Few more IDs please!

justinky

New member
I think this is A. Millepora but I've never seen the polyps get really long, just short like right outside of the corallites.

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A. Batunai?

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Not sure

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Not sure

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Frick

AZ FRAG President
The first is very likely A. millepora. Polyp extension would not really mater on the ID. I would mount it on its side so all the corallite tips are pointed up and give it some good water flow.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0047

The second is not A. batunai. The tapered axial corallites and thin branches would lead me to A. caroliniana.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0015

For the third I would say A. verweyi if it grows into a table with even upright branches.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0079
Or if those branch continue to grow outward like a staghorn type then I would guess A. hemprichii.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0672

I am not 100% but pretty confident that last is A. divaricata.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0024

Those last two I would break up the branches and give them strong water flow. Replicating the water flow needed for those can be very difficult as colonies.
 

justinky

New member
The first is very likely A. millepora. Polyp extension would not really mater on the ID. I would mount it on its side so all the corallite tips are pointed up and give it some good water flow.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0047

The second is not A. batunai. The tapered axial corallites and thin branches would lead me to A. caroliniana.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0015

For the third I would say A. verweyi if it grows into a table with even upright branches.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0079
Or if those branch continue to grow outward like a staghorn type then I would guess A. hemprichii.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0672

I am not 100% but pretty confident that last is A. divaricata.
http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0024

Those last two I would break up the branches and give them strong water flow. Replicating the water flow needed for those can be very difficult as colonies.

Thanks a bunch Frick! The A. Verweyi/A. Hemprichii I have had for almost a month now as it is so I think it may be fine as a colony but I will break up the A. Divaricata as you said to get better water flow. on it.
 
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