What type of coral is this

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  1. mytank

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    Saw this at the shop and really liked it, not sure what it is and looking for a name so I can research a bit on it (food, light, flow etc) seems to like it where it currently is.

    Its the one below the PIN in the middle of the gorgonia and that purple open brain.


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    Turbinaria. Relatively easy to keep when compared to other scleractininas. Quite tolerant of slightly elevated nutrient levels, not too demanding on ligting intensity.. Also known as pagoda cup. Often imported in bright yellow colours, which more often than not is a died coral, destined to die. There is a naturally yellow one, think its called turbinaria reniformis, stunning specimen.
     
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    I thought you were asking about this...:p...:blush:
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    Thank you :) it seems to be happy :)

    What does it eat do I need to target feed it? My gorgonia in the distance in that pic feeds nicely on target fed Cyclo-peeze with ReefPearls
     
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    heheh thats my fan worms :) They doing well too :)
     
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    If its a coral, whether it be non photosynthetic or photosynthtic it must be fed. One cannot live on sugar alone....
    It should capture planktonic food from the water column and prefers live foods, as would any coral. Feed it once / twice a week with freshly hatched artemia. Should also take cyclopeaze and the likes. No real need to feed each polyp individually as you would with a sun coral.
     
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    Thank you - so it will fit into my bi weekly (twice a week) feeding of my Gorgie and other needed corals.
     
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    No idea :) Don't even know if you can frag it....
     
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    Generally quite slow when compared to acro, monti or poccilopora, species.
     
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    It really varies a lot I think. This is one of my favorite corals, so I've had a few of them. Some of them would grow at about the same pace of an Acan, others barely seemed to grow at all. I'm sure it depends on the species, the conditions and the individual coral.
     
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    I have never seen small frags of them locally (Cpt), can they be fragged? If possible, I assume you will have to have al least one polyp complete on the frag?
     
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