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#1 Indulge

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:06 PM

Can anyone identify this coral please. It had appeared on live rock out of nowhere.

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#2 Marcus Watts

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:16 PM

i'll do the easy ones haha - aiptasia/glass nems

i'll hazzard a guess at a galaxia for the middle one or maybe a young acan - does it retract into a skeleton when poked?
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#3 Joey

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:27 PM

If it is a young acan, what a great hitch hiker, nice find and hope it turns into something special

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:15 PM

i'll do the easy ones haha - aiptasia/glass nems

i'll hazzard a guess at a galaxia for the middle one or maybe a young acan - does it retract into a skeleton when poked?



looks like a galaxia to me

#5 lindsay

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:40 PM

Yeah it does look a little like a small Galaxia.

#6 Indulge

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:47 PM

i'll do the easy ones haha - aiptasia/glass nems

i'll hazzard a guess at a galaxia for the middle one or maybe a young acan - does it retract into a skeleton when poked?


Yes, it does retract when touched. This coral is in my daughters reef tank and this picture was taken several months ago, since then it had disappeared and we thought it had 'died' but now it has started growing again and we were curious as to what it could be. We were hoping it could maybe be an acan, but did not think anyone could be lucky enough to aquire one as a hitch-hiker. I will see if she can send me an up to date pic and post it on here.

And don't worry about the aptasia, my daughter breeds berghia, they have cleared my tank in four months (at least 150 aptasia in there that I could see and probably a lot more that I could'nt) and she has now also cleared hers. It was unbelievable to see all these aptasia slowly disappering, a foolproof way to clear an outbreak as they do not eat anything else.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:30 PM

Just wondering if anything came of this? Would be great to see what it turned into and how big it's got

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