A beautiful tank - Name this coral!?!

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  1. Coltonis

    Coltonis Plankton

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    I found this video of a truly incredible coral tank and noticed a rather interesting coral in the video. After searching through lots of coral pics on the web looking for similar skeletal structures and colorings and I still have no idea even what type of coral this is, none the less what specific variety it might be.

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    Closest looking types I could come up with was maybe some kind of Encrusting Montipora or possibly a Leather with its polyps retracted...(???)

    Anybody out there take a guess!

    (If it helps any the original HD youtube video I saw this in can be seen: Here)
     
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  3. April Hope

    April Hope Fire Shrimp

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    I bet it's a toad stool or other variety of leather.
     
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    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    leather similar to a devils hand, with polyp retracted is my guess
     
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    ccardini Bristle Worm

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    Saw that video before. That cave idea with the blue light is awesome. Always wondered how they did it.

    And yes looks like my Devils hand when it is shedding
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sarcophyton.
     
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  7. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    those tableing acros though, yum.
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    that cave is too cool!
     
  10. Coltonis

    Coltonis Plankton

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    A-hah! I just searched through both "Sarcophyton" images and "Devil's Hand" images and I can definitely see where everyone's coming from.

    The one thing that was throwing me off though is that everything seems either green or yellow-ey beige/tan, but that video guy looks notably Blue-Gray. Could that just be a trick of the lighting or is there some special/rare variety that actually are blue?

    ( This was about the closest I could find to matching color-wise and that one is just mentioned as being a "Devil's Hand" )
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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  12. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Wheres that youtube video?