Help with Coral ID

Discussion in 'General Coral Care' started by Manic, 9 May 2009.

  1. Manic

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    Hey everyone,

    I just got a frag of this coral from a friend. He didn't no what it was called, so hoping that someone on this site knows. It looks like clove polyps except it retreats back into a hard skeleton. Here's the best pic I could get.

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    It's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like a Goniopora (flower pot coral) to me. Odd, people don't usually frag those...
     
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    Just googled that coral and it looks the same, the only thing is that the one I have doesn't have as long of a polyp extension as all the pictures from google. The polyps look the same though. The one I have probably extends only 5mm out.
     
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    That's because your coral is quite stressed... if/when you get it to a much healthier state, its polyps will start extending much more.
     
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    Alright cool thanks for the info. Just another question, what is the lighting and flow requirements for this coral and does it need to be target feed
     
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    Here's another pic. Looks a bit clearer.

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    Yeah, looks a bit bleached and maybe receding a little too... but with some TLC, it should recover.
     
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    Been researching this coral and finally think I've found what it is. I think it is "Goniopora Stutchburyi". Cant find it in this colour though so think it may have been dyed.
     
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    Yup! looks def like a "flower pot coral";)
     
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    I would say Goniopora for sure
     
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