Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member hippo!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    407

    dyed (colored) corals

    Does dying soft coral injure it? Is it permanent or does it fade?
    Saw one and was just wondering.

  2. #2
    Mel
    Mel is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    128
    In my opinion anyone to dye a coral intentionally should be ashamed. Even if it was "safe" for that species of coral it promotes dying in general which I believe to be wrong. Kinda feels like a Martha Stewart home decor modification more than keeping a mini ecosystem.

  3. #3
    Senior Member reefmutt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    1,770
    It often kills the coral or shocks it so badly that it never really recovers but doesn't die either. Sometimes the colour just fades and the coral does o.k. Ive seen plenty of dyed soft corals and plate corals- they've either died or lost all the dye and only done so so in the long term. Bottom line: it's bad for the coral, it's bad for the hobby and it's just simply bad in general
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

  4. #4
    Senior Member hippo!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    407
    thought so, I felt the same way about the practice in fw with glassfish also. thanks

Similar Threads

  1. New at corals
    By Swimfins in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-15-2005, 06:29 PM
  2. My New SPS Corals
    By Seahunter in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 03-14-2005, 12:26 PM
  3. Artifically colored corals
    By ReefSalt in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-07-2004, 10:12 PM
  4. Too Many Corals ?
    By nbreau in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-08-2004, 03:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •