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I've also read Blastosmussa merletti, each head has an individual stem. Which seems true for some. But I've read other people's comments about them growing more like an encrusting coral. I have some merletti which definitely have individual heads and stems. Then another one labeled as merletti but grows more like an encrusting/mounding brain coral. You can't really distinguish individual bodies when retracted.

So is this a blasto merletti or was it mislabeled?

Or will we see another classification of the Blastomussa?
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I've also read Blastosmussa merletti, each head has an individual stem. Which seems true for some. But I've read other people's comments about them growing more like an encrusting coral. I have some merletti which definitely have individual heads and stems. Then another one labeled as merletti but grows more like an encrusting/mounding brain coral. You can't really distinguish individual bodies when retracted.

So is this a blasto merletti or was it mislabeled?

Or will we see another classification of the Blastomussa?
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I've also read Blastosmussa merletti, each head has an individual stem. Which seems true for some. But I've read other people's comments about them growing more like an encrusting coral. I have some merletti which definitely have individual heads and stems. Then another one labeled as merletti but grows more like an encrusting/mounding brain coral. You can't really distinguish individual bodies when retracted.

So is this a blasto merletti or was it mislabeled?

Or will we see another classification of the Blastomussa?
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that looks like a merletti to me and there is at least one other blasto classification in the hobby, but i forget what they are called. wellsi, merletti, and whatever it is
 

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I have never seen a blasto that didn't have individual heads. the growth varies some like any coral based on conditions. sometimes they are spaced tigher than others.
 

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that looks like a merletti to me and there is at least one other blasto classification in the hobby, but i forget what they are called. wellsi, merletti, and whatever it is
I haven't delved into a lot of the classifications yet, sounds like I need to. Maybe I will bump it and get it to retract, it just doesn't look like other Blastos I have when retracted.
 

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