View Full Version : Got some new frags (WYSIWYG) - Help?

01/28/2016, 04:33 PM
Got some new frags that didn't come with any information. Right now I have them on the bottom of my tank to acclimate for lighting.

Ideas on what they are? Image 1 and Image 2 might look similar but they aren't. They actually look a lot different in person. I will try to get a different angle.


Water flow advice and lighting advice is also appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

01/28/2016, 05:03 PM
to me, the first 2 look like favias. they look fresh cut so i'd keep them under low flow, low light till they heal up. otherwise, they're pretty easy to keep. can pretty much keep them anywhere, but lower down tends to be better i think. sorta like acans. in general medium/low light, medium/low flow. you can direct feed them if you want, but look for their feeder tenticles otherwise the food will just float away.

the last one is a rhodactis mushroom of some variety or another. also easy to keep. they can walk, so if it's unhappy where you put it, it may wander to some other place. also medium/low light, medium/low flow, in general.

01/28/2016, 05:31 PM
CNGH. Thanks! Do I also have to keep the favia away from other items in the tank? I thought I read somewhere around 6"s apart. Is that true?

01/28/2016, 05:54 PM
it's true they can have long sweeper tentacles that may sting other things, but they may only be a few inches. i guess it depends on flow and what's above/below/next to it.

IMO 6" from other items is being pretty cautious if you ask me. but, other people may have different experiences and opinions. the beauty of internet forums :)

01/28/2016, 06:30 PM
Thanks Mike. I am going to put these guys off to the side in low light low flow for now. Ill go 4" apart for now. These pieces are only an inch long at longest.