ID this coral please

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  1. skennelly

    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Hi

    Can anybody ID this coral? And tell me if it looks healthy? 20160330_185618.jpg
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Looks like a Scolymia or Trachyphyllia. In either case it looks somewhat bleached, might have received too much light. This coral does not need the most intense lighting. Supplemental target feeding is beneficial.
     
  4. skennelly

    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Okay thanks...Yes I did have it higher up in the tank...but maybe about a week ago I moved it down to the sand on a base.

    I think you are right about Trachyphyllia...googled that and found some images that looked very similar.

    Thanks...big help!
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Post a pic when it becomes a bit more healthy, its beautiful.
     
  7. skennelly

    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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