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07/06/2007, 02:06 PM
WHAT IS THAT~!
07/06/2007, 02:15 PM
A sick nice coral until someone chopped it up?
Seriously though, looks like an acan rotundoflora maybe?
07/06/2007, 02:16 PM
07/06/2007, 02:17 PM
Why was the thread moved? It was already in the right place?
I was thinking it was some species of Faviid at first, but I was told Acan Rond too...
07/06/2007, 02:18 PM
I didnt even know there was an lps identification sub-forum:o
07/06/2007, 02:19 PM
Nor did I! Now I do :)
07/06/2007, 02:26 PM
i dont know what it is.
07/06/2007, 02:29 PM
Its sweet, thats what it is. I want..
07/06/2007, 02:48 PM
It does have pretty sweet colors.
Any chance you know what kind of lights its under, Shawnts106?
I'm assuming 20k's. If it is,It looks like it might be even sweeter under 14k's. Looks like it has some nice blue in between the green and red.
07/06/2007, 03:20 PM
What does it matter, its already sweet looking!!!
All I know is it is comming out of australia, and I want it NOW!
07/08/2007, 11:40 AM
Ok Shawn, now im following you. Tag your it. I dont agree with Retundaflore or any acan for that matter. I think that acans are rather, pimply, shall i say. All of them have them. Not micro, same reason. I happen to think its in the family of Favia. Two come to mind. Favia speciosa i thinkt the closest. Second Favia Danae. The third possibility is the Monastrea Multipunctata. Although I think the first one is closest. Let me know if you want a pic.
07/08/2007, 02:25 PM
I happen to think its in the family of Favia
I think so too. It doesnt look like a Mussiid to me either.
I know its not your third guess. That wasnt even listed on my list.
This was a WYSIWYG item from one of our suppliers at work.
I didnt get it :(
07/08/2007, 04:28 PM
Looks like tyree war coral sort of.
07/08/2007, 07:48 PM
Isnt the WAR coral only Red and Green, not puple and Blue and red and green?
07/09/2007, 04:42 AM
Your right. Said looks like. Not is.
Favites Pentagona. ( War Coral is just a marketing name but this is the latin name for that coral ). That is what I thought it was when I saw the picture, and then scrolling down several more said the same thing. Pretty good bet on Favites Pentagona I would say.
07/12/2007, 02:19 PM
Well, at least we know what Genus for sure now.
I think the company we ordered from listed this particular color morph as a Crown Jewel Brain or something...
Its definatly a Jewel isnt it!!!
07/17/2007, 05:49 PM
Doesnt really look like the different morphs of pentagona in my opinion, at all, as faviids go:
Notice the raised septa olong the coralite walls on the pentagona, Shawnts106's looks more flattened and less conspicuous.
Try looking into the F. complanata:
or Favites bestae:
or F. chinensis:
Probably the ID would be a lil easier once it was settled into a stable system and allowed to fluff up a bit.
Drop dead gorgeous closed brain nonetheless!
WEll we seem to have settled on a consensus on the Genus. Getting to that level is tough enough. Getting to a species id positive from a picture? There is a reason why most Cites permit dont even go down to species level.
Did you ever notice how the AIMS write up and not very consistent between species? What I mean is on one species you get a referral to a 2nd and 3rd species, but when you go to those species there is no referral back and sometimes there is a referral to a 4th similar species. Sheesh. Still is one of the finest references on the internet for coral ID.
07/20/2007, 06:36 PM
I do not think its any of those species... they dont look right to me... however, I am no expert.
At least we know its a faviid.
02/28/2010, 02:22 AM
I doubt that it is any of the above mentioned species (:worried:Sorry to say).
Isnt the WAR coral only Red and Green, not puple and Blue and red and green?There are all sorts of different colors of F. pentagona aka War coral- not just the red and green like Tyree's.
The coral you posted looks like what is commonly known as a Prism Favia in the hobby. The ridges of the corallites are shared so it is likely a Favites and not a Favia (I'm near 100% on that). If it isn't a Favites then my second bet would be a Goniastrea palauensis (there are a few on Divers Den right now- like this one http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+8&ddid=79178). I think Favites is much more likely though.
There are a few Prisms on this site for reference. I couldn't find a legitimate source for even the genus..
Anyways- good luck with the Id!
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