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LJC6780
12/27/2016, 07:57 PM
So I recently bought a tank from someone and he included some corals. Just broke off some drags and glued them to a rock and a shell and gave me 3 rocks covered in mushrooms. He says this purple and green one is a "bicolor hammer" but all I can find that looks like it are frogspawns. It seems to have been open and happily waving in the current but now seems to maybe be branching out. Almost seems like 3 heads are forming from the 1 he gave me. I just tried a little target feeding so it's all closed up but here are some pics.
This was the day I got it or maybe the next day.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161228/fed5168f7518a67dbdf5ee4eef74b234.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161228/76974a56528be57f468de24c4f51da58.jpg

Starting to close off and split maybe?
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161228/52f33016298e8d6fdb090458ba3bbaa3.jpg

And now ...
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161228/ee97380e35aa46d7f0fdaf36d8bdd2d1.jpg



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LJC6780
12/28/2016, 03:14 PM
Anyone?


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AlSimmons
12/28/2016, 03:18 PM
Grape coral? (Euphyllia cristata)

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2012/10/corals

LJC6780
12/29/2016, 11:32 PM
Grape coral? (Euphyllia cristata)



http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2012/10/corals



I'm not thinking so. I went to the LFS today and was asking and actually saw one in their tanks almost exactly like the one I had in color and in size. They confirmed that it was a bicolor hammer. It just doesn't look anything like the larger ones they showed me that had obvious oval shaped polyps.

aromano
12/31/2016, 09:40 AM
you have a euphyllia either a grape frogspawn or hammer and a calustrea trumpet coral. you need to separate them as the euphyllia is much more aggressive with sweeper tentacles which will sting the hell out of neighbors

LJC6780
12/31/2016, 03:38 PM
you have a euphyllia either a grape frogspawn or hammer and a calustrea trumpet coral. you need to separate them as the euphyllia is much more aggressive with sweeper tentacles which will sting the hell out of neighbors



I plan to. Right now they are a couple inches apart and I've never seen any sweepers out of the one yet. They are both very tiny. For some reason the guy I got them from glued them to the same rock. They are in a temporary tank until I get my 75 set up, and I plan to place everything more appropriately.

Thanks for the help!

Here's a pic of the trumpet I took last night. Coral poop! That's a new one for me! lol I had spot fed some reef rounds earlier.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161231/ff8dcc8b99cbcb290eca0c81b329e5b5.jpg

unikqe1
01/09/2017, 07:37 PM
Yes, that def looks like a couple heads of the purple and green tip Frogspawn,or Torch.

If they are FS then you will see it will extend quite a bit longer out of it's base , if it is a torch, it will extend, but not as far and will be more of a flower type look, FS areawesome long and almost willowtree like in looks.

LJC6780
01/09/2017, 10:39 PM
Cool. Unfortunately I think I have killed the trumpet and majorly ticked off the hammer. [emoji53][emoji37] I did some coral dips on everything because I got some new corals and I think they got damaged in the bucket. I've got them in a shaded, low flow area now hoping they recover. Not sure the trumpet will but the hammer is just really sucked in right now. Ugh. Why did I have to mess with them?! [emoji37][emoji37][emoji37] oh well. Lessons learned!


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tljokerst
01/25/2017, 10:17 AM
It might not have been you. It looks like your trumpet coral is "pooping" out its zooxanthellae in that picture which is what it does when it's under a lot of stress. Also, putting it in shaded low flow is not necessarily always the best plan of action. Be sure to consider the best environment for the coral before you shade it and put it in low flow. I hope everything works out for you. Hammers are my favorite coral so I'm pulling for you.