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phender

New member
Hard to tell but it looks like a gig to me. Its holding itself in a very gig-like way. The long tentacles also point toward gig. It would be nice to have a definitive picture of purple or blue verracae, but they often fade during times of stress.
 

D-Nak

Active member
Hard to tell but it looks like a gig to me. Its holding itself in a very gig-like way. The long tentacles also point toward gig. It would be nice to have a definitive picture of purple or blue verracae, but they often fade during times of stress.

THIS.

Definitely need to see a photo of the verrucae to confirm.
 

Pinkskunk

New member
just talk to Brian and he told me he will take some pics of the underside before he ship it out so i am good with that :) i really hope its a gig but i have looked at that pic so many times over and over today but i cant see any purple dots, so i am kind of feel a bit not too excited afterall :(

However, i am still feeling hopeful :)
 

nemguy

New member
+1 Most certainly a gig can tell from the price and the tips of the tentacles and also by the way it's attached under the rock always very distinctive compared to the haddoni I have.
 

worm5406

Not afriad to admit wrong
Team RC
Am I missing pictures here??

The only one I see is this one:

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zooman72

New member
As others have stated, based on the one pic provided, it does appear to be a gig with the tentacles and positioning of the disc - I would bet on it being a gig...
 

Pinkskunk

New member
sometime using the tentacles for IDing can be misleading, i have a red Hadoni and the tentacles are long
 

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joshky

Acros & Wrasses
Glad you're getting a photo of the verrucae, it's the only real way to know for sure with haddoni/gigantea, a stressed haddoni can look a lot like a gigantea, and then there's the alleged hybrids out there too.
 

OrionN

Moved on
I cannot tell. Better picture of the column would be nice. For me, not the length but the shape of the tentacle tips make it more like Gigantea (tapper tip = Gigantea, Bulbous tips = Haddoni) but the column, from what I see, make it more likely to be a Haddoni.
 

Pinkskunk

New member
i was driving when the picture comes in, i took a quick peak and asked him to ship it, the pic confirms the ID of a gig. thanks everyone for trying to help ID this. now fingers crossed hoping for a healthy gig.
 

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D-Nak

Active member
i was driving when the picture comes in, i took a quick peak and asked him to ship it, the pic confirms the ID of a gig. thanks everyone for trying to help ID this. now fingers crossed hoping for a healthy gig.

Good luck! Definitely keep us posted.
 

joshky

Acros & Wrasses
I'm excited for you, gigs are so beautiful. :D I'd love a green one, maybe when I get a bigger tank, I think it's too risky in my current one.
 

worm5406

Not afriad to admit wrong
Team RC
Now that you can see that, I agree. Earlier the pictures showed none but good coloring.

Glad and jealous of what you have.

After March I might break down and get one again.
 
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