Update to a really exceptional coral. Hard to explain the metallic coppery fluorescence that radiates from this coral. At least this photo did a good job of getting the aqua tones in the new growth
BC Bellicose Trobairitz
Wow the word coppery is spot on, what a cool tone that color is and the green tips are nice too. Love the granny’s and am curious how different the skyline from Ora is going to be.
For the longest time I had zero luck growing "Pearlberry" types...not sure why, they seem like a pretty standard nasuta growth form, but for whatever reason they would brown out and waste away.
Finally have some frags that look like they will grow. This is the first variant to hit its stride!
TGC Pearly Gates
This is a great coral. Mine gets more blue than what you’re showing here. Mine was a really fast grower when it was a baby. At full colony size, it’s stalled on me and took a big hit recently with some chemistry issues. Getting color back slowly.
Not too much SPS related, as they dont really bother SPS normally...
But I posted in the reef fishes forum about this and thought people that follow my system thread might be interested. I had some of those little clear thread-like hydroids in one of my tanks that were getting kind of abundant and stinging a few zoathids that were growing in the margins. I picked up a tiny Pygmy Cherub Angelfish from DD and it did a fantastic job of clearing them out. Cant find a single one visible now after a couple of months. It is also a very cute fish.
Do you have TGC Red Wings? Would love to see that next to RR Raven
I do not. I've heard they are quite similar, if not the same, so I tend not to collect duplicates if I can avoid it. There are so many re-named corals nowadays that I dont waste precious space on things if they are virtually identical.
Yup I am trying to do the same now, I was going to see if I could get the RR Raven from you but I noticed how similar it looks to my TGC Red Wings so I was hoping you could tell me theyre not the same hahaha