Cauliflower or Carnation? pic

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Stingray, Jun 5, 2013.

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  1. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    I was on the look out for my next softie coral, and spotting this beauty, i got it off ebay and it was down as a cauliflower coral, i did some reading and it says its pretty easy to keep, but having received it, it also looks a lot like the much harder to keep coral(Carnation) can somebody please confirm it is indeed a cauliflower (i hope :-/ )

    Thanks

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  3. POC3442

    POC3442 Astrea Snail

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    I have no clue but it's beautiful!
     
  4. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    Thank you, yes it is i hope it survives, its been acclimating now for 1hr 30, when it arrived the water in the bag is orange like the coral, is this ammonia or some kind of dye leaking from the coral, or other?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    +1 Definitely an NPS. If you won't be able to constantly feed it, I would try to sell it. Sorry :-/
     
  7. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    Will do,

    Is it normal for this kind of coral to make the water it was shipped in orabge and smell somewhat like xenia does?
     
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  9. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    Im gonna be safe and removecthe coral I think it was doa or defo dieing
     
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    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    Its gone, as I removed it, it was falling apart, will it release toxins and will I need carbon or will my skimmer take care of it?
     
  11. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    do you have any prime? I might put some of that in along with running some carbon. What a shame, it is beautiful! I've seen something at my LFS that looks like yours but he said it was a type of sponge. You may want to look for some type of sponge. Although I haven't read a lot about how hard sponges are to keep.
     
  12. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Sorry to hear that :( +1 to oldfishkeeper. Prime, carbon, and water changes should help.