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  1. Spawning Torch Spawning Torch

    Type: LPS
    Scientific Name: Euphyllia glabrescens
    Other Names: Torch, Trumpet Coral or Pom-Pom Coral
    Color: Green
    Status: Part of Current Collection
    Date Acquired: 08/12
    Availability: No Frags at This Time
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Growth Rate: Moderate
    Lighting: Medium
    Temperament: Aggressive
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Lansing, Michigan
    Awards Photo of the Month Photo of the Month

    Additional Information & Description

    There must be something happening under the blue moon this weekend! I had a nice mushroom split spontaneously and now my torch is spawning!

    I got this torch from Reef Paradise at the last swap in August. It's a really green torch with white round tips....very nice looking waving in the current. I was walking by it earlier today and noticed some white spheres around it, so I got my camera out. It's spawning!!

    Here is a shot with a thread of spawn going upwards:
    torch 0153a - Spawning Torch

    And here is a closer shot of the spawn.....perfectly round white spheres:
    Torch 0179a - Spawning Torch

    Here is additional information on the care & feeding of the torch:
    "The Euphyllia Torch Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral with long and flowing polyps with single rounded tips which are visible throughout the day and night, hiding its branching skeletal base most of the time. It may be brown or green with yellow on the tips of its tentacles. The yellow will sometimes appear to glow under actinic lighting.

    Provide plenty of room between the Euphyllia Torch Coral and other sessile animals, since at night, its sweeper tentacles can extend up to several inches from its base and sting other coral species. It is moderately difficult to maintain, but it is a popular coral that will thrive under proper conditions and excellent water quality parameters. Ideally, it needs to have moderate lighting combined with moderate water movement within the aquarium. Its aquatic home will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water for its continued good health. It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp." (excerpt from liveaquaria.com)
    BeakerBob - Past MMMC Club President, current Board Member
    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Spawning Torch

  2. #2
    dputt88 - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Romeo MI
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    sweet! are you going to have a bunch of little torches now?

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
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    Very cool picture. I have never seen a spawning coral before in an aquarium. Thanks for sharing.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Canton, Michigan
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    Thats an awesome capture...perfectly timed

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