Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by oldfishkeeper, Sep 30, 2013.
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So in the case of Pocis, they don't bail out from stressful conditions?
naw... that is the small branchy tight growing type... I think there are like 3 of them. Maybe.
This is what I was talking about. the knobs are thumb sized. very hard to frag too.
i also had one that grew like a stag. that one bailed out for reproduction like nobody's business.
Nope. It's a reproduction mechanism, and it's highly effective.
I scrapped 5+ "new colonies" just off the overflow box last night...
Ah, knobby like that. Perhaps.
There's 17+ different Pocillopora species.
I have two others in my tank of different variety. one is a rainbow like the one Evolved photo'd and the other is a greenish. when they will bail out their polyps on me quickly but I have never seen any other growths.
this was the one that bailed on me ALL THE TIME and I had a complete rim around my tank.
Consider yourself lucky. I will try to highlight the shear amount of spots it's now growing in my next (and very long overdue) photo update. I have it growing even on old skeletons of other corals, the overflow, the rock work, almost covering the frag rack, etc...
ya know. I bought that thing as a fist sized coral about 7 years ago. it was super pretty . this was 2006
then I lost 90% of it. I managed to save 1 thumb worth of it. and it re-grew into this.
Sold it and the guy who bought it lost all but a thumb worth. he managed to grwo it back and when I setup my 180, he gave me a thumb worth.
here is a better photo. notice the plug size
sorry. I got going on a story...
Certainly sounds effective. I had a bubble coral bail from stress, relocate, and start re-growing its skeleton again.
Toss some of those scrapping in a bag and send them south.
i have found my purple rim monti cap to be fairly indestructible and a fast grower. It even spent a few days upside down in the sand bed, then a few weeks in a very low flow low light spot until i could dig back into the tank to place it. Through all that it has quadrupled in size since i got it in February.
Bali green slimer is also pretty forgiving. Mine has bleached and had tissue recession multiple times due to poor upkeep on my part, but it always come back quickly once i start paying attention to the tank. Red Planet acro has also never really shown any stress when others are receding tissue at their tips due to alk.
I third the Green Slimer as a good starter SPS. It was my first
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