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DerrickLea
05/15/2014, 06:58 PM
So I'm in my LFS (Local fish store) and one of the staff told me of some Cespitularia that they just received in a trade in. I've been wanting some for sometime so I decided to check it out. Well, I didn't buy it because I figured it would have been more...blue. But I have no other way to tell if it is because other then color what other way can you tell?

Here are the so called Cespitularia in question?
Top View
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/580x435q90/836/m1ue.jpg
Side View
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/580x435q90/834/9x9r.jpg
Another side View
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/580x435q90/837/sdy8.jpg
Correct me if I'm wrong but there are suppose to be blue correct?:worried:

I also found ORA Cespitularia but much smaller and for the same price.. don't know which to buy.:headwally:
Top view
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/580x435q90/834/eozql.jpg
Thanks guys.

Tamarae
05/25/2014, 02:59 PM
Double. Sorry :hammer:

Tamarae
05/25/2014, 03:01 PM
Here is a pic of my ORA Blue Cespitularia from live aquaria. Maybe you can compare.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5117/14245732666_70f2fa8324.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14245732666/)
image (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14245732666/) by nometank (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

sreefs
05/25/2014, 03:27 PM
I don't think so, but hard to get a good look with your photo. Compare to Tamarae's post that is a good reference. Also after lights go off use a regular flash light and Blue Cespitularia will sparkle. HTH

NanoReefWanabe
05/25/2014, 08:06 PM
my blue cespitularia always sparkled…those pics you posted, save the last one, don't look like blue cespitularia to me...

accordsirh22
05/26/2014, 02:03 PM
hard to tell without better pics, could be xenia, could be blue anthellia. the last pics does look more like cespitularia though

parrthed
05/27/2014, 05:29 AM
I saw this as well. I have a couple specimens of cespit. and would definitely lean more towards a type of heteroxenia for this specimen. After a good examination at the store appears all the polyps emerge from a shared "cap" on the stalk.

The second pic looks more like cespit. that's been torn from its base. The polyp structure looks much more correct and the growth nodes/runners are there around the stalk.