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Hi all,

Thanks for any answers you can provide me with. I am interested in covering the whole central rock of my nano in Leptastrea.
Two objectives with this: 1) I think it would look really cool i.e. a gold rock as a central piece and 2) I am sick of vermetid
snails and I have heard that Leptastrea will grow over them. In this rock(below left) I have Euphyllia, Blastomussa, Micromussa ,Goniopora and some
mushrooms. Would Leptastrea given your experience outcompete this other corals or they should be ok?

Thanks!




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Hi all,

Thanks for any answers you can provide me with. I am interested in covering the whole central rock of my nano in Leptastrea.
Two objectives with this: 1) I think it would look really cool i.e. a gold rock as a central piece and 2) I am sick of vermetid
snails and I have heard that Leptastrea will grow over them. In this rock(below left) I have Euphyllia, Blastomussa, Micromussa ,Goniopora and some
mushrooms. Would Leptastrea given your experience outcompete this other corals or they should be ok?

Thanks!




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Leo astrea is capable of encrusting and spreading
Not sure about coverage of vermetid however, bumble bee snails will make a snack out of them or with a little patience, you can place dabs of Gel superglue from the dollar store over each opening
 
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Leptastrea will try to sting and encrust other corals, yes. LPS of many species can probably sting it back, but I'm not sure how that fight will work out.

What's that reddish coral to the right? The one that looks like a gigantic blasto. I don't recognize that.
 
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Hi all,

Thanks for any answers you can provide me with. I am interested in covering the whole central rock of my nano in Leptastrea.
Two objectives with this: 1) I think it would look really cool i.e. a gold rock as a central piece and 2) I am sick of vermetid
snails and I have heard that Leptastrea will grow over them. In this rock(below left) I have Euphyllia, Blastomussa, Micromussa ,Goniopora and some
mushrooms. Would Leptastrea given your experience outcompete this other corals or they should be ok?

Thanks!




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I have it in one tank covering a rock. It seems to encrust everything in its path. I also glued some on the back glass in another tank. It seems to be spreading faster on the glass. Lol.
 
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Leptastrea will try to sting and encrust other corals, yes. LPS of many species can probably sting it back, but I'm not sure how that fight will work out.

What's that reddish coral to the right? The one that looks like a gigantic blasto. I don't recognize that.
Thanks it was sold to me as Blastomussa wellsi.
 
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Did it outcompete other corals? thxs!
So far no corals affected. It covers feather dusters and vermicelli snails. It grows on any hard surface including tubes from snails and anything g fastened to the rock. A coral with sweepers might keep it at bay. Good luck with it. Mine is plain green and blue but a hardy coral.
 

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