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post #1 of 10 Old 05-29-2007, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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What sort of coral?

This piece of coral(?) is on the side of a 4.5kg Liver rock I got the other day. there are 3 other small bit of coral on this piece LR which I was very happy with @$17 a kg. the coral in the pic is 4inches across, where is another bit that looks like brain coral that has orange in the centres but I can't get a close pic.
So what sort is it called, in the pic?

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-31-2007, 07:31 PM
Its hard to tell. From the pic it looks like it was a tiny coral that died and was covered in coralline algea.
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-31-2007, 11:10 PM
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Looks in parts to be candy cane coral


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post #4 of 10 Old 06-01-2007, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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its not dead, its all flesh...maybe lighting makes it look red/pink cause it realy looks green/brown, like Brain coral.
can't seem to get a better pic sorry.

Saltwater 4foot (67gal) and Reef Rock/Plugs (300)Sump (12gal) with a 3000ltr/hr return pump(32watts)
1x 6025, 3 x TUNZE 6045 for flow.
Aquasonic Skimmer with 3000ltr pump
16watt UV. *5 Lights: 2 Actinics and 2 Daylights and 1 Gro-Lux.
*Fish @ the moment: Powder Blue Tang, South Seas Devil, Mandarinfish, Lemon Peel, Bi-colour angel, Coral beauty, Scopas Tang(4in), Coral Banded Shrimp(been in tank for 4/5yrs) and a Dusky Anemonefish(3in).. and 2 Red Base Sand Anemones..A pair peppermint shrimps.
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-01-2007, 05:42 AM
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it doesnt look like cndy cane coral, or a brain coral. it might be one of those things where it has to get a little bigger to compare it to something.
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-04-2007, 08:48 AM
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Does it look a bit like this? Maybe not as puffy around the edges?

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post #7 of 10 Old 06-04-2007, 01:54 PM
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Looks to me like Acanthastrea. Cant be 100% sure without a better pic.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-04-2007, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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doesn't look like that one, will try for a better pic and also of the other bit on that piece

Saltwater 4foot (67gal) and Reef Rock/Plugs (300)Sump (12gal) with a 3000ltr/hr return pump(32watts)
1x 6025, 3 x TUNZE 6045 for flow.
Aquasonic Skimmer with 3000ltr pump
16watt UV. *5 Lights: 2 Actinics and 2 Daylights and 1 Gro-Lux.
*Fish @ the moment: Powder Blue Tang, South Seas Devil, Mandarinfish, Lemon Peel, Bi-colour angel, Coral beauty, Scopas Tang(4in), Coral Banded Shrimp(been in tank for 4/5yrs) and a Dusky Anemonefish(3in).. and 2 Red Base Sand Anemones..A pair peppermint shrimps.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-04-2007, 08:28 PM
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It's not Caulastrea! Do a google image search on Acanthastrea. Could also be variety of Favia, Try the image search on that as well. I have a large favia. When new heads appear, part of the centers are orange for a few months.

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-05-2007, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for that, will check those names out, yeah the smaller ones are a nice orange in the centres(3)

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1x 6025, 3 x TUNZE 6045 for flow.
Aquasonic Skimmer with 3000ltr pump
16watt UV. *5 Lights: 2 Actinics and 2 Daylights and 1 Gro-Lux.
*Fish @ the moment: Powder Blue Tang, South Seas Devil, Mandarinfish, Lemon Peel, Bi-colour angel, Coral beauty, Scopas Tang(4in), Coral Banded Shrimp(been in tank for 4/5yrs) and a Dusky Anemonefish(3in).. and 2 Red Base Sand Anemones..A pair peppermint shrimps.
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