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I bought my first Dendro on Sunday. It looks great in the tank stays open most of the time. It has a tiny baby at the bottom but I'm a little worried with a presence of some kind of hair that surround the coral. Does anyone know what it might be? Is it normal in Dendrophyllia? Here is a close up of this part.


As Megability wrote it looks like some tiny amount of GHA and I too recommend that you remove it as IME if you do not it may just grow a lot more and could damage your coral polyp.

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As Megability wrote it looks like some tiny amount of GHA and I too recommend that you remove it as IME if you do not it may just grow a lot more and could damage your coral polyp.

I've tried to remove the dendro from the tank to clean it with tweezers. This damn combination of Crazy Glue gel and the putty made it impossible. It is attached to the rock really well. I've tried to clean it as much as I could with my hand in the tank but there are still a few hair left. I will monitor it closely. If it grows more I will have to do something about it. Thanks for your help, both of you.

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I've tried to remove the dendro from the tank to clean it with tweezers. This damn combination of Crazy Glue gel and the putty made it impossible. It is attached to the rock really well. I've tried to clean it as much as I could with my hand in the tank but there are still a few hair left. I will monitor it closely. If it grows more I will have to do something about it. Thanks for your help, both of you.


Can you get the whole rock out and then clean off the Dendro ?

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No. It is attached to one of the two main rocks in my tank. The dendro is almost at the bottom of the tank but close to the front glass. If the hair keep growing I will have to use a different kind of tweezers to remove the hair while in the tank.

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No. It is attached to one of the two main rocks in my tank. The dendro is almost at the bottom of the tank but close to the front glass. If the hair keep growing I will have to use a different kind of tweezers to remove the hair while in the tank.


Yes that may be more complicated but I guess you have to do what you have to do so it does not get larger and more extensive

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Looks like my Dendro is hungry all the time. Now I'm not sure if it is hungry when its mouth is wide open or when the tentacles are fully extended?

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Looks like my Dendro is hungry all the time. Now I'm not sure if it is hungry when its mouth is wide open or when the tentacles are fully extended?

They are always hungry and will eat as much as you can afford to give them.

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They are always hungry and will eat as much as you can afford to give them.

That's exactly how I remember my dendro's, they'd eat and eat until they couldn't hold anymore....then 3 hours later they'd be ready for another feeding. 4 baby heads sprouted off of one main polyp in about 2 months with daily feeding...I miss my dendro's :(

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I miss my dendro's :(

What happened to your Dendro?

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Ok guys heres my new sun coral.
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Sorry the pics not better but the tank lights are out for the night. Its been in my tank 24 hours now. This morning when the full lights came on i target fed it with the top of a water bottle over it and dusted it with mysis. I only seen one mouth for sure swallow some shrimp? They didnt open up all the way, basicly i could see all the red mouths and just the tips of the yellow tentacles. The coral is in my bc 29 with four 36 watt pcs for light, I that to bright for them? I want to train them to open in the morning in the full light. Im going to do a water change after every feeding because I do run my tank skimmerless and dont want to bomb the tank with nutrients. Would every three days be often enough to feed? How long do these guys take to train to open in the light? Any help would be great!

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Ok guys heres my new sun coral.
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Sorry the pics not better but the tank lights are out for the night. Its been in my tank 24 hours now. This morning when the full lights came on i target fed it with the top of a water bottle over it and dusted it with mysis. I only seen one mouth for sure swallow some shrimp? They didnt open up all the way, basicly i could see all the red mouths and just the tips of the yellow tentacles. The coral is in my bc 29 with four 36 watt pcs for light, I that to bright for them? I want to train them to open in the morning in the full light. Im going to do a water change after every feeding because I do run my tank skimmerless and dont want to bomb the tank with nutrients. Would every three days be often enough to feed? How long do these guys take to train to open in the light? Any help would be great!

Try feeding each head/polyp separately and you should IMO seems better response to the feeding ... that is what most of those who keep them do. The way you fed may not have given each of them food. Spot feeding each one however will ... FWIW

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Found something sticking out of the mouth of my dendro. Turns out a whole silverside got away from an rbta the night before. Somehow it caught it and ate it. The whole thing.
It looks super happy now.

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Picked up this 20+ head orange yesterday. F498F492-4570-47E0-958E-85697E04562C-831

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So I recently started feeding my suns spirulina brine shrimp (gut-loaded with spirulina), and they've noticeably shown an improvement in growth rate! I highly recommend it!
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Orange Tubastrea becomes a weed under the right conditions.  Here are examples of it outgrowing Dendrophyllia and Tubastrea micrantha.  On the dendro you can see it grows right up the base of the coral.  The orange polyps in the second picture are all from settled planulae.

 

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Felt like sharing my collection:

 

Black/Green/Grey Tubastrea sp. (black flesh, green polyps, grey tentacles)

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Yellow Tubastrea sp. (newly aquired rescue)

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"Rainbow" Caryophyllia sp.? (flourescent flesh and polyp, clear tentacles with red tips!)

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Black/Green Tubastrea micrantha (black flesh, green mouths and tentacles, had some shipping damage but recovering nicely)

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Orange Tubastrea sp. (classic orange sun coral)

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Black Tubastrea diaphana (just straight up black, had to chop the mother colony up into a bunch of frags due to bad shipping damage but the frags are rockin it)

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White Balanophyllia sp. (mostly translucent white, pink mouths, recovering from neglect)

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Pink Balanophyllia biardiana (pink, 1-2" polyp that throws a baby once a year or so, i once caught it eating a fish :P)

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Yellow/Green Branching Tubastrea sp. (yellow with just a hint of flourescence around the coralites)

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Pink/Yellow Cladopsammia gracilis (tiny polyps, doesnt open well yet but getting better with time)

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and thats not even all of them.....

at last count i had 13 different species of dendrophyllids and always looking for more....always down to swap frags with someone who has one i dont :)

 

 



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I'm in the process of setting up a 10 gallon coldwater system.  Does anyone have thoughts on where I might track down some balanos or other stony nps that would grow and be happy in 58-60 degree water?



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my fathead dendros!!!

 

Here is a photo of when I first got them

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2 years after and 2 more heads!!!

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