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JonezNReef
08/12/2016, 10:01 AM
I bought this as as a frag a few years back for $5 since it was a ugly brown color. I had it for a few years in a 65gal with T5 lighting and it was a dark green, but my 65 crashed. It bleached out and almost died after that but I was able to save pieces of it in my 40galB I had set up just before the 65 crashed. Anyways now that it is in the 180 with a DIY LED fixture all the new growth is changing color. Now its new growth is more of a purplish color with bight highlighter yellow tips. Its been cool seeing this come back to life with all the new colors. Another thing that is wild is I have a few pieces of this exact coral in a few different places and it is a different color in the different places. In one of the places where I placed it lower in the tank, it is still the dark color and in another where it is closer to the top, it is a bright yellowish green. So does anyone know what kind it might be. This picture is under a white and red blue green channel with all other blue channels off so it doesn't do it justice as far as its bright colors. But you can see the base is still the close to the green color it started out as.
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JonezNReef
08/25/2016, 12:20 PM
Could it be a Tri-Color Valida?

C.Eymann
08/25/2016, 12:40 PM
Could it be a Tri-Color Valida?

Very possible, but its also possible it could be A. variabilis or A. divaricata or even A. secale. Its just too hard to tell with single branch tiny frags to really narrow it down, let it grow out a bit.

JonezNReef
08/25/2016, 01:29 PM
I have larger pieces of it they just aren't colored up like this frag has. The larger pieces aren't as close to looking like a Vilida though, they are long, slender branches and spaced further apart. I will try to post a picture of it later today.
Thank for the reply

C.Eymann
08/25/2016, 01:39 PM
I have larger pieces of it they just aren't colored up like this frag has. The larger pieces aren't as close to looking like a Vilida though, they are long, slender branches and spaced further apart. I will try to post a picture of it later today.
Thank for the reply

Definitely would get a more accurate ID off a larger multi branched colony.

JonezNReef
08/25/2016, 04:49 PM
Here is a few different pieces of the same coral.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/de55f9b841f62c0721b395a1398bb2c8.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/b7a7a09d153c2e252896055a7f8b55a6.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/987b0ea89de62b6de35cf1fcd11e59a5.jpg

C.Eymann
08/25/2016, 05:01 PM
I think you got it, looks like A. valida to me.

JonezNReef
08/25/2016, 06:08 PM
Cool. Thanks I appreciate it

JonezNReef
08/25/2016, 06:15 PM
https://vimeo.com/180249816