Soft coral ID please

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  1. vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    I tried googling It....... NOTHING!
    It's also a bit damaged....... I don't know what happened.
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    It's really pretty though.....
     
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  3. frankie fish

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    Where did u get it?
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    LOL! I stole It from my cousin's tank. LOL! He's got plenty so he "gave" me one.
     
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    Could be...Stylophora Pistillata..
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    http://www.arkive.org/smooth-cauliflower-coral/stylophora-pistillata/image-G26525.html

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    http://www.3reef.com/forums/coral-month/january-2011-cotm-stylophora-pistillata-101351.html
     
  6. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Does it have polyps that come out? Maybe a type of chili coral?

    I see you're in Toti, is it a local coral? If so then Richard Matlock or Lord Blackadder should be able to help ID it.
     
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    Some sort of a Stereonephthya or Nephtheidae or Dendronephthya
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Well... It's still too early to tell coz It didn't have polyps when It was In my cousin's tank. It has expanded twice the size since I got It and little polyps came out but I don't know If they are big or just little white buds.

    I don't know! I should ask my cousin, but I think It might be local.

    I shall be monitoring It's (whats u may call It)..... behavior/ activities/ movements... for the next week and keep you guys updated.

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    Pretty sure it's Alcyonium. Non-photosynthetic, gets big white polyps at night or when fed. Needs daily feeding and ideally a big refugium, but not too difficult as far as non-photosynthetics go.
     
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    It looks like It
     
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