SPS ID needed

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Kunhardt, 21 Dec 2009.

  1. Kunhardt

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    Can someone please ID this Birds Nest for me, I was told its quite a rare variety but thats about it...

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  3. Junz

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    i have one...but the name escapes me now,but its not rare from what iv seen.
     
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    Looks like the normal Seriatopora hystrix (Green Birds Nest).
     
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    Although it could also be Seriatopora guttatus.
     
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    Seriatopora Caliendrum
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    if it is?


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    Images provided by Brulz of Italy.

    Latin name: Seriatopora Caliendrum
    Discovered: Ehrenberg, 1834
    Growth: medium / fast
    Degree of difficulty: easy to medium for advanced reefkeepers
    Lighting: medium/strong
    Current: medium/strong
    Captive reproduction: fragmenting
     
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    Kunhardt

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    I thought Seriatopora Hystrix as well from looking online, thanks for the confirmation! :thumbup:
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Kunhardt

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    lol lot of posts since i started that reply...hmmm so u think Caliendrum, colour of the polyps and shape of the pic Les posted does look pretty much the same.

    Les, when I bring you your piece later you can confirm :)
     
  11. Atilla

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    agree with you Mudskark:thumbup:
     
  12. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool dude, im just happy to be getting a piece again.. must look for rose and green millipora now. they are awsome .. oh and dont forget plating monti's :)
     
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    Ditto!

    And Kunhardt, it is not a rare coral ;)
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    it is for east london..
     
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    Kunhardt

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    Cool thanks for the info, don't know much about sps species so need the help. The guy I got the frag from was sold the mother colony and was told it was a rare coral, will have to inform him this is not the case.
     
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    Kunhardt

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    lol... indeed, any Birdsnest seems to be rare for East London :p
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    mos sps are rare in east london.. cant get it readily at the LFS and the majority of the guys down here cant seem to keep them too long as interest in the hobby dwindles as the season ends...
     
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    Defo Caliendrum, I had a huge colony that I fragged a few times and then it crashed :(
     
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    these appear much thicker than the ones kunhartd has so i'm with mudshark and yes common ive seen it on sale in forums apparently grows very fast
     
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    yep, Seriatopora Caliendrum and is a fast grower once it settles in, give it lots of space.
     

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