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Old 05-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #21
 
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:27 AM   #22
 
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That is alveopora then.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:13 AM   #23
 
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2 I didn't touch it but it has around 20 tentacles on each "flower". bBut If By Tentacles Are The Flowers Around 10 nd for the other one I can put a better picture up but it is completely soft
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Based on the picture and this post, I would say Star Polyps. It doesn't look flowery enough to be alveopora.

The one id'd as Blastos could also be zoas. The picture is too out of focus to really tell.

I feel the one that is all closed up is also a softie, but I have no idea what.

I still feel like the bottom pic is a Galaxy, but again these pics being out of focus makes it quite the game, lol

Thanks for jumping in here KeepSmiling. Hopefully Frighty can get a few better pics up, and we can get to the bottom of this
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:26 AM   #24
 
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Galaxy does not have a mouth, those are frilly shrooms. Definitely blastos, not zos Did sw for years, and worked in a top shop here in Orlando-Sea In the City.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:29 AM   #25
 
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Galaxy does not have a mouth, those are frilly shrooms. Did sw for years, and worked in a top shop here in Orlando-Sea In the City.
I thought the same thing, but I am not sure it is a mouth. I almost felt like it was some skeleton poking through.

Oh, and welcome to the forum! I appreciate you jumping in here, sometimes it takes a few heads to really figure out what something is
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #26
 
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Thank you. Another thing to consider, if that was galaxy coral, the zoanthids would be toast. If the original poster can touch the coral in question, it should show it is mushrooms.
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Thank you. Another thing to consider, if that was galaxy coral, the zoanthids would be toast. If the original poster can touch the coral in question, it should show it is mushrooms.
I stand corrected.

I am wondering if the corals that are being id'd in this thread are truly 'beginner' corals. The mushrooms and polyps maybe, but Blastos? LPS definitely are more sensitive than softies and require a little more attention.

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:16 AM   #28
 
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True, and light as well. It would help Frighty dog, if you post your set up, how big is the tank, how long is it set up,was it cycled, are you using a refractometer to test your specific gravity, topping off correctly to maintain the appropriate specific gravity, what lighting do you have, are you planning to dose the tank?
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:04 PM   #29
 
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Uh

Gravity?...and it has been cycled just a month ago i got them a little bit after. Lighting is fluorescent LED. It is one of those cube ones with the filter built in. And I dose it with lugols iodine and something i think called reef supplement. Also the flowery one with hard base (on second check) has almost 20. Which one is the galaxy
? The green one next to the zoas? I saw a brown tentacle thing come out once but never since. I also got a picture of this guy

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Which picture is yours?
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