Hey what is this?

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by lanzo, 18 Feb 2008.

  1. lanzo

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    This is one hectic mooi coral!!
    Can someone id this for me?
    I placed him under MH and he seems to be doing very lekker!

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  3. moz

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    If I were to make a not so educated guess, I'd say Favia or Favites.
     
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    looks like Moon or Candy Coral
     
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    Have to go with Caulastrea
     
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    Acanthastrea Lord Howensis (sp) Loves light. But yours still looks a little anemic. So maybe not to much light too quickly. Place him on the sand and even partly shaded. A beautiful coral and very tolerant.
     
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    looks like a favia veroni
     
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    I would go with Acan or Blasto, stunning coral.
     
  9. lanzo

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    Got this from a guy that sold his setup, he didn't know what the corals name is?
    He had him under t5's, didn't look that good in his tank.
    Yip i placed him directly on sand.
    What is this now?
    -Caulastrea
    -favia veroni
    -Acanthastrea Lord Howensis (sp)
    Got him for R100, it sounded to me like a bargin
     
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    mmmh.maybe this damn coral ID guide is wrong.
     
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    ???? I'm still lost???
     
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    This guy has many different morphs. Some of the rarer finds can sell for $15 per polyp on the American market. A 100 bucks is the deal of the century
     
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    Very difficult to sometimes tell the difference often can only be identified by the skeleton...... now we dont want to have to go that route, but for 100 bucks its a bargain, i would offer you triple that for that piece.
     
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    Nice one Lanzo, you got a gem
     
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    YES first time that i struck gold:jiggy:

    o.k this mean that this coral needs alot of light and alot of current.
    Is this a LPS?
    And how fast do they grow?
     
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    yes its a LPS.medium to low light and medium current
     
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    Great stuff, and do you know how fast they grow?
     
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    can this maybe be a Acantherus
     
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    Providing you acclimatise properly this beauty can handle fairly intense lighting.
    Current once again it will adapt, however if the current is to harsh he will remain withdrawn. Growth, if happy slow to medium. But if like this one, neglected they stagnate for months and the begin to recede.
     
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    how do you neglect a coral?
     
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    can i feed him with cyclopeze and plankton?
    Does he feed at day time?
     
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