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OceansCoral
11/10/2008, 10:01 PM
It is not sps for sure. It's fleshy. It has to be an LPS as it's got a skeleton under the flesh.
It does pull in food as i fed it mysis shrimp and it pulled it in and ate it. The color is blue but the center is like a greenish teal. Very cool


http://i33.*******.com/34oa2hy.jpg
http://i35.*******.com/w1tgf5.jpg
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benzreef
11/10/2008, 11:21 PM
perhaps acanthastrea? got me

friedoysterskin
11/10/2008, 11:32 PM
looks like a pearl bubble in bad condition.

hoosierpat
11/11/2008, 12:40 AM
Nah, not a bubble and not an acan. How big is it? Is it shaped like half a baseball like it looks? Cool looking coral.

woodiecrafts
11/11/2008, 12:46 AM
Looks possibly like some type of blasto, but then again it doesn't. It is rather wild looking though and appears to be healthy.

gawf4fun
11/11/2008, 01:38 AM
Could it be some sort of elegance? Doesn't quite look blasto to me either.

kramgnik
11/11/2008, 03:28 AM
I believe it to be one of the encrusting Hydnophora species. Not exactly sure which species but in that genus.

spleify
11/11/2008, 07:27 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13723299#post13723299 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by kramgnik
I believe it to be one of the encrusting Hydnophora species. Not exactly sure which species but in that genus.

This was my first thought. Cool coral. I hope you get a possitive ID on it.

adtravels
11/11/2008, 07:33 AM
Galaxia boys and girls.

MarkusII
11/11/2008, 09:31 AM
Hello,

hm it somewhat looks like a Catalaphyllia in bad condition...
It cannot be a Duncanopsammia axifuga as they have single skeleton branches and this one looks as it has a more massive skeleton.

regards

Markus

fishkillers
11/11/2008, 09:56 AM
no idea

hoosierpat
11/11/2008, 04:38 PM
Definitely not a galaxea, a hydnophora sounds about right if that is on a frag plug. That's why we need to know how big it is. If that is a macro shot then those tentacles are not nearly as big as they seem. The color seems about right for a hydnophora. Careful with it, they can stretch quite a bit further than you would think and they are pretty aggressive.

mdrc
11/11/2008, 05:31 PM
hydnophora would be my bet, iv'e seen it befor but im only 90% sure on that

spleify
11/11/2008, 06:35 PM
Here is a pic of my plating hydnophora.


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s16/spleify/IMG_2005.jpg

docalatamu
11/11/2008, 07:29 PM
I didnt know Hydno plates, but my first thought was Galaxia too

Gdevine
11/11/2008, 07:38 PM
Beer and pizza says that's a hydnopora if I ever saw one but they filter feed for the most part and would be very difficult to see it eat mysis...if it even could.

Capt_Cully
11/11/2008, 07:46 PM
check this thread about 1/2 way down. RandyO's post.

Not sure we'll get an answer.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1504856&perpage=25&pagenumber=2

Gdevine
11/11/2008, 07:48 PM
My Hydno...look familiar?

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p151/gdevine_photo/LMBHydnopora-1.jpg

OceansCoral
11/11/2008, 07:54 PM
Hey guys it's about one inch right now. It looks like the answer is that it's an encrusting hydnopora. It's very cool. From my understanding it's a sps?? I wonder why?

hoosierpat
11/11/2008, 10:55 PM
Its technically not an sps. It is an lps. It grows in a branching form and you may just have a flat piece of it glued to a plug. It may grow in a plating or encrusting form as well, I'd have to look that up.