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post #1 of 36 Old 05-01-2013, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Need quick on coral id

My step-brother brought home some new coral and i have no clue what they are! They were cut off and need to be planted! PLEASE HELP!!!

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post #2 of 36 Old 05-02-2013, 03:12 AM
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Top pic is either some type of xenia (looks like pulsing but hard to tell in that state) or a kenya tree.

Bottom pic is some type of leather.

Curious, where does your brother get coral from and drop it off where you don;t know what it is your getting?
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Top pic is either some type of xenia (looks like pulsing but hard to tell in that state) or a kenya tree.

Bottom pic is some type of leather.

Curious, where does your brother get coral from and drop it off where you don;t know what it is your getting?
I agree with RSully here. On both the id and the question. It is a sort of peculiar situation that mysterious coral is just getting "dropped" in your tank...



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post #5 of 36 Old 05-03-2013, 03:46 PM
Bottom picture is not a Soft Coral. Its not a Leather Coral.
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If the xenia looks like its dying should i take it out? I left it like the picture looks
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Bottom picture is not a Soft Coral. Its not a Leather Coral.
What do you think it is? Montipora?
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What do you think it is? Montipora?
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post #9 of 36 Old 05-06-2013, 08:27 AM
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A Montipora is by no means a beginner coral. SPS are considered the more difficult corals to keep, with water parameters and lighting being crucial to the survival of this species.



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post #10 of 36 Old 05-07-2013, 07:50 AM
the first pic looks like some very sad anthelia.
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