PORITES polyp pictures

CMcNeil

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rogergolf66

im an addict lol
Thanks I need to get a good picture but I have a coral I don't know what it is. I thought maybe it was a porites but I guess it is not. Thanks for posting.

Roger

this is the best picture I have but it is not a good one. I am trying to figure out what this is.
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rogergolf66

im an addict lol
ok what about these just took today after feeding. you can see a peice of flake on the coral :)
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those hairs move with the current and I didn't turn off the pumps so they are moving as the pic was taken.
 

CMcNeil

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ok im thinking hydnophora now(i think thats how it is spelled)
if it is,you need to make sure it stays away from your sps as it will wipe them out.
 

rogergolf66

im an addict lol
really wow I will google it.



if anyone knows of a good artical on hydnophora I would love a link

Thanks
 

rogergolf66

im an addict lol
Well this is what I found. it is and SPS but as you said high sting power. I think I will move it up higher under the 400MH closer to the top. now it is under the 250W near the bottom.

Hydnophora is a highly sought after and infrequently available SPS Coral. Although colors and shapes will vary, most available pieces have a branching shape and bright green in color. Like all SPS Coral, they are difficult to maintain, but they generally not quite as delicate, or as prone to color change as Acropora sp.. They have a greater sting than other SPS Corals and should be given a little more space than other similar looking corals.

To maintain the color and health of Hydnophora it is imperative to maintain absolutely perfect water quality in an established reef aquarium, high pH, calcium and alkalinity levels, and maintain extremely low phosphate and nitrate levels. Hydnophora demands intense lighting, preferably supplied by metal halide lights, and strong, preferably intermittent water flow. Color will vary depending on the lighting conditions in your aquarium. Actinic lighting or metal halide lighting heavy in the blue spectrum will enhance their color.
 

rogergolf66

im an addict lol
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12859965#post12859965 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by gsellers1245
BRANCHING PSAMACORA

after a few searches that is it for sure. Didn't find anything about care though :(

I guess for now I will leave it where it is then.

Thanks Roger
 

cmjreef

In Memoriam
Psamacora no doubt Roger. I have a little nub of it too. Really nice piece that you have, I want some, lol. A little odd-ball thats been going around lately. Not sure of the original source, but I got a frag from a friend about 2 years ago. I gave a couple frags away, but now everyone seems to have it, and everyone wonders what it is. A lot of people confuse it for Pavona.
 
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