do corals move around?

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Clownfish101, 19 Sep 2010.

  1. Clownfish101

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    hi:wave2:
    im very soon im getting a marine tank its all planned and everything theres just one thing that doesent make sense. how do you keep a coral in one spot? wont it move around?
     
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    glue them down ;) most corals will stay put, only nenis will move but i think your tank will be way to small for a neni.
     
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    PLEASE never put an anemone in a tank that is younger that 9 months old, and does not have excellent Water parameters, flow, lighting and filtration, not to mention an experienced hobbiest.
     
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    The large majority of corals stay put and attach themselves to a piece of rock where they are placed, there are however a few corals that are able to move around but do so very slowly.
     
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    I just found out aiptasia moves :( I see why its called an anemone.....
    Which corals move?? ive only seen ricordias move...
     
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    Mushrooms also move, iv heard that pincushions can move albeit very very slowly but iv never seen that happen, plates and fungia can also move very slowly by inflating and deflating slowly, the rest cannot, just glue the rock they are on down to where you like and sorted,
     

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