Stylophora

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  1. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Nube question: what is a nem?
     
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  3. Swisswiss

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    nem is short for aNEMone, the reason why i think yours is a polli, is due to its short compact branches. stylophoras branch out more. but i may be wrong by all means.
     
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    Billme, yours is definitely a stylophora, rose/pink stylo.

    Unfortunately, you cant go off of just branch structure when differentiating between stylo's and pocci's. However generally, stylos have more of a rounded, thick branch, where as poccis are knobby and thin branched. Also, color is a big give away here as pocci's are either green, brown or rainbow, not pink like yours.

    Swiss I think you have your corals mixed up ;) pocci's branch out more and stylos stay more compact IMO, Of course, with different flow and lighting, you could make a stylo branch out and a pocci stay compact.
     
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    Thanks for the input gents. The variation within species is what I was thinking about. After looking over a number of pics on the two, I wasn't able to defiantly say which it is. Right now it's in a high flow area about 12 inches below a kessil 150 and seems to dig it. It's starting to get a little more brown and I assumed that is because the zooplankton is increasing. Hope that's a good thing?
     

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    never mind that, youre right Va reef. did some more searching
     
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    Those were the same pics I first looked up Swiss. I can honestly say that first hand, mine looks like piccolopora and I can "see" resemblance to stylo. The variation seems enormous in either. Any thoughts on the increase in brown tint on the picco/stylo?
     
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    what lights are on your tank and what were the lights on the tank it was previously in?

    Also what are your phosphates? (I would only trust a Hannah checker for this)
     
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    It's previous tank had led's but I don't know the specifics on type. I have it directly under a kessil 150. Phosphates tonight: .04 (Hanna). They have consistently been under .05, usually closer to .03.