View Full Version : Do sandsifters bother plate coral?


CGill311
10-12-2006, 11:29 AM
In my 24g nanocube, I have a nice plate coral (1.5 inch diameter) sitting on the sandbed. I also have a conch, three nassarius snails, and 5 hermits stirring and cleaning the sand.

I'm going to move all inhabitants into a 30g Oceanic cube that has a 3 inch diameter sand star.

Will the starfish bother the plate coral? :confused:

Simon.Kruger
10-12-2006, 2:20 PM
no, not particularly.

gwen_o_lyn
10-13-2006, 10:05 AM
Keep an eye out for shrimp stealing food if you are target feeding the plate coral.

CGill311
10-13-2006, 10:17 AM
Oh yeah...my peppermint shrimp is a complete jack@ss when it comes feeding time. I have to constantly chase him away while the coral is swallowing the mysis shrimp.

BTW...I bought this plate coral from Cap Bay about a month or 2 ago. They said they got it from a woman in ARC. It has a greensih-orange color with a purplish-pink mouth. It's about 1.5 inches in diameter. I'm just curious who sold it to Cap Bay.

gwen_o_lyn
10-13-2006, 10:24 AM
My guess would be Melissa

glxtrix
10-13-2006, 3:22 PM
I think its safe to say I'll never own a peppermint shrimp again.

fishwhisperer
10-13-2006, 3:34 PM
You should be fine with your plate coral. I have all the same plate coral from Melissa.

CGill311
10-13-2006, 5:47 PM
I think its safe to say I'll never own a peppermint shrimp again.

But it does such a great job of keeping my tank aiptasia free! They're also really curious and friendly. I still like mine! :)

gwen_o_lyn
10-13-2006, 8:53 PM
I have 4 peps in my tank and no problems. All my feather dusters are still there, rics are fine, and they wiped out the aiptasia.

It's rare I see them though...

Tony- do u still have that one peppermint from a year ago? I know we got em at the same time.

Schwaggs
10-17-2006, 5:45 PM
I think your plate will be just fine with the sand sifting star. If anything, the star may move your plate around from time to time...