ID on coral

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by ChrisRaubs, 1 Nov 2012.

  1. ChrisRaubs

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    Hey peeps,,,

    So excited bout my first coral in the tank, but would love to know the common & or scientific name for it...

    I do know that their extremely hardy,,, and will cover the rock surface entirely... Not aggressive at all...

    From touch, it has to be some sort of softie...

    Here's some pics:

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  3. tekkengal

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    I stand to be corrected but it looks like an encrusting alveopora. Can you get a pic of it fully opened?
     
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    Where did you get it?
     
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    I would say an anthelia.
     
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    they look like clove polyps...
     
  7. ChrisRaubs

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    Hey @tekkengal ,,, sorry for only replying now... I'll try take another few pics tonight... These pics was just when I put them in, where a bit shy... :lol:

    Hey @459b ,,, not sure of the origin, but I got it from a fellow reefer.
     
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    Geez - this one seems a bit more difficult. My first thoughts was some type of goniporia, if you look at the tentacle size and count of the polyps.
     
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    Yes...!!! I count 8 Tentacles and that is an Organ Pipe Coral....and we KNOW it's not that...!!!:p
     
  10. ChrisRaubs

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    Ja hey,,, I just googled all of the suggestions above, and none look the same... But I'm sure we'll get to it soon... :thumbup:
     
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    It's definitely clove polyps/palm coral, Clavularia. You can tell because they retract into the base (unlike Xenia and Anthelia), but not completely like star polyps.
     
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    Hey @Lord_Blackadder ,,,

    Could it be that the ones I have is a different variant of the cluvaria sp. family? Mine doesn't have the little thingy's extending from the individual polyps like this pic...

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    This pic below is them fully extended...

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    Please do excuse the GHA... Still fighting patiently... :lol:
     
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  13. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    That's what I said.. :p

    I'm sure once your ones are fully extended you will see that they are similar.... give it some time.. ;)
     
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    Ah,,, ok.

    Thank you to everyone's in put!:yeahdude:
     
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    There are a lot of species of Clavularia and related genera. Some are fluffier than others.
     
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    Hey Belinda, it does hey... But not it... Just got home, and inspected it very closely... Upon this inspection I found that there are tiny little ridges on the individual polyp, but not protruding Ike that in the cluvaria pic above...

    So I'm also now leaning towards clove polyps... Maybe I just have an uncommon variant...
     
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    When she opens up nicely...please get a fantastic snap of her so we can ID the Malady..:p
     
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    looks like a flower pot coral
     
  20. ChrisRaubs

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    Will do... ;)

    Once again, thank you soo much for everyones help!!:thumbup:
     
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