Hey guys new here and would like help IDing +pictures :)

Fishurama

Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 11, 2019
Messages
15
Reaction score
58
Hey guys, hope you are doing well. Got a new freebie coral today with my order and I have no clue what it is... It some sort of favia, goniastrea, or similar. Pictures/video aren't the greatest, but it has a green mouth, its closed up but what looks like thick sweeper tentacles, then has an outer ring of skeleton and 2 new smaller heads seem to be growing out of the side, it doesn't look like its spitting, but growing. I don't know much about LPS, only had one until now(a goniopora, still alive for about 12 months :eek::D) so im not good at IDing. Thanks if you can help.

Now onto the goodies,I have a 120 gallon tank with a I believe 30 gallon sump, set up as a cove aquascape to allow my large fish more room, 1 large sailfin, 1 black ice snowflake clown, 1 blue damsel that has literally survived everything and refuses to die, 1 green brittle star, 1 snowflake eel, 2 mini maxis, 1 green bubble tip, 1 rock anemone, 1 orange spotted goby(could be a diamond, whatever one gets to be 5-6 inches so my snowflake doesnt eat it) and a lawnmower blenny. I have a fair amount of zoas, really like them, lots of color,hardy, doesn't take much dosing to keep them alive, and sadly lost my first and only SPS(a stylophora) Just went down hill one day and never made it back. Have some mixed snails, 2 fighting conches, hermit crabs and other clean up crew.
Equipment:
Marine orbit pro(the original one) lights/ramp timer and complete wireless system.
aquastation (chinese brand I think) 12000L return pump
koralia evo 2 powerhead
NAC 7 skimmer
no name GFO reactor

My issue is detritus, since i don't really like to vacuum my sand bed and really only stir the first 1/4 inch.
Ive been reefing for about 2-3 years so im still pretty new.


View attachment 1201713
coral 3.jpg
coral 2.jpg
coral.jpg
 

Crabs McJones

Moderator
View Badges
Joined
Jul 24, 2017
Messages
20,492
Reaction score
88,188
Welcome to R2R! Looks like a blastomussa coral. Low light and low flow will keep these guys happy.
#WelcometoR2R
Wtr2r45.gif
 

Dr. Dendrostein

Marine fish monthly
View Badges
Joined
Nov 8, 2017
Messages
6,076
Reaction score
11,125
Location
Fullerton, California
Hey guys, hope you are doing well. Got a new freebie coral today with my order and I have no clue what it is... It some sort of favia, goniastrea, or similar. Pictures/video aren't the greatest, but it has a green mouth, its closed up but what looks like thick sweeper tentacles, then has an outer ring of skeleton and 2 new smaller heads seem to be growing out of the side, it doesn't look like its spitting, but growing. I don't know much about LPS, only had one until now(a goniopora, still alive for about 12 months :eek::D) so im not good at IDing. Thanks if you can help.

Now onto the goodies,I have a 120 gallon tank with a I believe 30 gallon sump, set up as a cove aquascape to allow my large fish more room, 1 large sailfin, 1 black ice snowflake clown, 1 blue damsel that has literally survived everything and refuses to die, 1 green brittle star, 1 snowflake eel, 2 mini maxis, 1 green bubble tip, 1 rock anemone, 1 orange spotted goby(could be a diamond, whatever one gets to be 5-6 inches so my snowflake doesnt eat it) and a lawnmower blenny. I have a fair amount of zoas, really like them, lots of color,hardy, doesn't take much dosing to keep them alive, and sadly lost my first and only SPS(a stylophora) Just went down hill one day and never made it back. Have some mixed snails, 2 fighting conches, hermit crabs and other clean up crew.
Equipment:
Marine orbit pro(the original one) lights/ramp timer and complete wireless system.
aquastation (chinese brand I think) 12000L return pump
koralia evo 2 powerhead
NAC 7 skimmer
no name GFO reactor

My issue is detritus, since i don't really like to vacuum my sand bed and really only stir the first 1/4 inch.
Ive been reefing for about 2-3 years so im still pretty new.


View attachment 1201713
coral 3.jpg
coral 2.jpg
coral.jpg
Welcome, comrade
 
Last edited by a moderator:
OP
Fishurama

Fishurama

Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 11, 2019
Messages
15
Reaction score
58
Hey guys, hope you are doing well. Got a new freebie coral today with my order and I have no clue what it is... It some sort of favia, goniastrea, or similar. Pictures/video aren't the greatest, but it has a green mouth, its closed up but what looks like thick sweeper tentacles, then has an outer ring of skeleton and 2 new smaller heads seem to be growing out of the side, it doesn't look like its spitting, but growing. I don't know much about LPS, only had one until now(a goniopora, still alive for about 12 months :eek::D) so im not good at IDing. Thanks if you can help.

