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Offline Lazylivin

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1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« on: May 16, 2018, 17:06:12 »
Sharing a blue birdsnest coral. The parent is a standard ORA green birdsnest. It spawned in my system a couple years ago and the offspring are blue instead of green. In the picture are clones/frags from parent and the larger blue one is spawned off-spring from parent. I guess it had the blue pigment in the DNA?

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 19:42:56 »
That is pretty. Amazing how corals can change colors like that. Are you keeping it under high or lower par Brian?
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Offline Lazylivin

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 21:46:48 »
I think it is in 200-300 par

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 07:08:18 »
Looks like a mix with the birds of paradise

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 09:38:05 »
I think the reason why it does look like bop in pics is because the blue polyps contrast the green skin. On the green Birdsnest it also has the same green skin but itís not noticeable because of the green polyps. Aside from the blue polyps it is identical to the green birdsnest.

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 17:02:53 »
ORA contacted me today after seeing my facebook post on this coral. They asked if I would send them some of the Blue Zing. They said it could have spawned and fertilized with gametes from another birdnest creating a new strain. Anyway I will send them some and hopefully here back in a few months with their thoughts.

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 10:44:38 »
That is impressive! Your water parameters must be better than nature! The rest of us are just trying to get corals to survive. You certainly have a great talent for this hobby. You are truly one of the best, if not the BEST!

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 12:28:55 »
That's pretty cool.  Interesting to see what they determine.

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 14:12:05 »
That is impressive! Your water parameters must be better than nature! The rest of us are just trying to get corals to survive. You certainly have a great talent for this hobby. You are truly one of the best, if not the BEST!

Thanks Gary :)

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2018, 23:46:10 »
10 $ frags Brian? 😉

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 09:32:40 »
Wow brain that will be totally awesome. Should be named Lazyís blue zing then if itís a new species.

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 12:36:57 »
Brain that's absolutely awesome! That's a keeper show piece coral for sure. Man how cool to propagate your own strain of coral!
75 mixed reef, 265 in progress

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 15:53:48 »
Thanks all :)

Offline erky

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2018, 13:17:57 »
I love blue corals, expecially SPS as there doesn't seem to be a ton of them! are you planning on fragging?

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Re: 1 of a kind? Blue Birdsnest
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 13:54:08 »
Yes I have plenty of frags of it. :)

 

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