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Post  williemcd on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:36 am


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Post  Sketch804 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:20 am

looks like a chalasis sp. (spelling might be off) to me. Great looking coral either way! Yours?

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Post  Fern on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:30 am

Its a chalice, get some dried phytoplankton or coral frenzy to feed it with 2x a week or so.
You dont take small steps lol just right into the SPS! Watch those stinging testicles on it, I see it has a few out, it can and will nail other corals with them.
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Post  Alowishus on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:21 am

Lol.. testicles?

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Post  Amp2020 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:12 am

I've never seen a chalice like that. Very weird clear tubes coming out the top of the coral. The eyes seem very puffy and not sunken in like most chalice I've seen. It must be really hungry for the eyes to have that many feeding tentacles out. Keep a close eye on it. It looks a little stressed. Possibly just adjusting to the new lighting. If it continuous to lose color, reduce the photo period by a couple hours and may need to lower it away from the lights. Good water flow is important but a close powerhead might beat it up to death if the flow is too violent.

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Post  Fern on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:00 pm

Embarassed me and my lovely typos....

Chalices have a habit to throwing out their 'tentacles' randomly... Color looks fine, just a touch stressed is all. Medium to high flow and medium light is what most like. Heck I have some that prefer low flow! The larger eyed chalices like that I find are easier to care for and like less flow than the ones with tiny eyes. I have found that with just about any coral the smaller the eyes the more flow it likes and vice versa.

Eyes poof more on a well fed coral, the fluffier it is the happier it is.
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Post  williemcd on Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:25 pm

Folks, this isn't MY specimen,, just helping another hobbyist on another group I belong to. I'm too timid to jump THAT deep into salt at this time....Bill

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