Now onto the goodies,I have a 120 gallon tank with a I believe 30 gallon sump, set up as a cove aquascape to allow my large fish more room, 1 large sailfin, 1 black ice snowflake clown, 1 blue damsel that has literally survived everything and refuses to die, 1 green brittle star, 1 snowflake eel, 2 mini maxis, 1 green bubble tip, 1 rock anemone, 1 orange spotted goby(could be a diamond, whatever one gets to be 5-6 inches so my snowflake doesnt eat it) and a lawnmower blenny. I have a fair amount of zoas, really like them, lots of color,hardy, doesn't take much dosing to keep them alive, and sadly lost my first and only SPS(a stylophora) Just went down hill one day and never made it back. Have some mixed snails, 2 fighting conches, hermit crabs and other clean up crew.
Equipment:
Marine orbit pro(the original one) lights/ramp timer and complete wireless system.
aquastation (chinese brand I think) 12000L return pump
koralia evo 2 powerhead
NAC 7 skimmer
no name GFO reactor

My issue is detritus, since i don't really like to vacuum my sand bed and really only stir the first 1/4 inch.
Ive been reefing for about 2-3 years so im still pretty new.


View attachment 1201713
coral 3.jpg
coral 2.jpg
coral.jpg
Welcome to R2R! Looks like a blastomussa coral. Low light and low flow will keep these guys happy.
#WelcometoR2R
Wtr2r45.gif
Welcome to R2R!!! You seem to have a very nice system - we’re glad you’re here!

Thank you all for the welcome, I appreciate it. Im going to look up blastomussa corals right now and get to researching, i left it in mid light, low flow for now, but good to know I can go lower, I have a great spot, thanks again
 
Corals.com
OP
Fishurama

Fishurama

Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 11, 2019
Messages
15
Reaction score
58
Welcome to reef2reef!
Welcome to R2R and your new reefing family and thanks for signing up.
Welcome to R2R!!!
Welcome. And it's a blasto(blastomussa) I have mine about mid tank indirect flow

Wow, thanks all, this really is a lot haha.
And from the research ive been doing it seems it should be placed low to mid tank with low flow, like you guys have been saying, thanks a lot, I appreciate it.
 

Gonzo74

Nibbling on sponge cake...
View Badges
Joined
Sep 19, 2018
Messages
628
Reaction score
740
Location
Annapolis, Maryland
Hey guys, hope you are doing well. Got a new freebie coral today with my order and I have no clue what it is... It some sort of favia, goniastrea, or similar. Pictures/video aren't the greatest, but it has a green mouth, its closed up but what looks like thick sweeper tentacles, then has an outer ring of skeleton and 2 new smaller heads seem to be growing out of the side, it doesn't look like its spitting, but growing. I don't know much about LPS, only had one until now(a goniopora, still alive for about 12 months :eek::D) so im not good at IDing. Thanks if you can help.

Now onto the goodies,I have a 120 gallon tank with a I believe 30 gallon sump, set up as a cove aquascape to allow my large fish more room, 1 large sailfin, 1 black ice snowflake clown, 1 blue damsel that has literally survived everything and refuses to die, 1 green brittle star, 1 snowflake eel, 2 mini maxis, 1 green bubble tip, 1 rock anemone, 1 orange spotted goby(could be a diamond, whatever one gets to be 5-6 inches so my snowflake doesnt eat it) and a lawnmower blenny. I have a fair amount of zoas, really like them, lots of color,hardy, doesn't take much dosing to keep them alive, and sadly lost my first and only SPS(a stylophora) Just went down hill one day and never made it back. Have some mixed snails, 2 fighting conches, hermit crabs and other clean up crew.
Equipment:
Marine orbit pro(the original one) lights/ramp timer and complete wireless system.
aquastation (chinese brand I think) 12000L return pump
koralia evo 2 powerhead
NAC 7 skimmer
no name GFO reactor

My issue is detritus, since i don't really like to vacuum my sand bed and really only stir the first 1/4 inch.
Ive been reefing for about 2-3 years so im still pretty new.


View attachment 1201713
coral 3.jpg
coral 2.jpg
coral.jpg
Welcome! This looks like a Blasto to me.
 
OP
Fishurama

Fishurama

Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 11, 2019
Messages
15
Reaction score
58
Welcome! This looks like a Blasto to me.
Same here with mine. Mine are growing pretty fast too.
Welcome to R2R! Nice coral!
Welcome to R2R!!!!
Thanks all and it is for surely a blasto.
I looked up the sellers website and was looking under it and wouldn't you know :) gotta find the right light for this, colors are good. Nice little gift I got with my order.
ASD_Scarface_Blastos_2_-_79_720x.png
 
Top Shelf Aquatics
Live Fish Food Combo Packs - AlgaeBarn.com
AquaLocker.com
Top