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Old 01/18/2018, 12:51 AM   #1
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Acan Echinata??

Just picked up this beauty today. I assume it is an Acan Echinata? If so, I assume from what I have read that I have to be very careful with placement due to its stinging abilities? How much space do I need to give it? I would hate to have to get rid of it since my tank is very full.IMG_20180117_182713.jpg


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Old 01/18/2018, 06:00 AM   #2
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Yes, looks like A. echinata to me. IME, they are one of the most aggressive corals. Not only can they produce long, like 4", sweepers at night, but they can also extend mesentery filaments that are way more toxic to whatever they touch than sweepers.


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Old 01/19/2018, 12:45 AM   #3
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Yes, looks like A. echinata to me. IME, they are one of the most aggressive corals. Not only can they produce long, like 4", sweepers at night, but they can also extend mesentery filaments that are way more toxic to whatever they touch than sweepers.
Aww crap!! I immediately moved him away from my new scoly. He is in timeout in the corner until I figure out what to do with him. Thanks


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Yes! Give it a lot of space. I thought 4" would be enough, I thought wrong.
This Cyphastrea and a Favia were stung by my Enchinata.



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Yeah that Cyphastrea got spanked repeatedly over a wide area. I'd consider giving the stung part an iodine based dip to disinfect.

Favia can also be aggressive, at least in terms of long sweepers. I had one that couldn't have been 1.5 inches across and yet 4" sweepers would emerge at night.

Personally, I find A. echinata and Faviids very attractive and with proper placement, a beautiful addition to the tank. Oh, and while sweepers generally blow with the current, mesentery filaments can creep along the sand bed upstream!


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Old 01/21/2018, 01:34 AM   #6
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Yes! Give it a lot of space. I thought 4" would be enough, I thought wrong.
This Cyphastrea and a Favia were stung by my Enchinata.
Wow, really got it good.


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Yeah that Cyphastrea got spanked repeatedly over a wide area. I'd consider giving the stung part an iodine based dip to disinfect.

Favia can also be aggressive, at least in terms of long sweepers. I had one that couldn't have been 1.5 inches across and yet 4" sweepers would emerge at night.

Personally, I find A. echinata and Faviids very attractive and with proper placement, a beautiful addition to the tank. Oh, and while sweepers generally blow with the current, mesentery filaments can creep along the sand bed upstream!
Good to know..Thanks


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Yeah that Cyphastrea got spanked repeatedly over a wide area. I'd consider giving the stung part an iodine based dip to disinfect.

Favia can also be aggressive, at least in terms of long sweepers. I had one that couldn't have been 1.5 inches across and yet 4" sweepers would emerge at night.

Personally, I find A. echinata and Faviids very attractive and with proper placement, a beautiful addition to the tank. Oh, and while sweepers generally blow with the current, mesentery filaments can creep along the sand bed upstream!
I think this is how the Favia was stung.


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This is frustrating! Why are they referred to as peaceful on liveaquaria? That doesn’t sound very peaceful to me.


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I have three Acan Echinata, do a wellness check every night before bed, and have never seen any sweepers, similar to my Favias, except for one Favia which I have seen on a regular basis extending sweepers almost 4 inches. But I still do not trust them and keep them a good distance from anything else..


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Old 02/07/2018, 04:01 PM   #11
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never seen sweeper tentacles from echinata. Messenteral filaments however appear semi-regularly. Mine will send out if anything annoys them. They can range anywhere from about a sixteenth of an inch out about four inches. Have seen them sent out across the substrate to attack neighbor. These dont blow in the current usually and they pack quite a punch, Basically digest their victim


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Just picked up this beauty today. I assume it is an Acan Echinata? If so, I assume from what I have read that I have to be very careful with placement due to its stinging abilities? How much space do I need to give it? I would hate to have to get rid of it since my tank is very full.Attachment 385904


Beautiful piece, hopefully you can find a place to keep it and it live in harmony with its tank mates.


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