what corals are these?

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by brettb2020, 1 Mar 2009.

  1. brettb2020

    brettb2020

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    715
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Amanzimtoti
    i found them at kelso beach at the rocks. there is alot more stuff there too.



    160949aaa0bbb30ff.jpg

    160949aaa13714f74.jpg
     
  2. Guest




  3. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    Looks like Zoas and blue xenia
     
  4. OP
    brettb2020

    brettb2020

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    715
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Amanzimtoti
    O ok cool.:) they good to have? And how to i add them to my tank.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  5. Shaun

    Shaun Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    5,274
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    KZN
    Just a heads up they prob won't last long in the tank.
     
  6. OP
    brettb2020

    brettb2020

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    715
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Amanzimtoti
    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?
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  7. Shaun

    Shaun Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    5,274
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    KZN
    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.
     
  8. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Cape Town
    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...
     
  9. Shaun

    Shaun Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    5,274
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    KZN
    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
     
  10. sihaya

    sihaya

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    USA
    Thanks for sharing the pics :)
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - corals Forum Date
We have some great specials on all stock this week including corals, 15% off till Friday!! Sponsor Specials Tuesday at 12:18
Urgent help needed Corals starting to die Urgent Help Needed Monday at 18:43
Complete stock lists & SPECIALS on corals From R295 @ Pet Stop SA Sponsor Specials Friday at 14:42
Corals, Inverts & Fish Received Aquatic Vision 22 Jun 2017
New to hobby.Corals or fish only General Discussions and Advice 18 Jun 2017
[wtd] Soft corals Vaal triangle area Wanted 16 Jun 2017
Some amazing corals up for crabs this weekend and Of course FISH!!! Majestic Pets Solutions 9 Jun 2017