Friday, April 18, 2008

New Corals

Last Sunday I dragged the family to Birds and Beasts in Crystal Lake, IL. I wanted to get one coral but we walked out with two. A Toadstool Leather coral and Star Polyps. They have quite the selection there and my wife and I couldn't decide which we wanted more.

Here is the Toadstool with its polyps extended.

It will frequently retract its polyps. It looks odd and naked in this state.

It took a few days for the Star Polyps to extend. But now that they are out they look great. There are still some polyp at the bottom of the colony that don't quite want to extend.