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So I was at NAFB and I was talking to John about dendros and to my surprise I didn't know they were illegal to import to Canada. He can't order them and they shouldn't be on the list of imported goods.

So...the ones in canada now are the ones we have!
I say this because I have been looking at the purple dendro but haven't been able to source one. There is one place in the states that had them but they are out of stock at the moment and they don't think they are getting anymore anytime soon.

So...if anyone out there has one that they want to sell give me a shout :)
 

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I just checked in CITES for the "dendro" that is commonly sold here - fistula (these are the ones sold at AK as "firecracker" corals).

The taxa for "fistula" is actually "Eguchipsammia fistula". If you look in the CITES database there is a quota of 15000 for 2013. Just as a comparison Acropora Convexa only has a quota of 5000. Don't think these are exactly collector status.

Most of the other dendrophyllia species do not have quotas in place but an exporter could arrange for a permit. There are no import restrictions on any Appendix 2 corals - the controls are on the export end. However, these are seldom seen at LFS anyways.

Some of the LFS gets Cladopsammia gracilis once in a while - these are probably worth "collecting" although they are not easy to get feeding.
 

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what is a purple dendro? Dave can you post some pics? I've never heard of nor seen these.
On another hand, though, I have been looking for walking dendros and Balanophyllia elegans and Arcohelia rediviva for just about ... forever.
I may have had very very small balanophyllia that had come as a hitchiker on a gorgonian in the tank that crashed, but I hadn't keyed it out yet.
 

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what is a purple dendro? Dave can you post some pics? I've never heard of nor seen these.
On another hand, though, I have been looking for walking dendros and Balanophyllia elegans and Arcohelia rediviva for just about ... forever.
I may have had very very small balanophyllia that had come as a hitchiker on a gorgonian in the tank that crashed, but I hadn't keyed it out yet.
I googled "purple dendro" from what I saw they are fistula with a purple colour morph on the coralite wall, i.e., the outer covering over the polyps are purple at the base. My experience with sun corals (incl. dendros) is that they often will change colours (albeit subtly) once they adjust to your water chemistry and foods - so you risk losing the colour morph.
 

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Similar to your purple bodied orange headed dendro is sometimes Balanophyllia elegans - aquabacs on RC has a pink bodied yellow headed one.
I'm hoping someone will bring these in with an Aussie coral shipment at some point... (Don't think I haven't asked!)
 
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