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Old 03/21/2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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So what kind of soft coral has polyops that retract fast ?

I was at a guys house and he had a soft coral that would retract its polops fast and they would come back out just about as fast.

SO whta kind do you think it was?? Looked like a type of colt ??


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Old 03/21/2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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Old 03/22/2011, 05:57 AM   #3
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I'm sorry, but that's just not enough to go on to hazard a guess. Lots of softies can do the quick open/quick close routine so it's not really a defining characteristic. Can you describe the coral in more detail?


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Old 03/22/2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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Its hard to remember. I think it was pink and had a thick base. That tapperd to soft points. It was about 1ft x 1ft Kinda pink in color.


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Old 03/23/2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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Maybe xenia or perhaps Anthelia !


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Old 03/23/2011, 09:21 PM   #6
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Yea no more like a colt


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Old 04/09/2011, 06:37 AM   #7
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Hello,

xenia do not retract...

sounds like some stolonifera kind, most probably Briareum sp. (formerly known as Clavularia viridis)

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Old 04/09/2011, 09:03 PM   #8
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Yep i think you hit the nail on the head.


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