Unique polyp like coral ID please

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  1. Visser

    Visser MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys, i recently purchased a coral from a LFS & on the rock with the coral i discovered 4 of these unique polyp like corals.

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    Ive done a couple of searches on google but could not find anything similar.
    The closest i could find is this duncunopsammia LPS coral on liveaquaria (see link) but its definitely not the same.

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+321+3181&pcatid=3181

    Its about the size of a large zoanthid polyp, also has a mouth in the centre, but the difference is that the tentacles grows over the entire polyp & not just on the rims.

    By the looks of it, its a LPS coral (grows out of a hard skeleton like base)
     
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  3. Quintin

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    Manjo??
     
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    lol. looks like majano to me
     
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    and aiptasia to the right of it in a crevice..
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Nope... I do have a couple of majano anemones (if thats what your referring to) & it looks completely different.

    I also thought it to be majano but my majano anemones close up after the lights go off, this little critter stays semi open.
    Also, majano anemones have rounded tips? & ive never seen an anemone with this type of coloration.

    I might be wrong, but this critter puzzles me a bit.
     
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    Don't listen to them it's not majano it's a tiny plate coral
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  9. Kunhardt

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    One of the rare fancy ones that are becoming ever more popular overseas...there is a thread on masa on them...will try find it for you
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    If at all possible, remove the rock, toast the aiptasia next to it and see whether the coral is attached to the rock or whether it is growing from a skeleton, i.e. growing out of the rock..... Could be a hybrid speciesof manjano and who knows what, but could also be something a lot ore interesting......
    If it has a skeleton, you have scored a real little jackpot.

    Seriously though..... get rid of that aiptasia...
     
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    There are different types of majanos not all has rounded tips.the one i had also stayed semi open even when lights went out.
     
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    Think people should learn to read properly.:whistling:
    Majano does not have a hard skeleton base.
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Lol, jip, will do as soon as i get home, only saw the aiptasia after i posted the picture:lol:
     
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    Difficult to see from the pic, but it does look like the rock it is on could once have been an LPS of sorts...
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Dude, you need a medal for fine observation skills!!!:yeahdude:
    Come to think of it, it does bear remarkable resemblance to a green short tentacle plate coral. You might be on to it there!!!
    It doesnt have a base stem like an anemone, its like it was flattened onto the rock...

    Hehe, this makes me a little excited!!!
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    The coral that is on the rock is zoanthids, but its definitely not what formed the rock, so yep, i think your right!
     
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    Cant find the thread anymore...its too far back in my thread history...but our LFS has a hitch hiker exactly like this one on a rock that came in with some corals and I could see from it in real life it was a tiny version of this bad boy!

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    different colouring, but same appearance. ;)
     
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    I had this one that was the size of a 1c coin.
    Every 3 or for months it would clime of the rock and a new one started growing where it was
    I hope thats the case with yours

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    This is a tiny plate coral.
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    Here is a close up.
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    Not sure if yours looks the same...
    You decide.
     
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    Seriously dude, take a better pic, I feel like I am in grade one playing the game, "I spy with my little eye...." :P:whistling:
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Wil take some more pics especially for you ! Lol;)
     
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