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Visions
04/28/2015, 08:00 AM
picked up this acan frag from my lfs, barely regaining some color.. can someone please help me identify what kind of acan it is!

Tweaked
04/28/2015, 08:30 AM
blastomussa wellsi

Visions
04/28/2015, 05:08 PM
blastomussa wellsi

thanks for the reply, I'm know they're Acan Lordhowensis, just wanted to see if anybody knew the type or name they go by!

Tweaked
04/29/2015, 05:29 AM
No they are not acans at all, they are blastos as stated.

Visions
04/30/2015, 05:16 AM
I do appreciate ur input, but what makes you say there blastos? They show no characteristics..

Tweaked
04/30/2015, 09:48 AM
lol, because they are

Tweaked
04/30/2015, 09:49 AM
or maybe your just trolling :debi:

Visions
04/30/2015, 01:46 PM
I'm asking for the reasons u think there blastos but you can't even help with that.. Only one trolling here is you lol

alb_56
04/30/2015, 02:01 PM
Definitely acans, not sure on name though. They look pretty good.

Tweaked
04/30/2015, 02:43 PM
You guys are crazy. The 1st pic clearly shows that they are blastos. To each their own I guess.

alb_56
04/30/2015, 06:33 PM
I can see where it does look like a blasto but the second picture with the first picture the first is just an acan when it is puffed out and tentacles out. I could be wrong though, goodness knows it has happened before.

Tweaked
04/30/2015, 08:29 PM
I can see where it does look like a blasto but the second picture with the first picture the first is just an acan when it is puffed out and tentacles out. I could be wrong though, goodness knows it has happened before.

Ya your wrong. Not being funny, it's just this is the ID thread, and I already ID'd it lol.

Tweaked
05/01/2015, 05:46 AM
others will chime in and confirm. In the meantime.. Blastos

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg485/TweakedS10/9A92C5B7-D8ED-4CFF-908D-60E4FAD8758D_zps3vym7vad.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/TweakedS10/media/9A92C5B7-D8ED-4CFF-908D-60E4FAD8758D_zps3vym7vad.jpg.html)
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg485/TweakedS10/AB6F9A4E-3045-4573-B908-650C1FF1730C_zpsyhhv3e45.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/TweakedS10/media/AB6F9A4E-3045-4573-B908-650C1FF1730C_zpsyhhv3e45.jpg.html)
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Visions
05/01/2015, 06:06 AM
lol your saying we're wrong sounding 100% positive judging only off 1 out of two pictures, where the second picture clearly shows that there not blastos! its all good tho u sound like the type that can't admit when he's wrong! i just had a solid source confirm there acans and this is how they should look fully colored up! thanks for the input tho!

Tweaked
05/01/2015, 06:13 AM
Ahahaahhh, those are acans yes, the first pic are blastos. Troll with like 5 posts lol.

BfishLpond78
05/01/2015, 06:36 AM
First photo clearly shows something that resembles a blast over an Acan...second photo begins to show more of an Acan structure but since they are not fully inflated you can't make a positive ID.

The last picture which I assume is a photo of the 1st and 2nd photo clearly shows acans.

I can see where Tweaked made his judgement call. But up until the last picture no positive ID could have been made

Visions
05/01/2015, 07:12 AM
How can u say the first pic are blastos not regarding the second picture is the same coral? You don't make sense! I can't take your experience from u but what u showed on this thread is ignorance and guestimation! and it only took my five post to identify that! Lol there's Not enough evidence in this thread to make a proper identification, I would take u more credible if this coral was sitting in ur tank and observed it properly! But once again thanks for ur input

Visions
05/01/2015, 07:47 AM
First photo clearly shows something that resembles a blast over an Acan...second photo begins to show more of an Acan structure but since they are not fully inflated you can't make a positive ID.

The last picture which I assume is a photo of the 1st and 2nd photo clearly shows acans.

I can see where Tweaked made his judgement call. But up until the last picture no positive ID could have been made

Thanks that's the kind of response I was looking for, much more informative than a jugment call, your input is appreciated!

ajespo85
05/01/2015, 08:11 AM
How can u say the first pic are blastos not regarding the second picture is the same coral? You don't make sense! I can't take your experience from u but what u showed on this thread is ignorance and guestimation! and it only took my five post to identify that! Lol there's Not enough evidence in this thread to make a proper identification, I would take u more credible if this coral was sitting in ur tank and observed it properly! But once again thanks for ur input

If you don't want people to try to help you, then don't post for help.. He was just trying to help you out. And yes, the first picture does look like Blastos. It's not in out tanks, you're right, it's in yours and from the first photo you posted, it resembles a blasto more than acan. Plus the first two photos show 5 heads on it. The third shows atleast 9 visible, maybe more on back side, and is clearly not placed in the same spot as the first two, so maybe that was a bit confusing as well. People on here really are helpful, and from your photos, his answers do make sense, and is not ignorant.

Visions
05/01/2015, 08:44 AM
If you don't want people to try to help you, then don't post for help.. He was just trying to help you out. And yes, the first picture does look like Blastos. It's not in out tanks, you're right, it's in yours and from the first photo you posted, it resembles a blasto more than acan. Plus the first two photos show 5 heads on it. The third shows atleast 9 visible, maybe more on back side, and is clearly not placed in the same spot as the first two, so maybe that was a bit confusing as well. People on here really are helpful, and from your photos, his answers do make sense, and is not ignorant.

go read the post with the third picture it ell answer ur own question...if u really sat there and read every post word for word, you can see the whole time i was asking him to help me understand why he thought they were blastos! hey replied "cuz they are" then start saying ur a troll, how helpful and informative is that lol, theres a difference between humbely helping someone get to a conclusion or just making a 100% judgment call without enough evidence and act like u know it all an every one else is wrong! thats called being "Ignorant"

SaltyWalter
05/01/2015, 12:30 PM
As Tweaked stated, the first picture looks exactly like a Blasto. The second picture does resemble more of an Acan Lordhowensis, and yes, the third picture is an Acan. I see now that the first picture could be an acan with its full mouth out and feeding tentacle hanging to the side, which is how a blasto looks normally.

