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Old 04/30/2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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Wilsoni Coral?

Does any one have any info on these corals? This piece is sick!!!!




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Old 04/30/2008, 11:17 PM   #2
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Looks like an acan mixed with a lobo on steroids!! Where'd you see that thing??


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Old 05/01/2008, 12:04 AM   #3
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Kinda fluffy...I like it. I wonder if its the same care as an acan lord?

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Old 05/01/2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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Where did you find that??
S. wilsoni is actually a temperate water coral (South/Southwest coasts of Australia); I doubt its likely to do well long term at 'normal' reef temps. More likely to be found on rocky outcroppings than on a sandbed or dense reef. Otherwise, care for just as you would most any other Symphyllia.


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Old 05/01/2008, 06:06 AM   #5
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Wow, that is one cool looking coral ! Did you find that at your LFS ?


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Old 05/01/2008, 06:11 AM   #6
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I just saw it on a website. Very crazy looking.


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Old 05/01/2008, 08:44 AM   #7
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Old 05/01/2008, 08:54 AM   #8
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Zoanuts had one for almost $800 and it sold fast!


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Old 05/01/2008, 08:57 AM   #9
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That one sold for $1500.


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Old 05/01/2008, 08:59 AM   #10
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This one is crazy looking.



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Old 05/01/2008, 11:47 AM   #11
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I posted a pick of mine a month or so back asking for an i.d. on it and everyone's opinion was a lobo or symphillia. That is exactly what i have only smaller. I picked it up at a lfs for $69.


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Old 05/01/2008, 01:28 PM   #12
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I posted a pick of mine a month or so back asking for an i.d. on it and everyone's opinion was a lobo or symphillia. That is exactly what i have only smaller. I picked it up at a lfs for $69.
Post a pick again, interested in seeing how its doing since then? Any special care requirements or has care for it a no brainer? Wonder how fraggable it is?

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Old 05/01/2008, 01:31 PM   #13
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Hey Limestro...I will look for it again. It was green when i bought it and keeping it under 250 watt 20k it turned red with hot pink centers. It got stung by a chalice awhile back and it has recovered nicely so it seems pretty tough so far.


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Old 05/01/2008, 01:34 PM   #14
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Hey Limestro...I will look for it again. It was green when i bought it and keeping it under 250 watt 20k it turned red with hot pink centers. It got stung by a chalice awhile back and it has recovered nicely so it seems pretty tough so far.
Glad to hear its a fighter. Hopefully I can keep an eye out for these bad boys and get a hold of one for myself. I think I do remember seeing that thread before, but I can't remember if I posted on it. If you have any recent pictures, pls do share. I would be interesting to see the differences between the before and after.

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Old 05/03/2008, 01:18 PM   #15
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So far they've been easy to care for in our system, we keep it a little cooler than most reefs @ 74 degrees

No problems in the 8 months they have been acclimating =)


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Old 05/03/2008, 04:07 PM   #16
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So far they've been easy to care for in our system, we keep it a little cooler than most reefs @ 74 degrees

No problems in the 8 months they have been acclimating =)
JenDub,

Have you fragged them yet? If so, whats the ease of fragging?

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Old 05/03/2008, 04:16 PM   #17
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I would not recommend fragging them, the frags may last for a while but my experience with these types of corals is that they do not heal well after fragging

That being said I don't think these will be the next pyramid scheme coral, these will make nice additions to a true collector's tank. Also they are only found in AU so once AU closes the people who got one will be stoked =)


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Old 05/04/2008, 08:23 AM   #18
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Umm can I get one thats not 800-1500...lol I only ask for a little one


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Old 05/04/2008, 08:43 AM   #19
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Same species???

While not as colorful, its blood red with purple mouth... however, unless its eating the purple remains a thin line on the oral opening crest...



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Old 05/04/2008, 11:04 AM   #20
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I've had mine for over three years. This is an old pic. Great coral and like Jen said, I would never consider fragging these.

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Old 05/04/2008, 01:38 PM   #21
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Both of those look like another type of symphyllia


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Old 05/04/2008, 08:34 PM   #22
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they are.


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Old 05/06/2008, 10:51 PM   #23
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Ill post up pics of the wilsoni after its in my tank


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Old 05/07/2008, 11:13 PM   #24
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Check out the newest "Into The Wild Wilsoni" at diamondsinthereef, it's an amazing looking piece!


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Old 05/07/2008, 11:24 PM   #25
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