Please ID this coral

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by dogstar, 20 May 2009.

  1. dogstar

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    Hi guys,

    Can you please ID this coral for me. Bought it from a friend who is moving house. Some kind of brain coral?

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  3. scubaninja

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    wow. never seen that before. maybe an open brain or something? cabbages come to mind when look at that :p but it not from a vegetable garden so odds are its not. what about a Manicina-areolata?
     
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    googles Manicina-areolata - dont think its this one, at least not from the pics i seen, but closer then anything else i found
     
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    Okay while we try get an ID on this guy, i have had this coral for about 3 weeks now. Noticed that my midas blenny trys to peck at the coral - lucky till now not open wounds. Yesterday, i saw it ejecting a brown liquid substance from its mouth. Anything to be concerned about? My Midas blenny was loving eating that brown stuff. Any idea whats going on?
     
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    Might just be a shot in the dark, but the coral might have been spawning --- my midas goes after it like crazy too!!!
     
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    looks like a meat coral. It ain't spawning. It is getting rid of waste.
     
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    Hmmmm, a meat coral, google image search again doesnt bring up pics which are that close to this coral, but this and the other suggestion seem the most likely.

    So it getting rid of waste so all good then.
     
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    Check out Julian Sprung's Coral book, it's there ;)
     
  11. Jaco Schoeman

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    Where did you get it from? Did you dive it out Zoo Lake? ;)
    If you got it from a LFS, what do they say it is?
     
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    I reckon it looks like a scolymia (cubensis?)
     
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    Related to this coral

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    Cynarina Deshayesiana
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Good call Warr i reckon we got it between us, it'll be one or the other.
     
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    Got it from a friend, he was breaking down his tank cause he was moving and he cant remember what it was.
     
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    Need you advise on this coral guys.

    If you look at the first post and picture of this coral it it very much white around the mouth. Now it it turning brown in that area. Is this something to be concerned about?

    I dont have a pic, but will get one soon.
     
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    Dogstar - the "Brown" coloration - is this under the skin, in the flesh? Or on top of the flesh/skin?
     
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    Hmmm, i need to look again. Does it make a difference?
     
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    Yes - dogstar. This will determine if the coloration is something like "brown jelly disease" - or just zooxanthellae.......
     
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    cool coral
     
  21. dogstar

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    Looks like just the skin is browning, inside its nice and clear
     
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