ID this sps

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  1. Zissou

    Zissou Fire Shrimp

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    So I got this frag from my lfs, it came from a local Monterey reefer according to the store but he didn't know the name. Anybody know?

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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    It seems to be a montipora. Species could be danae or capricornis.
     
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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Montipora for sure, I'm leaning towards a cap or similar playing species
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Montipora hodgesoni is a possibility too. It's a really nice piece zissou.
     
  6. Zissou

    Zissou Fire Shrimp

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    the thing is that it has monti like features but the frag is a one inch deep cube that they cut off the mother, not a plate like most monti.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Some montis will plate while others just encrust the rock there on. For example check out my build thread. My mystic sunset monti has taken over the rock it's on while my green monti cap is literally scrolling from the little plug it was on. Once it gets some size on it will be easier to identify.
     
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  9. Zissou

    Zissou Fire Shrimp

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    good looking out, hopefully it will grow some but keep the hilly, valley structure it currently has. I'll post more pics as it goes, i love these types of corals
     
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