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OllieNZ
07/04/2016, 12:12 PM
Hi all,
Bought this as a monti, had some doubt cast on it's id.
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz15/OllieNZ/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/20160703_160143_zpsbtrihcrf.jpg (http://s809.photobucket.com/user/OllieNZ/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/20160703_160143_zpsbtrihcrf.jpg.html)
Polyps are around 1/8 in (3mm) in diameter.

NeilFox
07/05/2016, 11:17 AM
No it's not a Monti.

OllieNZ
07/05/2016, 11:34 AM
No it's not a Monti.
Any ideas on what it actually is then?

NeilFox
07/05/2016, 03:50 PM
Actually, I think my first answer may have been wrong. I thought the polyps were too large but I believe that it may be a Montastraea annularis. I just saw one not so long ago. Sorry for the first comment, I was distracted by work phone going off.

OllieNZ
07/05/2016, 04:11 PM
Actually, I think my first answer may have been wrong. I thought the polyps were too large but I believe that it may be a Montastraea annularis. I just saw one not so long ago. Sorry for the first comment, I was distracted by work phone going off.
Thanks,
The polyps don't quite seem to match a montastrea from the pictures I've found.
Here's a closer up pic
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz15/OllieNZ/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/20160704_185414_zpsq85qpw6x.jpg (http://s809.photobucket.com/user/OllieNZ/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/20160704_185414_zpsq85qpw6x.jpg.html)
And under blues
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz15/OllieNZ/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/20160705_201407_zpstixcxcjf.jpg (http://s809.photobucket.com/user/OllieNZ/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-07/20160705_201407_zpstixcxcjf.jpg.html)
The closest I can find image wise is a green polyp purple montipora.

Thanks for taking the time to help out, it bugs me when things are not correctly identified (or even not identified at all) in the store. I'm still pretty new to reefing and try to sharpen my id skills.

rvareef
07/05/2016, 04:41 PM
maybe turbinaria?

OllieNZ
07/06/2016, 12:32 AM
maybe turbinaria?
We might have a winner......
turbinaria mesenterina?

OllieNZ
07/06/2016, 07:27 AM
Or possibly turbinaria reniformis?

C.Eymann
07/06/2016, 08:00 AM
Actually, I think my first answer may have been wrong. I thought the polyps were too large but I believe that it may be a Montastraea annularis. I just saw one not so long ago. Sorry for the first comment, I was distracted by work phone going off.

Montastrea annularis a highly protected species from the Atlantic. Don't really exist in the hobby, also M. annularis has larger, more prominent raised corallites.

I would agree with tubinaria mesenterina.

sculpin2
08/23/2016, 08:12 AM
Reef Farmers Montipora venosa (Pink Sandollar) appears to be an exact match.

C.Eymann
08/23/2016, 10:00 AM
Reef Farmers Montipora venosa (Pink Sandollar) appears to be an exact match.

M. venosa doesnt have as exsert corallites like OP's coral.
http://i.imgur.com/l7h3LPyh.jpg

Notice how they are almost crater like? where as OP's corals corallites are slightly raised and pocketed ?


Pretty certain its Tubinaria mesenterina, could also be reninformis I have a difficult time telling those two apart.

sculpin2
08/23/2016, 06:54 PM
Their image:

http://www.reeffarmers.com/auctioned_pinksanddollar_seed.jpg

C.Eymann
08/24/2016, 02:28 AM
I'll still stick with Tubinaria is what OP has, just my opinion.

OllieNZ
08/24/2016, 04:14 AM
Cheers all,
I spoke to the guy at the lfs who actually ordered the frags in. It was definitely turbinaria but he couldn't remember which species without going back through his records.

aromano
09/22/2016, 05:41 PM
looks like a turbinaria I have in my tank