Unusual SPS growth

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by viper357, 14 Jul 2009.

  1. viper357

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    I love watching SPS encrust and then just take off all of a sudden. I have a piece that is doing that currently(on a large frag plug though).
     
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    Unusual coral. Don't often see fire corals, nice find dude :)
     
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    excellent, one day when my sps grows up
     
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    To to clarify, these are not SPS. They are Fire Corals of the Class Hydrozoa - Hydrocorals. One of the Classes (species) is Millepora, not to be confused with Acropora Millepora.

    These are consider the fastest growing Calcifying organisms on the earth.

    SPS are classified under the Class Anthozoa, Subclass Zoantharia, as are all the other SPS, LPS, soft corals and anemones we keep in our tanks
     
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    Yes,bra just realized after i posted,thanks
     
  8. Jaak

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    Interesting coral.
     
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    NIce one. Thanks for sharing
     
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    And when it stings you you know all about it - not called fire coral for nothing
     
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    As long as you only touch it with your fingers (as opposed to soft parts of lower arms) it doesn't hurt, it is plentiful in the UK and growth like that is quite common.:)
     
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    Viper thanks for sharing awesome...
     
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