Coral ID Please

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  1. amalick

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    Could someone ID these for me, They are growing like STINK!!!

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    looks like zoas to me bud...if too many pass along
     
  4. amalick

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    I agree that No 2 are Zoas but No 1 is just too extended or large to be.
     
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    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    still either zoanthids or palyotha(spelling), you can pass some to me also
     
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    They both look like Zoanthids to me hey.
     
  7. Tony

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    Def zoanthids
     
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    Ashraf it looks as if both are zoanthids but with #1 I may be mistaken, maybe a closer pic or look could help. What does your son think it is as he does work at TOA? As Frans said if too many pass along.:whistling:
     
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    Hey Ashraf better pic than the one on your phone, yeah the guys are right they are zoas and not palys as I previously thought. I know someone who knows someone who will tell us more about them will get him on it.

    Trev
     
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    Frag em and send em up to jozi I'm sure people would love to have those colour zoos
     
  12. viper357

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    Definitely both look like zoa's. You do get different sizes and variations, some grow almost like a carpet on the rock and have have extremely short stalks, sometimes only extend 2 or 3mm in length, others can extend probably 3 or 4cm's so they do look vastly different, but basically the same, just a variation of the zoanthid species.
     
  13. amalick

    amalick Thread Starter

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    Wow! - What a response, definatly going to start farming them soon, or at least the ones in number 1 on the pic. Funny how you take things for granted that you already have.

    Will get a blade a have at them when I get the time.
     
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    Thoes zoa's look really awesome but I never knew that stink can grow? Can you imagine how hectic your your tank will smell as the stink grows!!!!!:whistling:

    2nd dibs
     
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    ZOA heist... STOP THIEVES!!

    Hey Ashraf
    nice corals....
    Since Trev has tapped my shoulder on this one...;)
    They BOTH (1) and (2) look like FORMS of 'SafeCracker'
    That is just a hobby-trade designation though
    Sometimes popularly called BALI Safecrackers

    even doubtful if they are from Indonesia(Bali)
    I have had these and clones, as well as very similar as Wildcollected Indonesia, Fiji, Solomon Islands
    units.

    More and more are now maricultured in the ocean, with aquaculture at home increasing available attractive varieties..

    They are popular, and moreso in SA last few years

    Good going, grow'em all, trade and swop, it's benefits all of us:thumbup:

    It gets outtahand when different lighting, actinics, photography, 'photoshop' is applied to the SAME piece..and then holding conditions and chemistry as well as nutrition can make the same piece LOOK different within a matter of weeks!
    Then "name game" gets verrry complex

    By the way, BOTH pieces are merely Zoanthus spp.
    The Blue-Grey(acc. to your pic), is at least as attractive in my eyes

    Maybe a better pic to show what colour/pattern they are?
    PS Exercise caution in handling them, and also note allelopathy since you have a large variety of coral quite close to one another

    I am getting a co-op of sorts going with a few dozen sorts of these and other exciting Zoanthus and Palythoa species...
     
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  18. Trev

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    Thanks Obi-Wan I have to agree that they are soft on the eyes which is why lots of the guys are wanting some :)
     
  19. amalick

    amalick Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the detailed info (Your title oh OBI-Wan is well deserved im sure.)

    You are my MASTER!!!:yeahdude:

    By the way..

    1) The Blue-Grey coral is actually a pagoda cup coral

    And

    2) Allelopathy is a great worry to me:nono:, but I guess that nature will take its course and there is nothing that I can do about it hey ?
     
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