Giant elephants ear (Amplexidiscus)

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  1. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I dont post many pics of my corals, but cant help myself with this one. This is my much prized, almost favourite coral. I included a scale bar to give an indication of its size. This picture was taken right after lights came on so its still waking up. I feed it pieces of hake.

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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    maye i should have cleaned the glass before taking the photo :whistling:
     
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    nice specimen!
     
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    Was that the one by frans? BTW nice scale
     
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    WOW looking really good dave, was that after the "experiment"....o yes & clean the glass

    See keyaam told you you should take it :whistling:
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i will clean it later. Been away the past two weeks and havent had time to tend to my tanks.

    yes it is.

    experiment was about three weeks ago. So as you can see, my " experiment" didnt injure the coral at all. Will post pics of experiment soon.
     
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    lovley coral.. awsome focal point.. just tricky with perching fish....
     
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    is that a shroom ? :whistling:
     
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    Is that in cm or inchs?
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yes it is.

    cm. But at the rate its growing i will change it to inches very soon.
     
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    What experiment?
     
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    very cool
    have one myself
    took hake first few months and now isnt inetrested in feeding at all
    but growing at an alarming rate

    well done
     
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    Awesome mush that.
    I saw it last night after the lights was off and even if it is close it stays a impressive coral.

    Looks like a flower when closed up.

    I want to be first in the Q for a frag one day.

    :mbounce: :whoohoo:
     
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    frag /?? huhuhuhuhuh
    how on earth would you frag a shrrrrooom ?
     
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    with a blade, cut it like pizza
     
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    very interesting
    phew !! mine fully open is the size of a dinner plate !! scared of that baby
    perhaps thats where my sand goby gone :(
     
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    Dude how many fish has it eaten already ?
     
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    yip, these coralimorphs are not for beginners , they are predatory
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    not sure if it would work on such a big mushroom. Next time you do this on small mushrooms, youll notice the mouth takes ages to be in the middle again, sometimes it even stays slightly off centre. You dont really notice it on smaller mushroms, but is going to be rather obvious on a big mushroom.
     
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