ID on a local coral please.

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  1. devesh.r

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    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.

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  3. Mc

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    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.
     
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    Looks like blue anthelia but a clear pic will get you a clear answer:)
     
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    type of Xenia that needs intense light
     
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    Thanks guys will try and get a better pic. But it does look like a xenia just much smaller.
     
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    Looks like "African Bush" (Lemnalia africana)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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