No idea what this is.

Tabeaubi

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I picked this up yesterday. I've never seen anything like it.

I checked Veron's books couldn't find anything.

ID attempts welcome please......

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Thanks
Tom
 

Fudge

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A. simplex or A. tenalla

Deepwater, a little hard to color up.
Too much light and they bleach, but too little and you wont see the nice tips that can develop.


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Marc.
 

mntl

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Simplex.

Start off low and slowly acclimate, they tend to turn a nice purple very quickly in high light and soon after bleach and die. Dont rush the purple, it will come, focus more on not letting the inner-brown part get too light. If the tips are getting purple and the brown is staying dark, you are good. If the tips are getting purple and the body is lightening also then it is getting too much light.

ime

-John-
 

Tabeaubi

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I think that Elegans in the whelks pic. Is closer. The underside of the skeletal structure is really flattened. The Simplex seem more cylindrical in shape.

Thanks everyone for the care tips. I'm going to move it to the bottom of the tank under the 20k rather than the 10k and acclimate it slowly.

The pictures I sent don't do it justice.

Thanks again,
Tom

Tom
 

bskiba

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elegans or pichoni. depends on the coralites. does the bootom of the branches have coralites?
 

Tabeaubi

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7511430#post7511430 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by bskiba
elegans or pichoni. depends on the coralites. does the bootom of the branches have coralites?

There aren't any corealites on the bottom of the branches. Its basically smooth.
 

bskiba

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It could be pichoni but not sure. haven't seen one in captivity but they could get grabbed out there in the ocean.
 
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