Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral)

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Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral)

Post  thierry on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:02 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: 30 September 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 Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:03 pm

yesterday I found a Kenya tree sticking out from underneath a rock. No idea how it got there or where it came from, the rock has been there since...well ever. And never has there been anything on it that remotely looks like a Kenya tree. Hope to get a picture of it soon.
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Post  thierry on Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:33 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 2:43 pm

Still growing bigger. It looks rather funny sticking out from underneath his rock trying to get some light.

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Post  thierry on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:24 pm

Seems to be bothering the buttons above it.
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Post  thierry on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:56 pm

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Post  thierry on Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:31 pm

I cut off the Kenya Tree located underneath the orange buttons. It was messing with the buttons too much. There is still a piece remaining, so I’m sure it will grow back. But till then the buttons can grow again, and by that time hopefully I don’t have any Kenya Tree fragments left.
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Post  thierry on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:03 am

Also the one which I had cut of because it was bothering the buttons is growing some new tentacles, so it will only be a matter of time when we have another new one here.
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Post  thierry on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:18 am

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Post  thierry on Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:27 pm

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Re: Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:49 am

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Post  thierry on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:30 pm

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Post  thierry on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:28 pm

Accidentaly hit it when cleaning the windows, but looks better already now.
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