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Darrell

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well i have 5 sps id like to id for my records refer to them as 12345 so i know with is with
thansk guys
 

Beckmola24

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#1 looks like a Stylophora. I have a piece of stylo that is very similar, but has green tips on a brownish skeleton. #2 looks like a type of staghorn and #5 I know for sure is a Turbinaria reniformis which is some type of cup coral. I don't know about the others. I have all the same corals in my tank (1,2,5) HTH
 

Ed Hahn

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Ok this is what I think it is..
#1 is pocillapora, # 2 is acro of some type, #3 some type of montipora, #4 is Hydnaphora, #5 has me stumped. So I have to go with what Becky said on 5.

My two cents from peanut gallery....
 

Darrell

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#3 has brown polyps with a purple Skeleton or skin i don't think its a Montipora type and growth is slow unlike my other Montis Digs i have but might be and #1 is a Pocillopora damicornis or Pocillopora sp and #4 is a Hydnaphora i think it sure is famerlar to others iv seen on the net and i don't think #5 is a Turbinaria reniformisits branching and doesn't have the color decried on the index of Turbinaria reniformis and #2 is some kind of Acro unidentfied type LOL all are large colonys that have almost doubled in 6 months
Thanks for the help any more please chime in
 

NaH2O

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Darrell - have you gone through the Coral ID Section on the board? It might help out.
 

Darrell

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i have spent several hours looking at every photo i can i have nailed down #1 #2 and#4 but still need answers for #3 and 5
thanks darrell
 

mojoreef

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# 3 is a montipora digitata and # five looks like a blueridge coral, hard to tell bt its in that family for sure.

Mike
 

Illusion

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#3 is definetly a M. Digitata... I have some that grow alot slower than others.. But I am very positive that it is a digitata..

James
 

Darrell

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Mike ,James Ed, Becky,Nikki thanks alot i can now add the names to my computer program but #5 has me stumped i looked up Blue ridge coral and this is what it says ( The Blue Ridge Coral, sometimes referred to as the Blue Coral, is often mistaken for a small polyp stony (SPS) coral because it has a hard blue exoskeleton with long, thin polyps.) this has no long thin polyps its more large rounded branches with a cup looking polyps ill keep looking
Thanks alot you guys
Darrell
 

randythereefer

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I don't know what #5 is but I like it. If you're in the spokane area and ever get a frag of that puppy I have some blue ridge coral at home and would definetly trade for some of #5. Blue ridge is an octocoral and looks waxy or shiny sometimes. Its really unusual because the whole thing is alive like a gorgonian not just the outside 2 cell layers like an acropora.
 

Darrell

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you got it Randy #123 are definaly fragable as they are very large colonys but 45 need to grow oout a bit
Darrell
 
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