Blue Emerald Sun Coral!

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Here are some pics from right now.
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Looks nice. Can’t really tell color from the picture. Is the new head just as blue as the existing? Any daylight color pictures?

the new head is blue. I’ll take a pic of it when the lights turn on in the morning. You can see it better when the polyps aren’t extended.
 

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How can I encourage my sun coral to open up more? I feed it ...but it only opens a little..thoughts?

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Increase the flow. Someone turned me on to putting them in a high flow area about two years ago and it was like magic for them. I put my sun coral's about 6 inches in front of one of my MP40's and the whole colony stays open all day long.
 

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Increase the flow. Someone turned me on to putting them in a high flow area about two years ago and it was like magic for them. I put my sun coral's about 6 inches in front of one of my MP40's and the whole colony stays open all day long.
Thanks! I will give this a try to see if it helps.
 

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Hi all,

My colony did not come from the OP, but it's either the same or extremely similar. Over a year later, and it has retained its coloration (photo isn't recent though; but it's the best one I have). I've written about my experience with the blue sun coral on my personal blog (mods, feel free to remove the link if external sites aren't allowed). It requires much more frequent feedings (multiple times a day) than the yellow/orange versions (unfortunately I've lost four polyps since this photo was taken due to lapses in my feedings).

https://coraleverafter.org/?p=647

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Hi all,

My colony did not come from the OP, but it's either the same or extremely similar. Over a year later, and it has retained its coloration (photo isn't recent though; but it's the best one I have). I've written about my experience with the blue sun coral on my personal blog (mods, feel free to remove the link if external sites aren't allowed). It requires much more frequent feedings (multiple times a day) than the yellow/orange versions (unfortunately I've lost four polyps since this photo was taken due to lapses in my feedings).

https://coraleverafter.org/?p=647

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Just curious, did your coral ever develop full heads that were the same blue coloration? I read your link but it doesn't talk about new heads and growth of the specimen. Can you share updated pictures?
 

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Just curious, did your coral ever develop full heads that were the same blue coloration? I read your link but it doesn't talk about new heads and growth of the specimen. Can you share updated pictures?

Yes, it grew babies that were blue as well. I cannot provide updated photos, as it now resides in the Monterey Bay Aquarium (I donated it last year. It is in their amazing NPS tank.)
 

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