Red coral.

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Kavir, 2 Jul 2009.

  1. Kavir

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    Hey guys/gals

    1stly im havin trouble loadin the pics, can i mms it to some1 that'l be able to upload it for me?

    On friday i rearranged some rocks, and in the back of 1 i noticed this red stem, that looked like a microalgae, So i turned the rock So it could get more light, then a few min ago i noticed it had some white polyps where it bulges along the stem.
    It's about 2cm tall and the polyps about 2mm and next to that stem there's another smaller 1growing.
     
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  3. Tony

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    SOunds like a carnation coral. Google the word
     
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    Kavir

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    On it's not soft, it is quiet stiff, im thinkin it's a sea fan of some sort
     
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    polyps white?
    could be a chili coral
     
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    Kavir

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    Ya white, aint a chili a softie?
     
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    its a NPS, but i think it is soft to the touch
     
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    Any chance you could take a pic?
     
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    Kavir

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    This thing is a bit hard, feels like it could jst snap if u twist it, it doesnt feel soft at all
     
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    Kavir

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    I got picS on my phone but i cant upload it. If i could send it to some1 who has a data cable or who's pc/laptop has a memory card reader i
    They could load it 4 me
     
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    gorgonion ......
     
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    Kavir

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    I was jst readin up on the gorgonian and looks jst like it, but i cant find a site that has better pics
     
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    Kavir

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    Thanks chika, pic will be sent in next 30 min or So.
     
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    Here you go : Right I did the easy part - Now the rest of the forum do the hard word and ID the bugger!;)

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    Kavir

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    Thanks chika u a legend.

    Ok guys i know the pics arn't clear but that's the best my 2mp camera can do
     
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    I also have them but mine looks more like small "birds nest" corals about 1cm big.
     
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    Like birds nest?
    This 1 jst branches out wit tiny white polyps that come out. It's abt 2cm
     
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    Hmmmm is this a really hard coral to ID? Or is every1 already on the beach?
     
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    Kavir -it is indeed unfortunate, that the pictures are a wee bit unclear.

    AS FAR AS I can make out - it indeed looks like a gorgonian frag of some sorts.
    Where did you get this coral from?
     
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    Kavir

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    Well i had a piece of LR for about 3months and all it had was Coralline on it no other growth.

    From wot i read about the Gorgonian they are hard to keep
     
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    Yeah - most gorgonians are hard to keep. BUT, you MIGHT be lucky with this one. Just keep on monitoring it.... Also - stir up your substrate often - for food for the coral...

    Else - dose some coral food...
     
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