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Orange Carnation Coral

 
Carnation coral orange dendronephthya sp. fob-4 next day shipping


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Comments This is a beautiful coral and immediately attracts the eye. However, it is a very low light coral, in the wild living in caves, often upside down. It can live in caves because it is not zooxanthellate and requires no light at all to live. This is where the the keeping of this coral becomes difficult. It requires the type of food that filter feeders require, which is not itself a problem, such food is easy to come by. The difficult thing is that it requires this food almost constantly. While you could easily keep the particulate levels high enough, to keep the coral alive, the problem is balancing this corals needs with the rest of the tank. That much food in a tank makes it difficult at best to keep SPS and to keep algae levels down.

So, it isn't so much that this coral is hard to keep, meaning it isn't that this isn't a hardy coral, it's just that it must be fed and fed and this can cause problems in your tank that can be very difficult to control.


Liked about it 1. Very attractive coral.
2. Can be kept in low light, or even in no light.


Didn't like 1. Requires plenty of food for filter feeders.


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By tcamos
Sep 30, 2010
 
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Easier than you think.

General if you can keep the tank cooler it likes cooler water. keep it low in the tank with medium to high current and it will do very well. also food like marine snow can be sprayed on it occasionally to help growth of the coral


Liked about it very bright in color and grows fast


Didn't like it randomly looks like its dead from time to time


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By quader94
Jun 26, 2009
 
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NOT a coral for beginners

General This coral species is very pretty but extremely difficult to keep with any long term success. If you do decide to try and keep one, make sure you do your research on diet, lighting requirements, placement, current, etc.


Liked about it Color


Didn't like Hard to keep.


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3.0

By drdude05
Jun 09, 2009
 
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Careful!

General The coloration of this coral is amazing! I found one at my LFS and wanted to try to my hand at it. This coral died quick i tried all sorts of placements and lighting conditions but it was gone in a month and never looked good from the second day i dropped it in. If you can keep it alive it is one of the best coral out there IMO but DIFFICULT...


Liked about it Awesome color a very nice addition if you keep it.


Didn't like This coral is difficult to keep!


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1.5
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2.0
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1.0

By quick_murdoc
May 19, 2009
 
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Favorite coral

General When I first purchased this coral I was very concerned about it's care .I see these corals dieing in LFS . I wanted to give this one a fighting chance . I researched as much as possible and found a great food for it and it is doing very well . I hope to have a picture of it posted here soon !


Liked about it Great splash of color ,opens and closes all day,spreads quickly


Didn't like Nothing not to like


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5.0

By biowheel
Apr 16, 2009
 
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