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PfenWendt
09/05/2015, 04:58 PM
So i have a torch in my tank that is the same coloration, except the...base? is more green than pink, so im not sure if this is a torch or something else. Looking around on liveaquaria it almost looks like a frogspawn, http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+321+519&pcatid=519

http://imgur.com/M9Ticcd

PfenWendt
09/05/2015, 04:59 PM
http://imgur.com/M9Ticcd

not sure if the image above worked... Also, if it helps it its on a branch looking thing with 2 others on other places, they aren't as big which is also why i think it may be a branching hammer...

Sk8r
09/05/2015, 05:39 PM
There's branching hammer, branching frog, which refers to the skeletal characteristics, as opposed to 'wall': anything with a fork in the tentacle is a frog------but! if parked next to each other, touching, a hammer can develop characteristics of the adjacent coral (they're cousins)---and lose them later.

PfenWendt
09/05/2015, 11:35 PM
There's branching hammer, branching frog, which refers to the skeletal characteristics, as opposed to 'wall': anything with a fork in the tentacle is a frog------but! if parked next to each other, touching, a hammer can develop characteristics of the adjacent coral (they're cousins)---and lose them later.

So your best guess is a frogspawn then?

Tweaked
09/06/2015, 07:16 AM
There's branching hammer, branching frog, which refers to the skeletal characteristics, as opposed to 'wall': anything with a fork in the tentacle is a frog------but! if parked next to each other, touching, a hammer can develop characteristics of the adjacent coral (they're cousins)---and lose them later.

Just wanted to add I have a green torch with multiple "forks" within it's polyps.

PfenWendt
09/06/2015, 10:14 AM
hm, maybe i'll just wait and see when it grows a bit more hahha

wouldtick
09/06/2015, 10:18 AM
Wait and see if his polyps fill up with water and extend more.

PfenWendt
09/23/2015, 12:15 PM
so just a bit of an update on this one, and hoping to get an ID haha, its grown a bit more so it may be easier to tell, i am starting to lean towards frogspawn myself i think...

http://imgur.com/a/eV3d1

Mark9
09/23/2015, 02:08 PM
Not a hammer.
Nice looking frag.

PfenWendt
09/23/2015, 03:04 PM
Not a hammer.
Nice looking frag.

Yea definitely not a hammer, but torch or frogspawn...

Mark9
09/23/2015, 06:53 PM
Kind of looks like a frogspawn I have, so i'm guessing frogspawn, not torch.
Definitely not hammer.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1090744_zpsr47nimqa.jpg

cloak
09/23/2015, 07:15 PM
Euphyllia cristata?

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+321+3182&pcatid=3182

PfenWendt
09/23/2015, 09:02 PM
Euphyllia cristata?

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+321+3182&pcatid=3182

Way to throw a complete other kind in there haha, it looks very similar to marks frogspawn so im going to assume its that for now, when it grows out a bit more ill re look at it.

Mark9
09/24/2015, 07:00 AM
I wonder if there's a way to display those imgur pictures in thread and not have them come out as big as a house?
Was going to do a side by side picture comparison but yours came out way too massive.
Ours really do look almost the same, yours looks a bit nicer.
Mine is recovering from being bleached, only been in my tank a couple weeks.

PfenWendt
09/24/2015, 10:40 PM
Haha ive never really understood the adding pictures to post and being normal sized. They do look very similar though