Please ID this for me?

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  1. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

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    HI all

    Fellow reefer was kind enough to donate this wonderful frag to me. Will be passing it over to another next week until i get better lighting. Can someone please advise whats the name of this coral?
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Looks like a Goniapora to me. Move it from that spot, it appears to be blasted with current.
     
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    Fully agree, it needs a gentle flow, not bent over and *******
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Not goniopora, they have 24 tentacles on each stalk.

    Not alveopora either as they have 12 tentacles on each stalk.

    My guess would possibly be some type of xenia which is a bit shrivelled up due to too much flow.
     
  6. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    thanks gents that flow is actually the seio pulling water as the seio is on the right of the xenia so if it was being blown it would be bent to the left it is actually being pulled. Will move it tonight
     
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    Looks like a xenia to me

    I agree with the okes - I just took a closer look at my xenia and its pretty much a twin to the pic you are showing. When my surge dumps every so now and then mine closes up the same way.
     
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    Hehe... well done. Not to mention... goniopora have skeletons. ;)
     
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    i took it out of the tank and put it in my sump. Its not liking it there. Reason being with the light on i am getting lotsa algea growth that i do not want at the moment as i have no Carbon or phos remover monday i will be moving it to a proper reeftank until i have sorted my lighting out.
     
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    This is definitely some type of xenia. I have seen this type of xenia in Muz's tank. He calls it "the weed". As it is growing LIKE CRAZY in his tank.....

    I think that this is a short tentacled type of xenia.....
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    Thanks jacques. It was perishing in the sump moved it back to main display and is much happier.
     
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    uhmmmm
     
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    xenia cespitularia ????
     
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    does your one have a skeleton at the base ?
     
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