Heliofungia actiniformis

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  1. Joel Schommer

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    I have this beautiful Long Tentacle Plate Coral (Heliofungia Actiniformis) for about a month now in which I have attached a picture of. Can anybody tell me what there lifespan is in the Aquarium? I've looked everywhere and I cannot find anything with actual documentation.

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    One of my favorite corals... I looked for one for months. I was so excited when I finally found one but it only lived about six months. Out of the blue, it started to bleach... nothing else in the tank was in trouble or suffering. I tried everything I knew to save it but, in the end, it died. I started asking around and was told they don’t do well in aquariums. I’m not sure how accurate that is but I won’t get another. It broke my heart to watch it die. Good luck with yours... it’s beautiful!
     
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    I can’t find info on specific corals here. Can you direct me to which area of the site I should visit?
     
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    Well, good to hear. I have read where some people say they heard that 6 month mark and I do know where I have read where somebody has had one for 2 years. So it must be a hit or miss. Thanks for your experience, I hope down the road I can give an update.
     
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    Scroll down to lifespans
     
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    It says 50-75 years in captivity
     
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    Yes and I hope there is some truth to that.
     
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    I do not think anyone really knows much with individual corals.
    Most corals in theory should live forever as long as condition are right and they get what they want.
    I mean most wild corals probably die due to predation from animals, storms or war with other corals etc..
     
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