Category: stony coral

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New addition today! A lovely frag of Ice Fire Echinata, what a beautiful coral! One pic under relatively white lights, and one (for fun) with just the AI Prime’s UV and Violet channels + an orange filter. I love seeing how corals fluoresce!

Oh wow :0!!!!!! I’d love to hear some more about it! Is it photosynthetic? I’ve never heard of this coral before but I am in Love

It is pretty lovely isn’t it! So this piece is an Acropora Echinata, it is photosynthetic (in the way that most coral is considered photosynthetic, in that they technically aren’t.) In the reefkeeping hobby you’ll mostly find two color varieties, the one pictured above which was named Ice Fire, and another vibrant solid blue one known as the Hawkins Echinata. They are considered slightly more advanced corals to keep, but like most coral, specimens that have been kept in captivity for longer periods of time will be much hardier.

Amazing! Thanks!!

The black sun coral was opened up nice last ni…

The black sun coral was opened up nice last night! It’s not often it opens up like that, so it’s always cool to see

The frags I got from Your Reef at Reefapalooza…

The frags I got from Your Reef at Reefapalooza! I can’t remember the name of the sps in the top picture, but there’s two yumas – one had really pretty orange in the center, but it doesn’t look like it shows in my light, and the other has a cute stripe coming out from the center – and a zoa frag. All the corals are a little bit closed from me handling them.

My black sun coral budded a new head! You can …

My black sun coral budded a new head! You can kinda see it between the two bigger ones, it’s having its first meal

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Feeding the new Bird Nest coral!

Each individual polyp is its own animal, but can gather nutrients and information from others in the colony. If you look about 50 seconds into the video you can see where I accidentally irritated one polyp, and all the others flinch!

A couple corals I got at the meeting yesterday!

A couple corals I got at the meeting yesterday!

This rainbow montipora is growing! (The polyps are closed right…

This rainbow montipora is growing! (The polyps are closed right now)

The sun coral isn’t looking too good at the moment….

The sun coral isn’t looking too good at the moment. I’ve been really busy and unable to give it proper attention, but I’m pampering it now so hopefully it’ll be ok. It fell of its plug, so I put it on a new one, I’ve given all the heads food, and I’m going to move it to a darker area of the tank.
One of the heads has a small chip. I don’t know what from, but hopefully it’ll be ok.

Recorded another time lapse of the sun coral eating!

Recorded another time lapse of the sun coral eating!

Fed the black sun coral again, and recorded a time lapse video!

Fed the black sun coral again, and recorded a time lapse video!