Please ID this coral?

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  1. TheresaC

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    Hi,

    What coral is this?

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    Looks similar to palythoa natalensis...
     
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    or Palythoa tuberculosa
     
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    Does it have a non scientific name?
     
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    a Paly colony.....
     
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    depending on where you got it from?

    If local, I would go with Palythoe natalensis - Squat sandy zoanthid

    Get then in groups, forming grooves between colonies. Each colony about 10cm across. See then in rockpools but never in areas where they would be expose during low tide. I got 2 colonies in my system.
     
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    And I think they would prefer to be on a rock, although they will take ages to grow onto the rock, a lot slower than normal zoa.

    Depending on your lights, and if they do come out of a rockpool. I would also place them fairly high up in the tank.
     
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