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iFisch
06/15/2009, 10:48 PM
Hi, I was wondering if the Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa, (http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+2341+2513+2669&pcatid=2669)

is 1-1.5" wide - as in the size of the coral or the size of the disk the frag is on?

For instance this piece here:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+8&ddid=64367

has 15 polyps and is 3".



I don't think I've ever seen DFS/LA sell a wild caught "Big Polyp" Blastomussa. Is this true?


Lastly, if I were to order a "two-head" CCGC Big Polyp, would the frag size be double, 2-3"? And finally, would you happen to have any pictures of a "double head" Blastomussa on hand by any chance?



I will have more questions on your CCGC corals, so this is only one part. :p

dfs/la2
06/16/2009, 10:38 AM
iFisch,

Thank you for your inquiry. The size listed for the Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa is the size of the plug the coral is shipped on. We currently have a few wild caught specimens available in our Diver’s Den from Malaysia and Australia (http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/CatDisplay.cfm?c=2733+8&count=24&s=sna&start=25&page_num=2).

We are checking with our Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life regarding the size of the double head Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa, we will post that information when it is available.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

dfs/la2
06/16/2009, 11:52 AM
iFisch,

Thank you for your patience while we contacted our Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life Facility. The double head Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa generally measures approximately 1 ½” to 2”. The single head polyps tend to inflate more than the double polyps as they have more room to spread out. Please contact us with any other questions or concerns.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

iFisch
06/16/2009, 01:54 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15202753#post15202753 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
iFisch,

Thank you for your patience while we contacted our Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life Facility. The double head Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa generally measures approximately 1 �� to 2�. The single head polyps tend to inflate more than the double polyps as they have more room to spread out. Please contact us with any other questions or concerns.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)


Thank you for such a quick response.

Is the "Big Polyp" also the same as the wild caught one's currently on your DD section? Or are these even bigger than those recently added to DD section?

dfs/la2
06/16/2009, 02:25 PM
iFisch,

Thank you for your reply. The Blastomussa corals we have available in the Diver’s Den are the same as the Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa offered on LiveAquaria. However, the Diver’s Den specimens range in size from 1 3/4” to 4 ½”. If we can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact us.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

iFisch
06/16/2009, 02:32 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15203576#post15203576 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
iFisch,

Thank you for your reply. The Blastomussa corals we have available in the Diver�s Den are the same as the Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa offered on LiveAquaria. However, the Diver�s Den specimens range in size from 1 3/4� to 4 ��. If we can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact us.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)


Thank you very much. I have noticed that some of the wild caught Blastomussa's have a very vibrant green center, I'm sure you're aware of the one's I'm talking about. The one's that sell very quickly due to their striking colors.

Is the red/green CCGC Blastomussa as colorful, or will they color up like the wild caught?

I would prefer to stay with CCGC corals, but I may have to make a sacrifice and purchase something wild caught.

dfs/la2
06/16/2009, 03:56 PM
iFisch,

Thank you for your reply. The brightness of color will vary from coral to coral. However, aquacultured corals, provided water quality, lighting and proper supplements are added, should have no problem coloring up as well as or better than wild caught specimens.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

iFisch
06/16/2009, 04:26 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15204140#post15204140 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
iFisch,

Thank you for your reply. The brightness of color will vary from coral to coral. However, aquacultured corals, provided water quality, lighting and proper supplements are added, should have no problem coloring up as well as or better than wild caught specimens.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

Thank you Chris. :rollface:


Now, I have a question regarding the availability of the "Mixed Berry Chalice".

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+2341+2513+2681&pcatid=2681


I have not seen it in stock for A WHILE! :( Is there going to be a few frags for sale in the upcoming weeks?

dfs/la2
06/16/2009, 05:27 PM
iFisch,

Thank you for your reply. We sincerely apologize at this time we are not sure on the availability of the Mixed Berry Chalice. However we would be more than happy to contact our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility and once we have this information available we will post back to let you know. In the mean time we would recommend clicking on the “Email Me” link by the price, and once we have this beautiful coral in stock we will email you to let you know.

In regards to the sales on frags, unfortunately we are not sure when they will go on sale. However we would recommend signing up for our Email Specials and Newsletters (http://www.liveaquaria.com/newsletters/newsletter_form.cfm), as this will let you know when we have specials available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, and thank you for your patience in this matter.

Michelle L.
LiveAquaria (LiveAquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (drsfostersmith.com)

iFisch
06/16/2009, 07:06 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15204678#post15204678 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
iFisch,

Thank you for your reply. We sincerely apologize at this time we are not sure on the availability of the Mixed Berry Chalice. However we would be more than happy to contact our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility and once we have this information available we will post back to let you know. In the mean time we would recommend clicking on the �Email Me� link by the price, and once we have this beautiful coral in stock we will email you to let you know.

In regards to the sales on frags, unfortunately we are not sure when they will go on sale. However we would recommend signing up for our Email Specials and Newsletters (http://www.liveaquaria.com/newsletters/newsletter_form.cfm), as this will let you know when we have specials available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, and thank you for your patience in this matter.

Michelle L.
LiveAquaria (LiveAquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (drsfostersmith.com)


Thanks Michelle. I was just wondering on the available stock. I am already signed up for the "notification", however often times when I get to it, at the end of the day, whatever I signed up for, is sold out.

So I was just wondering if there were healing frags in the facility somewhere, waiting to be sold. I hope I can make it and purchase a beautiful piece of that Chalice.


I was really looking for a tip as to if there's any frags healing and will be ready for sale soon. Oh well.




-Nick :rollface:

dfs/la2
06/17/2009, 11:06 AM
Nick,

Thank you for your patience while we checked the future availability of the Mixed Berry Chalice. We are sorry to report that we do not have any available at this time and it will be awhile before this coral is offered again through Diver’s Den.

Gwen S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

iFisch
06/17/2009, 01:41 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15208748#post15208748 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
Nick,

Thank you for your patience while we checked the future availability of the Mixed Berry Chalice. We are sorry to report that we do not have any available at this time and it will be awhile before this coral is offered again through Diver�s Den.

Gwen S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)


Thank you. However isn't it normally sold through the CCGC page, under LPS corals? Not DD?

dfs/la2
06/17/2009, 01:59 PM
iFisch,

Thank you for your post. We apologize for any misinformation; however, the Mixed Berry Chalice located under the Aquacultured CCGC will not be available for awhile. If we can further assistance please contact our LiveAquaria Department at 1-800-334-3699, via email at [email protected], or PM us.

Gwen S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)