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DiscusHeckel
12/15/2015, 10:26 AM
The coral in question is the one at the bottom of the pictures below.

Thanks in anticipation

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/P1070484_zpsyndex7fk.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/P1070483_zpsp6xwq1hm.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/P1070482_zpssqow8f4x.jpg

C.Eymann
12/15/2015, 10:34 AM
Not sure on the top green one, but the one on the bottom with rose highlights looks to be A.gemmifera.

DiscusHeckel
12/15/2015, 10:37 AM
Thank you.

I was told by the dealer who sold me the frag that the top one is Acropora microclados (not the SSC variant). Both frags came from wild colonies.

C.Eymann
12/15/2015, 10:40 AM
Thank you.

I was told by the dealer who sold me the frag that the top one is Acropora microclados (not the SSC variant). Both frags came from wild colonies.

Its definitely not A. microclados, totally different corallite structure.

DiscusHeckel
12/15/2015, 10:50 AM
OK. Thanks.

In which case I need to find out the ID of the top coral as well.

Spslvr
12/15/2015, 04:54 PM
Is that one of my frags.... if so it is a microclados

DiscusHeckel
12/15/2015, 05:30 PM
Is that one of my frags.... if so it is a microclados

These frags were freshly cut from two separate wild colonies that according my lfs came from Australia. Do you supply colonies to the UK via an intermediary. Which frag is microclados? Top or bottom?

Thanks

Spslvr
12/15/2015, 05:42 PM
we have sent a few shipments tom the uk, im referring to the bottom one..

DiscusHeckel
12/15/2015, 05:56 PM
I knew it. I knew it. I thought it looked very similar to one specific coral you showed in your thread. Thank you. What I do not understand is that the mother colony of this particular coral looked fairly blue. How come?

Spslvr
12/15/2015, 06:53 PM
I knew it. I knew it. I thought it looked very similar to one specific coral you showed in your thread. Thank you. What I do not understand is that the mother colony of this particular coral looked fairly blue. How come?

let it grow, let it grow, let it grow, lol.... it should turn pastel blue with bright pink coralite rings and red polyps.... depending on light and conditions of course.

C.Eymann
12/15/2015, 07:12 PM
no way is the bottom one microclados, I'm almost positive it's is gemmifera.

Spslvr
12/15/2015, 07:15 PM
I actually collected it, as i said let it grow

C.Eymann
12/15/2015, 07:23 PM
not trying to start an argument, but there is no way of knowing that the OPs coral was sourced from you, and the radial coralites on his piece taper to the growing point like A. gemmifera. the structure is identical of coral lites is as well.

Spslvr
12/15/2015, 07:50 PM
Tell ya what ill bet u... Op post a pic in 6 mths???

C.Eymann
12/15/2015, 07:58 PM
acropora gemmifera
http://i.imgur.com/vVhs7Sy.jpg


acropora microclados
http://i.imgur.com/g3Z8v1z.jpg

Spslvr
12/15/2015, 08:04 PM
So is the bet on?

C.Eymann
12/15/2015, 08:24 PM
bet is on good sir

Spslvr
12/15/2015, 08:27 PM
lol... we shall reconvene in 6 mths..

to the op for gods sake don't loose that coral :]

DiscusHeckel
12/16/2015, 01:12 AM
"it should turn pastel blue with bright pink coralite rings and red polyps...."- The mother colony was pastel blue in the dealer's tank but did not shops any pink tips or red polyps, but when the frag was in my tank it kept its blue colour for some time while developing pink tips but no sight of red polyps. However, I have not yet paid attention to the colour of the polyps. I will look more carefully in the next six month.


I set my timer in my alarm clock. I hope to be able to produce a better picture. In the meantime, I will talk to my lfs to establish the name of the intermediary. I will probably see him this Saturday.

Thank you both of you for helping me.

DiscusHeckel
12/16/2015, 04:54 AM
Errm, I forgot to mention that I bought these two frags last June. The photo below was taken last August:

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/P1060947_zpss4dcxagd.jpg

I will update this thread in six months time again.

DiscusHeckel
03/18/2016, 05:58 PM
Hi again,

You asked me to update this thread in six months time, but I thought I should update it sooner as the coral has grown significantly for the past three months and is now showing good colouration.

Is it gemmifera or is it microclados?

Thank you

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/P1080186_zpssykjx5to.jpg

reefbroao
03/26/2016, 11:07 AM
Looks like microlados to me. BUT if om wrong its a really nice mini colony ya' got there sir.

Spslvr
04/16/2016, 01:21 AM
Wheres my money???? Lol looks fantastic

DiscusHeckel
04/16/2016, 01:35 AM
lol

Thank you.

It is growing so fast that I am removing the green coral next to it on the same live rock as it has started to sting it.

SCWA Reef
04/16/2016, 12:18 PM
Lovely coral, nice growth too

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