ID on a local coral please.

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by devesh.r, 1 Aug 2013.

  1. devesh.r

    devesh.r

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    1,553
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    johannesburg(Lenz)
    Hi guys i was down on the south coast few weeks back and found a coral that i brought up with me.

    Pls Id this.

    Johannesburg-20130703-01039.jpg

    Johannesburg-20130703-01038.jpg
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Mc

    Mc

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    Hard to see as the pic is quite blurry.
    Look a bit like anthelia, a same family as xenia you often find them in the tidal pools in natal.
     
  4. Clowning

    Clowning

    Joined:
    8 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Schaapkraal,Cape town.
    Looks like blue anthelia but a clear pic will get you a clear answer:)
     
  5. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,163
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Location:
    Centurion
    type of Xenia that needs intense light
     
  6. devesh.r

    devesh.r Thread Starter

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    1,553
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    johannesburg(Lenz)
    Thanks guys will try and get a better pic. But it does look like a xenia just much smaller.
     
  7. seank

    seank

    Joined:
    24 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,984
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    North of Durban and South of Mozambique
    Looks like "African Bush" (Lemnalia africana)
     
    Last edited: 2 Aug 2013
  8. Lord_Blackadder

    Lord_Blackadder

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2012
    Posts:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Durban
    We get mountains of the stuff here. It's Sansibia flava. Major pain to keep alive long term, most likely because it needs very intense light and cooler water temps.
     
  9. CW

    CW

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    2,274
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    Vanderbijlpark
    Had some of this already and they dont make it very long.
    Mut im surely gona try it again with my new leds on. Hopefully it will last longer and maybe even grow:thumbup:

    Ill say mount it as high as you can in the tank so it gets the best light posiable.
    My tank runs at at 24-25 now. My first tank ran at 26-27 so hopefully this will also help.
     
  10. 2balive

    2balive

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Camps Bay, Cape Town
    I had them as well.

    They come and go, never quite got them grow bigger or spread. Seemed to do better with a fair amount of flow, does not seem to be to light dependant.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - local coral please Forum Date
Local to not Local fish and Coral General Discussions and Advice 12 Feb 2016
local coral General Discussions and Advice 4 Aug 2014
Local coral General Discussions and Advice 11 Dec 2013
Local KZN coral pics Soft Corals 8 May 2008
What local caught butterflies can i try in a reef tank? Marine Fish Discussions 3 Nov 2016
lets see your local zoas Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions 9 Apr 2016
Local Live rock Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions 1 Apr 2016