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  1. erle_vaughan

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    190 users online and not even 1 guess in 40mins...:skeptical:
    :shocked:
     
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    its an sps coral :) Lumo green acro i dunno
     
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    hahaha... shot for the try... i was guessing acro of some sorts myself (very very uneducated guess)

    any guess as to the softy type looking yellow on the left?
     
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    1 - is an acro species..will need one of the spos masters to say which species
    2 - not very clear but could be star polyps.
     
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    shot 459b ;)
     
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    I agree with the Green Star Polyps for number 2, but the LUMO green variety.

    @Adee - Could you ID the Acro?
     
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    I think its the same as this one, very slow growing and apparently quite rare. Will try get you a name shortly.. [​IMG]
     
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    thanks gaboon... what is the dark blue on in the top left of your pic?
     
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    oh crap, I'm terrible with the names.. give me a mo.:blush:
     
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    Had them written down but cant find it now. The green one could be Acropora verde, the other one Acropora Parilis

    I googled these so need an expert to correct me if Im wrong, @Adee ?
     
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    Hey chaps....did some digging of my own. I leaning towards A. Yongei which is a big family, also includes the more common "green slimer"...the one with the "Lumo" or "Neon" coloration is a great find and really does give off a nice flouresence under the correct light.

    Here is a link on a study done on that: http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/abstract/213/21/3644

    Good thing I have one of those as well :thumbup:.

    Here is a pic of mine.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Think we all being a tad slow..
    The description under the video:

    The coral selection is equally down to earth with great looking specimens of Xenia, frogspawn, torch, green star polyps, green slimer acro, a ritteri anemone and much more.
     
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    ya i saw that.... but i can't put a name to a face ... yet

    thats why i asked you fellas!
     
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    theres a much clearer view of the star polyps at 0:26
     
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    ya 0:26 is a good shot of the hermit and star polyps....

    from GreenStars

    Scientific Name: Clavularia viridis
    Classification: Soft Coral
    Common Names: Green Star Polyps
    Description:
    Green Star polyps are small bright green polyps connected together by a rubbery purple colored mat. Open during the day, retracted at night or when disturbed.

    Natural Environment:
    ? Many specimens are now captive propagated.

    Care:
    Hardiness: Green Star polyps are extremely hardy and can survive most reef tank conditions.

    Lighting: Will tolerate fairly low light levels, but tend to develop brighter colors under higher intensity lighting. A picture above shows a colony that is lighter in color due to being raise in lower lighting conditions.

    Water Current: Green Star polyps prefer moderate water motion.

    Temperature: Does well within a range of at least 74º to 84º F.

    Aggressiveness: High. Although the coral does not have a stinging capability, it's encrusting growth pattern can lead to rapid encroachment on its neighbors. Mat can be pruned with scissors if it starts to get out of hand. This is one of those corals that some hobbyist regret ever putting in their tank.

    Feeding: Green Star polyps are photosynthetic and require no feeding. It is unknown if they will accept any prepared foods.

    Supplements: No special requirement are noted. Normal acceptable water parameters seem to suit it just fine.

    Tank Positioning: No special requirements other than keeping them out of forceful water flow. They will sometimes grow up the back glass forming a very attractive green backdrop.

    Propagation:: Green Star polyps are easily propagated by cutting a section of the purple mat from the main colony using scissors or similar. This mat can be attached to a suitable substrate such as a piece of live rock usually with a rubber band. It will quickly attach to the rock and the rubber band can be removed.

    Anybody got frags in Durban?
    surely there must be some pruning going on somewhere!
     
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    If it is a bali green slimer acroporra.... would it be looking lumo yellow coz of lighting? or is is it bleached or some some kind of hybrid of sorts?
     
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