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Here’s some speckled krak..definitely different IMO. But I’d say it is some sort of Krakatoa.
 

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That definitely looks more green and yellow as the ones I have are more yellow to orange, but I almost like that better!! Because the pattern with the shape of the polyps to the mouth to the streaks of black and the two colors that kinda fade is the exact same. What is that!??!?!?! o_O:eek:;Greedy
 

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That definitely looks more green and yellow as the ones I have are more yellow to orange, but I almost like that better!! Because the pattern with the shape of the polyps to the mouth to the streaks of black and the two colors that kinda fade is the exact same. What is that!??!?!?! o_O:eek:;Greedy

It’s just an interesting no namer that came from one of my trade partners. Since indo opened back up there’s been a lot of different zoas coming onto the market that aren’t branded or named. This one came in on a puck with a dozen other varieties. It was isolated and later fragged, now we’re both growing them out. I suspect it might be the same case with yours.
 
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It’s just an interesting no namer that came from one of my trade partners. Since indo opened back up there’s been a lot of different zoas coming onto the market that aren’t branded or named. This one came in on a puck with a dozen other varieties. It was isolated and later fragged, now we’re both growing them out. I suspect it might be the same case with yours.
I gotcha interesting. Ban in place in Hawaii but Indonesia opening up more? Is there a reason or some legality behind that? Just curious. Gotcha gotcha, those are pretty sweet lmk if you ever or when you get some extra to sell. I’d definitely cop some of those!!
 

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I gotcha interesting. Ban in place in Hawaii but Indonesia opening up more? Is there a reason or some legality behind that? Just curious. Gotcha gotcha, those are pretty sweet lmk if you ever or when you get some extra to sell. I’d definitely cop some of those!!

The Hawaiian one was a long time coming and that’s at the state level. In ‘06 you had the establishment of the federal monument around the northwest Hawaiian islands and area. The Indo one was at their national level and was mainly the work of one person, that lasted about 3 years maybe? There’s been some talk of indo closing back down again.

Fact is stuff opens and closes all the time. In the 90’s Florida was open to collection and Australia was closed (Duncan’s and Acans were holy grail corals then).

It’s a tug of war between collectors, environmentalists, fishery directions, exporters and lots of other stake holders.
 
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Guys how would you frag this lol. I really want to but I hate cutting through the flesh (mandatory for most LPS), but my issue here is that they all attach to one big stem so idk what to do here besides wait, which is always an option. I frag with a dremel also, but I do have the typical fragging tools. Done some zoas but these look really tricky
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Similar ones?
Yeah yeah those are practically the same, similar to the yellow the colors seem to fade differently but the polyps, the pattern, the shape and size are identical. Even the colors on those are most similar!!
 

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Yeah yeah those are practically the same, similar to the yellow the colors seem to fade differently but the polyps, the pattern, the shape and size are identical. Even the colors on those are most similar!!
Maybe from the same rock when imported. I only got frags from wholesaler unfortunately didn’t see the original rock.
 
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Maybe from the same rock when imported. I only got frags from wholesaler unfortunately didn’t see the original rock.
They almost go orange to yellow from the inside out if that helps. But they definitely appear to be speckled kraks, just some variation. They could have honestly because the colors are so similar my guy has had these for about a Month as far as a timeline goes. I picked em up after some negotiations. If we had the OG rock we would know fo sho but I think the colors are a bit different but the idea and everything is the same
 

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Guys how would you frag this lol. I really want to but I hate cutting through the flesh (mandatory for most LPS), but my issue here is that they all attach to one big stem so idk what to do here besides wait, which is always an option. I frag with a dremel also, but I do have the typical fragging tools. Done some zoas but these look really tricky
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Glue some rubble to the edges of the plug and let the polyps grow onto it then you can slice a head off with the rubble and glue onto new plugs
 
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