ID please!

Discussion in 'Coral Care and Requirements' started by deadmeat2016, 31 Mar 2010.

  1. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Wouter

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    I bought this poor thing at my lfs, they had it in terrible water conditions, but they couldnt tell me what it was

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    This looks like some type of turbinaria/plate coral....
     
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    Thats a scarey thought that your LFS couldnt tell you what it was...Cup Corals are not exactly an uncommon coral in the trade.
     
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    Oh how i wish i could name and shame but its not the masa way
     
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    They couldnt tell you what it was ? You cant be serious...

    Good luck, they are actually easy to keep in my opinion, just watch out for substrate blowing onto it..tends to kill it :p

    BTW: know where you got it..was there the other day

    Word of caution though....buying out of "pity" ( I ALSO do it...1/2 my personal LS was obtained in this manner....) is not the best practice, best rule of thumb, if you cant ID it dont buy it. But said that, good on you for aiming to provide a good home for it...actually really awesome corals
     
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    Wow. I thought it was a badly mangled Goniopora
     
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    Coral doing ok

    The dude is doing ok, loves mysis shrimps, but what type of lighting do they prefer? ive got him quite close to a metal halide 10,000k, some of the outside polyps have died but the rest are doing amazingly well. Oh and also, how fast do they grow??
     

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