looks lik a xenia

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by seanj, 15 May 2012.

  1. seanj

    seanj

    Joined:
    3 May 2011
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    gauteng
    id please

    48694fb2123581e52.jpg
     
  2. Guest




  3. 459b

    459b Moderator

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    10,419
    Likes Received:
    953
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Looks like a pin cushion leather
     
  4. NickW

    NickW

    Joined:
    30 Jan 2012
    Posts:
    565
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Greenstone Hill
    looks like goniopora?
     
  5. Lord_Blackadder

    Lord_Blackadder

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2012
    Posts:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Durban
    Pennatulacean...sea pen. Tough to keep, needs a very deep substrate (25cm+) and frequent feeding.
     
    seanj likes this.
  6. OP
    seanj

    seanj

    Joined:
    3 May 2011
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    gauteng
    thanks guys it is a
    Flowery sea pen (Family Veretillidae)

    thanks for all your help.
     
  7. 2balive

    2balive

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Camps Bay, Cape Town
    Speak to @Mc, he has been keeping one in his tank. They are beautiful, but normally very tuff to keep, although @Mc seams to have got the hang of keeping his happy.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
    seanj likes this.
  8. 459b

    459b Moderator

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    10,419
    Likes Received:
    953
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Where did you get it from?
     
  9. OP
    seanj

    seanj

    Joined:
    3 May 2011
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    gauteng
    lifestyle pet hyper in johannesberg.they has a few different ones there.
     
  10. OP
    seanj

    seanj

    Joined:
    3 May 2011
    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    gauteng
  11. Mc

    Mc

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    It is a non-photosythetic substrate dwelling octocoral. Pennatulacea Cavernularia sp.

    They are known to be hard to keep long term, but this is one of the easier species of sea pen. It is the same one I have. You need to feed it zooplankton or small meaty food like cyclopeeze I feed mine 2-3 times a week and it is going strong. It also needs quite deep substrate my sand bed is 60mm and it seems happy but you probably shouldn't keep it in much less sand than that.
    The biggest problem seem to be If you can't keep it happy and it floalts out of the subsrate, it can get caught in your powerhead and poison your tank.
     
    seanj likes this.

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - looks xenia Forum Date
Urgent help needed Please help/ fish looks like its dying Urgent Help Needed 7 Nov 2016
New member looking to start what looks like awesome hobby New Members 3 Sep 2016
Now that looks wierd General Discussions and Advice 9 Jun 2015
Jeabo RW series come out..... Looks more vortech Pumps and Waterflow 31 May 2014
Urgent help needed zoa looks sick Urgent Help Needed 19 Mar 2014
Urgent help needed Sea star looks sick Urgent Help Needed 27 Jan 2014
Urgent help needed Anemone looks sick Urgent Help Needed 9 Jan 2014