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Can anyone help me identify the following corals:

1- has a blue center with greenish / yellow trim. The middle section is orangish purple with the outer ring deep purple. This one seems to come off the rock about 1/2” on some polyps - not 100% it’s a zoas.

2 - has a orange center with purplish orange middle. The outer ring is blue/ purple with yellow/ greenish tentacles. Low to rock.

3- I think this one is Corona- blue spot in center with yellow - wrapped in a blue middle with yellow tentacles. Low to rock.

4 - has a brown/tanish center with orange middle. The outer edge is black / brown with orange tentacles. Low to rock.

5 - not sure if this is a zoas - size of plops is the center of normal zoas- orange dot in middle with brown / black other ring- low to rock and tight formation.

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Can anyone help me identify the following corals:

1- has a blue center with greenish / yellow trim. The middle section is orangish purple with the outer ring deep purple. This one seems to come off the rock about 1/2” on some polyps - not 100% it’s a zoas.

2 - has a orange center with purplish orange middle. The outer ring is blue/ purple with yellow/ greenish tentacles. Low to rock.

3- I think this one is Corona- blue spot in center with yellow - wrapped in a blue middle with yellow tentacles. Low to rock.

4 - has a brown/tanish center with orange middle. The outer edge is black / brown with orange tentacles. Low to rock.

5 - not sure if this is a zoas - size of plops is the center of normal zoas- orange dot in middle with brown / black other ring- low to rock and tight formation.

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Rastas?
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Gobstoppers?
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Any pics with a reduction in blue light?
 

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Total shot in the blue here but 2nd pic nirvana?
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look like the ones to left in pic?
It's like a whole new world. I'd say the pink ones in the back are Gobstoppers

I don't know if you've ever checked out zoanthids.com @Zoanthids they have an amazing library of zoas... Not to mention they sell a lot of amazing zoas :)

 

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Those are mine I was using for reference to the original post lol. And yes they are. Captain America, nirvana, gobstoppers, gorilla nipples (or something like that) I have a ton of zoa.
 
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It's like a whole new world. I'd say the pink ones in the back are Gobstoppers

I don't know if you've ever checked out zoanthids.com @Zoanthids they have an amazing library of zoas... Not to mention they sell a lot of amazing zoas :)

Yes - I have visited this website- how I identified my Corona. Before I visited the website - I wanted to start a frag tank and get one of every Zoas. But after visiting and seeing over 600 different kinds - that get some of each isn’t possible - lol. I am also very new to reef keeping (corals) - so I have found Bhama Lama’s YouTube very helpful.
 
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Yes - I have visited this website- how I identified my Corona. Before I visited the website - I wanted to start a frag tank and get one of every Zoas. But after visiting and seeing over 600 different kinds - that get some of each isn’t possible - lol. I am also very new to reef keeping (corals) - so I have found Bhama Lama’s YouTube very helpful.
Problem with identifying them off the website - is there are so many and they tend to look alike at times.
 
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Total shot in the blue here but 2nd pic nirvana?
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look like the ones to left in pic?
Nice looking set of Zoas - do you frag much? I would like to frag mine once they start growing - is it difficult? Current they are on frag buttons - I am not sure whether to let them grown into main rock (large live pieces) or to put rubble around them for easy fragging. I have a 220 gallon tank so a lot of area to cover. I have dragged my GSP - but it was easy - just cut around old frag piece and done. What is best way with Zoas?
 
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Okay going to post each in a different reply to hopefully cut down confusion.

1- has a blue center with greenish / yellow trim. The middle section is orangish purple with the outer ring deep purple. This one seems to come off the rock about 1/2” on some polyps - not 100% it’s a zoas.

Identification- still unknown.

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Okay going to post each in a different reply to hopefully cut down confusion.

1- has a blue center with greenish / yellow trim. The middle section is orangish purple with the outer ring deep purple. This one seems to come off the rock about 1/2” on some polyps - not 100% it’s a zoas.

Identification- still unknown.

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this is the closest I have found to zoas #1 - CC Orange Fusion - the orange before the dark purple is not as bright / dominant on mine as in the picture below. Leans more towards orangish purple. If there is a similar looking Zoas without the dominant orange - it could be it as well. -

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2 - has a orange center with purplish orange middle. The outer ring is blue/ purple with yellow/ greenish tentacles. Low to rock.

Identification - Nirvana - ?

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It does have the specs in the center it could be nirvana... I like the pictures better on tidal gardens ;)

 

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5 - not sure if this is a zoas - size of plops is the center of normal zoas- orange dot in middle with brown / black other ring- low to rock and tight formation.

identification - ?

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These ones might be midnight suns... Do they have green on the edges? or is it purple?


Looking at all these zoas makes me want to order some :)
 
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