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    Creben aspiring reefer

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    the first one is an "orange carnation?"
    i have never seen one before so i don't know if this one looks healthy, or if i should be concerned.. i was told to feed him phytoplankton?

    the second anemone looking one, i have no clue. he eats shrimp well.. and looks healthy. im not sure what else is is on the rock with him. any guidance?
     

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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    nice camera :3 look like the ocean
     
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    Creben aspiring reefer

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    Thank you. Its actually my phone! I got the droid x the camera is pretty sweet
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    nice well idk what it is :/
     
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    wow, great phone, my iphone doesnt take pics that close..... The second if you mean the brown polyp thats a palythoa,
     
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    The first one is a species of dendro (carnation coral), and they don't usually do well unless they get specialized care. In the second pic both of those are both palys, as finley said.
     
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    Great thank you for your help
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I agree that they are a carnation and palys. Carnations are very difficult to keep alive. Good luck with it!
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    Carnation Coral

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    The Carnation Tree Coral ( Dendronephthya Sp.) is one of the most beautiful and peaceful corals, and is also known as the Cauliflower Soft Coral, or Strawberry Soft Coral. However, this temptation of color and beauty is very misleading. All members of Dendronephthya are difficult to keep in captivity, and should be placed in a well established aquarium .
    They are exclusively ahermatypic, meaning all species lack zooxanthellae required for photosynthesis. Without the symbiotic algae, these corals require a continual wash of phytoplankton across their polyps in order to survive. Dendronepthya have been found to be almost exclusively phytoplankton eaters, and to actually capture very little zooplankton.
    Most ahermatypic corals are found in shaded or mostly shaded areas of the reef. Though most Dendronephthya are indeed found in the wild under ledges, overhangs, and in caves, many specimens can also be found on reef slopes in full sunlight. This is especially true for those examples found in the Red Sea. Thus, light does not seem to be harmful to some species, despite a preponderance found in dimly lit areas.

     
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