Elegance Coral

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Calde0920, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Who keeps elegance coral? What is your experience with them? Are you able to keep them alive. Let's see pics of them.

    Here is mine I've had it for about to weeks. Sometimes he's huge other times not so much. Today I was gluing a frag and his tentacle got stuck to my hand and I accidentally tore the bubble off. I hope it will be fine.

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  2. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    I have never had one personally, definitely on my wish list :), but a friend has one and his changes size as well, somewhat randomly. So that seems to be fairly normal. As for the torn tentacle, I am sure it will be fine, similar thing has happened to my euphyllias and they actually heal fairly quick. Congrats on a great looking piece!
     
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  3. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    I believe the Australian ones are easiest. It's been awhile since I've had one but like to get one again
     
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  4. Franko

    Franko Supporting Member

    very challenging coral...for me anyway. i probably wont buy one again after failing a couple times. My understanding is that they need to be fed every day and that is difficult for me to manage.
     
  5. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Fed every day I didn't know that. Right now I feed it 2x a week
     
  6. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    I have the tyree elegrance that grown too big in my tank. I fragged and sold a bunch. A lot of people in the bay area should have some growing. I still have a nice size one but not going to frag it again for another year or so. Here is a picture of it before I frag it. I never feed it either.

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  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Got mine from @boun11. Hasn't grown much. I don't feed mine either.


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  8. BSAJim

    BSAJim Supporting Member

    From my readings (Sprung & Delbeek), corals like Elegance and Goniopora are in survival mode in a typical aquarium, unless they are being target fed. Robert at Neptune steered me to Reef Roids, and my Goniopora has been very happy.
     
  9. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    I also use ReefRoids for my goniopora (I have 5 in my tank), but I've also found they respond incredibly well to Reef Nutrition Phyto.
     
  10. Franko

    Franko Supporting Member

    Well maybe they don't need to be fed every day? I am surprised you guys are having such great results with no feeding at all.

    That makes me want to buy another and try again.
     
  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I've heard from others what @tankguy mentioned, that there are certain areas that they are harvested from that tend to be more resilient than others. I don't have any firsthand experience with them though.
     
  12. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    I feed my gonipora reef roids and my elegance gets roids and misis shrimp
     
  13. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Man that thing is awesome!!!
     
  14. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    They are hit or miss. Tried a few but got a hearty one, which is over 4 years old. And the only one to survive my tank crash! They grow super slow though. The ones that feed, do you find pretty fast growth?


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  15. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Came home from my trip to find the elegance at a third it'd normal size and tentacles short and stubby
     
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  17. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    don't worry, they do that. It's normal
    Tomorrow morning it'll be back to its normal self.
     
  18. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    I hope so I don't think I've ever seen it this small
     
  19. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    I also got mine from @boun11. I only fed it a couple of times when I first got it...now I don't feed at all and it does seem to be growing. I have mine at the bottom of my tank with low flow and lower light.
     
  20. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Yeah I noticed mine likes to shrink once a week I'm guessing yesterday he was huge today not so much maybe quarter the size
     
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