Tubastraea Sick? Pic Intense

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by somethingfishy, Apr 12, 2005.

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  1. somethingfishy

    somethingfishy Purple Spiny Lobster

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    This is my friend Saltyfish's sun coral Tubastraea.  It seems to be eating as seen in pics but they don't seem to polyp out proporly.  There also seem to be some yellow tenticles growing out the sides of some polyps.  I will show a pic of mine as an example of what one should look like. or just another excuse to show mine off  ;).  We purchased these together last week some time.  I think it was on Sunday.

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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great to me. I think its splitting for lack of a better word

    J
     
  4. Jay

    Jay Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    WOW...that thing is a pig. Cool
     
  5. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Yummy mysids and their beady eyes!
     
  6. saltyfish922

    saltyfish922 Feather Duster

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    you guys think everything is cool with this thing? i noticed frilly yellow stuff on the outside of the polyps when i first got it home. then Nate came over last night & was throttled by the shape and ran home to get his camera. i can take pics with my new sony, but i have to fool with the settings. everything turns out blurry.
     
  7. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Does it stay closed all the time? Or just while eating?
     
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  9. saltyfish922

    saltyfish922 Feather Duster

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    opens when it eats, closed the rest of the time.
     
  10. Speedy

    Speedy Fire Shrimp

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    Awesome. If you ever want to see the polyps open without having to feed. Simply poor a little cyclopeze into a brine shrimp net and let it touch the water. I leave it there just hanging with the cyclopeze in the net without dumping it into the water. This causes them to open.

    BTW how are you feeding them?
     
  11. saltyfish922

    saltyfish922 Feather Duster

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    feeding with a half of a 2 liter bottle & a turkey baster.