Can anyone id some of these coral pics?
I bought some live rock, and love some of what I see on it. I hope someone can tell what some of these soft objects are from the pics. Thanks much
Picture 1 - grey thing with little "spikes"
Pic 2 - pinkish color
Picture 3 - looks like a feather duster coming out of a squish ball thing
Picture 4 - these have a deep crimson/purple color, not sure what this is? So pretty!
#3- Pineapple Sponge
#4- Red stuff? Looks to be Cyano Algae
#2- That is a Coral, can't tell what though. Is it hard? Or does it deflate when the lights go off? Cup Coral, Ruffled Coral maybe. Not sure. I'm probably not even close.
#1- Can't tell really from the pic, but possibly Sponge.
Looks like you got some Phophates in there.
Learn something new every day. I have a ton of pineapple sponges in my tank and actually thought it was decaying mysis shrimp stuck to the rocks. ah well.
In picture 2, the coral is not hard, it's soft and slimy feel. I don't believe it would "deflate" when the lights go out.
Will these live in SG of 1.021? I really don't want to go higher if I don't have to.
The seller I got them from had them in 1.024-25
Thanks for your help!
No worries on the RO, if you can't you can't, no one should give you any garbage for it. Pic 2, the Coral is the only one you need to worry about, the others you can do without, and are caused mostly by nutrients in the water. Will it make it?? Good question, it may, i'm not going to tell you outright that it won't. Its possible, if its a Softy Coral its possible, those are a bit more hardy than most. But, keeping the Salinity a bit closer to 1.024-1.025 would make it an easier call. Just have to watch him.
And if he doesn't shrink up when you touch him, makes him a hard coral, so to speak.
Is there anything I have to do special for these corals? I've been putting a 1/4 of a cube of cyclops once a week for my feather dusters.
Lighting is sufficient. Possibly Marine Snow, Phyto and such once every couple of weeks.
He's not dead. Possibly he broke off some. But, just leave em alone, you can only watch him at this point. Water Parameters and lighting will affect him.
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