Pink lemon tree coral

Discussion in 'DBTC - SPS' started by dzhuo, Jul 14, 2007.

statistics
No Transactions
None
Please email your web administrator with a link to this thread if you want to add this thread to the DBTC database!!
  1. dzhuo

    dzhuo Guest

    Hi guys,
    i have a lemon tree coral (which i bought from LA) that i want to donate to DBTC. here is a picture:

    [​IMG]

    this is suppose to be the same as:

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=2597&N=2

    except it's the pink skin variety of it, not the yellow skin. i have had a for a couple of months now and it grow bit but i can't seem to be able to keep the pink color. the coral is still healthy so i want to let someone else try it and maybe you will have better luck.

    all DBTC rules apply and you will have to come to SF to pick it up.

    thx!
     
  2. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    That looks very nice.
     
  3. dzhuo

    dzhuo Guest

    you want it? :)
     
  4. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    I want it but I'm not sure how to care for it. If no one pick it up I would like to try and see if I can propagate this species. Are you going to the BAR swap this August?

    -perry
     
  5. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    [quote author=xinumaster link=topic=2212.msg21971#msg21971 date=1184783995]
    I want it but I'm not sure how to care for it. If no one pick it up I would like to try and see if I can propagate this species. Are you going to the BAR swap this August?

    -perry

    [/quote]
    Needs high flow and large feedings w/ phyto live iirc. i have a similar piece and I'm hitting it w/ phyto live and rotis whener it shows pe.
     
  6. dzhuo

    dzhuo Guest

    perry,
    i might be able to make it to the next BAR but i can't confirm yet. i am in SF but work in Mountain View. is there any chance you will be in or close to either SF or MV?

    bookfish,
    i was told from Live Aquaria that these are photosyntics but benefit from feeding. i don't know large feeding is required. mine has been growthing nicely but i can't keep the pink and that's why i want to have someone to take care of it.

    thx!
     
  7. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    http://www.garf.org/lemn02/1000neo.html
    Just the first link I came across.
     
  8. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    I would offer to adopt the coral but I can't come get it. I do have a 6' gyre tank with ripping flow and heavy feeding.
     
  9. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    I might have to past on this offer. I don't think am ready to care for this delicate coral.

    -xinumaster
     
  10. dzhuo

    dzhuo Guest

    ok yes i think the link you pointed to is the one i have. so perry thinks he's not ready for it yet and bookfish can't get it either. anyone else? :)
     
  11. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    How big is this thing? Also, how well does it do in a high light environment?

    I feed my pico tank pretty heavily w/a mixture of phyto and rotifers, so let me know.
     
  12. dzhuo

    dzhuo Guest

    it's like ~1". LA suggested that this is a beginner coral and said it's photosynthetic and should do find under high light. feeding is supplemental. i have it under 70w 14k mh like 10" away from the light. i have no idea if the lost of the pink color is because i don't have enough light or because i don't feed enough.

    you are very welcome to give it a try :)
     
  13. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Sounds like a nice coral. I was considering it for my 3.5 gallons which is hit by 150W of lighting, the farthest away it would be is 10" from the light (bottom of the substrate), but I hadn't plan on being in the city for awhile.

    Hopefully someone can step up and give this little guy a nice home. It's a beautiful piece.
     
  14. dzhuo

    dzhuo Guest

    eric,
    are you closer to Mountain View by any chance? i work in MV so i can bring it in the weekdays.
     
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Yes, I am during the weekdays. I'm in Santa Clara; we could probably meet somewhere on the weekdays if you want to bring it to work with you.
     
  16. dzhuo

    dzhuo Guest

    eric, ygpm.
     

Share This Page