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Lance M.
06/09/2017, 01:34 PM
I picked up this lps last weekend. It is a nice red flesh with yellow mouth that has a little green and a streak of color going into the body. It is a small frag with only one mouth so I can't figure out really what it is. The lfs worker was not sure. I asked to see the mother colony as this lfs grows out and frags but this piece was ordered in by them as a random lps frag pack.

It seems to be doing well. It is currently on the sand bed.

Was wondering if anyone could help with ID?

TangingOut
06/10/2017, 04:17 AM
My guess would be acan echinata

AlSimmons
06/10/2017, 09:43 AM
I don't really have an answer for you, but the link below might help.


http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/chalice-corals

Lance M.
06/10/2017, 11:07 AM
My guess would be acan echinata

That is what I thought possibly as well. However, it appears to have a different skeletal structure and the "flowing" in the flesh/growth in the front looks like a chalice.

To me it looks like an echinomorpha or echinophyllia.

Should be able to tell once it starts growing out.

I have a couple chalices but the eyes are smaller and a little bit different than whatever this is.

JonezNReef
06/16/2017, 10:57 AM
Its a chalice. Not sure about a name on it since its only one eye but might be able to tell once it grows out