Coolest coral ever? YES!!!

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  1. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    just got a Cirrhipathes!!! And not just any one... It's a green with orange polyps, cream of the crop one! (thanks to happy coral)

    Anyways, I have been looking for one of these bad boys for almost a year and a half. Passed up on a handful of them until I finally found the correct specimen!

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  3. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Awesome! Hope it does well for you. Can you spot feed it?
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats Trent!

    I have seen them but do not know much about them. Very unusual looking, alien almost.

    Need more images!
     
  5. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Not gonna lie, I thought about you the last few times I eyed it.Too scared for hard corals right now myself. I love thier stuff.
     
  6. Caspian

    Caspian Coral Banded Shrimp

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    >.> I'm not sure what it is, but it's attacking the enterprise!

    EDIT: Looks pretty cool though quite strange.
     
  7. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    Yes, however you really do not need to. The polyps can take anything up to about the size of mysis believe it or not! Food of preference is cyclopeeze.
    Last night I did spot feed with golden pearls to make sure it was eating and it was taking all sizes with ease.

    Just quick images with iphone and algae covered glass lol. Will pull out the dslr tonight :)
     
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  9. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Very unique Dingo!!! Looking forward to seeing if it keeps that winding growth pattern.
     
  10. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    From what I have seen on other forums from growth (which is very limited due to not very many people having them) They start to grow mostly straight with a slight spiral in aquaria.
    I am thinking that it is either a nutrient or, much more likely, a flow issue.

    As this data is very subjective, but some claim that flow rates in aquaria average between 4-30 cm/s while flow in the ocean averages at 150 cm/s. We have roughly 5 to 35 times less flow than the deep blue :(
     
  11. ReefBruh

    ReefBruh Giant Squid

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    Definitely a nice piece and pickup D.
     
  12. Moby Duck

    Moby Duck Purple Spiny Lobster

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    It's like windy stairs lol