dying... and the leather coral is dyed. A dyed coral can recover with some TLC (dye is not a death sentence).

    The faviid looks good though!
     
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    i told my friend Daniel and he took it out the tank he said it started to even smell!

    why do people dye coral?
     
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    To make people that don't research a lot buy them...
     
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    But that sucks...to rip people off like that...:(

    My tank is still empty and it will stay like that until i know as much about a specific coral, and ask as much questions...till i am sure i know how to take care of that corals needs...
     
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    :bigthumbup:That will be the best decision you will ever make regarding this hobby, and good luck!!! :23:
     
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    (sorry Dan) my friend Daniel is a real impulse buyer and i really do give him **** about it!

    i have had my tank going for a year before i even put 1 rock with some mushrooms in!

    and even then i did my research to see that nothing will eat them and that i could look after them! when i go to the LFS i take a compatability chart with me too.
     
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    Unfortunately a lot of softies are just a drab brown colour and dying them makes them more appealing to the ignorant buyer. Anemones and sun corals are among others that are dyed
     
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    Manic is correct. Dyed coral and dyed and/or bleached anemones can be eye candy, but are definately not healthy.

    Sara is correct that it isn't a death sentence, but lots of TLC is needed.

    I have purchased soft coral that was mounted on what appeared to be dead SPS. After about 6 months the SPS started to show life. After another 6 months, it was thriving. I was amazed. From that point on I have never recommended giving up on SPS easily. Six months is a long time for something to come back that appeared dead, but it does happen.

    Hopefully someday we will have more information on how to better recover coral and anemones that have been dyed or have bleached.
     
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    is there no way of getting suppliers to stop this practice of dying and bleaching?

    or maybe there are laws against it?
     
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