Mystery Montipora

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  1. Kunhardt

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    Anyone know what kind of Monti this is? It definately seems like an encrusting type, but the peaks coming up off it so to speak have me confused...its not a danae thats for sure.

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    Before it went in my tank.

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    after being introduced into my tank.


    looking forward to some thoughts on this one. :)
     
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    looks like a Tonga Encrusting Montipora Coral (Montipora peltiformis)... Have seen some like this
     
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    kinda similar
     
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    This was and still is my feeling as well, but the peltiformis I have seen have been more flat than this one so I am not sure.
     
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    yip, its not as high as yours.. but its the closest I have seen.. Sure it is a monti? :) ..
     
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    lol yip you can definately see its a Monti...LFS owner said it was a Montipora something or other...he couldnt remember the name off the list he ordered it from. :p
     
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    lol I know jack about SPS.. :)
     
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    looks like an encrusting monti that's grown over the base of another sps skeleton
     
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    Monitopra Sp. :p
     
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    Nope still no luck..doesnt help when the image search gives you the same images no matter what name you search for. :(

    Man thats a lot of different Monti's though :p
     
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    No it doesn't, are you clicking on each individual name and then at the bottom of the page, the last link on the right is a small text link to google images? Go do it all again. :p
     
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    LOL...spot on there Adrian! :biggrin:

    Yes its an encrusting species...but which one I am trying to find out...I like to know what I have...no it has not encrusted over another skeleton it forms those pinacles itself.
     
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    Yes...I clicked on the name read the discription of those that have them and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and it goes to google and gives me the same random pics...the more well known monti's it gives me the exact pic, but the more obscure ones it just gives general monti pics! :tt2:
     
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    Montipra Setosa

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    thats pretty...but thats not it. :)
     
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    Montipora setosa is a very rare Montipora species. Collection of this coral is actually restricted in the wild, so colonies available in the aquarium trade are typically aquacultured and are most often small frags like this one. The frags available here are bright orange in color and are mounted on an artificial base.But to be on the safe side, just have a look at
    Montipora nodosa as well


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    I was looking at the Montipora Nodosa pics yesterday...I like that Monti I want to get a piece of it myself...apparently its a very fast grower and encrusts as a smooth surface over your rockwork. :)
     
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