Pocillopora Damicornis COTM June 2011

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

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    It sure looks like a Pocillopora to me. It looks like the mother colony was located in a low flow area judging from the growth pattern. Longer branches mean less flow, tight dense branching higher flow.
     
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  3. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    I saw some real nice purple and pink ones in Maui.
     
  4. Va Reef

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    Great write up Cheryl, I find it very interesting how such a thing as flow can alter a coral so much.
     
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  5. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    She's EXACTLY CORRECT. It can have impact on a lot of SPS corals.
     
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    This hobby never ceases to amaze me, its something new everyday.
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Pocillopora aggression.

    This frag is about 6 months old and huge. It was stinging my RP frags so I put in in the rubble on the bottom on the tank. The length of tentacles be it sweeper or not is probably 2 inches max. It seems more exaggerated lately, maybe do to flow or chemical cues, regardless it needs 3 inches or more not to do damage to near by corals.

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