FS meteor shower cyphastrea

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell, Trade' started by Kremis, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Kremis

    Kremis Guest

    meteor shower cyphastreas for sale. located san mateo
    all cut over a month ago
    red = 10$
    green = 15$
    red slash = not for sale
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    I will be at CFM too
     
  2. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    Have few questions.
    1. How much light they need?
    2. Are they aggressive? Sweeper tentacles?
    3. Do they grow fast ?
     
  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Yes they grow fast.
     
  4. Kremis

    Kremis Guest

    yes, grow very fast. and no, no sweepers BUT they "beat" most sps stinging wise. I have some at the top of the tank and on the sandbed. If you put it at the top the blues get a lot lighter and if you keep it at the bottoml the blues are darker
     
  5. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    hmm. Cant go for this then. My acros are already having a hard time with the monti's stinging them left right center :-( . Looking for some low light , colorful and non aggresive stuff currently (may be acans or blasto)
     
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  6. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    I could never get lighting for cyphastrea right. I always heard lowlight, but they tended to brown out on sand bed slightly off from center
     
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  7. Kremis

    Kremis Guest

    they can really take a lot of light. Mine brown out under very low light, but just at the bottom of the tank turn darker blue
     
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  8. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Mine turn blue/green under low light and the blue turns to tan with a lot of light.
     
  9. Kremis

    Kremis Guest

    yeah I get some green too.
     
  10. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    So, this is a common trend then. Even the mystic sunset that I got from @roostertech turns more pale under low light, and pink/blue under high light.
     
  11. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Hmmm...interesting. I'd have thought that lower light would generate more brown due to the need of more zooxanthalle?
     
  12. Kremis

    Kremis Guest

    my experience was always brown = needs more light and white = needs less light
     
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  13. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    So I have frag of Meteor Shower that we picked up at the last CFM and a colony the size of a grapefruit that I picked up from @tankguy . The frag was a light creme color and the colony was blue/green when I got it. I put the colony right in the middle of the tank towards the top and it turned creme color also in a couple days. Then I read up on these corals and learned they were happiest in low light/moderate flow. I moved both of them to the bottom of the tank in a bit of shade and they are both vibrant blue/green. Here is a pic. It is in very low light.
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    And this is how they looked with a lot of light
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    Perhaps I live in a Bizzarro Backwards World
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    That looks like bleaching to me. Too much light.
     
  15. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I always kept the one I gave you in the sand
     
  16. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Agree.... it’s not brownish, which is what I envisioned when Mark first described it.
     

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