Splendid colonial Antozoo of the order of the
Alcionacei, family of the Nephteidi; coming from from the
Pacific ocean and the Indian ocean, the Red Mar.
Completely lacking in rigid a skeletal support,
it has a tubular shape, a lot lengthened, with one small crown
of tentacles; shape enormous colonies from the typical
arboreal shape, ramificata, having carnosa consistency and
from the splendid colors: rose, red, viola, orange.
Sessile, the fixed colony
saldamente to the substrate by means of an adhesive disc;
several the individuals are in great part dipped in the common
mesoglea leaving estroflessa only the part finish them,
equipped of one stoma encircled from one crown of eight small
tentacles, little urticanti; to the inside of the cenosarco
they are present in great number of produced limestone spicole
from the same one that constitute a valid aid to the support
to the colony.
In danger case, the single
individuals contract themselves quickly, expelling the water
that fills up them and reducing the dimensions della colony
also of two thirds party, but are not able of ritrarsi on the
credit side inside della common part, remaining always
external alla mesoglea.
Much delicate one, adapted to the Aquarius of
barrier in cohabitation with other invertebrates and small
fish or average largeness, preferibimente Amphiprion,
Acanturidi, Pomacentridi, Centropige.
to be arranged in one water current, with motion strongly
preferibilmente alternated and moments of stasis, in such way
that contributions the nutriment to the colony and remove the
products of refusal secreti from the individuals; also
preferibile one zone with one medium lighting system of
Nutre of all us of animal
that arrives to capacity of the tentacles of the colony, is
plancton dry, rinvivito in water of sea, preferibilmente the
same one of the Aquarius, is plancton, chironomus or artemia
it deeps freeze to you.
Much sensitive and
demanding one as far as the chemical and physical values of
the water that must be a lot very filtered, a lot oxygenated,
deprives of nitrites.
It suffers moreover for
the presence from nitrates and phosphates, in the which case
the colony appears found it hard, tired, little inclined to
swell the single individuals completely; they are therefore
advisable frequent and abundant changes of the water with
sifonatura of the bottom nonch regular oligoelement additions
E' important to observe that
the foot turns out integral and not torn and that not present
hurt due to a little careful transport; an other problem that
pu to introduce itself consists in the presence of eventual
hosts, which nudibranchi, planarie, small granchi, that they
can be introduced in the Aquarius like clandestines with to
For all these reasons first
experiences would not have to be present in the Aquarius of
invertebrates of the principiante to its, but only in that one
of devout an expert acquariofilo.
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