Came across photo, what is this coral?

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  1. 2balive

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    Hi

    I came across this photo on this forum Zook's 20g Shallow - Manhattan Reefs

    I first thought it was an elegance coral, but never saw one with mutiple heads, looks more like a "branching" anemone . :w00t:

    Can anyone pls tell me what it is?

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  3. sihaya

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    I think it's called a "Duncan coral" :p
     
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    just googled it! and all i can say is.. I WANT!!!
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Agreed, looks like a really big Australian Duncan Coral, I've got one, pretty cool coral, just sort of looks after itself really.
     
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    I am "sold", definitely going on my wish list.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Not sure if you get that colour as in the pic though, all of the ones I have seen are a sort of greenyish tan colour, I think the light might be having an effect in the pic you posted, but very nice coral nonetheless, grows well, doesn't bother anything else, the branches are not terribly huge so it grows into a sort of nice round shape, my one has gone from 5 heads to about 30 heads in just over a year.
     
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    Ever seen in a LFS?

    Will keep an eye out for it, never seen in a shop yet.
     
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    Dude, good luck is all i can say - I have been on the lookout for Duncanopsammia axifuga for ages! only ever seen it once and someone got it before i could :banghead:
     
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    Frag it

    Wonder if it is fragable, should be similar to a branching torch?
     
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    lovley looking coral...
     
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    as far as i know you can. Ive also been looking for one for ages. LEt me know if you stumble across one.
     
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    Yip, very fraggable.
     
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    Now i too have a coral on a wish list, damn that is stunning, need to speak to one or two of the wholesalers to bring them in.
     
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    lol, maybe I should post some pics of mine to make you all even more jealous :p
     
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    Seen one at aquarium depot. Nice coral.
     
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    Sorry, totally forgot about this :blush: I will take some new pics tonight, but here's a couple of old pics for now.

    This is when it had about 6 or 7 heads I think.
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    These were taken a couple of weeks ago, not very nice pics though, I was playing around with different settings on the camera. I will try get better ones tonight.
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    I want..and you'r Ric's too..!!!(it is Ric's?):drool5::drool5::drool5:..Damn.."safe place" probably means in another Country..:(:(
     
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