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Here is a listing of all corals I have or have had in my marine tanks, all of these photo's have been taken in my tanks. Listed also is some basic care information which I use to maintain them. Each reference contains a link to the tank in which it is kept. In the cases of Ex-Corals they are marked RIP along with suspected causes of loss.

GENUS Montastraea
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Golf ball brain
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Medium lighting, good fluorescents or halides.
CIRCULATION Moderate flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 8/3/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Acanthastrea 
SPECIES lordhowensis
COMMON NAME Striped Brain Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Medium lighting, good fluorescents or halides.
CIRCULATION
DATE ACQUIRED 7/1/05
TANK The Big Tank, Family Tank
OTHER Bleached in the 'Temp Incident'
Fully recovered & now living in a friend's tank.

GENUS Acanthastrea 
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Striped Brain Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Medium lighting, good fluorescents or halides.
CIRCULATION
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK
OTHER Now living in a friend's tank

GENUS Acanthastrea 
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Striped Brain Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Medium lighting, good fluorescents or halides.
CIRCULATION
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK
OTHER Now living in a friend's tank

GENUS Catalaphyllia
SPECIES jardinei
COMMON NAME Elegance Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Medium lighting, good fluorescents or halides.
CIRCULATION Gentle
DATE ACQUIRED 4/9/2004
TANK Family Tank
OTHER Bleached in the 'Temp Incident'
Now recovered and living in a friend's tank

GENUS Ellisella
SPECIES elongata (Borneman)
COMMON NAME Sea Rod, Sea Whip.
FEEDING Filter feeder.
LIGHTING No lighting requirements.
CIRCULATION Strong circulation.
DATE ACQUIRED 8/3/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Aposematic, not photosynthetic.
RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Sarcophyton
SPECIES elegans?
COMMON NAME Toadstool Coral, Mushroom Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low/Medium
CIRCULATION Moderate flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 13/1/05
TANK Propagation Tank
OTHER Suffered some die off from cyano algae and has now been sliced up.

GENUS Xenia
SPECIES elongata
COMMON NAME Xenia
FEEDING Photosynthetic, also picks up nutrients from the water column.
LIGHTING Medium lighting, good fluorescents or halides.
CIRCULATION Gentle current.
DATE ACQUIRED 1/10/2004 (original specimen)
TANK All of them.Propagation Tank
OTHER One of my propagation favourites.
Some strong specimens left with friends.

GENUS Palythoa
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Zoanthids, Zoos.
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Low-High
CIRCULATION Moderate
DATE ACQUIRED 1/10/2004
TANK Family Tank
OTHER Bleached in the 'Temp Incident'
Now recovered and living in a friend's tank

GENUS Palythoa
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Zoanthids, Zoos.
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Low-High
CIRCULATION Moderate
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK All of them.Propagation Tank
OTHER Purple & Orange variations.
Now living in a friend's tank

GENUS Zoanthus
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Zoanthids, Zoos.
FEEDING Direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Low-High
CIRCULATION Moderate
DATE ACQUIRED 27/6/05
TANK All of them.Propagation Tank
OTHER Likely to be aposematic due to their bright colouring. Very small.
Now living in a friend's tank

GENUS Zoanthus
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Zoanthids, Zoos.
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Low-High
CIRCULATION Moderate
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Discosoma
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Mushrooms, Corallimorphs
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low
DATE ACQUIRED First Corals 1/8/2004 (bottom left)
TANK All of them. Propagation Tank
OTHER Excellent propagation specimen for beginners.

GENUS Rhodactis
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Hairy Mushroom
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low
DATE ACQUIRED 8/3/05
TANK Propagation Tank
OTHER

GENUS Lobophyllia 
SPECIES hempriichi
COMMON NAME Red Brain Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct fed occasionally by syringe.
LIGHTING Low-High
CIRCULATION Low
DATE ACQUIRED 22/8/2004
TANK Family Tank
OTHER Bleached in the 'Temp Incident'
Now recovered and living in a friend's tank

GENUS Trachyphyllia
SPECIES geoffroyi
COMMON NAME Green Open Brain Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct fed occasionally by syringe.
LIGHTING Medium
CIRCULATION Medium
DATE ACQUIRED 4/9/2004
TANK Propagation Tank
OTHER Now living in a friend's tank

GENUS Trachyphyllia
SPECIES geoffroyi
COMMON NAME Red Open Brain Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct fed occasionally by syringe.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Medium
DATE ACQUIRED 24/6/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Now  living in a friend's tank

GENUS Favia
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK Family Tank
OTHER Sold when moving to NZ.

