Who has a TRUE Weeping Willow?

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My work sells them :p
 

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I have a weeping willow from Aquacorals and another from Marinefarmers and they both appear to be the same coral. They have longer polyps but they’re definitely not “true” weeping willows.
Same experience with 3 different vendors, in past 6 months! If I can’t see it and the mother colony in person, I’m not buying it!
 
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Do you think flow and light effects how long the polyps are?

I bought a toadstool with very long polyps as a frag at the LFS but its shorter in my tank (but still long). I assume just different conditions.
 

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I have a weeping willow from Aquacorals and another from Marinefarmers and they both appear to be the same coral. They have longer polyps but they’re definitely not “true” weeping willows.

can you post pics for us?
I emailed MF a while back to ask about WW. he said he is no longer calling it a weeping willow but a long polyp toad. i appreciate the honesty as he said so many vendors are calling anything with above average polyps WW.

anyway I ( we) would love to see what you got. did you get the green or the tan one?
 

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Same experience with 3 different vendors, in past 6 months! If I can’t see it and the mother colony in person, I’m not buying it!

what 3 vendors did you get your from? all so would love to see photos to see if it worth it or not
cheers
 
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Do you think flow and light effects how long the polyps are?

Definitely, Jake gave a piece of the "true Whipping willow" to Sanjay and it doesn't look anything close to Jays.
 

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I have a weeping willow from Aquacorals and another from Marinefarmers and they both appear to be the same coral. They have longer polyps but they’re definitely not “true” weeping willows.

For those who are interested, this is what they have at AquaCorals right now:

AquaCoral Toadstool Leathers
 
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Here's a couple fancy ones I have couldn't capture color though. Def not weeping willows but the second picture are some very cool ones.
 

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I'm probably going to sound obdurate -- but who made Jake Adams the gatekeeper of this particular...cultivar? Was this done by popular vote? A consensus in the scientific community after a forensic analysis? The fish in his tanks? I'm sure he's a lovely person, but I'm not sure what the point might be of an article that posits the writer as the owner of a supposedly unique (or vanishingly rare) specimen and who is also, seemingly, denying that opportunity to everyone else: I have it, and you don't!
Boasting? 10,000 reefkeeping XP? A new badge? Or maybe he's a secret mad fragger and is about to unleash a forest of weeping willow frags onto the world!! Okay, I don't believe that last one either.
 
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