coral I.D. please

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  1. david

    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    I bought this coral from L.F.S. I bought it as " polyp coral".
    After looking around, I can't find any thing that looks like it.
    On line or in any books I have around. It has been in the tank for about a month now. Looks good and happy.
    Oh yeah!
    When I brought it home I though it was a bunch of little polyps on a piece of rock. Upon getting it home I realized it is some form of stoney coral (it has a skeleton). When the polyps are retracted it looks like a twig?
    Any I.D.'s on this guys?
     
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  3. david

    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    Whoops, forgot the pic
     

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    Pipe_Organ Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Could be a Flower Pot....the pic is a little out of focus
     
  5. david

    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thanks pipe organ that's exactly what it is.
    Now my first look on care and it says low light almost shade and that they live in murky areas and don't last long WOO-HOO!
    That's what you get for buying something you don't know about well this settles it I'm only buying on line from now on.
    So the thing now is I have it up high on the rocks to get light
    but it likes murky areas do you have any of these pipe organ?
    I'd like to get a few responses on this but should I move the "flowerpot lower in the tank? Or just leave it?
    Help me out forum please!
    thanks again pipe for the I.D.
     
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    mojoreef Bristle Worm

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    It looks more like a Aleveapora, how many pedals does the polyp have???


    Mike
     
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    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    Yes it is an Aleveapora it has 12 pedals on each polyp!
    going to look up on that know
    Thanks guys great help!!! ;D
     
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    Pipe_Organ Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Sorry I couldn't help you further. Thanks Jason/Mike for picking up the ball..
     
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    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thank you inwall for the link and thanks to every one else as well!
    I have already moved the aleveapora to the substrate in a corner with very little currant. He looks more expanded already.
    I am feeding D.T.'s as I type this. So, we'll see how he does. I have a little cove on the other side bottom. I keep a bubble coral there. It gets less light on that side. If the aleveapora likes the new depth alot. I may switch him with the bubble coral. The bubble would get little more light (not much but enough to notice) and more room. The aleveapora would get less light and less room, but it is smaller than the bubble and doesn't need as much.
    STILL JUST A THOUGHT !
    something to consider in the future?