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'Time-lasped' video of a Plate Coral feeding

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 12, 2011 04:55 PM
I stumbled across a fascinating, sped-up video of a Plate Coral (likely Fungia sp.) feeding on pellet food. Watch as the pellets are moved by the coral from the outer tentacles to the central mouth where they are ultimately consumed.
'Time-lasped' video of a Plate Coral feeding

Plate Coral feeding on Spectrum pellets.

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPFvYfD76EY

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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