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Ranchhand02
08/20/2009, 11:21 AM
I am thinking of buying a frag of this coral from saltwaterfish.com. Here is a link to the item.

http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11_03/product_info.php?products_id=3510&parent_category=4&category_search=62&root_parent_id=4



I am wondering where I should put it in the tank and how should I attach it. Also how difficult are these to keep? I would like any kind of general information about these corals. Thanks

cloak
08/20/2009, 11:58 AM
If you have any sort of "golfball" sized rock laying around, I'd epoxy it to that and just set it on the bottom. Leave it alone and watch it grow. Pretty durable coral IMO. Some look better than others, but there all the same to me.

JLAURIA751
08/20/2009, 12:30 PM
nice pieces for $20

Ranchhand02
08/20/2009, 01:50 PM
I thought they were a good piece for the price, but I would like some more information about them.

cloak
08/20/2009, 02:14 PM
Try doing a search on favia coral. The care requirements are pretty universal when it comes down to a brain coral.

scarolina01
08/20/2009, 03:01 PM
I actually just got that piece, along with a few others this week from saltwaterfish.com. The piece I received is about a 1/2 inch wide and maybe 3-4 inches long. It's really nice. I just put mine on the sand bed, if that's not a good idea, I guess I'll need to look for a piece of rubble rock at my LFS tomorrow. Go with the piece, you'll like it!

Mariner
08/20/2009, 03:27 PM
I thought they were a good piece for the price, but I would like some more information about them.
They're a pretty easy and undemanding coral. They don't need a whole lot of light or flow. I'd place them on a rock near the bottom of the tank, maybe even partially sheltered under a ledge if you have very bright lighting. You can feed them at night when their tentacles are extended, but it isn't necessary at all...never fed any of mine...had them for years.
FWIW,
Mariner

Ranchhand02
08/20/2009, 04:33 PM
Thanks for the help I think I will try them in a couple of weeks.