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Long Tentacle Plate


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  1. Long Tentacle Plate Long Tentacle Plate

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    Type: LPS
    Other Names: Heliofungia Plate, Mushroom, or Disk Coral
    Color: Multi
    Status: Formerly Owned
    Availability: Formerly Owned
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Growth Rate: Moderate
    Lighting: Low
    Temperament: Aggressive
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    Sep 2009
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    Lansing, Michigan
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    Long Tentacle Plate Coral polyps are solitary, free-living (except for juveniles) and flat with a central mouth. Their polyps are amongst the largest of all corals. Tentacles are generally extended day and night and are quite long, similar to those of anemones. This type of coral prefer low to moderate water flow, with optimum being enough to lightly wave its tentacles.

    This type of coral packs quite a powerful sting similar to an anemone, and this is aggravated by the fact that it has a habit of moving itself around the aquarium. The best way to force the plate coral to stay in one place is to use small rocks to prevent its wandering, as it can and will sting other creatures within the tank.

    Long Tentacle Plate Coral should be place at the bottom of the tank in the sandy substrate. Penning with rocks is a good idea to prevent it from inflating its tissues and moving freely about the tank and stinging its fellow reef mates. Maintaining the correct calcium levels in the marine tank is very important for skeletal development. (thesea.org)
    Last edited by BeakerBob; 11-30-2011 at 04:12 PM.
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    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Long Tentacle Plate



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    iyachtuxivm - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Oh no.... the best way to what?..... it got cut off.
    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Sweet need a pic of the whole coral though.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    BeakerBob - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by iyachtuxivm View Post
    Oh no.... the best way to what?..... it got cut off.
    The rest of the story is now completed in the original post edit.
    BeakerBob - Past MMMC Club President, current Board Member
    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Long Tentacle Plate

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    iyachtuxivm - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeakerBob View Post
    The rest of the story is now completed in the original post edit.
    Cool good info. Mine go everywhere new tank they seem happy where they are so far.
    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

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