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Can anyone ID these corals for me. I was in my LFS earlier and snapped a couple of pics of some future purchasing lol. And I've completely forgot the names of them. I should have wrote them down:confused::rolleyes:........ Doh!!
 
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The first one is some sort of Cynarina/Scoly/Acantho. I have no idea what the second one is, and the third looks to be a scoly-ish coral. Could you get pics under white lights?
Your correct. The first and third are the cynarina. I was trying to search it before I turned to R2R but was spelling it with a s lol. I can't but I'll ask when Im back at the shop tomorrow and if I get them (which is most likely :rolleyes:) then I'll put on some pics under a whiter light once they've adjusted to my tank ;) thanks
 
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So latest on these corals.....
I bought them on Saturday and began to acclimate them and then dipped them using the coral dip I have. During inspecting them I found 3 damaged looking areas on the turbinaria. With a tuckey baster I gave these areas a good scoosh while dipping. After I thought they were good to go in I put them in. About an hour late I clocked something moving in the 2 of the 3 damaged areas of the corals. At this point I freaked out and whipped its straight out the tank and set up a make shift QT. And researched like mad. I thought it could be zoa eating spiders ( I thought they only stuck to zoa's but at 11 o'clock at night and only Google to help I was taking no chances). I removed the beasties and left in the QT overnight. The next morning I woke and the coral had white spots all over it. I'm moving in 2 weeks and have not been adding anything new to the aquarium until I cracked and bought these lol. So I went back to my LFS with the coral to get advise. He informed me that he thinks they were tiny arco crabs which are beneficial to the coral. Doh! How was I ment to know lol they looked like they had damaged the areas they were hosting. So I now have a stressed coral I'm hoping he'll come round in the next couple of days. I just thought I'd share my Experience and get ur thoughts. I'll add pic to. Thanks

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