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justinr2k
03/09/2014, 02:11 PM
Hello,

I'm not exactly sure if this is a soft coral or hard coral. The main skeleton appears to be some kind of LPS but I'm not sure. The polyps look to me like some type of paly. Any ideas?

Thanks

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alb_56
03/09/2014, 02:13 PM
Goniopora or Alveopora thats had a near death experience maybe.

E Rosewater
03/09/2014, 02:47 PM
Pagoda (cup coral)?

justinr2k
03/09/2014, 09:22 PM
Thanks guys. I think it's probably a pagoda coral based on Google images of them. I wonder if there's any way to help it grow? Is this one of those situations where I just have what I have or do you think it could possibly grow more heads?

alb_56
03/09/2014, 09:26 PM
It will grow back, just needs some TLC.

justinr2k
03/09/2014, 09:30 PM
Thanks. From what I'm seeing, I need to provide this one high light and high flow. Is this information valid?

alb_56
03/09/2014, 09:36 PM
Personally, I would give it low flow and medium light until it starts to look stronger. Thats just my opinion on any damaged coral though.

justinr2k
03/09/2014, 09:37 PM
OK thanks. I appreciate the advice.

E Rosewater
03/10/2014, 07:09 PM
They're pretty tough. I have one that hasn't shown polyp extension in almost a year, but has healed twice after getting a little too close to a torch.

justinr2k
03/10/2014, 07:58 PM
OK thanks