View Full Version : Watermelon Echino
01/11/2006, 06:45 PM
I finally got a frag of the Tyree Watermelon Chalice and was wondering what conditions (light, alk level, height, etc) you keep it under? Do you feed it at all? I can't wait for this frag to grow out. Pics will come soon.
01/11/2006, 07:42 PM
first off congraulations,
second i used to have mine under PC, very high up,
but under halides i had it at the bottom.
everybody who i know that has a frag of this, has kept theres on the very botom of thier metal halide lit tank.
i have found mine very difficult to feed, and rarely see feeders, more of an open slit on the green coralite.
i would glue yours to a piece of rock and let it rncrst over it, as most people i know, have done that, and it seems to grow very nicley and circulary.
mine seems to be very slow growing, but i have heard from other that its a moderate grower.
keep your parameters, the same as you do for all your lords and other echinos you have.
show some pics!!!!!!
01/11/2006, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the info Joe. May I ask where you got yours from? Do you have a pic of yours? Here's mine. I can't wait for the pink to intensify.
01/11/2006, 08:01 PM
welcome to the club mang. very nice indeed.
01/11/2006, 08:35 PM
Nice piece Maximus.
01/11/2006, 09:00 PM
very pretty!! how fast do they grow?
01/12/2006, 12:58 AM
Not sure how fast they grow. I just took this pic while it was eating a mysid shrimp. It's blurry but you can see the pink color developing. The tiny frag (size of a pea) on top is also a Tyree watermelon that I thought I had lost for good. It's making a remarkable comeback.
Better shot of it:
01/12/2006, 12:31 PM
I like it already!
I have to try to track one of those babies down.
01/12/2006, 01:56 PM
Thats very nice
01/17/2006, 08:07 PM
Any new pictures of the Watermelon?
01/17/2006, 08:17 PM
No new shots yet, sorry. I would love it if other people can post pics of their watermelon here.
01/18/2006, 12:15 PM
old pict of my watermelon
The original colony of the watermelon.
on the left the imposter water melon yellow eyes but for me looks exactlic the same.
01/18/2006, 10:25 PM
damn you all :D
01/18/2006, 10:46 PM
my words exactly
01/18/2006, 10:56 PM
Here's another watermelon type echino I got back a few weeks ago. The color is a lot brighter in real life. Not sure why it's so hard to capture the true color on the pic.
01/18/2006, 11:04 PM
Is that the same piece?
01/18/2006, 11:05 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6535275#post6535275 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by tomenugen
Is that the same piece?
Sure is Tom. It is fully healed now.
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