Pocillopora Damicornis COTM June 2011

Discussion in 'Coral of the Month' started by Corailline, Jun 1, 2011.

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great write up Cheryl. I can vouch for polyp bail out spawning and growth. The bailed out polyps seem to pack enough punch to kill some polyps on my Cyphastreas that were down stream of the coral.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Thank you Dingo, you nailed it.

    Thank you, it would be the ideal sps in the easy department. :)

    Thank you Magnus. :)

    Thank you John, now that would frustrate me. Cyphasteras are cool. :)
     
  4. inwall75

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    Rod's Food is awesome for SPS corals. If this is not available in your area, have your LFS call Rod or you can find similar products.

    Reef Nutrition.....Oyster Feast and Roti Feast
    Hikari....Frozen Rotifers
    Brine Shrimp Direct.....Golden Pearls (only the 3 smallest sizes)
    DT's....Oyster Eggs
    Brightwell Aquatics....Zooplanktonos (Size S, not M or L)
    Coral Frenzy

    There's obviously more. Those are just off the top of my head. Just remember that they are meat eaters (zooplankton) and not veggie eaters (Phytoplankton). They can still benefit from phyto if you have filter feeders or snails that spawn after eating phyto because corals will eat that.
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Thank you for clarifying that Curt. :)
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great write up for a great coral. One of my personal fav
     
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  7. Reef-a-holic

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    Very nice write-up...one of my favorite SPS is a bright pink Pocillopora with magenta tips...this is just a frag of it...I'll have to get a better photo of the mama.

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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you. :)

    WOW, that is a beauty. I have not seen one quite as pink as that. I would be hard pressed to pass that up.
     
  10. Reef-a-holic

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    It's awesome, LOL! VERY pink and the tips are more of a magenta color...it tends to wash out in photos...and to think when I got it, it was mostly brown with just a hint of pink.
     
  11. leighton1245

    leighton1245 Horrid Stonefish

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    What i have been using and I think its bringing out the color more in alot of my coral especially this one is the Red Sea Reef Care Reef Energy A and B.
     
  12. evolved

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    I can also vouge for spawing events. I have it growing in 4 new place in my tank, including the back glass (attached to coralline algae).

    However, the particular one I have does not seem to be at all aggressive. It and a Tyree true Undata are now touching, and the Undata has done more damage to the Pocillopora.

    Here's a photo of mine; yellow to green to blue-green:

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    In a high flow region in very intense light (at the top of the tank). Growth is quite dense, as you can observe.
     
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