Animal Stories - Aquarium Coral Reefs


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corrie - 2011-07-14
I am thinking of getting a leather coral but I am unsure as I have anamones as well and sometimes they go walk about will they kill or make each over sick if the touch???

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-16
    The anemones should stay in one place, usually where you put them, if there is enough light. If they keep wandering about, they are unhappy about something and you can take it as a sign that the conditions, mainly light, should be changed. In most cases keeping leathers and anemones together is not a problem.
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Justin Dancing Hawk - 2011-08-14
I'm about to get one of these gorgeous corals next weekend @ the Fox Valley Reef Soc. meeting here in WI! I'm very happy to know that they are reputed as easy keepers! I just read on a forum where a guy got one & it was dead in 2 days! OMG he had to have handled it too roughly, or something! My 65G reef has an incredibly stable JAUBERT PLENUM system installed & I could not be happier with it! Filtration is handled by a MARINELAND 1800 / 475GPH pump & a 35 gal trash bin with sponge rubber & Poly fill for mechanical filtration & Activated Carbon in a DIY felt bag that I force the water through by plumbing the return line into it. I have plenty of live rock in my tank & at this point, I really could not hazard a guess as to the lbs of it! I'd certainly guess it's easily OVER 100! This is one of 4 tanks I'm building & use this technique on all of them! The plenum is approx. 7" deep total w/ about 1 1/2" space in the bottom & roughly 4" of course crushed coral above an egg crate / fiberglass screen plenum. I installed another layer of screen above that & finished with BLACK arogonite! It's stunning!

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-16
    It sounds like you have found a system that works for you. With all the controversy over aquarium setup these days, it is good to hear that the Jaubert Plenum is still considered a successful setup. Good luck with your new coral, they are indeed a gorgeous coral!
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Charlie Roche - 2011-07-27
Hi there

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Sheila Starke - 2011-05-06
My leather coral looks exactly like your picture, right down to the little one underneath it. My question is should I leave the small one there, or move it to more light?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-06-06
    As long as you can move it without damage to the small one and/or the parent. As you suggest it would probably be better to put it in a place with more light but my only concern would be damage to the corals. If they are already separated, I'd go ahead and move it, otherwise without further research about how they are propogated I would wait.
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Sheila - 2011-05-16
I have had an orange antler coral in my tank for 6 months and all seems well. I have a large toadstool leather, a large colony of button polyps and a yellow colony polyp. I have blue mushrooms and a pom pom xenia. I prefer softies, so should I get rid of my antler coral? It is at least 6 inches long and wide and beautiful, but I dont want to injure any of my softies. Advice please!!

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Mrs Jackson - 2011-04-02
Hi. Unfortuately I am upset and hoping you can help with some advice. I have a 160 gallon salt water tank with a beautiful coral tongue that is dieing. Half of it has because white, what can I do to save it? I would really appreciate your help. thank you
Mrs Jackson

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-02
    Will you give us a little more information? Water temperature, lighting, bedding, what else is in the tank?
  • Clarice Brough - 2011-04-03
    Gosh, I hope you can save it... but turning white is not a good sign. That means it is loosing its zooxanthellae, its symbiotic marine algae.

    Unfortunately they are sometimes known to die unexpectedly, for no apparent reason. But they also can go downhill if not kept properly. They must be in the sand, not on the rocks, need a gentle current flowing across them, and must be fed daily. Check all these things, and I hope you can pull it out!
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melissa - 2010-07-22
I have a toadstool actually two in a small tank and my bicolor blenny keeps getting into the head of the larger toadstool, is this going to kill the toadstool and how can I deter the blenny from rooting and biting the coral?

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  • Paul - 2011-02-26
    From this site, animal-world.com they say;
    This species can generally be housed with fishes, shrimp, and hermit crabs. Be careful if a clownfish decides to use a S. glaucum as a surrogate anemone. The irritation of the clown can prevent the coral from expanding. In this case removal of the clown, or screening off the coral from the fish may be needed.

    I have a brown powder tang nipping at my corals, incl my green toadstool. I hope when in the larger tank I'm building, he'll leave the corals alone. We'll see.

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mathew dummett - 2010-12-12
I'm looking to buy a variety of pulsating xenias, pom poms and others I have about 200 dollars to spend please help.

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  • Darryl - 2011-02-25
    Are you still looking to purchase?
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Anonymous - 2011-02-17
This is a really cool website. I learned a lot from it and it helped me a lot with a homework assignment. Thank you!

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Adam Hart - 2011-02-09
I would echo the comments about MH lighting - it's too strong for these corals. I moved mine into an area of diffused light provided by T5's and it responded immediately. They also will try to eat larger prey but reject when it becomes apparent they can't get it in their oral disc! Mysis shrimp work well.

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