Kenya Tree vs. Mushroom

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  1. Warr7207

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    I have a kenya tree that at night contacts and is resting against a mushroom coral.

    Will either of them harm the other coral ?
     
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    i'm sure there will be a bit of warfare there
     
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    the kenya tree could be stinging the mushroom,try moving one of them
     
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    Have them right next to each other in my tank, no problem, no warfare going on. Both of them happy
     
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    Same here - I only have problems with my torch-coral sometimes "Reaching out" and stinging my Kenya tree - but the Kenya tree is a very strong coral.... and is not really affected by this..... BTW: My big sarcophyton is also VERY close to my kenya tree, and my kenya tree sometimes touches the sarcophyton - without any negative impact on either (except that the polyps retract for a short while, but they come out again on both the corals)...
     
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    ok i take my words back,not really a softie man :p
     
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    ;-) We forgive you Mekaeel! You are a SPS lover! Perhaps soon LPS too?
     
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    lol yeah i like LPS gonna soon setup my small cube and chuck all my LPS from the big cube in there and keep the large cube SPS dominated with super low nutrient levels :thumbup:
     
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    you won't have any problems.
    my shrooms grows around my pincushion, but they don't like star polyps very much.

    i think they will be fine.
     
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    Jip, softies are not for the feinthearted. Very difficult to keep.... Lol
     
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    I read somewhere that kenya trees dislike the presence of just about any other coral near or even `downwind` from them, hmmm, learn every day.
     
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    what length is near 2cm or 6cm
     
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    Here's a pic of where mine are located:
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    AND:
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    You will see that the Kenya tree is reasonably close to the torch coral, and RIGHT behind the Kenya tree is a rock full of hairy mushrooms, and JUST to the left of the Kenya tree coral my one singularia, and JUST above the singularia my sarcophyton.

    BTW: The sarcophyton usually stands upright - it was just in a bit of a "sulking mood" when I took this pic...
     
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    That isn`t a kenya tree, its a cladiella/klyxsum sp, they dont mind other corals nearly as much.
     
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    I thought the same thing.
     
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    If thats not a kenya tree then what does the real deal look like?
     
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    it doesn't get that big
     
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    Now I'm lost here, so what is this called then?

    Coral on the left:

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    Guys please remember soft corals dont sting each other but do wage a chemical warfare where they try to poison each other. It is advisable to run Activated Carbon when running a softie tank that is densely populated other wise these toxins could build up in the water column.
     
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    Sean - yours looks like a Kenya Tree
     
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