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Coral ID Please

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Sour137, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    So with this one, I have literally no idea where to begin with the ID, it could either be an LPS or a softy. I got it from a tank breakdown in denver, and looking over his list of corals I couldn't find anything that really fits the description. I believe it is on a piece of liverock, and it seems to be covering it more than anything. That piece of rock rising out of it was originally covered in hair algae but in the time that it has been in my tank the algae has retreated to be replaced by new polys. Let me know what you think.

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  2. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks like a meteor shower
     
  3. scchase

    scchase Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Encrusting monti of some sort most likely, needs to color up though
     
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  4. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    Looking at pictures of meteor shower corals on google, it looks very similar, except in all the pictures I saw the there was some distance between polyps. The density of this one is what is throwing me off.
     
  5. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    I can see this as well.
     
  6. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Alveopora
     
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  7. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    So it seems like this could be a fair variety of things.
     
  8. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    A better picture might help, to me it definitely looks like like Alveopora/Flowerpot coral that has no color.

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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017
  9. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    It doesn't seem to have the tubes coming off the rock. It seems to encrust the rock with the polyps directly attached to the rock. I might be able to do some better pictures next week. For now I'm restricted to the camera on the phone.
     
  10. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

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    With polyps retracted. It looks to be encrusting the liverock that its on

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    This is about as edge on as I can do. Notice the piece of liverock where the coral has not grown onto yet. They are very close to the surface.
     

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