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Coral deathmatches

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jan 31, 2018 09:00 AM
We often think of reefs as bustling, harmonious gardens of beautiful sealife, but they are highly competitive arenas where corals are constantly vying with their neighbors for real estate dominance. Watch as corals battle each other with mesenterial filaments packed with nematocysts (stinging cells).

Match 1: LPS vs SPS.  Lobophyllia (left) vs Acropora


Match 2: SPS vs SPS.  Acropora (left) vs Stylophora


Match 3: The heavy weights!  Platygyra (left) vs Hydnophora

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.


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