Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral Fragment)

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Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral Fragment)

Post  thierry on Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:44 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lighting: Moderate to High
  • Waterflow: Medium to Strong
  • Placement: All
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Black, Green, Tan
  • Origin: Indo-Pacific
  • Family: Nephtheidae
  • Insert Date: 14 June 2010


The Kenya Tree Coral, also referred to as a Cauliflower Soft Coral, Nephthea, or Nephthya, is similar to the members of both the Litophytonand Nephthea genera. It lives in a wide range of the Indo-Pacific. It has a thick trunk, like a tree, and many branches giving it an arboreal appearance.
It is not normally considered a threat to hard corals, but may itself be disturbed by their presence. The Kenya Tree Coral relies less on the symbiotic algae within it, and depends more on obtaining outside food. Microplankton, marine snow, and dissolved materials should make up the bulk of its diet.


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Post  thierry on Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:45 pm

The part we cut loose from the Kenya Tree to remove the small rock no seems to start living a life of its own. That’s why I decided to do a separate topic on it, to show the progress of this small fragment.
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June 30 2010

Post  thierry on Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:26 pm

The little part is growing taller. Curious how it will evolve in time Smile
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Angelfish sold, tank rebuild

Post  thierry on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:18 am

After everything was put back in he got a spot low in the sand. You can see it better now.
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Post  thierry on Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:50 pm

Our very first own fragment has been separated since the first rebuild about three months ago. It has been pushed around many times since then, the biggest move was after we caught the Angelfish. It moved back to the sand where the mother coral once was. There the fish and/or hermits have tossed it over from time to time. But it’s still growing and still looking good.

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Post  thierry on Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:49 pm

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Bought Firefish and 2 Peppermint Shrimps

Post  thierry on Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:40 pm

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Post  thierry on Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:55 pm

Found out that it's not just some Capnella species but it is actually the Capnella Imbricata.
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Post  thierry on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:41 pm

Still growing but it has some problems with being kicked around all the time by the fish/invertebrates.

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Post  thierry on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:20 pm

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Post  thierry on Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:39 pm

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Kenya Tree Sold

Post  thierry on Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:43 pm

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Re: Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral Fragment)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:46 am

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