ID, and does anyone have some of this ?

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  1. ZeroCool

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    morning, does anyone in gauteng have of the following. I would assume it is a softy.

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    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Cant see its super small
     
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    looks like a Favites russeli, pic is very small to be sure
    Favids - Closed brain
     
  5. ZeroCool

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    sorry for the small pic guys, but i am using mspaint to copy and paste ... i know, the shittest graphics program around ! let me see what i can do !
     
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    Updated pic !
     
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    Moon coral. Favia
     
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    wow, it is very stunning, do you know of anyone in jhb that could have maybe ? i will post a wanted request later ...
     
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    I have a similar coral, but not sure if it is a moon coral though. Previous owner recons it is, but I dont think it is...

    Here's a pic:

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    Hey ZeroCool I know of a mate selling one - R500 looks same as the original pic. BEAUTIFUL coral! PM if keen
     
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    Idol Marine had some a while ago. Think they were going for R450 IIRC but I'm talking like 6 months ago...
     
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    Hi ZeroCool, yip I have a nice colony. It’s actually a LPS coral. It’s not a Favia species as states above, but rather a Favites species. The main characteristic difference being that Corallites share a common wall with Favites whereas Favia do not.

    Jaco your LPS piece is a Pavona species.
     
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    My dad has something similar...the pet shop said it was Favia

    Here It Is

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    Sorry for the bad pic (Phones camera)

    We bought it from a non-sponsor though...

    Brandon
     
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    Nice piece Brandon. Sorry but your pet shop is incorrect. It is very easy to tell the diff between the two species.
     
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    one of the very nice things on this forum is having people like you who know the differences with things like this, thanks for the posts above
     
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    i got it right :) woohoo
     
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    Fishy Steve Hiden super user

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    I have some close ups

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    Not Feeding

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    Everyone that see this coral asks if its fake. It looks awesome. These photo's dont give the lumo green the right colour at all. Actinic makes all the difference is its look.
     
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    i totally agree 1000% ! :thumbup:
     
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    WOW !:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Crispin.
    That’s a great example of a Favia posted by Fishy Steve above. (nice pic as well) See how each Corallite is complete and separate from the others. Now look at the Favites higher up and see that all the Corallites share a common wall.
     
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    Moon Coral, some call it Moon Rock, got one in my tank the size of a small plate. Very beautifull indeed.
     
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