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Attack at Midnight!!


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    BeakerBob - Reefkeeper
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    Default Attack at Midnight!!

    It's odd how two corals can live side-by-side for years and never bother each other, then, all of a sudden, turn on each other.

    Last night I caught one of my corals attacking a small bunch of yellow polyps that had never bothered it in the past. It threw out it's stomach, engulfed the polyps, digested and ate them away!

    Here is the scene of the attack. You can see the larger coral to the right and the yellow polyps to the left:
    DSC 4224b - Attack at Midnight!!

    A closer shot shows that the "innards" came from only one attacking polyp of the larger coral:
    DSC 4229b - Attack at Midnight!!

    The digestion attack is under way and the entrails are visible as they cast their net over the polyps:
    DSC 4220c - Attack at Midnight!!
    BeakerBob - Past MMMC Club President, current Board Member
    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Attack at Midnight!!

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    tazzy695 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    very cool pics bob

    only thing that would be cooler would be video
    I have been reefing from 08-2007 till 5-2011

    reef tanks are like wifes you have to give them some attention every now and then

    current tank is an 80g FW containing Oscars

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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    did you save the polyps or did they get ate

    Rick

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    cephalotus - Reefkeeper
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    Echinatas are sweet, but nasty.

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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    oh nevermind just seen they got ate..sorry for your loss Bob

    Rick

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    As long as it continued to put out colors like that~I'd feed it a T-Bone~woot woot!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    brandeewyne - Reefkeeper
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    extraordinary captures!

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    What's amazing about that (besides the photos) is the more expensive polyp was the winner...it almost never happens that way.

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    weasel - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Sorry for the loss, but glad for the super pics. Always wondered what it looked like. Now I know! Thanks for the lesson.

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    creefer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Awesome pics!

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