ID Needed

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by gMAN, 7 May 2014.

  1. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    Can someone ID this coral for me? I would like to get my hopes up and think its an elegance as it sure looks like it but not too certain.... any input?

    Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 6.59.12 PM.jpg
     
  2. Guest




  3. mrgert

    mrgert

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    208
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    JHB
    I think it is my coral....lol!!!
     
  4. OP
    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg

    @mrgert
    There are 3 of them growing on the one piece of LR, will break a piece off that has the one on it's own for you ;)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  5. OP
    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  6. mariusmeyer

    mariusmeyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3,103
    Likes Received:
    229
    Location:
    Jukskei Park, JHB
    It certainly looks like an elegance.
     
  7. OP
    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  8. 4age

    4age

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,745
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Cape Town
    agree...looks like an elegance
     
  9. Aquetas

    Aquetas

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    JHB South
    Hey Greg

    I Agree with Marius, Definitely looks like an elegance.
     
  10. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade

    Joined:
    24 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    8,243
    Likes Received:
    229
    Location:
    North Riding, Jozi
  11. OP
    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg

    @carlosdeandrade
    Now here is why I wasn't so sure and should have mentioned it, I don't see it's own skeleton, it's growing flat on the rock. Been searching for images on the net but haven't found any of elegance in the beginning stages.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  12. mrgert

    mrgert

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    208
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    JHB
    Thank u so much Buddy....am i still seeing you Sat....
     
  13. OP
    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    Pleasure,
    I'll be there Saturday, around 1pm?
     
  14. mrgert

    mrgert

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    208
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    JHB
    No problem.....c u then....
     
  15. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade

    Joined:
    24 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    8,243
    Likes Received:
    229
    Location:
    North Riding, Jozi
    Very interesting. Certainly looks like an elegance. Maybe it's a species of furry/fluffy mushroom. I was at wild on pets last week and one of their elegance corals partially detached and is sitting on a rock, very much alive. That one could have gone through asexual reproduction and through time a new skeleton will be produced.
     
  16. OP
    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    Guess only time will tell then.... the waiting game begins... :p
     
  17. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,802
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    Sandton
    looks like a Euyphillia coral but would need to see more of it
     
  18. OP
    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    coral still seems to be growing, not sure anymore if it is an elegance... looks like some type of hard encrusting coral...
     
  19. 459b

    459b Moderator

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    10,429
    Likes Received:
    955
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Blasto perhaps?
     
  20. OP
    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    still too small to say for sure, will wait this one out a few months...
     
  21. Zandy

    Zandy

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    2,504
    Likes Received:
    13
    Does it inflate more at times? If so then I would also say elegance coral. Could be that it's skeleton is nested inside the rock. They like good light. Give it a few days to adjust and I am positive it will inflate and proof to be an elegance coral.
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Needed Forum Date
Id needed ID Needed Sunday at 10:04
temporary sump needed General Discussions and Advice 19 Jul 2017
RSM Cabinet "Disassembly" - HELP needed RSM Red Sea Max tanks 18 Jul 2017
Auto dosing advice needed please. General Discussions and Advice 11 Jul 2017
[wtd] Tang / Surgeon needed - PE Wanted 4 Jul 2017
Chiller help needed. General Discussions and Advice 12 Jun 2017
I.d needed for these two frags ID Needed 4 Jun 2017