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    Coral identification?

    Could someone help me with the identification of this coral? I'm also looking to find out what the lighting and other requirements are to keep it alive and healthy.


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    It appears to be a somewhat bleached out mushroom that has been in the dark for too long. Should regain its color. Is it from Dal?
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

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    Discoma sp.

    they do well under all kinds of light, that one looks as though it hadn't seen light for years... lol

    they're usually pretty tough, some feeding and light will get them by just fine, not really picky on current either

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    I think it looks more like a ricordia. Time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiseman
    It appears to be a somewhat bleached out mushroom that has been in the dark for too long. Should regain its color. Is it from Dal?
    You hit the target! It was attached to some live rock I purchased from a sump in the Dal lab that was nearly 100% in the dark. How long will it take to regain it's color?

    Ricepicker,
    What and how do you feed it? Should I drop some food right into the middle of it? On this same topic, not knowing what to feed the tank or the clownfish I bought some Nutrafin Marine food (sinking morsels). I'm not sure if other "non-marine" fish foods will be fine. I do have frozen blood worms that I've used in my FW tanks. Could that be used as well?

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    when it gets bigger u can feed it small bits of fish or shrimp.

    phyto and cyclop-eze is probably ur best bet right now. however i find that to be a waste if thats all u have interms of corals...

    i would just supplement the water with some coral additives until it regains colour and stuff, or if u get more corals.

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    I would need a coral additive recommendation.
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    Kent sells this beginner 3-pak for reef, get that and u're set

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    oh, seachem's ReefPlus is also really good

    Kent also makes the corals accel i dunno if its any good, i wanna try it...

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    as mentioned its some type of shrrom and could be a green hairy mushroom.
    feed it nothing.they do not need spot feeding. they'll grow and under most conditions spread fast. low to medium light and flow.

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