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!!!
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...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?
The first is definately a pulsating Xenia. Mine grow like crazy. Get it off the floor! Take some gel super glue and attach to a rock. Hopefully it's not too late :-D The other is a leather, perhaps some monti cap.?the first pic looks like some very sad anthelia.
Sadly its too late. The xenia thing died and well rotted. We took it out and it smelt like rotten fish and eggs. Not just fish. The hard coral is turning white aka dying if not dead. I put lugols iodine and some other reef supplement. But here are new ones that I need *identified*The first is definately a pulsating Xenia. Mine grow like crazy. Get it off the floor! Take some gel super glue and attach to a rock. Hopefully it's not too late :-D The other is a leather, perhaps some monti cap.?
1.zoanthids and frilly mushrooms
^looks like the xenia from the first post when extended. I just finished taking some opaque (translucent) worm off of it making it lean over and wrapping its "arms"