GENUS Favia
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED 8/3/05
TANK Family Tank
OTHER Bleached in the 'Temp Incident'
Now recovered and living in a friend's tank

GENUS Favia
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED 8/3/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Favites
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Moon Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Favites
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Favites
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED 8/3/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Favites
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK Family Tank
OTHER Now living in a friend's tank

GENUS Galaxea
SPECIES fascicularis
COMMON NAME Galaxy Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Medium/High, Fluorescent OK.
CIRCULATION Medium Flow
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK Family Tank
OTHER RIP - Brown Jelly

GENUS Euphyllia
SPECIES parancora
COMMON NAME Branching Hammer/Anchor Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Bright, indirect.
CIRCULATION Moderate flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 24/6/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Rarely found in Australian waters.
Now living in a friend's tank

GENUS Euphyllia
SPECIES glabrescens
COMMON NAME Torch Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Bright, indirect.
CIRCULATION Moderate flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 13/1/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Only a baby, single polyp.
RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Sinularia
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING
CIRCULATION
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Pocillopora
SPECIES damicornis
COMMON NAME Cauliflower Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Strong, halides essential.
CIRCULATION High flow.
DATE ACQUIRED
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Small Frag. RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Stylophora
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Club Finger Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Strong, halides essential.
CIRCULATION High flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 7/1/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Small Frag. RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Acropora
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Staghorn Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Strong, halides essential.
CIRCULATION High flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 7/1/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Small Frag. RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Goniopora
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING Medium. Fluorescent OK.
CIRCULATION Medium flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 4/10/2004
TANK Family Tank
OTHER RIP - Gradually receded and died.

GENUS Merulina
SPECIES ampliata
COMMON NAME Ruffled Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Strong, halides essential.
CIRCULATION Moderate flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 7/1/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Hydnophora 
SPECIES grandis
COMMON NAME Green Horn Coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, small particle direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING
CIRCULATION
DATE ACQUIRED 4/10/2004
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING
CIRCULATION
DATE ACQUIRED 22/8/2004
TANK Family Tank
OTHER Sold when we moved to NZ

GENUS
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING
CIRCULATION
DATE ACQUIRED 7/1/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Fungia
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Fungus Coral, Disc Coral.
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding possible.
LIGHTING High light. Fluorescent OK.
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED 8/3/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING
CIRCULATION
DATE ACQUIRED 1/12/04
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Favites
SPECIES
COMMON NAME
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Medium
CIRCULATION Low/Medium
DATE ACQUIRED 5/7/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER RIP - Lost in the hair algae takeover of the big tank in late 2005.

GENUS Caulastrea
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Candy Cane Coral
FEEDING
LIGHTING Moderate
CIRCULATION Medium
DATE ACQUIRED 5/7/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Now living in a friend's tank

GENUS Lobophyton
SPECIES
COMMON NAME Finger leather coral
FEEDING Photosynthetic, direct feeding not required.
LIGHTING Low/Medium
CIRCULATION Moderate flow.
DATE ACQUIRED 5/7/05
TANK The Big Tank
OTHER Now living in a friend's tank

Reefing The Australian Way
Australian reefing forum, excellent resource.


Reefpedia
RTAW site, a searchable wki knowledgebase.
 

 

Oceanarium

Licensed WA collector, Pete & Leanne run an excellent business with a real focus on sustainable collection and propagation.
 

 

Reefculture

Great online source for equipment, supply food cultures.
 

 

ATJ's Marine Aquarium Site
Very comprehensive site, reliable source for accurate well-researched information.
 

 

Oz Reef

Great resource site with a comprehensive DIY section.
 

 

Reef Online

Another recommended online shop for marine products. 
 

 

Age Of Aquariums

Very good source for low budget pumps and equipment.
 

 

GARF (Coral Propogation)

The ultimate resource for coral propagation, a seemingly endless supply of articles on coral propagation showing step-by-step from fragging to grow-out.

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