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gemini aquarius(t)
10/06/2014, 05:30 PM
A Rhizo! I have always wanted one, but never been able to find one/afford one at the same time. My time has come!

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c368/reefgeek/83A26F64-D0E0-4A58-8A3A-C8F7E47C97F9_zpsw3es5zfh.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/reefgeek/media/83A26F64-D0E0-4A58-8A3A-C8F7E47C97F9_zpsw3es5zfh.jpg.html)

Just wanted to share!

noy
10/07/2014, 01:47 PM
A Rhizo! I have always wanted one, but never been able to find one/afford one at the same time. My time has come!

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c368/reefgeek/83A26F64-D0E0-4A58-8A3A-C8F7E47C97F9_zpsw3es5zfh.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/reefgeek/media/83A26F64-D0E0-4A58-8A3A-C8F7E47C97F9_zpsw3es5zfh.jpg.html)

Just wanted to share!

Its a lovely small colony and i hate to quell your excitement but that is not a Rhizo. Its a Eguchipsammia fistula (often referred to incorrectly as dendrophyllia fistula). Common names are Orange cup coral, fat head dendro's, firecracker coral, Orange Sun Coral.

Rhizo's grow in a singular clam shell and the indivdual heads are much larger. I have thread on here with a number of images of Rhizo's.

gemini aquarius(t)
10/07/2014, 04:57 PM
Its a lovely small colony and i hate to quell your excitement but that is not a Rhizo. Its a Eguchipsammia fistula (often referred to incorrectly as dendrophyllia fistula). Common names are Orange cup coral, fat head dendro's, firecracker coral, Orange Sun Coral.

Rhizo's grow in a singular clam shell and the indivdual heads are much larger. I have thread on here with a number of images of Rhizo's.

Sorry, with the curved glass I could only get in the the background. But yes that is a colony of fistula in the foreground

organism
10/07/2014, 05:57 PM
I don't think it's a Rhizo, looks more like a Monomyces or Balanophyllia. Rhizo's have much more of a football type shape with a pronounced oval skeleton.

noy
10/07/2014, 08:19 PM
ok, i see it now. Sorry, totally zoned in on the foreground coral you had in focus.
I have seen these pop up all over in LFS recently and sold as Rhizo's. They could well be less developed ones. Mature Rhizo have thicker and well defined walls (septa) and are wider in proportion to their length.

Great find anyways.

Think i'll pick one of these up to see how it develops.