Sunny D vs Alien Inferno

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Chromis, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Just wanted to note the similarities/differences between these two, because they happen to be neighbors in my tank (same lighting/flow/feeding = fair comparison).

    The only thing I like better about the sunny D’s is they grow much faster.

    Edit: Sunny D’s are in the top of the photo, Alien Inferno bottom
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  2. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    I like the alien inferno skirt more.
  3. Sunny D's are the gold medalists for growth. Nothing in my tank multiplies faster.
  4. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Looks very similar. Only difference I see ( and I can’t see very good ) is the skirts
  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    You must not have any Mohawks.
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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Ranjib likes skirts!
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  7. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    Mohawks, radio active dragon eyes, Green Bay packers, green lantern all will grow faster than sunny d. La laker, grandis , bam bam etc will grow at same or almost similar speed .
  8. Not in my tank!
  9. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    Interesting, what type of zoas you have in there?
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    This x100000

    I look at the skirts on the SunnyDs and I immediately get PTSD flashbacks of aiptasia outbreaks.
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  11. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Sunny D’s grow faster than radioactive dragon eyes and mowhawks in my tank too. Sunny D’s are huge eaters (see those long tentacles?) and probably benefit more from the reefroids feedings in my tank, there are *not that many nitrates to help them grow in my tank.

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  12. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Yea the Alien infernos have really blue, short skirts and the sunny D’s have long brown tentacles. Also the infernos have more red and more of a stripey contrasted color.
  13. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    Interesting, in my pico they are far less slow grower compared to mohawk or radio active dragon eyes. Even the grandis is lot fast grower than the sunny d. May be this has something to do with how old they are in the tank...
  14. There's a couple dozen different types of varying size. Or less if the Sunny D's have overtaken another colony and grown over it.
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Just a slight difference in the orange/red it looks like. While the alien inferno skirts looks shorter and more compact you can see that some of them are just as long as the Sunny Ds. It might just be due to the flow of where both frags sit (take a look at the mohawks in the frame and their short skirt as well) as well as the size/maturity of the frags.
  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    What is that pink at the bottom right? Zipper?

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  17. Snail with Coralline.
  18. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Yes a snail with red coralline, and also pink zipper zoas :)

    I’ve had the Alien infernos about 10 months and they are just starting to bud new ones. I started with maybe two sunny D’s 3-6 months ago.

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