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eweiler
05-28-2011, 11:24 PM
Anyone tell me what kind of coral this is? And "Yellow coral" is not the answer I'm looking for :)

Thanks
Eric

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hybridazn
05-28-2011, 11:27 PM
Looks like some sort of sponge?

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acesnales
06-04-2011, 04:31 PM
Looks like a leather that has been dyed.

eweiler
06-05-2011, 04:10 PM
What ever he was, he didn't last very long :(


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acesnales
06-08-2011, 09:56 PM
Eric,

I am almost sure that was a lobophytum leather that was dyed bright yellow. It has been a few years since I have seen dyed corals, but they seem to pop up from time to time. I have also seen them bright pink. Once you have seen the artificial color, it kind of jumps out at you. It looks a little too much like a highlighter marker! The color is just too uniform and too intense to be natural.

In any case, they typically don't survive long, and the ones that do usually eventually revert to natural tan/brown color.

It's an easy thing to miss, especially the first time you see it, so don't feel bad about it. I just wanted to post more info to hopefully save someone else the same hassle in the future.

Adam

Adam

eweiler
06-10-2011, 01:19 AM
Really?

I purchased that @ Wet Pets in cannonsburg.

I can't imagine them selling something like that.

Eric

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hybridazn
06-11-2011, 08:37 PM
Dyed corals are huge in japan, along with anemones.

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