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  1. Esmond

    Esmond

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    Hu all

    please id the following

    1) the pinkish algae
    2) the green purplish coral

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    The pinkish coral


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    Love the hundreds of starfish

    How old is your tank?
     
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    Esmond Thread Starter

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    2 years
     
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    Not sure about the corals & algae, but you should get yourself a pair of harlequin shrimps to feast on all those starfish!!!
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Why? Are the star fish bad?
     
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    No...the Harlequin Shrimp only eats..mostly..starfish...:)
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+525+749&pcatid=749
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Oh Ok! Now I get the picture. Thanks!
     
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    Actually..I have to add...some say this starfish is bad as some are found on your Corals...I've got a couple and they are mostely all on my glass...I've found one or two on Rocks, but never seen any damage to Corals..:blush:
     
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    Agreed, only ceratin species of small starfish can be bad, mmmmmmm @belindamotion, where is that website (Canadians need to go back :p), I can't seem to find it. I also have the same starfish in my tank and they do no damage.
     
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    Is the pink one sort of soft and fluffy?
    2nd one is an SPS coral, Montipora tuberculosa, very nice coral.
    No idea what that is. Could be an SPS coral that has bleached or died and has now got algae starting to grow on it. Is it hard or soft to the touch?
     
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    hard and was told by the lfs its some kind of plating monti(wanted the real name so i can google it)
     
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    Not sure what the pink stuff is.

    The 3rd one certainly looks like a dead SPS coral to me, or at least a very badly bleached one, can you see any small polyps on it?
     
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    Ok i do have to apologize for the bad pic,its actually far more pinkier than what the photo shows and yes there is white polyps.
     
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    Really not sure, but I'll take a flyer at maybe a Montipora danae, but that's a big guess.

    See if you can get any better pics of it, it looks like it's on it's own piece of rock, could you maybe move it closer to the front glass and see if you can get a pic of the polyps as well?
     
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    nah definately not it is some kind of algae
     
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    Nope, I'm out, going to have to wait for the SPS guys to come online. But I think it is some kind of encrusting montipora that is bleached.
     
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    :lol: I though you meant the stuff right at the back in the first pic, but have to agree with @viper357 on this one!
     
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