Willow

Corals.com

ATAquariums

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
490
Reaction score
358
Location
Santa Ana, California
We have them available.

 

User

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
4,522
Reaction score
7,425
We have them available.

It’s green though.

OG weeping willow is cream/white with Looooooong tentacles. This looks just like a long tentacled Japanese neon
 
AS

JaimeAdams

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 22, 2015
Messages
3,629
Reaction score
4,912
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
It's one of those things where in my opinion the original meaning of the term has shifted. I have a neon green toadstool that has longer polyps than my OG Weeping Willow. I call the original weeping willow OG to differentiate. Just like a Dragon Soul torch or NY Knicks. I see wanna be torches that are close on the transhipped or wholesale lists every week, but just like Weeping Willows they are names given to a cultivar by a vendor.
 
OP
J

Jriv86

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 19, 2020
Messages
46
Reaction score
19
Location
St cloud
I'm honostly just looking for 4icnh polyps . I get it's not gonna drape down like og. But just super long I'd be happy with. If anyone.has any to sell/ship
 
OP
J

Jriv86

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 19, 2020
Messages
46
Reaction score
19
Location
St cloud
Yea unless I see the mother colony for reference I'm not buying a frag of a (weeping willow). Im looking for long polyps while full grown. Alot of these sellers won't show me the mother colony so I pass
 

User

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
4,522
Reaction score
7,425
Yea unless I see the mother colony for reference I'm not buying a frag of a (weeping willow). Im looking for long polyps while full grown. Alot of these sellers won't show me the mother colony so I pass
That’s because polyp extension is flow dependent

I bought a ‘weeping willow’ 6 months ago from a local seller. Color was right, 7-9” long polyps. Baseball sized piece for 200

when it got here- literally hand delivered to my garage- it was apparent it wasn’t a real weeping willow. Polyp spacing was bigger, polyp length was 4-5”. Slight green tint to the stalks.

I talked it through and got it down to $45. Still a nice piece. But he knew he was pushing the label, since he didn’t think twice about $45 or no deal. If it was OG, he would have gotten $200 right then

in a low flow area of the tank, it extends 2-3”. If I move flow around, it gets to 6-7” extension, but doesn’t ‘weep’.

all this to say, is that there are ‘mimics’ that are so close to the OG in appearance it’s hard to determine by photos, and there are still people putting ‘weeping willow’ name on a long tentacle green Japanese in order to pull in views.
 

Broke2Broke

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 6, 2020
Messages
117
Reaction score
121
From what I here flow doesn’t matter but I’m no expert. Got any pics? I’d take one with 7-9 in polyps weeping or not.
 

User

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
4,522
Reaction score
7,425
From what I here flow doesn’t matter but I’m no expert. Got any pics? I’d take one with 7-9 in polyps weeping or not.
Flow matters, and ive clearly seen it in my tanks. With the toadstool I have, at least, but I said it isn’t a WW.

im not actually selling, or planning to sell. Not sure where I gave that impression.
 

shred5

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 7, 2007
Messages
6,224
Reaction score
4,528
Location
Waukesha, Wi
It’s green though.

OG weeping willow is cream/white with Looooooong tentacles. This looks just like a long tentacled Japanese neon

Right and Jake Adams has said only 3 people have them and they are not selling.

Allot of vendor's are selling Neon green Japanese toadstool as weeping willow.
 

User

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
4,522
Reaction score
7,425
Right and Jake Adams has said only 3 people have them and they are not selling.

Allot of vendor's are selling Neon green Japanese toadstool as weeping willow.
The ONLY person I know that is sharing it is Remy - bahama lama coral- and that’s just at local St. Louis frag swaps.

all the other vendors claiming otherwise are being disingenuous and it is false marketing, pure and simple
 

shred5

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 7, 2007
Messages
6,224
Reaction score
4,528
Location
Waukesha, Wi
The ONLY person I know that is sharing it is Remy - bahama lama coral- and that’s just at local St. Louis frag swaps.

all the other vendors claiming otherwise are being disingenuous and it is false marketing, pure and simple
He does not have the original either.
closest I have seen but he doesn't.

 
Top Shelf Aquatics

User

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
4,522
Reaction score
7,425
He does not have the original either.
Seems close but he doesn't.

My understanding was that he was one of the three and his frag is slightly different because of growth conditions.

thanks for the clarification

Jake would make a fortune fragging that thing, lol
 

shred5

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 7, 2007
Messages
6,224
Reaction score
4,528
Location
Waukesha, Wi
My understanding was that he was one of the three and his frag is slightly different because of growth conditions.

thanks for the clarification

Jake would make a fortune fragging that thing, lol

I would not doubt there are others with it even if they do not have lineage to Jakes.

I would not doubt that someone had the same coral before Jake did.

Seems to me allot of vendors are calling the Japanese Neon Green toadstool weeping willow or the Tyree one.

They are very nice though.
 
Last edited:

shred5

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 7, 2007
Messages
6,224
Reaction score
4,528
Location
Waukesha, Wi
That’s because polyp extension is flow dependent

I bought a ‘weeping willow’ 6 months ago from a local seller. Color was right, 7-9” long polyps. Baseball sized piece for 200

when it got here- literally hand delivered to my garage- it was apparent it wasn’t a real weeping willow. Polyp spacing was bigger, polyp length was 4-5”. Slight green tint to the stalks.

I talked it through and got it down to $45. Still a nice piece. But he knew he was pushing the label, since he didn’t think twice about $45 or no deal. If it was OG, he would have gotten $200 right then

in a low flow area of the tank, it extends 2-3”. If I move flow around, it gets to 6-7” extension, but doesn’t ‘weep’.

all this to say, is that there are ‘mimics’ that are so close to the OG in appearance it’s hard to determine by photos, and there are still people putting ‘weeping willow’ name on a long tentacle green Japanese in order to pull in views.

That is exactly right:

I love the one in this aquarium and would be happy with it:
 

MR BACKHAND

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 15, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
23
Location
California
Here’s mine have it on the sand bed under radion G5’s.

653EFE08-F66B-4A9C-9925-DD60CBD26BD9.jpeg
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock

What percentage of blue versus white lighting do you think makes the best coral growth combo?

  • All Blue

    Votes: 12 2.7%
  • Mostly Blue

    Votes: 275 62.1%
  • Even Balance

    Votes: 109 24.6%
  • Mostly White

    Votes: 38 8.6%
  • All White

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 8 1.8%
High-Quality Live and Dry Goods
Top