Coral ID and help please

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  1. VicZA

    VicZA

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    I got myself 5 new coral and I wonder if you could help me (based on your experience) with the Lighting (High, Medium, Low), Flow (Strong, Medium, Low) and Placement (Bottom, Middle, Top) of each of these and also to confirm their correct common names and scientific names.

    Here is what I think they are:

    Pic 1 : ACAN Acanthastrea echinata
    Pic 2 : (common name ?) Acropora granulosa
    Pic 3 : (common name ?) Acropora secale
    Pic 4 : STRAWBERRY PROSTRATA ???
    Pic 5 : BLUE STAGHORN Acropora staghorn
    Pic 6 : BLUE STAGHORN Acropora staghorn (close-up shot)

    ACAN Acanthastrea echinata (03-04-2014) purchase size.jpg

    Acropora granulosa (03-04-2014) purchase size.jpg

    Acropora secale (03-04-2014) purchase size.jpg

    STRAWBERRY PROSTRATA (03-04-2014) purchase size.jpg

    Acropora staghorn (03-04-2014) purchase size.jpg

    Acropora staghorn (03-04-2014) purchase size 2.jpg
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    some nice corals indeed
     
  4. RiaanP

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    Acan, is a LPS.
    Can be on the substrate. Low to medium flow. Medium lights. Very aggressive. Will sting other corals.

    Acropora, all SPS, high flow. High lights.
     
  5. VicZA

    VicZA Thread Starter

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    Thanks @RiaanP ... can you confirm the names ? and is Pic 4 really a strawberry prostrata ?
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    I'm not a SPS fan.
    I run a softies tank. Only 2 LPS, Acan and Pipe organ coral.
     
  7. VicZA

    VicZA Thread Starter

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    ok no problem .... who the SPS fans on this site ?
     
  8. VicZA

    VicZA Thread Starter

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    is there no one that can help with this ?
     
  9. Midnight Reefer

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    pics 2 and 3 look like montipora undata's but also not a stick specialist
     
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    I agree with RiaanP first statement. Simple and to the point.
     
  11. Kunhardt

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    Pic 1 : ACAN Acanthastrea echinata - doesn't look like an echinata to me, looks more like a lordhowensis, hard to tell from the pic, need to see it a bit more clearly...unusual colouring.
    Pic 2 : (common name ?) Acropora granulosa looks to be
    Pic 3 : (common name ?) Acropora secale yes definitely
    Pic 4 : STRAWBERRY PROSTRATA ??? looks to be
    Pic 5 : BLUE STAGHORN Acropora staghorn yes
    Pic 6 : BLUE STAGHORN Acropora staghorn (close-up shot) yes
     
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  12. VicZA

    VicZA Thread Starter

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    @Kunhardt thanks for the info ... appreciate it !! Will get some better pics of the Acan on Monday and post them .... thanks again
     
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