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Trumpet Coral


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  1. Trumpet Coral Trumpet Coral

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    Type: LPS
    Scientific Name: Caulastrea echinulata
    Other Names: Candy Coral, Bullseye Coral, Candy Cane Coral
    Color: Green
    Status: Part of Current Collection
    Availability: No Frags at This Time
    Difficulty: Easy
    Growth Rate: Moderate
    Lighting: Medium
    Temperament: Peaceful
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Grand Rapids
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    First Name
    Pat
     

    Additional Information & Description

    The Trumpet Coral C. Echinulata is generally a solid color, usually green. It is very similar to its close relative, the Candycane Coral C. furcata, but there are some distinctions. The main differences in appearance are that the trumpet's polyps extend further from the skeleton at the edges giving it the look of a trumpet. Also, the trumpets' polyps are much more closely packed to give the appearance of one large coral. Another close relative, the Bullseye Coral C. Curvata is even more openly branched than the Candycane Coral C. furcata .

    The C. Echinulata is easy to care for, it can be recommended to beginners. It likes a medium to low water movement and low to moderate lighting. These corals will expand at night or in the morning before the lights are turned on. They can be fed when its small tentacles are extended but it is not necessary.
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Beautiful coral Badfish! I love mine as well. Was 1 of my first corals and has grown from 1 head to 10+ in the last 2yrs
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Nice, this was one of my first LPS too.

    Here's a Photo of the trumpet with its feeder tentacles extended at night, when I think it looks its best.

    081348 - Trumpet Coral
    Last edited by Badfish; 01-31-2012 at 10:28 AM.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Oh now see, that's just to sweet!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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