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fatdaddy
01/24/2010, 03:52 PM
Does anybody know of a coral named organ pipe? I've only seen it in marine reserves in the Florida Keyes and now in St. Barts. So far, I've respected the reserves, but I'd like to find a flag.

It's sort of a yellowish green with millions little arms that are extended 24x7 which is somewhat unusual.

It's apparently very sensitive as many of organ pipes were broken off, but it was slowly regrowing where I've seen it.

Sorry, no pics. My bad. I'll get them next time. ;-)

noahm
01/24/2010, 04:20 PM
Not sure if it is what you are talking about, but the normal organ pipe Tubipora musica is available from time to time in the trade. Looks like clove polyps, but has a proper tube shaped skeleton.

droth335
01/24/2010, 05:24 PM
is this what you are looking for?

http://www.reefhotspot.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5663

I recently ordered one from them and really like it...

tkeracer619
01/24/2010, 06:18 PM
Like this?

http://www.coloradocoralfarm.com/images/coral/softies/napoleans_pipe_organ/thumb.jpg

I have one the size of a football =]

Very nice coral especially if you get a bright one.

rioshilo
01/24/2010, 09:46 PM
this is my organ pipe...


http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h109/rioharbour/112.jpg

Calif-Reef
01/25/2010, 02:13 AM
Looks like a flower. :)

rioshilo
01/25/2010, 08:19 PM
Ya, the wife loves her flowers.


This is a picture from a while back showing the entire colony. It's a slow grower but I'm getting ready to split it and put half into the new cube.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h109/rioharbour/DSC_0051.jpg

CanhMan
01/27/2010, 02:07 PM
I purchased a frag of it with white extensions like the pictures above.
What is everyone's experience with it's spreading? I have tons of tiny light brown extensions spreading from the frag but I'm not sure if this is normal. If it is reproducing, how long does it usually take before they develop the red skeletons?

Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks

rioshilo
01/30/2010, 01:46 PM
That colony is 3-4" and I would estimate new growth at 10-15 new heads a month. Seems to take forever to gain any size...

theyammieguy
01/30/2010, 02:48 PM
Here's mine.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n238/nickrp_2006/aquarium/001-Copy4.jpg

Chupakabra-King
01/30/2010, 07:13 PM
Dang thats a pretty one yammie !

theyammieguy
01/31/2010, 07:35 AM
Thanks. It has a bright green tint to it. I caught an asterina star munching on it the other day.

Pinkskunk
02/10/2010, 11:59 AM
hello folks,

are those photosyncthetic (sp?)?

do you have to feed them?

i have a regulat one that is not bright green, it's doing great and grow fast but i am looking for white ones like those pictured here on this thread.

Please give us as much tips as possible so i can try to get one and make it happy?

thanks


i want this one:
http://www.reefhotspot.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3265

and this one:
http://www.reefhotspot.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5663

todd141
02/10/2010, 12:07 PM
I've had mine about a year - about the size of a softball now. I don't feed it at all. I have it in medium flow - it whips around some and seems to love it. It was the size of a baseball when i got it.

Pinkskunk
02/10/2010, 12:28 PM
todd141,

which kind do you have? the regular green one or one of the 2 above?

Seems like yours is a slow grower?

todd141
02/10/2010, 12:33 PM
White ones. The ones in the green remind me of clove polyps I've seen at a LFS:

http://bidoncorals.com/pacificcoralfarm.com/images/clove_green.jpg

I'd say mine is about 30% - 50% larger after a year, so It's not the fastest grower i've seen.

theyammieguy
02/10/2010, 01:09 PM
I guess mine are the white ones. They are not green like the ones above.

Gary Majchrzak
02/10/2010, 01:16 PM
Does anybody know of a coral named organ pipe?

research Tubipora musica

Chooch1
02/10/2010, 03:28 PM
I believe Tubipora musica is an Indo-Pacific species so you shouldn't be seeing it in the Florida Keys or St. Bart's.

rioshilo
02/10/2010, 09:06 PM
I don't target feed mine either. It is in a low light medium flow spot, though I don't think it grew any faster when it was in higher lighting.