Sps id

Discussion in 'General SPS Discussion' started by lilbitreefer, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. lilbitreefer

    lilbitreefer Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this is the wrong forum I’m on my phone. Need help with this sps finally got it to extend its polyps. Underside of coral is a pretty rich blue. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. DSC reef

    DSC reef Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Looks like an encrusting monti but the polyps don't look normal. What was it marked as when you bought it?
     
  3. lilbitreefer

    lilbitreefer Well-Known Member

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    Haha I’ve had this thing almost a year if not more I forgot
     
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  4. lilbitreefer

    lilbitreefer Well-Known Member

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    It seems to like lower light as well . Bleaches easy but colors back up quickly
     
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    DSC reef Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I'm going with a montipora, I'm sure others will chime in.
     
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    RussiReef Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Looks like monti to me too.
     
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  7. Hans-Werner

    Hans-Werner Well-Known Member

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    It is a Blue Coral Heliopora. Although it forms a porous calcareous skeleton it is not really a hard coral but belongs to the Octocorals like leather corals.
     
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    nailed!
     
  9. lilbitreefer

    lilbitreefer Well-Known Member

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    OK now I have even more questions. How do I take care of it? My rock work go rearranged by jack *** Trigger. I noticed part of it was not covered but the ledge anymore and two days later it has started to develop some white spots and it was secreting a mucus over itself. DO I need to move it back under a ledge? There is no information about this little guy. Oh I bought it at a frag swap last year.
    All I can find is it is threatened. I have had this thing for almost a year now with little growth and crappy conditions. Now that I started to get my tankback in shape it is doing this! It has responded well in the past to improved water conditions.
     
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