Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral)

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Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral)

Post  thierry on Sat May 07, 2011 11:32 am

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: 2 May 2011


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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The origin and story up till now

Post  thierry on Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:54 pm

On May 2 I moved my project crab-rock from the sump to the Red Sea Max, at that point I also had a frag hanging in my Kenya Tree, so I decided to attach it to crap-rock using a rubber band.
May 15 the rubberband broke, but I noticed the Kenya Tree already attached to the rock, so I removed the rubberband from the rock.


On july 6 the whole rock moved back into the crab-tank where the Kenya Tree was already looking better.


Here is the latest shot, made during the rebuild on July 16
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Post  thierry on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:08 pm

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Post  thierry on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:27 pm

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