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Hadstuff 10-09-2012 06:33 PM

What type of coral is this?
 
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I was at my LFS today, and i saw this in their reef section.... I assumed that my New Maroon clown would host on it, just cause it looked like an Anemone, but the LFS specifically said it wasnt. Sure enough however, the Maroon clown loves it, and began hosting on it in the first hour or so of it being in the tank. However, I am curious on what type of coral it is, because the LFS couldnt even figure it out, but i just went ahead and bought it.

Reefing Madness 10-09-2012 08:47 PM

Haven't the foggiest idea. Its all shrunk up. Can you get a couple more shots of it, different angles?

onefish2fish 10-10-2012 04:58 PM

im guessing the clowns are stressing it but id guess a hairy mushroom / rhodactis

Hadstuff 10-10-2012 05:59 PM

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here are some more pictures... and actually thats how it is fully out, at least its how it looked at the store

Reefing Madness 10-10-2012 08:39 PM

Im' taking a stab here, thinking it looks like some sort of Plating Coral.

Maybe a Montipora Plate Coral.

Hadstuff 10-10-2012 08:56 PM

Isnt that a hard coral though? this one is a soft coral.... grr if i had any marine biologists nearby i would totally bring this to them... cause It seems that clown fish will host on it, which is awesome cause you get the fun of an anemoney without the anemone problems

Reefing Madness 10-10-2012 09:39 PM

Clownfish will host just about anything. But, your coral may be soft on top, is it hard on the bottom, where it is on the rock? Ah, im guessing. I can't tell what it is.

Tazman 10-11-2012 12:13 AM

My LFS had something similar and I think it was called Sinularia something.

Reefing Madness 10-11-2012 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 1271524)
My LFS had something similar and I think it was called Sinularia something.

Yea, thats what I thought at first, and said can't tell cuz its closed up. But OP said this it what it looked like in the store. So....Got me.

Hadstuff 10-11-2012 08:49 AM

Also it is barely touching the surface of the rock, if i wanted to, i could probably rip it off without much effort or cutting. its soft throughout as well.....


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