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PhysicsMunkey
11/07/2009, 07:54 PM
Hey!

I picked up this little guy the other day from the LFS. Nobody there could agree on what it was. Birds nest coral? Montipora? Any thoughts? He's only about 1.5'' high, maybe 2'' across. From a distance he almost looks like a green velvet texture. I need to know what the heck he is before I can take care of him.

Thanks everyone!

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp252/threeriverscrossfit/DSC_0260.jpg

Ohiomom
11/07/2009, 08:13 PM
No expert, but my best guess is a cat's paw coral and if it is from what I understand they are on the difficult end of the spectrum..

Course I could be wrong..

PhysicsMunkey
11/07/2009, 08:20 PM
Sounds great! I'll give it a try, at least now I know what he needs! He seems happy so far, opened right up in my tank. Hopefully it continues to go well.

Ohiomom
11/07/2009, 08:42 PM
oh and you may want to post this in the sps forum..this forum is for mushrooms for the most part..;) thinking you will get more response from people who will know..

madadi
11/08/2009, 04:16 AM
looks like a pocillopora to me. not very good with the sps names though. very easy to take care of. often will spawn in reef tanks under the right conditions.

clowns101
11/08/2009, 10:03 AM
IMO,Pocillopora damicornis a.k.a Pocillopora corals!I would say ya got the O.R.A Green Pocillopora Damicornis!

PhysicsMunkey
11/08/2009, 12:16 PM
Thank you! thank you! I do know the LFS where I purchased it at is crazy about the ORA corals, so thats probably a good identification.

timnnell
11/08/2009, 12:33 PM
I'd also agree with the green pocillopora ident. Keep an eye on that aptasia before it gets out of hand.

clowns101
11/08/2009, 02:20 PM
Joes Juice will get them!~

britestar101
11/08/2009, 07:01 PM
You probably shouldn't add O.R.A to the name unless you know for sure.

PhysicsMunkey
11/08/2009, 07:22 PM
Oh those aiptasia are relentless!! I've been using Aiptasia-X...I'm not so sure I like it. For one, when some excess lands on any bit of my mushrooms it almost burns them. Plus, I swear the Aiptasias come back twice as strong.

Believe it or not I hit that Aiptasia just a day prior to the photo and he's already back with vengeance!!

Ill try the Joe's Juice, thanks for the suggestion.

1904
11/08/2009, 07:37 PM
it might be green birsnest