Can someone ID this coral please

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  1. Moolis Moolman

    Moolis Moolman Pet Stop SA Sponsor

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    I do not believe this is a Blasto. It look similar but definitely not like any of the hundreds of blastos I ever saw going through Pet Stop :p




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    Any suggestions????????????????????
     
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  3. 2balive

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    Need to see it in my tank to make an ID.
     
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    Dibs, I'll take it :biggrin:
     
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    Does look like blast tho....
     
  6. Arries

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    Think u need to send it to me...If u look carefully it has my tanks name on the left hand side...:tt2:
     
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    @Moolis
    on a serious note, what is the price on this guy? I'm quite keen on it...
     
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    Pretty sure it's a Blastomussa or closely related genus. Just an odd colour variation.
     
  9. Moolis Moolman

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    The colour is not the think that baffle me it is the "look", that does not match to my experiences :(
    Perhaps an other Blastomussa species?


    SOLD to Moolis. I imported it for myself after receiving the pictures from my supplier.
     
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    It definately looks like blastomussa welsi.
    Look a bit like aussie blastos, very nice varation in colour.
     
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    What sort of price would this coral have had?
     
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    Saw it earlier, what a beauty!! I see what you mean by it's looks, seems to be a bit over inflated? maybe move it to the bottom of you display tank but it seems to be a blasto of sorts..
     
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    Weird, Blasto's walls are (normally) separate.

    Let me know when it is fragging time :biggrin:
     
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    Can it not be a Acanthastrea.....kind of looks "flat-like" and "quilt stitch"...:blush: [​IMG]
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  15. Moolis Moolman

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    YES - separated polyps on Blastos while on this coral it is NOT separated but linked ???????
     
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