Coral Wars

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kevinpo

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I'm often asked what happens when two corals touch and are left to fight it out. Please post your pictures of corals that have met and some information of the result.

The picture below is a Montipora and Acropora that have achieved a truce. You can see the DMZ zone in black. Niether one intrudes into this zone but continues to grow in other areas.

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Kevin
 

MtnDewMan

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Very cool Kevin

In my old setup, you can see the whole grouping of coral on the right ... the Digita all grew together with little fighting, the capricornus however was fierce and won a lot. The bird's nest was not liking all of the encroaching SPS ... The table top also did not prefer too much encroaching SPS but as you can see, each one held it's own pretty well ...



 

mojoreef

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Cool pics, when I had wars they never ended in a truce, I will see if I can dig up a pic or two. Keven I dont know if that is a war or some freeky frankinsten type of experiment you are doing, lol. Something we should know about whats going on out in Spokane??????????


lol


Mike
 

big t

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The only time I had a war it was two sps bases that were on the same rock, neither one had started growing branches yet. One I believe was Acro Nana, and the other a Millipora. So anyway when they met the acro was winning, it pushed/ grew over the milli, and there was about 1/8th of dead/no tissue milli. Then one day I looked after about a month and both were totally RTN. That kinda sucked lol.

Tom
 

Desolas

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Here is a monti and a acro duking it out. This is a pic of the early stages of the war, both corals grow at a similar rate but the acro is clearly winning to date. It has been using the monti as a support structure and is growing to over-top the other coral.

On 05/26/2003:


On 08/10/2003


I also have two types of montipora that have grown together, they are clearly seperate but have a clear DMZ (fitting name for it). The acro is very odd though, the other corals begin to die once they get within .5mm of the acro.
 
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