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    When the coral you bought turns out to be the hitchhiker

    I bought this sun coral colony a few weeks ago, and occasionally noticed the whole thing moved a little when I turned the lights on. It turns out the colony is living on a live oyster. One of the barnacles is alive as well. Also some hydroids - I tried killing those with concentrated kalkwasser with partial success. I have no idea if the oyster is likely to survive long term, but I thought it was pretty cool.


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    Bonus!

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    Wow that is incredible! Congrats i guess...
    I donít clean my skimmer every day, but when I do,... I clean it bare-handed.
    (ma-tee-yes)

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    That's awesome! Just fry up a whole plate of oysters and eat them in front of the tank. Sends a very clear message.

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    OMG, major feeding required to keep that oyster alive


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    Maybe you'll find a pearl


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBBSteve View Post
    OMG, major feeding required to keep that oyster alive
    Steve, have you kept oysters in your tank?

    Would it be wrong to feed it "Oyster Feast"? I guess no more wrong than when I used to feed pieces of shrimp to my shrimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johntdaballa View Post
    Maybe you'll find a pearl
    That would be cool!

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    Hi Frank. Iíve tried without success, if I remember correctly, they need phytoplankton like regular clams

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    Nice. I have a bifold under whole colony of zoas...had it for over a year now.


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