View Full Version : my new fav coral species

06/25/2012, 10:00 AM
I have got into a new coral called diaseris, its a plate coral that has scores under the skeleton that make it really easy to break into pieces. Its also what the coral does in nature to propagate by breaking along the lines underneath
Here is my collection

06/25/2012, 02:43 PM
They look like misshapen fugia plates to me, but what do I know. Do they have single mouths like fungias? I love the blue with green edge one in the back.

06/25/2012, 04:53 PM
They have multiple mouths and are easy to fragment, dont need a saw, slight pressure and they will break

06/25/2012, 11:49 PM
Those are sweet! Never seen them before. +1 on the blue/green one. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

06/26/2012, 12:21 AM
Are they fast or slow growers?

06/26/2012, 12:21 AM
I would also say fungia but they do look cool.

Aj Flip
06/26/2012, 12:53 PM
more pics please :)

Aj Flip
06/26/2012, 12:56 PM
I just searched them and they're pretty cool. I see them as like the monti caps of the fungia world lol. So what would they be classified as? Chalices?

06/26/2012, 01:15 PM
I would still classify them as a plate coral. They come from rubble and sand zones in the wild. I saw a pic of one on google with red base and yellow rim that was way cool

06/26/2012, 01:15 PM
Are they fast or slow growers?

they grow moderately fast, about the same as fungias

06/26/2012, 01:34 PM
Super cool...Fragilis Plate Coral (Diaseris fragilis) a whole bunch of them on DD

06/26/2012, 02:08 PM
Those are nice, I only ever seen black ones with different color rims.

06/26/2012, 02:41 PM
they look nicer under those actinics

07/02/2012, 02:16 PM
i just saw reef hobbyist magazine did an article on these corals

07/04/2012, 07:54 AM
Those are cool never seen them before !