Kraks?

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  1. JustSomeGuy

    JustSomeGuy Active Member Delaware Reef Club

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    So I originally bought speckled kraks from someone on here that my astrea stars thought was a delicious treat so I ended up buying another pair of them and now that they have been opened up and coloring back up they look nothing like the speckled kraks I was replacing. 1st picture is of the polyps in question, on my phone color matches great for some reason on computer monitors the colors dull out but I'm pretty sure still gets the point across.
    2nd is the first frag of speckled kraks I got from the same seller.

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    The first pic looks like speckled kraks. I'm sure there's different morphs but I've never owned kraks. @ChiCity #reefsquad any zoa experts have any ideas?
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Not sure, but they're beautiful! :)
     
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    914joe Active Member NJRC Member

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    looks like they could be same grown with different light levels
     
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    I was wondering that too. I've noticed our utter chaos look totally different under different intensity of light.
     
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    I've got these. Named Princess Krakatoa by MBC. Similar, but I don't think they're the same. Sorry for my low quality picture!

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    JustSomeGuy Active Member Delaware Reef Club

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    I believe the prior lighting was t5 with reefbrites. My lighting is xr30 with t5
    The original frag I got was a lot more faded looking but the speckles were more like every other speckled krak I found. The second frag is more solid on the colors. I found a couple pics online that match it but no names to clarify.
     
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    Def the same, just different light. The center "speckles"more under high light.
     
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    JustSomeGuy Active Member Delaware Reef Club

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    Thank you for that clarification.
     
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    It looks the same to me as well...It can be age too...as they mature solid colors can start forming into specks. Personally I prefer the 1st pic look.
     
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    ChiCity Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    It’s definitely an age thing, although lighting can play a factor....
    But young kraks and mature kraks definitely have some distinguishing features, mainly in young kraks the speckling is irregular and as they mature, the speckling becomes more of a defined ring.
    You can see it here on the baby polyp to the upper left, under the mature polyps...

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    Certainly polyp maturity and lighting type and intensity all can play a roll in the colors. Imo that first pic is not the same polyp. I'd be very surprised to see that ever morph into the real deal speckled krak.
     
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    Speckled kraks

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    JustSomeGuy Active Member Delaware Reef Club

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    Mine look more like these. Time will tell. The markings are still more of a solid then speckled.
     
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    Deff kraks!! Just more healthy
     
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