PDA

View Full Version : Pinching off branches and taking over...


bdare
12/19/2016, 09:13 AM
Hey guys,

I'm KIND of getting back into the hobby after a few years off. I have a buddy who is setting up a tank and I've been helping him build it.

During a recent order he got a coral in which LOOKS like the one that pinches off the branches which float and take over the tank. I'm having trouble remembering if that was a leather or a soft coral.

I will try to get a picture up.

Thanks,
Ben

bdare
12/19/2016, 09:17 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161219/6006a0e507c1588b84ef5e270277c599.jpg

Not the torch... the one to the right...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

AlSimmons
12/19/2016, 10:37 AM
Kenya Tree coral. They'll drop branches from time to time but they'll only take over a tank if the owner lets it. Just pay attention to the coral and pick up the buds, it's as simple as that.

Zatoichi
12/21/2016, 08:37 PM
I have seen a six foot tank totally overrun by Kenya tree but that was the intention :-)

Sent from my SM-J700T1 using Tapatalk

VirginiaMarine
12/30/2016, 12:27 AM
Yes, it is a Kenya. Some don't like them because they spread so well. I like them because they do spread. You can get rid of them if you want to by just removing the babies from the tank. I have several large ones but this is my largest.

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii608/gregory_miller3/IMG_6420_zpsk5wbpazi.jpg

NanoReefWanabe
12/30/2016, 11:27 AM
That pic is a torch coral...if it is dropping heads that is very bad...a side note, NO LPS corals self propagate that I know of, like mentioned..

There are several soft and hard corals that drop babies and chunks in the water column all the time...Kenyan most leathers, poccilipora, stylopora, 100%of all mushrooms zoa and colts will drop babies

AlSimmons
12/30/2016, 01:25 PM
I believe he's referring to the coral to the right of the Torch coral and that big rock.

zooman72
12/30/2016, 02:10 PM
Looks like a "pineapple tree" coral (Capnella sp.) to me, not a "Kenya tree" coral (Nepthea sp.) - Pineapple trees are usually not as "prolific" when it comes to "branchlet" dropping IME/IMO...

NanoReefWanabe
12/30/2016, 06:08 PM
Lol didn't even see that in there..looked like a rock on my phone...lol had to do a little zooming

SantaMonica
01/06/2017, 06:18 PM
Interesting about LPS not dropping, if true.

kuzko
01/08/2017, 09:13 PM
That pic is a torch coral...if it is dropping heads that is very bad...a side note, NO LPS corals self propagate that I know of, like mentioned..

There are several soft and hard corals that drop babies and chunks in the water column all the time...Kenyan most leathers, poccilipora, stylopora, 100%of all mushrooms zoa and colts will drop babies


By "self propagate" do you mean simply asexual reproduction or referring more towards the "cutting"dropping off to regrow similar to xenias and whatnot? I was always under the impression that LPS like Acans and Torches even can all split heads? Or is cloning different than self propagation?