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smellslikeTUNA

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So it is often made a very strong point on here that only so many fish can be kept in a given number of gallons, speaking in terms of "responsible" fishkeeping. Is there ever a point where there could be too many corals (speaking generally) in any given system? Just a thought.
 

disc1

-RT * ln(k)
You can get to a certain point where the crowding results in warfare. The battle usually escalates to chemical weapons. Left unchecked, that can be a death sentence for everything in the tank.
 

smellslikeTUNA

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does this "warfare" typically happen in mixed reef tanks only or are SPS/LPS dominate tank susceptible to this as well?
 

sporto0

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Soft corals release toxins, sometimes, LPS have sweeper tentacles, some longer than others which sting other corals, SPS are the least agressive but can still sting one another, albeit on a far smaller scale & typically SPS get along with most other SPS corals, this has been my experience, LPS need the widest berth.
 
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