View Full Version : What kind of Corals did I buy?

Save Africa
01/24/2014, 09:16 AM
Hi Everybody, I have purchased my first corals and I was hoping to get the names of them so that I can do a little more research. The store I got them from doesn't give much info. Also the tree looking one on the right side of the tank isn't as extended as it was yesterday. Is that a bad thing or do they have moods? Sorry, I'm really new to this. Here is a picture if you don't mind telling me what I have. I already know about the purple tipped anemone.


Save Africa
01/24/2014, 09:37 AM
Here is a closer look at what I call the crab tree because my Emerald Crab loves to hang out under it

Save Africa
01/24/2014, 09:41 AM
why do my pictures turn sideways or upside down?

01/24/2014, 09:43 AM
kinda looks like a frogspwan coral

01/24/2014, 10:26 AM
Wellllll.....I would say you are not a soft coral keeper and should post in the hard corals forums :rollface: It looks like you have Candy cane or trumpet coral, frogspawn and I can't tell what else.

01/24/2014, 10:28 AM
It looks like you have a wellso brain coral.

Save Africa
01/24/2014, 01:31 PM
Ok. Thank you

Save Africa
01/24/2014, 01:33 PM
I do plan on getting soft corals as soon as I know the difference between the two

02/12/2014, 10:31 PM
I do plan on getting soft corals as soon as I know the difference between the two

The best way to tell is find out if they have a skeleton or not.

02/13/2014, 08:26 AM
it is a much better idea to research prior to buying corals…not knowing what you are buying, is to put it politely, reckless and potentially cruel…you have no idea what animals you have bought or whether your system can properly support them, you have no idea on care requirements of them either (feeding, lighting, flow, placement)…as mentioned you have a frogspawn, a trumpet/ candy cane coral, and a brain of some sort…all are LPS corals, not softies or SPS (hard corals)

02/13/2014, 09:27 AM
don't forget the fossilized dinosaur vertebrae