View Full Version : Tubastrea floreana?

03/16/2016, 08:44 AM
I got this coral which looks a lot like T. floreana. I have only been able to find one picture of T. floreana on the internet so I'd like to hear what others have to say on this.

The largest 2 polyps are about 6 mm in diameter. The colour is pink with the centres being darker. The only other coral which this could be compared to is Cladopsammia gracilis. C. gracilis has been described as having cylindrical corallites which are 35 mm tall and it is a branching species whereas the one I have has no signs of branch formation and each polyp is not more than 6 mm in height. The colour of C. gracilis also appears to be reddish in colour.


03/23/2016, 09:25 PM
I recently got a colony of Cladopsammia gracilis and I can assure you that it looks nothing like the coral that you have. Sadly, as much as I wish I could help, I have never seen T. floreana either in person or photograph so I can't confirm whether what you have is T. floreana or not.

That's an awesome coral that I really wish I now had in my tank: Good job getting a hold of such a nice piece! :D

03/24/2016, 10:54 AM
Thanks! I'm lucky to own it. I saw one picture of T. floreana on the net and this looks a lot like it. Since I cannot find anything similar to it I'm treating it as T. floreana.

I would love to own a C. gracilis. They are real beauties but if I'm not mistaken they're a cold water species so I don't think I could provide the right temp to keep one.

03/26/2016, 02:15 AM
Here's another picture of the coral from another angle: