How to love your Lobo: Tips for success with Lobophyllia

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This is ours, Thanks for the tips i think i need to move it into a little more flow twhere it is randomized. cause its in low flow not doing the best i no it can be.

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you guys have some beautiful strands, had mine for about 6-9 months... i've seen decent growth especially in the larger head and feed mysis... you can see the tentacles sticking out ready for a feeding
 

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.. replacement of iphone shot..lil embarrasing lol ...... random question how do you edit your post ? so i don't have to post a second pic...
 

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I'm hoping to pick one of these up soon. my tank stays pretty stable with only my summer temperature being a possible issue. what are the basic intro species you all would recommend? any vendors here know for their Lobo's?
 

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I'm hoping to pick one of these up soon. my tank stays pretty stable with only my summer temperature being a possible issue. what are the basic intro species you all would recommend? any vendors here know for their Lobo's?

Mine did well even when summer temps in the tank hit 82 F, but lower temps in the 76-78 range are likely less stressful. There are a number of Lobophyllia species, but by far the one most imported is L. hemprichii (which are the ones mostly seen in the post). Check out the originators of this thread, 'Unique Corals'. They usually have a good selection of Lobos and service/shipping/livestock quality have been outstanding for all my many orders.

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Earlier in this thread Scott's description included a recommendation to keep Lobos a good distance away from other corals. Here's what can happen if things get too 'up close and personal':





Give them a few inches space (at least) all around to avoid this type of aggression.

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Mine did well even when summer temps in the tank hit 82 F, but lower temps in the 76-78 range are likely less stressful. There are a number of Lobophyllia species, but by far the one most imported is L. hemprichii (which are the ones mostly seen in the post). Check out the originators of this thread, 'Unique Corals'. They usually have a good selection of Lobos and service/shipping/livestock quality have been outstanding for all my many orders.

Ralph -

my mistake, i didnt realize i was in a vendor forum! definitely some beautiful pieces at Unique Corals web site!
 

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I bought my last week. Got him home put him in coral RX ( quart of saltwater and one capful) for 5 minutes but him in the tank. I also trim the bottom skeleton a bit) and he's been like this since.
I have a Zetlight running at 50% white and 75% blue and color LED!'s he's 14 inches below the light. About a medium water flow what am I doing wrong do I need to move him completely out of water flow?

Thanks
 

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I bought my last week. Got him home put him in coral RX ( quart of saltwater and one capful) for 5 minutes but him in the tank. I also trim the bottom skeleton a bit) and he's been like this since.
I have a Zetlight running at 50% white and 75% blue and color LED!'s he's 14 inches below the light. About a medium water flow what am I doing wrong do I need to move him completely out of water flow?

Thanks
How is it going now Bob?
 

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I got 3 at the same time over six months ago. One is doing "ok" but I've list the other 2. Mea culpa I'm a tinkerer and moved them around "to help them do better". Good to see you've found a good spot!
 

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Had this one for a week. It's yet to open. It also has these white spikes poking out all over the place. Is that normal? I have fed it once since placing it in the tank, I saw around 7 mouths open and slowly pull in reef roids. Never see any feeding tentacles. Acans are doing very well in the same tank.

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