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garry - 2014-11-21
Not anemone but soft coral, easy to keep without food need light more then anything. I would like to know where you get your info from because I could do a better job!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-22
    Despite their being a soft coral, they are also called Yellow Encrusting Sea Anemones. I'm glad you are keeping yours successfully without food and more light, but that doesn't change their basic needs. The reason for lighting for many corals is because they get much of their food from a symbiotic marine algae called zooxanthellae, and zooxanthellae needs light to grow. However this coral, the yellow polyp, does not have this symbiotic algae so needs to get food from the water column. Have you heard of the term 'coral bleaching?' This is where corals shed their zooxanthellae. This is happening to many corals in the wild right, and is causing great concern around the world as corals will die without this algae. Once they shed the algae it is difficult for them to get it to re-establish. Fortunately for this coral, it will not suffer in the ocean from coral bleaching.
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Snowman - 2009-05-11
Never have done this as you will see. I have question concering Montiporas. I have 3 different colors of montipora plate corals. MY GREEN only has been bleaching out any ideas why. HELP and Thanks if any one get's this message. The Snowman

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  • corrie - 2011-10-03
    It is bleaching out as it probably in too much light try moving it lower in the tank....I had this same problem moving it lower in the tank help the colour is returning
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Jan - 2010-10-26
PLEASE leave the coral alone! View it, but don't touch it OR take it....

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Anonymous - 2010-07-04
Have one.

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Bruce - 2008-12-27
The Yellowpolyps have completely taken over our 55 gallon tank. They are on all of the live coral and on the walls of the tank. Is there a way to get rid of them. We would like to get our tank back HELP.

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Neale - 2007-09-05
The Sunflower Coral is one tough customer. My chiller just died the other day, allowing my Red Sea Max reef tank to reach at least 90F, from its usual 79F, and this coral came through with flying colors, literally! My Mushroom anemones also survived, although they shrunk a bit.

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Bruce Imrie - 2007-08-12
I have had some success with yellow polyps, to the point that they have become a nuisance in my tank. They are growing on the tank walls and are attacking my lps and sps corals. I'm now seeking a way to cull or eliminate them.


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