Show Your Coral War Photos/Videos

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  1. ritter6788

    ritter6788 Coral Fraud Private Eye Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Partner Member 2018

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    I'm fascinated with coral defense mechanisms. I don't like for my corals to go to war but it's part of keeping a reef. It will happen to everyone if you're in the hobby long enough. I'd like to see others experiences with different corals battling for space on the reef.

    Acan vs Chalice: Acan wins

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    Green Millepora vs Blue Snowflake Polyps (Sansibia): I call this a draw. I was able to save frags of the green Milli and the Sansibia vanished in the area but there is still a ton in the tank. It's like they nuked themselves to take out the Milli.

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    BeakerBob Moderator / Lab Rat R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award

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    Orange Crush echinata attacking yellow polyps:
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    Now that is one way to erradicate those pesky polyps..LOL
    Excellent photos btw.
     
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    zoous Well-Known Member

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    Wow...that is a nice one. Great pics. Didn't realize that's how they attack.
     
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    Lobo vs Duncan's: Lobo killed one of the two Duncan polyps.

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    Here's a rainbow montipora growing over some zoanthids and what was left of a birdsnest colony:
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    KLR Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award

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    Coral warfare use to interest me a lot until it killed one of my most prized chalices,hahaha...

    Nice pictures so far!
     
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    Very cool thread. Great pictures guys. My echinata is one of the nastiest corals in my tank. It was over 2 inches away from a large acan colony and killed about 1/4 of it before I realized what had happened. Never thought to take pictures of it though. :sad:
     
  9. ritter6788

    ritter6788 Coral Fraud Private Eye Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Partner Member 2018

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    Awesome pics! Thanks for posting. I haven't had any sps run into zoas yet but I was curious to see what happens.
     
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    wysiwyg marine predator man R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    amazing pictures guys/gals keepem coming
     
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    Great thread!! Amazing pics!! :clap2:
     
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    +1!
     
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    LOL, I totally thought this was a thread about War Corals and was going to post this pic of mine... then I figured out what it was about.. so here is a mushroom killing a piece of birdsnest.

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  14. ritter6788

    ritter6788 Coral Fraud Private Eye Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Spotlight Award Partner Member 2018

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    Lol, well when your War Coral decides to go to war make sure to post pics here! :D Thanks for the pics. Nice War Coral BTW! Since you brought that up here's a pic of my War Coral eating a bristle worm.

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    There is a line of skeleton between this red acan and the cyphastrea, surprisingly the cyphastrea is the one pushing back the acan. There's never any massive attacks, but usually once a week I have to blow the sweepers off one of the acan polyps.
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    The nuclear greens are now entirely surrounded by the cyphastrea and that fight seems to be a stalemate.

    The orange acan echinata in the top right has gone on one attack and took out half the dark brownish green acan to the left of it, but thankfully I saw that in time to blow off the threads before it nuked the whole colony.
     
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    These are great pictures! I will have to post a picture of my caps growing into each other. They look pretty cool.

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    the two BNs grew intertwining with each other with little damage, but this is what happened when an acro got involved...
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    try this again...
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    wow really cool I failed to take pics of my wars...
     
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    About the only thing I've seen is gsp growing completely over zoos
     

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