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  1. Bayls

    Bayls Not often called Junior!

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    Hi
    I cant find this oe in any of my books. Can anyone tell me what coral this is?
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    Secondly, am I right in thinking that this is a mushroom coral?

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    (I was given both of these in case you are thinking they were impulse buys!)

    cheers
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hello Bayls -

    Don't worry - both corals are relatively "Easy to keep" corals. Your tank is basically ready (it's been long enough, hey ;-).... As long as you don't have any measurements of ammonia or nitrites - then the corals should be fine.

    The top picture is a sarcophyton lobophytum (I called the one I had a "rose lobed leather coral").....
    The second one is a discosoma mushroom coral. The mushroom corals seem to prefer slightly less light and water flow (low to medium) than the leather coral. The leather coral prefers higher flow and more light (medium/medium)....

    Congratulations with your 1st corals! hope you enjoy them!
     
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    Bayls Thread Starter Not often called Junior!

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    Thank you!
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    You're welcome Bayls! BTW: They are easy to care for - no target feeding required... You will most likely notice the mushies sometimes close up in a funny soft ball type thing - especially when you feed the tank (fish). The would then have "caught" some food by themselves... Otherwise they eat micro planctonic food, and live on the energy the zooxanthellae produces....
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yip, Jacques is right, the first one, pin cushion, looks like it has been fragged/cut
     
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    Bayls Thread Starter Not often called Junior!

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    Quite correct! It is/was a frag. well done!
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ive been hunting for a pincushion like that for some time now but cant come right
     
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    Any pics of your new corals Bayls?
     
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