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    can anyone tell me what coral this is

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    scubajaren

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    can anyone tell me what coral this is

    Post by scubajaren on Wed May 08, 2013 2:26 pm

    I got it from the guy who I bought my 14g tank from he didn't know what it was but he says it looks really cool
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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed May 08, 2013 2:39 pm

    Is it hard or soft? If its hard it looks like it could be a montipora or a Leptoseris. If its soft it could be a sponge or a type of mushroom.


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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

    Post by scubajaren on Wed May 08, 2013 2:42 pm

    No it's hard

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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

    Post by Ace25 on Wed May 08, 2013 3:29 pm

    Looks like a Turbinaria to me.
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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 08, 2013 3:43 pm

    maybe a cyphastrea, though it could be a turbinaria, but since it looks like its not cupping or plating I would still guess cyphastrea. A close up would help to totally id it.
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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 08, 2013 4:33 pm

    cyphastrea or maybe a gonipora/alveopora. What does it look like when the polyps retract?
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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

    Post by Ace25 on Wed May 08, 2013 4:54 pm

    I was guessing turbinaria just because the bottom left edge appears to look like it is just starting to plate and pull away from the rock, but those last 2 pictures have me questioning myself. Second picture does appear to be cyphastrea like (meteor shower), but then the 3rd picture goes against that idea because I have never seen a cyphastrea that didn't have mini volcanoes were the polyps come out (like it appears in the first picture). The 3rd picture the polyps look recessed in the coral and not sticking out like I would think a cyphastria would look like. The 3rd picture does look like what an encrusting goniopora would look like when the polyps are retracted.
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    Re: can anyone tell me what coral this is

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed May 08, 2013 6:20 pm

    OK, so I agree with you, either gonipora - could be a monti (doubtful) or a porites (more likely) as well or a stylocoeniella (maybe). Definitely not a cyphastrea as the corallite shape is all wrong.

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