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Old 09/02/2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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Tubastrea color varieties

I have recently become addicted to these guys. I have yellow, orange, and black, all thriving. I am looking for the following:













If anyone has the slightest idea as to where I could find ANY of these morphs please either post here or PM me. I realize they may be expensive, but I'm addicted Thanks in advance!


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Old 09/03/2006, 08:40 AM   #2
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Wow. I didn't realize there were so many different colors...


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Old 09/03/2006, 08:43 AM   #3
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I've done my research...I didn't either until I started looking around


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Old 09/03/2006, 09:26 AM   #4
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Red, orange, yellow and black are what you see around here. Black is really rare, but orange and red are really common. Every specimen of yellow I have seen hasn't looked in the best of shape, so maybe they weren't naturally yellow.


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Old 09/03/2006, 02:12 PM   #5
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There are five popular especies from the genus Tubastrea:

T. aurea (yellow):


Pic by Eduvic


T. coccinea (oragne):


Pic by Eduvic


T. faulkneri (pink):


Pic by Mikel Etxegibel


T. diaphana (black/brown/green, massive growth):




T. micrantha (black/brown/green, arborescente growth):




Some are more common, but all them could be often found in an LFS.

I´ve heard about some rare species, one, T. sibogae could be found in some japanese webs/on-line shops:



I don´t know if T. floreana and T. tagosensis are valid species.

About the red tubastrea... I´ve only seen very few of them, always here in RC.


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Old 09/03/2006, 02:13 PM   #6
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I think some of the pics you´ve posted are not tubastreas... there other rare georgeus dendrophylliids, like:

- Dendrophyllia gracilis:



- D. arbuscula:



- D. ramea (mediterranean):



- Balanophyllia ponderosa:



- Cladopsammia gracilis:



- Rhizopsammia verrilli



- Balanophyllia bairdiana:



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Old 09/03/2006, 07:46 PM   #7
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You guys are about to spark a new obsession. Quit it.


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Old 09/03/2006, 11:43 PM   #8
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here are a couple pics of mine

before feeding:


after feeding:




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Old 09/03/2006, 11:50 PM   #9
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Beautiful , I've always loved tubestrea and dendro , but make sure you feed them good .


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Old 09/03/2006, 11:57 PM   #10
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Those color varieties are awesome...now...does anyone know where I can BUY THEM?


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Old 09/04/2006, 12:14 AM   #11
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live aquaria carries the orange type. I just got mine today in a local chicago petstore.


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Old 09/04/2006, 12:17 AM   #12
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I have the oranges and the micrantha blacks...gotta find the rest


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Old 09/04/2006, 12:21 AM   #13
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ocean design in chicago has the all yellow one right now, dont know if they ship and it is a little pricey(90).


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Quote:
Originally posted by Dani Arnanz
About the red tubastrea... I´ve only seen very few of them, always here in RC.
They're almost as common as the orange ones here, if not just as common. Even I have one.



This is while it is digesting. I haven't uploaded any of the more open pics. Mine rarely open up really large.


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Old 09/04/2006, 12:42 AM   #15
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Wanna ship me one? (yes, I know it's illegal...I can dream can't I?)


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Old 09/04/2006, 03:10 AM   #16
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yeah, those species are not available to hobbyiest yet. some can be found,, but infruequently at best.

im pretty sure cative reproduction is slow, so yeah, good luck finding them. very cool coral.


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Old 09/04/2006, 10:22 PM   #17
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Has anyone attempted a genus tank? I think that's what I'm going to turn my 24 gallon into after I upgrade...


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Old 09/05/2006, 09:09 AM   #18
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Not a tubastrea tank, but a genus dominated one:



Here more info about the tank, and here the process to get that great tubastrea population.

Here a pic of a good friend´s aquarium, this lateral is dominated by non-photosynthetic corals (soft, hard, and sea fans), pic by Joan Xavier, the owner of the aquarium:



Here you can see a Japanese tank with a lot of interesting non-photosynthetic corals: T. coccinea, T. faulkneri, T. aurea, D. coarctata, D. cribrosa, and even some Rhyzotrochus typus!

And without dendrophylliids, but with several interesting non photosynthetic soft corals and see fans, the aquarium of Danny from Holland, a RC member, click


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Nice link, but that website is Chinese (HK Chinese, it seems), not Japanese.

Most genus-type tanks I have seen tend to be SPS rather than LPS. Not sure why.


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Old 09/13/2006, 01:20 AM   #20
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I was lucky enough to come by some reds last year. Unfortunately do not have them any longer.




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Old 09/13/2006, 02:45 AM   #21
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Here's some of mine. They're not tubastrea, but I think you'll still like them.
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=912148


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Old 09/13/2006, 08:14 AM   #22
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Ryan, would you mind PMing me as to who's got those corals so that I can contact them about buying a frag or two?


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I picked up this red some time back. Many of the heads were so far gone that they perished. I fragged the coral and have several small (5) colonies that are still viable and feeding. I hope to part them out after they really begin to bud out. Good luck on your search.


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amazing colors! anyone with any reds that are still alive longer then a yr?


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my reds are still living and growing new polyps. under my 10k xm's they haven't held the red color but morphed into a more pink color. They are certainly larger polyps than the yellows.


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