New soft coral help

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by badbiker, 3 Jul 2010.

  1. badbiker

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    Hi

    just bought soft coral don’t know the name of it. The problem is I don’t know how to stick it with live rock coz it doesn’t have solid base so what I did now brought small piece of rock and stick the bottom of the coral with rubber but seems that its not happy so need some good advices.

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  3. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Badbiker - this looks like a pincushion leather corals. Corals take up to a week to 10 days before they are fully settled into a new environment. Just be patient.

    Good luck with your new coral mate! They are fantastic corals!
     
  4. Steven

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    Hi Badbiker

    Do you know the name of that coral, it looks like a sea pen, and may not be a sarcophyton if this is the case it needs to be in the sand and not attached to the rocks.

    Regards

    Steven
     
  5. badbiker

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    well i tried to keep it on sand but it was so sad so decided to hang it on rock


     
  6. Steven

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    I would dig a hole into the substrate(which needs be quit deep) and put the foot into it and the bury it.

    Good luck
     
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    I m going to do it now:thumbup:
     
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    Sorry Steven I am with JB on this...looks like a Pincussion. They will fall down in the beginning , especially in lots of flow but nothing to worry about.

    A good way of getting them to attach is to wedge the little piece of rock between two bihher ones where you want it eventually. It will "klimb onto the adjecent rocks & fix itself
     
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    Sorry to disagree, I have ordered these guys before (Caverularia obesa) or obesa sea pen.
    Badbiker - when it is "closed" does it have an elongated top where polyps extend from?
     
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    hmmm, does look a bit like a sea pen... it its that then its a tricky coral - needs regular feeding as its nonphotosynthetic.

    But i'm still not sure - maybe post some clearer, larger pics for ID badbiker?
     
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    No worries bud, on MASA we just have different opinions ;) Could be a sea pen but as our learned friend Dane said , difficult to say fromsmall pic.
     
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    corals just to the right, what do you call them?
     
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    If it is the extreme right of pic I think those are pulsing xenia's .....
     
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    yes the very last on the right thanks, and thanks chikaboo
     
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