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post #1 of 4 Old 04-05-2015, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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Brain coral ID?

What kind of brain coral is this? I was told it was caulastrea, but it doesn't look like it because of the closeness of the polyps. But I could be wrong. Favites? Or favia? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-05-2015, 10:23 AM
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Looks like pretty nice little chunk there, where do you snag your corals? Local fish store? Do they have any knowlegable people to take a look at the different algae that you have acquired from your main rock source? This can potentially be a calaustrea that got too close of a cut and has yet to split but my bets are on a moseleya wich is a pretty uncommon coral that does not like too much light or flow,these guys look very much like calasutrea without a stem.. I really like them.

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-05-2015, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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I go out of town for all my reefing stuff, to a saltwater fish and coral shop that's been the best source for everything so far. I haven't asked them about the algae, although I should, now that you mention it. And thanks! I hope it's caulastrea, that's what I wanted when I went in, but none of the frags had "split" I guess. It is a pretty piece only $60. :D sounds like I'll just keep it on the sand bed just in case it is moseleya.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-05-2015, 12:47 PM
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Both Calaustrea and Moseleya have similar care requirements and can be fed brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, or other coral foods when the feeder tentacles are out.

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