Id this coral

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  1. burt

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    plate coral?
     
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    can you tell me more bout this coral
     
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    Have a google for Fungia, (cycloseris sp) also called plate or disk coral as far as i know, one of the easier corals to look after, medium flow and on a sand bed usually.
     
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    They also can move around if they're not happy. Need to be kept in the substrate and not on rocks.
     
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    The guys are right.These guys do prefer to be target fed aswell.
     
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    Heliofungia sp. anemone plate coral.

    They enjoy some freedom on the gravel and will move around a bit
    Feeding on bacteria living in gravel.
    You can feed it small pieces of food and/or filter feeding like coral frenzy.
    handle with care it is very hardy once introduced but can ge damaged during transport and get bacterial infection - not easy to stop.

    If you do place it rocks ensure enough space for it to open
    When open it is 2 to 4 times the size of the skeleton and look like a anemone

    Lighting needs medium to medium/high

    A beautiful specimen you have there.


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    Heliofungia sp. are much more difficult that the Fungia sp. Iv kept Fungia but never had success with Heliofungia sp. though...
     
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    how big is your tank nosaj and what filtration are you using?
     
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    where can i get more info on this coral?
     
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