Coral ID Needed

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  1. ChrisRaubs

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    Hi Guys & Garls,

    Can someone please help ID this coral?

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    And this one:

    I think this one is a Galaxea coral. :blush:

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    Thanks! ;)
     
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  3. seank

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    94 views and no help..... @Mods
     
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  4. mrgray

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    2nd one looks like a goniopora to me. Im afraid i cant help on the first one though
     
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    1st is an encrusting hydnophora...
    Are both the pics of the same coral?
    The second one looks more like a long polyp pagoda cup coral... (or might be a galaxy coral)
     
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  6. Lord_Blackadder

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    Any more shots of the first one? Looks like an encrusting Pavona at a glance, though I can't see the skeleton so it's a guess.
     
  7. ChrisRaubs

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    Hey guys,,, sorry for the late reply...

    I must say im leaning towrds galaxy for the second one....

    First one, sorry no more pics,,, only that one...
    @Visser , no. They are diferent corals.

    Ill try and get more pics of the first one for a better view...

    Thanks for the help sofar! :thumbup:
     
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    ID Coral

    Hi, the first looks like a Herpolitha, commonly known as a tongue or slipper coral.
    The second is a Galaxea.
     
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    Thought these had to be "mounted" on a sand bed? Can they be kept on LR?
     
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    Interesting question. Not clear from the picture if this is attached to the LR? Normally it is only found on substrate.
     
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    From what ive seen its defenitely not on substrate... There was several pieces of them ,,, looked like they encrusted over some lr.... Im still trying to get more pics... Will upload as soon as i get some.
     
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    Im with Visser on this one. Looks like a Hydnopora. Will await better pic to confirm though.
     
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    Have not seen a Hydnopora with this tentacle length before, this one is definitely on the wish list, pity they are so aggressive.
     
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    Hay Bud, You'r back....
     
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    Hi 2balive. Yes some do extend quite a bit. Take a look at the one below (pulled off google). Not so much of a close up as Chrisraubs though.

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    Yes sir I am :biggrin:
     
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    Hey guys,,, so sorry ive been so quite... Ill be able to post more pics tomorrow...
     
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    Wow, beautiful. They get a very bad rap in terms of aggression, are they really that bad?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Yes they are stunning. They got to have their space away from other corals as they do tend to sting their neighbours.
     
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    More pics

    Hey guys,,, ;)

    Once again, thank you soo much for the help, and sorry for the delay... :blush:

    Here are some more pics...

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    Same species, just another specimen...

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    Hope these pics help... :)
     
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    Still going with an encrusting Pavona. Small chance it could be Hydnophora, though that's usually a lot more heavily ridged.

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  21. ChrisRaubs

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    Haha, it seems to be a tough one this. @Lord_Blackadder that first pic looks very similar i must say.
     
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