What type of coral is this

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  1. mike Bushie

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    what type of coral is this guys
     
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    Does it have a skeleton
     
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    the site i got the pic from said it was a soft coral so i don't think so.
     
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    Lobophytom maybe
     
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    looks to me like a goniapora, but goniapora has a skeleton.
     
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    Difficult to tell whether it has a skeleton or not from the pic. Goniopora would be my guess...
     
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    Looks like goniopora but very difficult to keep,mine survived for 9 months now a massive decline 50% gone
     
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    Ja - goni's are some of the corals that should be on the "no-no" list! I have not heard of anyone's goniporia's (except perhaps Alan's) that has survived longer than a year in our tanks.

    BTW: this looks like a goniporia too - it could possibly be a pipe-organ coral, but don't think so.

    BTW: Goniporia corals belong to the LPS family.
     
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    looks like a Goniopora to me
     
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    Deffo a goni:)
     
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    It is a soft coral and Goni is not soft but LPS
     
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    yip, but it looks like a goni
     
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    It sure looks like there's a piece of skeleton coming through, RIGHT at the centre of the pic. Right at the spot where the light is shining on.... So, I think our guesses at goniporia is correct.
     
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    WTF mike posted that it is a soft coral from the site that he got the picture.
     
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    HHHhhhhhmmmm - I wonder how many sites post pictures with incorrect naming and/or descriptions... misleading poor people.....
     
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    Mike - what did the site call it that you got the picture from?
     
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    the image is named "http://www.bestfishesphotos.com/images/soft-coral.jpg"
     
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    That is appalling, no name just a wild stab at "soft coral" i still vote for gonipora, which only has a small skeleton
     
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