So I've ordered some blasto and a nice purple and blue chalice. I know the basic needs of each. Any inside tips from anyone with experience? I hear the Blastos have a nasty rep for going bad for no aparent reason? Anyone??
Ya, blastos will go south for no reason. Some don't like light, but contrary to popular perception, some blastos LOVE light (even close to direct halides) from my experience. Chalices, for the most part, are lower light corals and tend to bleach easily, so be careful with your lighting. Also be careful to observe sweepers that a few genera of chalices can send out. Other then that, no special care.
I have blastos for a long time. I don't have any experience of it go south without any reason, unlike other soft coral such as Xenia. There is always some issues that cause its demise. I only have two blastos. got one that is more than 5 yrs. ago and it is still doing well. Another one went south when I move my tank. It would be 7 yrs old, and at that time, it has grown from 3 polyps to a big fist.
hey b, i think it bleached after being exposed to the new lights (from AC 14K to BLV 14K) for a few weeks. When it started bleaching, it bleached fast. Now that I have the AC 14K back on, it is reviving.