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Just a Fishy
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After much anticipation, 20 days of live rock in the aquarium & a pair of damsels. Steady 8.0PH & No signs of Ammonia, Nitrate or Nitrite... I decided it was time!!!


I added three small easy care corals (According to the Local Fish Store) All the corals are open and vibrant... just like at the store... ok to let you know the green star polyp looks even better! =) I know one is a Green Star Polyp, not sure that the other two are, forgot to ask when i picked them up? Can you guys help me...

I also added a blood red cleaner shrimp. He's eating today and doing well... Still trying to find his perfect spot to call home... shouldn't be hard, i made nice little place just for him, between to rocks on the sand bed... hes been there, but has been checking out the big cave! I really wanted the pair of baby clown fish... but ERG! I thought waiting a little bit longer would be better.

Everything was acclimated for 40 minutes with the drip method.

Do you know what this coral is, its a soft coral, closes up real tight when disturbed. I thought its a leather coral but it looks "feathery"

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I have no clue what this is either, its brown with a florescent green center around 3/4" in diameter, it closes when disturbed but not much, around the transition from the brown to the florescent green center there a a ring of small little tentacles??? P.S. It was cheap... like $5. My mom liked it's color, said its interesting and out of the ordinary... I have to agree, never seen something like this before =)

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Here is the Green Star Polyp, its around a ½" x 1" Mat...

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Reddy, The blood red cleaner shrimp! He's only around 1" long, even though the large ones cost'ed the same... i wanted to watch him grow =)

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Just a Fishy
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I searched Green center candy coral! I think we have a match!
 

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candy coral kenya tree and star polyps you will love the polyps give a very nice affect on the tank grow and spread fast but nice
 

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Just a Fishy
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Kenya Tree... Cool... Ive Been looking around at Foster and Smith Aquatics... I think it looks closer to a Taro Tree Coral? Or is that basically the same thing
 

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Just a Fishy
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Yeah... ill be trimming the green star polyps and taking them back to the store for credit, or giving/ selling them to friends and family.

Does the Kenya tree need micro plankton to live? Cause i did not buy that. The store person said it will simply feed off little flake food pieces that i sink in the tank for the fish and my shrimp?
 

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Yeah... ill be trimming the green star polyps and taking them back to the store for credit, or giving/ selling them to friends and family.

Does the Kenya tree need micro plankton to live? Cause i did not buy that. The store person said it will simply feed off little flake food pieces that i sink in the tank for the fish and my shrimp?
it does not need food at all!! they are one of the hardiest corals you can buy, and will survive practically anything!! (except 90* temperatures :doh:)
 

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Just a Fishy
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They don't need food! Awesome! Cause on F&S LiveAquira, it said they're primary diet is micro plankton and should be fed everyday! I seen it grad a little piece of flake food, it's still holding on to it =)

Man, I love this hobby!
 

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nice softies! :)
 
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