Octocorals ... Goniapora ??

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  1. Apollo

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    Hi Guys,

    Still battling to ID the following polyps in my tank.

    The closest link I could find is that they are part of the octocoral group.
    Not sure whether this may be a relative to Goniapora ? ( Although the colour doesn't match)

    First pic shows what the polyps look like when semi-extended. (Red circle). Looks like I have more of the same growing next to it (White circle)

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    I've done a rough sketch of what the polyps look like when fully extended. Didn't have time this morning to take a pic when they were open.
    The polyp has 8 tentacles of blood red colour and the body is bright orange with a blood red oral disc.

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  3. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Got me stumped.
     
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    Right,

    Managed to take another picture , and this time I was lucky enough to catch them open.

    I couldn't zoom in any closer, due to limitations on my camera, but if I look closely at the polyps, the tentacles appear to have serrated edges almost .

    Medusa coral ?

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    Alcyonium fauri perhaps...
     
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    Thanks Hennie,

    I'll look it up .:thumbup:
     
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