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Shark..but a friendly one
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Hey folks.....here's another beginner friendly, hardy Coral....

Kenya Trees
( Capnella)

Whites, pinks, browns and even greens..... Looks like the name suggests, branching, flowing little trees. Thick brownish trunks, fading into a light colored canopies.

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They spread by 'dropping their branches'......and once they start.....THEY START! From one little tiny frag, perhaps 2-3 years ago.....THIS! Mine range from a pink, light pink, and almost white variety. I have read with more intense lighting, they do become lighter in color. Could explain my color variations, as I do have them all over my reef in various light ranges.

Hardy, and very prolithic, and not overly fussy. I have them at the top, bottom, and middle of our reef from aprox. 185- 425 PAR....BUT started them under old t12 and 8's with about 40-100 PAR.

I have a wee more than 0 NO3, but less than 5 ppm. I started with them after I 'cleaned my act up' with maintenance, so can't say how they behave with very neglected tanks.

I have them under bending 90 Degree water flow, to hidden behind rocks with almost none. They require no feeding, or special attention. I blow them off as well as the rest of my Corals with a turkey baster once a week, as my cleanings tend to drop dirt on them.

A very common species to find, though some folks seem to think they're made of gold.......Range from $15.00 to $80.00 for the same 1" frag. So buy the cheap ones! :agree:

I don't classify them as 'aggressive', BUT they are prolithic as all get out. To me 'aggression is where there's war fare, and killing for dominance. These don't exhibit that.....they do grow all around, through, over and under..... BUT the other Corals go about their business, undisturbed by them. You can see in the pictures they coexist quite nicely with everything on the reef.

A wonderful choice to take to local frag swaps.....once they start 'dropping' you'll never miss a handful here and there.馃嵑

Good luck,
Hack
 

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The Kenya Tree Coral, also known as the Cauliflower Soft Coral, is highly regarded as one the best coral for new or novice reef aquarium hobbyists. Good choice!
 

Shark..but a friendly one
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* NOTE.....As of 2/6/2021 am experiencing issues with my pictures, OBVIOUSLY. And as soon as possible this will be resolved. So this isn't a DEAD THREAD, so please any additions/comments/or photos are welcome.
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* TWO DONE!
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