RSS Open brain corals are perfectly capable of catching small healthy reef fish

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    It’s pretty common knowledge that anemones of any kind can easily catch small fish, or specimens that are weakened from stress or injury, but you don’t really expect that from corals. Sure we’ve all seen the evidence of open brains and disc corals eating a dead fish or silverside here and there but this Trachyphyllia is on another mission.

    After discovering a few small fish gone missing from his reef tank, Dmitry*Tumanov caught his open brain Trachy with what was once a healthy, living large azure damselfish. A fleshy LPS coral has to be in the prime of health with a strong feeding response for it to be strong enough to take down a small healthy reef fish, but it does happen, and we thank Dmitry*for sharing this proof that there’s a small risk mixing large polyped stony corals and small reef fish.



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  3. Mc

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    That looks like a bit of a mutant brain.:eek:
     
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    More to this than meets then eye.
    I've seen my gobies and hawkfish perching on my brains with no ill effects.

    Yes, I had a plate coral eat a wrasse, but it was already stuffed.
     
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    Pretty cool - We had a traci that ate 3 Pajama cardinals , one every second day , didnt take the whole fish in , the Back half "digested off" and we removed the head and "shoulders "
    this was one brain in particular amongst a about 8 that were for sale.
    And yes we told the buyer its a greedy coral and sold him lance fish... - never had a bad report about that brain again...

    David
     
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    I remember that particular brain, was a beaut but a greedy bugger.:p
     
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