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Old 02/20/2018, 01:43 PM   #1
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Coral ID help.

I just got these guys today and I was curious if anyone knew what they were called. Also, what are the little orange/rust polyps on the base of the frag of the first pic?


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Old 02/20/2018, 01:46 PM   #2
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Those little orange polyps your seeing look like the remnants of a Montipora digitata coral. I'm not sure about the zoanthids though.


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Old 02/20/2018, 04:34 PM   #3
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They are all zoanthid sp. The names are arbitrarily made up solely for marketing purposes.


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Old 02/20/2018, 09:39 PM   #4
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Yep, all zoanthids.

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Old 02/22/2018, 08:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies! I knew they were all zoanthids but I was curious if there was any common marketing names for them. Some of the names are quite interesting (ex. Gorilla Nipples lol...)


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Old 02/23/2018, 10:12 AM   #6
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Yeah, some of those names are a little ridiculous, but the ones that are "on the level" so to say do help distinguish one Zoanthid from the other.

http://zoaid.org/gmedia-gallery/zoanthidae/


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Old 02/26/2018, 09:41 PM   #7
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can someone help me

I dont know what this is and today it has swollen to twice that size. Is this a bad thing


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Old 02/26/2018, 09:50 PM   #8
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This is the pics

Any help with the id is appreciated also if anyone knows why it has swollen that would also help.


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Old 02/26/2018, 10:01 PM   #9
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that's a lps coral looks like a variety of open brain coral the swelling is it opening up.


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Old 02/26/2018, 10:45 PM   #10
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thank you

Thanks for the help so i guess its ok that its swelling. That makes me feel better


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Old 02/27/2018, 02:13 AM   #11
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Certainly not a zoa specialist by any means, but those look to be all black. Only ones I've seen that are black they call Darth Mauls.

Zoa names are a marketing gimmick to get people to buy the ultra rare neon orange super duper party popper zoas. With a name like that you can expect to pay 100$ a polyp. lmao

The funny thing is you can go to any number of different LFS's and see the same morph, yet it will have several different names and prices.


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Old 02/27/2018, 09:50 AM   #12
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Any help with the id is appreciated also if anyone knows why it has swollen that would also help.
It looks like a Favia or perhaps Favites. Something along those lines. The puffiness your seeing is usually an indication that the coral is happy IME. Not that it's sick or anything in the second one though. Inflating, deflating is just what they do.


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