an offering for DBTC contributors only-Calfo pulsing sinularia frag

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  1. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Oooo I'm interested in this one :)
  2. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Hey Con!
    You'll like it. It goes through a very interesting cycle of compacting and retracting all it's polyps and doing a slime shed, much like a toadstool or leather. It may be placed close to other non-stinging corals and has a great texture and mauve to pink color. I'll snip an arm and attempt to mount it to a plug for you unless you prefer it non-mounted. Want it at the Oct. BAR meeting?
  3. melly mel

    melly mel Supporting Member

    Wish my tank was stable, I was looking around for one of these earlier this year when everything was fine. Gonna wait it out a little while longer before adding anything.
  4. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Sweeeeet! Thanks John. PM coming :)
  5. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Good to see you, Con. Let me know if you are able to see any animal induced pulsing. My currents move the polyps enough that I'm still doing a study to determine if any of the pulsing is animal induced.

    BAR members: The mother colony is growing in leaps and bounds so this would be a great time to send out some more frags. This softy is pretty tough and takes well to IC gel glue. I'll snip them and you can mount them and put a piece of reef history into your tank. I'll bring as many as are requested to the BAR meeting next Saturday. :)

    Here's current shots of the two mother colonys. One showing recent amputation sites, yet fully extending it's polyps. (Told you it was tough) Second shot is mutha colony 2 in it's retracted phase of the cycle. Third shot is just a show-off of Mr. Lyre Tail Anthias. One of two survivors of 5 original juveniles from Ultimate Aquarium. Very hyper fish but not into jumping like "Squirt" the Lineateus Fairy Butt Head.
  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I would like one please
  7. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    One for Mike. :)
  8. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Nice mini mother colony shown in the last image above goes to Christina! :party:
    You Win!
  9. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Well, I got it glued down..For now! Still not opening...Hmm....
  10. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    "If you build it,..........................THEY will come"
  11. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Hey guys, I got two frags of this available if anyone else wants some.

    Great beginner coral. When I originally received this frag, I got interrupted by something and ended up leaving him out for several hours, *dry* on my work bench. I came back, realized my mistake and immediately dumped him into my tank. Looked crappy for a week, then started growing again. Now he's a pretty decent sized colony. :)
  12. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Speaking of reanimation: Salt water creatures are an interesting mix of delicate to incredibly resilient. I've had barred surf perch in my creel and found myself thinking that I really wished I'd released this one. After an hour in the creel, I've felt a sudden awakening and found that I was able to carefully re acclimate the guy in the surf and watch it swim away. Not my usual practice but I've also had fresh water fish do the same thing. Black bass are especially capable of being out of the water for a period of time and still revive with a little help back in the water. My usual practice is to catch and release all species immediately unless I plan to eat them "right away", just so you know.
  13. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Wait wait wait... You fish? :D
  14. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Oops, Oh well so much for Saturday's election........ :~
  15. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Thanks John for the mini-colony. It is really cool and I hope it grows as fast in my tank as it did in yours!
  16. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    You're very welcome. I'm sure it will flurish once it settles down a little. It may take a day or two to begin it's normal expand/shrinking cycle. It's fun to watch the different phases of the cycle. BTW I'm very glad we are fellow hobbiests and have become friends! You are extra special!
  17. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    Anyone interested on these?
    I have 1 ready.
  18. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    I would love to get a frag, but not sure when I'll be back in the Bay Area...
  19. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    It's yours. Send me a PM when you heading out this way.
  20. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I'd like a frag if anyone else has some :)

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