Elegance Coral

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  1. LCornelius

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    Anyone selling?
     
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    You do know that they not easy to keep in captivity? Nearly all of them die. Hopefully you're lucky :)
     
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    Thanks Tobes, after some reading on the net I was under the impression that they are hardy coral!
     
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    There was a thread recently where it was discussed why they die so quickly. Something to do with a certain disease. I bought a perfectly healthy one long time ago, no broken skin, pigments looked healthy, water parameters was spot on according to Elos test kits. It lasted a week or two and then suddenly deteriorated and died :(
    There was nothing in the tank that could've hurt it, no crabs or angels, nothing.
     
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    Years ago when they were collected from the shallows, the majority are collected nowadays at much greater depths and therefore there survival rates have declined drastically. I would also love one.
     
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    I recall reading that too.
     
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    Thanks guys!

    So I should maybe try and find one from someone that has had one in their tank for a while.
     
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    Don't always believe what you read on the net :p - make sure it's a reputable source

    I've got Anthony Calfo's book of coral propagation and even he discourages reefers to NOT import elegance corals cause of there poor survival rate.
     
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    Thanks Tobes, in that case, I would not get one!
    I really don't want to cause any creature discomfort!
     
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    If u can find someone who has had it for a couple of years in their own tank you will probably be ok.

    To give u an idea of how easy they used to be to keep is that people used to by them as aptasia control...pick them up and place their flesh to the aptasia...that's also how agro they are...a coral that kills aptasia :p

    I tried my hand at one...had it a month it was looking good and healthy then just died over night for no reason. :(
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    Thanks Kunhardt!

    Think I'm off the idea of keeping one!
     
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    Tobes, u will probably find that the articles on the net are out of date...I constantly come across so many articles that are 4 or 5 years old and its amazing how things have changed in the hobby over a relatively short period of time, that the info there is now obsolete and yet people still read this and take it as how things are now.
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    It's actually a pity as they are beautiful corals. I won't try one again.
     
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    Is my post about them being collected from deeper water old info as well? Just curious so I don't repeat it again:p
     
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    Amalick has 2 big ones, maybe he can frag you a piece.
     
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    Bob the reef builder has a stunning one
     
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    Not so easy as they are slow growers and slow healers...that is if they heal and not die after fragging it. It is definitely not inclined to propagation.
     
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