Coral ID

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  1. civiccars2003

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    Possibly helioporacea coerulea, blue ridge coral (blue fire coral)
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Interesting. I think that its non-photosynthetic as it only grows in my overflow where there is little to no light.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Well I talked to Than about the ID, he said..."Not sure. At first it looks like a sponge but then it has polyps like GSP. Very strange
     
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    Its cool looking. The closest resemblance I could find was the blue fire coral. I like the growth pattern. I think a type of octocoral is spot on, its clinging to the wall and the other is building a large structure which is common in those corals.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I think so too.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    is it photosynthetic you think? if so that makes it all the more interesting considering its dark pigmentation
     
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    I think it is non-photosynthetic.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    its the dark side of GSP