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PostSubject: Pleasant Pectina   Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:21 pm

A thread for the often overlooked pectina.In my experience experience they are easy to keep and tolerate low light conditions.Here's a mature specimen from MVP Aquatics:


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A fragment of a purple variety:
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Bert's Alien Eye pectina:
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PostSubject: Re: Pleasant Pectina   Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:01 pm

Your right , when I go out to the shops or look online I do not actively seek pectinia specimens but I have seen a few good looking ones and those are pretty nice right there. From my experience they are actually not the easiest as they hate conditions that are really favorable to many others ,namely SPS. I must also state that I am no coral keeping master by any means.
Great pictures by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleasant Pectina   Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:55 pm

Just wait until you see the kryptonight pectinia I got from ASD, It is a looker alright.I will say as far as care goes they certainly do not like too much flow or too much light but asides that they seem to be easy going to me. Definitely an odd ball.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleasant Pectina   Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:31 am

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Your right , when I go out to the shops or look online I do not actively seek pectinia specimens but I have seen a few good looking ones and those are pretty nice right there. From my experience they are actually not the easiest as they hate conditions that are really favorable to many others ,namely SPS. I must also state that I am no coral keeping master by any means.
Great pictures by the way.
Thank you! Here's some closeups of the larger piece:
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PostSubject: Re: Pleasant Pectina   Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:49 am

I think these close ups are great at showing how amazing these corals are. No other like it,its growth structure is also highly influenced by the flow. I have what I believe the same variety that was in high flow and it has some long skeletal growths while I have seen some that seems to mound on themselves while sitting in stagnant waters. This one gets fluorescence under actinics a green color right?They also have really large sweeper tentacles,not just long but fat. I bet they can consume rather large prey items as the tips surface area for the nematocysts is quite large.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleasant Pectina   Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:57 pm

Yes this variety has a nice green color under actinics.It is not that often I see the thick tentacles out,but when they do they are mean.I believe this piece is responsible for the death of a mandrin goby.Generally speaking they are considered not aggressive corals,provided nothing touches them.I am playing with matches here,I rely on the sweepers infrequent appearances.
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PostSubject: Re: Pleasant Pectina   Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:05 am

If one of my corals had taken down a fish of mine I may have different reactions. Depending on the coral I would either exile it from my tank or commend the coral for the respect it deserves...I for one always forget about that distance that needs to be kept between coral. Between them growing and my acquiring more it seems it is a losing battle sometimes.
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