ID SPS for my mixed reef.

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by pXius, 29 Nov 2011.

  1. pXius

    pXius

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    Hey guys, got most of he SPS pieces I want in my reef, just need some scientific ID's along with personal experience with each of these pieces. (Excuse the cellphone shots)

    Piece 1.
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    Piece 2. (has blue tips, can't see on photo)
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    Piece 3.
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    Piece 4. (I'm aware of the bleached tips, got it like that this weekend) (Ignore the velvet horn)
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    Piece 5.
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    Then there are some plates(green and orange) and a moon(purple and green one). Thats about it in regards to sps.

    I've Identified most of them, I think :whistling: but would really like to hear your personal experiences in regards to their care.

    Last but not least, found this little bugger nibbling away at one of the colonies. ID?
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  3. archiecrain

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    Bottom pic is an acro crab....normally a good thing to have living in your acro colonies, never bust mine nibbling corals.
     
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    pic1 is an acro tort of sorts
    pic2 is a acro staghorn coral
    pic3 is a granulosa
    pic4 is also a granulosa
    pic5 not sure of the name but i have the same one.
     
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    acro crabs also a good thing , leave the fella on 1 of your colony's
     
  6. Monti

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    2- Possibly A. Formosa
    3- possibly A. Caroliniana
    4- Looks like a monti Digitata in that picture.
    5- A. Tenuis

    All of those are only possible IDs- clearer will give a better indication.. but even that is not accurate
     
  7. pXius

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    Thanks guys, crab is in my refugium, will try to catch him and reintroduce him to the DT.
     
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    Scientific Id..... NOT gonna happen on a marine tank forum. Can only be given with very close examination of skeleton, coralites etc. If you really want to get lost in the realm of identification, go visit Corals of the World - The Polyp Skeleton
    . Pieces 3 and four will be fine in lower light, the rest you can blast, but acclimatize slowly.
     
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    Thanks, they're all under intense light :D
     
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