No7 Hitchhiker Is this Blue Ridge/Fire Coral (Heliopora coerulea)?

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  1. 2balive

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    Hi

    Love it when stuff that I did not buy grow out of rocks :biggrin:

    I bought this small Birds Nest from @Perky pets superstore about six months ago. I noticed that something was growing under the plug that this small frag was mounted on. About 6 weeks ago, it started growing on the top as well.

    It is the fuzzy, encrusting, brown coral that is growing at the base of the Birds Nest.

    Closes I can get is Blue Ridge/Fire Coral (Heliopora coerulea)? Any ideas?

    If it is, is my Birst Nest in danger of being overgrown or will it leave it alone?

    Funny, always thought that Fire Coral is bad, but most sites I found describe them as peaceful?

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  3. Kharnyge

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    if your'e talking about the one that looks like this......[​IMG]




    YUP THEN ITS EXACTLY THAT
     
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    I doubt that it would harm your'e birds nest.....Heliopora seems to "give way" to other corals........well thats whats happening in my tank in any case.
     
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    oooh just correction.....Heliopora Corulea is Blue Ridge coral..........It is not Fire Coral.Fire coral is more related to the anemone family Miliporidae
     
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    Very cool , i was told this is acxtualy blue figi live rock ! in the live form.
     
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    @Perky pets superstore Dave, i had an Achilles tang grow from LR i bought from you.. :tt2:

    Great stuff Len, i also have of this rock i have a +- 2kg peice that is probably 70-80% encrusted.
    GGrowing lekker with nice polyp extension, it doesnt seem to affect any other coral, actually growing onto neighboring rock.
     
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    @stars , thanks for your honesty - pop in at your nearest convienience to make the
    payment( R2995.00) for the Achillies.

    If you have paid before this message came through , pls ignore this :p
     
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    I'm not so sure about this... I have a large pin cushion on the rock and I just noticed now the it has started to encrust the base of the pin cushion....
     
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    Well mine grows around the base of other corals but dont grow "into" them........if you know what I mean.........my heliopora still grows but the polyps dont really extend anymore.........they are very sensitive to debris and movement..............
     
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