With that said, its not his fault your first 2 pictures stink.

First off, this is an ID forum for species, right? If you want a fancy 'name' for the acan then put that in the title, you asked for an identification.

Second, even if you did want a fancy 'name', why on earth would you post a picture of the coral while it was feeding when you cant see its true colors and pattern, which are the 2 exact characteristics that will give the coral is fancy 'name'?

I realize your new to the forum, so welcome! Next time try and take a quality picture (as in picture #3) and explain exactly what you are looking for so you don't run into this situation again. Hope you don't think this forum is full or ignorant jerks, there's sure to be some who will jump down your throat because they are behind a keyboard and see a newbie, but I assure you Tweaked is not one of them, he was only trying to help. And also, to his defense, there are a lot of members who join and just want to get post count up and troll around the boards, if you were one of those it would have made it clear not to do so.

Either way, nice looking frag, be it acan or blasto!

Oh, and Hi Pat! :wavehand: We are overdue for a :beer: !

Visions
05/01/2015, 01:37 PM
As Tweaked stated, the first picture looks exactly like a Blasto. The second picture does resemble more of an Acan Lordhowensis, and yes, the third picture is an Acan. I see now that the first picture could be an acan with its full mouth out and feeding tentacle hanging to the side, which is how a blasto looks normally.

With that said, its not his fault your first 2 pictures stink.

First off, this is an ID forum for species, right? If you want a fancy 'name' for the acan then put that in the title, you asked for an identification.

Second, even if you did want a fancy 'name', why on earth would you post a picture of the coral while it was feeding when you cant see its true colors and pattern, which are the 2 exact characteristics that will give the coral is fancy 'name'?


I realize your new to the forum, so welcome! Next time try and take a quality picture (as in picture #3) and explain exactly what you are looking for so you don't run into this situation again. Hope you don't think this forum is full or ignorant jerks, there's sure to be some who will jump down your throat because they are behind a keyboard and see a newbie, but I assure you Tweaked is not one of them, he was only trying to help. And also, to his defense, there are a lot of members who join and just want to get post count up and troll around the boards, if you were one of those it would have made it clear not to do so.

Either way, nice looking frag, be it acan or blasto!

Oh, and Hi Pat! :wavehand: We are overdue for a :beer: !

then why not ask for a better picture in the first place before making a solid idenification?
regardless nobody got time for trolling, i seen other threads on here asking for id of this same same type, so felt it was the proper place to post.. you do got a point didn't have access to a better picture at the time, but as you can see i am new to the site, theres no guideline on how to post a proper thread... I'm sure we all love the hobby the same way, no matter how long the experience! Thanks

Tweaked
05/02/2015, 05:33 AM
Send both pics to my LFS owner who has been in the business over 20 years and asked for an id. He stated both pics clearly showed blastos. I still stick with my original ID. Sorry I didn't explain to you why. For me it was the fact I have a few colonies of both blastos and acans and your pics surely looked like blastos. The nipple mouth and fingers on the outer part of the oral disc was the dead giveaway for me. GL with them regardless.

Visions
05/02/2015, 07:50 PM
Send both pics to my LFS owner who has been in the business over 20 years and asked for an id. He stated both pics clearly showed blastos. I still stick with my original ID. Sorry I didn't explain to you why. For me it was the fact I have a few colonies of both blastos and acans and your pics surely looked like blastos. The nipple mouth and fingers on the outer part of the oral disc was the dead giveaway for me. GL with them regardless.

Thanks for the information tweaked do appreciate it.! it's all good no worries! I'll just have to grow this little frag out and keep you guys updated on the turn out!!

alb_56
05/03/2015, 08:26 PM
T I'll just have to grow this little frag out and keep you guys updated on the turn out!!

Please do.

Budman422
05/11/2015, 11:54 AM
Acan not blasto. My acans look the same when they are feeding. First pic does resemble a blasto but second pic confirms acan

Tweaked
05/11/2015, 12:32 PM
Many have looked at this in my local club as I sent it to them via text messages. The word confirm is too strong a word here. However, a good friend of mine, coral store owner, 20+ years in the business stated it was a blasto and he saw both pics. Blastos do not have the separation ring between the mouth and the oral disc like acans do. Also, pic one clearly shows the nipple mouth of the blasto as well as the previous mentioned continuous mouth to oral disc.

SaltyWalter
05/11/2015, 03:33 PM
Many have looked at this in my local club as I sent it to them via text messages. The word confirm is too strong a word here. However, a good friend of mine, coral store owner, 20+ years in the business stated it was a blasto and he saw both pics. Blastos do not have the separation ring between the mouth and the oral disc like acans do. Also, pic one clearly shows the nipple mouth of the blasto as well as the previous mentioned continuous mouth to oral disc.

Tweaked, I understand why Bob and many others say Blasto, but its the pictures quality. It's an acan bro. I've seen the same shape during feeding. Google 'acan lord feeding' and scroll for a while. Try and imagine them in blurry blue led pictures.

SaltyWalter
05/11/2015, 03:34 PM
Double post

SaltyWalter
05/11/2015, 03:43 PM
Great example...

Tweaked
05/11/2015, 06:28 PM
Damnit you. I know you lol. You may be right on this one. I concede.