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A while back I bought some berghia nudi's from you to get rid of my aiptasia infestation. These little guys have thoroughly cleaned my tank of this pest. Thank you very much.

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LA Laker Turbinaria Coral - 1.5 Inches

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LA Laker Turbinaria Coral - 1.5 Inches

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This LA Laker turbinaria coral is 1.5 inches across. The coral has a short pedestal base. 

Common names for this species are scroll, turban coral and cup coral. 

Turbinaria sp. can be found in a variety of shapes, including massive, columnar, laminar, and foliaceous.  Much of this depends on water movement and depth.  Colonies in high water movement are more likely to be twisted, while those at deep water depth are typically platelike.  T. peltata can be gray, brown, or cream colored, however this one is green.  Some may have bright yellow polyps.  Turbinaria corals are hermatypic, meaning they are reef-building, contributing a substantial amount of the calcareous framework of a reef.  They are the only hermatypic, reef-building corals in the family Dendrophylliidae.  They also contain zooxanthellae (dinoflagellate algae), making it one of only three genera in Dendrophylliidae that contain them.

Turbinaria sp. are rather hardy and grow quickly, so give them room.  T. peltata has longer, fleshy polyps and they are typically extended during the day only.  It produces a mucus which can be shed as a net when touched, even slightly.  Mother colonies will heal and regrow after breaking, making propagation through fragmentation rather simple.

Please see this article for more information about cup corals.

Quick Care Info

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Passive

Lighting: Moderate

Waterflow:  Moderate

Scientific Name: Turbinaria sp

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Berghia Update 9/30/08

Hey, Just wanted to give you an update! I ordered from you several months ago, and just wanted to say I saw 4 babies today!!! I originally bought 13 and put in a 10g w/ lots of aptasia rocks. after many weeks, they ate all that and I recovered 4 and ...

Julie

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