Is this a lobo?

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  1. KMench

    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Picked this coral up today for 20 bucks. Is it a lobo??

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    It's a trachyphyllia or wellso.
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    How do I tell a trachy from a wellso? I’m bad at coral ID obviously :D
     
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    Looks like a trachyphillia to me
     
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    If I remember correctly, trachyphyllia was the old classification, which was changed to Wellsophyllia a few years ago. I think they have now become one in the same.
     
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    Trachyphillia geoffroyi. Wellsophyllia has been changed to trachyphillia.
     
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    Thanks DSC reef...I knew something had changed!
     
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    Will it ever obtain the convoluted shape you often see for them? I’ve never had one before :)
     
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    It looks a little rough...keep it stable and under normal reef parameters and it should recover and get more puffy. Feeding it can't hurt either.
     
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    Typically geoffroyi will retain a circular pattern while radiata will get a convoluted pattern. Here's our trachyphillia radiata 20171112_123611.jpg
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    I think I can handle that Thanks!
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful coral!
     
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    Thank you:D
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    I have it sitting on the sandbed with low flow. That should be good right? Tried to feed it again today and it kinda opened its mouth and ate, but still didn’t extend tentacles.
     
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    It will take time. Give it a bit to acclimate.
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Ok that’s what I figured. Don’t want to kill it! Thanks for your help. ;)
     
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    Update! It’s doing well :) here’s a photo from feeding time today.

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    Looks great! Super puffy and happy.
     
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    Nice score!
     
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    Thanks guys! It’s amazing what a few weeks can do. Nothing amazing, just some water changes, and an occasional feeding :D
     
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