Sunday, May 06, 2007

Tubastraea Faulkneri, or more commonly known as "Orange Cup or Sun Coral". These corals have no zooxanthellae so they rely totally on captured food for survival and are generally regarded as ahermatypic or non-reef building. These corals usually open at night in response to time when planktonic food sources are at their highest and are usually found upside-down at the entrance of caves or overhangs in nutrient rich water where food will be abundant.

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Charley Pitchford said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed it. I really need to introduce my 2 1/2 year old son to your blog because he loooooves brightly colored fish!!! He will likely just say WOOOOOW!!!!