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WireTech
11/27/2015, 08:59 AM
334639Ordered a red Flower Pot coral and received this. Was expecting longer polyps. Is it a Goniopora? If not what did I get?

Dkuhlmann
11/27/2015, 09:26 AM
Yes that is a Gonipora, what are your water parameters and how long has it been in your tank?

WireTech
11/27/2015, 11:17 AM
Yes that is a Gonipora, what are your water parameters and how long has it been in your tank?

Water parameters are normal with the exception of salinity which got a little high on me due to auto water change error. Slowly bringing it back down. It has been in the tank for about a week now. When it gets settled will the polyps extend or is this a different type of Goniopora?

Webmanny
11/27/2015, 01:15 PM
Hard to tell from the picture, but it could also be a Lepastrea. If it is Goniopora, it should extend once it feels happy in your tank.

Lepastrea:
http://www.reeffarmers.com/limited_flamesfromhell_colony.jpg


Goniopora:
<img src="http://blog.aquanerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ORA-Red-Goniopora.jpg" alt=" " height="600" width="800">

WireTech
11/27/2015, 05:12 PM
[QUOTE=Webmanny;24151176]Hard to tell from the picture, but it could also be a Lepastrea. If it is Goniopora, it should extend once it feels happy in your tank.

Thank you. Good to know.

Mark9
11/27/2015, 07:16 PM
Goniopora
Sometimes they can take quite awhile to settle in.
Looks like a real nice one. Good luck.

reefer1970
11/27/2015, 08:45 PM
Goniopora. It hasn't yet felt comfortable extending it's polyps. It will look like that at night as well.

WireTech
11/28/2015, 12:29 PM
Goniopora
Sometimes they can take quite awhile to settle in.
Looks like a real nice one. Good luck.

Thank you

WireTech
11/28/2015, 12:31 PM
Goniopora. It hasn't yet felt comfortable extending it's polyps. It will look like that at night as well.

Thank you. Also good information.

WireTech
12/06/2015, 02:50 AM
Time for a little update. I found and purchased an actual red flower pot coral frag. I mounted the frag a couple of inches from the mystery coral for comparison. It opened up right away and is what I would expect. Which still makes me wonder what the other coral really is.

WireTech
12/06/2015, 02:53 AM
One more time with pictures turned correctly.

Webmanny
12/06/2015, 09:18 AM
Yep. Like I said on my previous post. This looks more like Lepastrea or maybe a type of Montipora.

Looks nice though.

WireTech
12/06/2015, 08:59 PM
Yep. Like I said on my previous post. This looks more like Lepastrea or maybe a type of Montipora.

Looks nice though.

The more I look at pictures of Montipora the more I think you are correct. Waiting for LA to get back to me and admit their mistake. Thank you for your comments.