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post #1 of 45 Old 02-08-2009, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Scolymia or Cynarina lacrymalis

i was never 100% sure what exactly this guy was but here it is when i got it from a buddy. im going to show many shots from when i got it a few months back to today. ive been feeding pieces of silverside from time to time, brine shrimp here and there and just have been leaving it alone to do its thing.






im not sure on the dates of the previous but this one is 01-8-2009 ( they were taken before this around when i first got it which was prob. nov or dec 2008 )

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i thought it would be cool to document the progress of this turning around. as you can see its a def. improvement. the first shots show its skeleton drastically exposed which i only see from time to time now, usually during night when it basically closes up or shrinks and in the day with the lights it puffs back up again. i have it down on my sand and its just doing great and seems to have even colored up more.
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Mouth and Feeder/sweeper tenticles exposed searching for food to catch.

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Hmmm... I'm not sure what it is. It does look similar to the green Scolymia I got the other day. The day after I put it into the tank it got really puffy and kinda jiggled like Jello... Then it went down a little bit and now it seems to have settled in. I fed it some mysis shrimp yesterday and it seemed to like that... Yours looks like its receding a bit... Do you have any idea why that might be happening?

I'm not sure what the Lacrymalis is... I'll have to look it up.

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im not sure what it is either, i wasnt really asking if it was a scoly or cyna im pretty sure its one or the other and it was receding when i first got it. a buddy handed it to me in the condition noticed in picture #1 and #2 a few months back. if you look at picture #3 to present you will see its in great shape. this thing will eat large chunks of silverside on occasion... amazing.

and i believe cynarina lacrymalis is the scientific name, just copy paste that into yahoo images and you'll see.
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I also think the green in it will match your new room perfectly
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lol. many things in the tank are green. with actinics, neon green too.
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Hmmm... If you're feeding it then I suspect water quality or a deficiency in something. I would be researching requirements as far as gas exchange (water flow) and lighting go, because whatever it is, it's happening slowly so the problem is most likely long-term, like placement or something. That's my guess anyways... good luck.

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2 Ocellaris clownfish 2 Pumpkinseed sunfish
1 Sixline wrasse A lot of driftwood
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Hmmm... If you're feeding it then I suspect water quality or a deficiency in something. I would be researching requirements as far as gas exchange (water flow) and lighting go, because whatever it is, it's happening slowly so the problem is most likely long-term, like placement or something. That's my guess anyways... good luck.

im having a hard time following what you mean. the first 2 pictures are when i got it, in that bad condition. if you see the other pictures it has doubled if not tripled in size and colored up.
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im not sure what it is either, i wasnt really asking if it was a scoly or cyna im pretty sure its one or the other and it was receding when i first got it. a buddy handed it to me in the condition noticed in picture #1 and #2 a few months back. if you look at picture #3 to present you will see its in great shape. this thing will eat large chunks of silverside on occasion... amazing.

and i believe cynarina lacrymalis is the scientific name, just copy paste that into yahoo images and you'll see.
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