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Thought it was a Ponape birdsnest, but looking at Ponape's online, im not so sure. It had long slender branches with a yellow/green base with bright pink polyps. Looks more like the Hystrix?

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looks like a purple polyp birdsnest...esp if it has a pinkish green base...hystrix is just pink w/ no green and has pink polyps

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I thought Hystrix was a species, not a brand name and therefore would not have color specific ways to determine.

Coloration is a terrible way to ID species of coral.

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I thought Hystrix was a species, not a brand name and therefore would not have color specific ways to determine.

Coloration is a terrible way to ID species of coral.


+1. So is the thickness/style of branching, since that is rather relative to flow. Its a birdsnest :) Who cares beyond that?

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i think hersix or however you spell it is fatter and blunt tiped
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Allright, now were getting somewhere... cant ID by size, shape, or color.... Ill try to get a DNA sample then.

Its a birdsnest :) Who cares beyond that?


uh isnt that the point of this forum? for people who care?

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I've always known the common name to be hyacinth birds nest.

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its a regular pink birdsnest. (hystrix)

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its a regular pink birdsnest. (hystrix)


+1

Seriatopora hystrix

Keep it high if you want to maintain that pinkness.

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thanks guys