what corals are these?

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  1. brettb2020

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    i found them at kelso beach at the rocks. there is alot more stuff there too.



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    Looks like Zoas and blue xenia
     
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    O ok cool.:) they good to have? And how to i add them to my tank.
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    Just a heads up they prob won't last long in the tank.
     
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    im not keen to add them now anyway. Dont know much about coral yet:) but there is so much coral there! Is a matter of interest. Why wouldnt it last?
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    The most common soft coral that we can collect around here is zoa's and their are lots.

    I have know idea why they don't last, just that they don't. But if I were to guess it would have to do with food and maybe flow.
     
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    Shaun - the zoa's last, and also flourish - it is the blue xenia that seems to perish very quickly....

    Brett - as Shaun said - most likely we cannot provide in their lighting and food requirements. Especially being blue, I would imagine that they are a LOT more dependent on "food" than lighting..... as zooxanthellae is brown / tan of coloration...
     
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    Yes Zoa's will last. Did not mean to confuse things, I only quotes the Zenia pic. How ever the big zoa's arn't as hardy as the small one's
     
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    Thanks for sharing the pics :)
     
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