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Author Topic: Blastomussa (Blasto)---merletti, wellsi sp.  (Read 9440 times)

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Offline IridescentLily

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Blastomussa (Blasto)---merletti, wellsi sp.
« on: May 04, 2010, 12:59:28 AM »
Blastomussa wellsi have relatively large flat polyps and Blastomussa merleti has phaceloid polyps.
The blastomussa wellsi has thick, fleshy, swollen polyps that are extremely larger (9-14mm) than the merletti.


Blastomussa Merletti

Hardiness: Very hardy once settled in.
Lighting: Medium
Flow: Medium
Aggressiveness: Low
Feeding: Major portion of diet is from light via zooxanthellae. Will accept small foods via tatget feeding
Suppliments: Calcium, Strontium and trace elements

Position:  Can be fastened securely to the rock structure with an aquarium safe epoxy or coral glue. Can also do well in the sand bottom. Must be acclimated slowly to increased lighting conditions near the top of the tank.
Reproduction:  Asexual fragmentation acheived by breaking the base with a small chisel-like instrument. 
Comments:  A good intermediate level coral with nice colors. The easier of the two blastomussa species to take care of, the other being blastomussa wellsi.










« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 07:35:59 PM by IridescentLily »
~April
Current Tank -29gallon Oceanic HQI...set up on 4/13/2011
Fish=yellow clown goby...Corals=torch coral, brain coral, lobo, ricordea, acan, chalice, zoa/paly garden, tuxedo urchin...Equipment =Tunze nano skimmer, stock 240 gph pump, 150 watt 14k Phoenix bulb, auto top-off, RO/DI reservoir, automatic water change system, power control board, auto temperature adjustment system, no refugium.

Offline IridescentLily

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Re: Blastomussa---merletti, wellsi
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 02:53:07 AM »
Blastomussa Wellsi

Hardiness: Hardy once settled in.
Lighting: Medium
Flow: Medium
Aggressiveness: Low
Feeding: Major portion of diet is from light via zooxanthellae. Will accept small foods via tatget feeding
Suppliments: Calcium, Strontium and trace elements
Position:  Can be fastened securely to the rock structure with an aquarium safe epoxy or coral glue. Can also do well in the sand bottom. Must be acclimated slowly to increased lighting conditions near the top of the tank.
Reproduction:  Asexual fragmentation acheived by breaking the base with a small chisel-like instrument. 
Not quite as hardy as Merletti, but an easy coral none the less.





« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 07:37:04 PM by IridescentLily »
~April
Current Tank -29gallon Oceanic HQI...set up on 4/13/2011
Fish=yellow clown goby...Corals=torch coral, brain coral, lobo, ricordea, acan, chalice, zoa/paly garden, tuxedo urchin...Equipment =Tunze nano skimmer, stock 240 gph pump, 150 watt 14k Phoenix bulb, auto top-off, RO/DI reservoir, automatic water change system, power control board, auto temperature adjustment system, no refugium.