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Maybe im an idiot,but...
A LFS near me had a 5" rock covered in boring brown/green zoas...$30...
I normally wouldn't give something like that a second look, but this was
growing on top of the rock...
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Anyone know what it is?

It's very tree-like with a dark brown/black trunk and purple branches.
Has a very "bonsai" look.

I don't know if it's worth $30 but I thought it would look awesome in
my 3 and under contest entry "The Lagoon;An Artistic Impression"
(see link in my sig)!!!

Thanks for your help in advance,
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Just for reference...
The rock it's on is about 5"wide and 2 1/2" high,
So the part in question can't take up more than
2"- ish.
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Pretty sure its dragons breath.

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Definitely not dragon's breath. Dunno what it actually is though :lol:

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

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looks like it to me. Looks like its growth is stunted probably not receiving enough light if it is halymenia

http://university.uo.../halymenia.html

Edited by Captain Hook, 09 April 2012 - 05:25 PM.

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It kinda looks like a Gelidium sp macro

Thats not halymenia imo

Edited by drunkenmonk21, 09 April 2012 - 05:29 PM.


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looks like it to me. Looks like its growth is stunted probably not receiving enough light if it is halymenia

http://university.uo.../halymenia.html

This is dragon's breath. Halymenia species have generally flat, somewhat broad blades. OP's pic shows thin, round branches. I agree with drunkenmonk21 it looks a lot like Gelidium

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

29 gallon reef; 20 gallon angler lagoon

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hey its great you gotta prove me wrong, Im just trying to help. You had no idea what it was until somebody else said it anyways smart a$$

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hey its great you gotta prove me wrong, Im just trying to help. You had no idea what it was until somebody else said it anyways smart a$$

No need to take it as a person affront. Being corrected benefits you because now you know something new, and it benefits anybody who reads this thread in the future and is confused about what different species look like. You're right, I didn't know what it was until it was mentioned, but once it was brought up, I realized it does appear to fit in that genus. There is also no need for name calling. It just shows your immaturity and insecurity and has no place in this forum.

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

29 gallon reef; 20 gallon angler lagoon

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hey its great you gotta prove me wrong, Im just trying to help. You had no idea what it was until somebody else said it anyways smart a$$

Definitely not halymenia. I agree, it looks like gelidium but there is a lot of variability with red branching macros. Also hard to tell when it's not very grown out. It could also be a haliptilon sp. or something similar. Most likely gelidium though
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Definitely not halymenia. I agree, it looks like gelidium but there is a lot of variability with red branching macros. Also hard to tell when it's not very grown out. It could also be a haliptilon sp. or something similar. Most likely gelidium though



Reds are some of the hardest to identify. There are so many of them and alot look alike.

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hey its great you gotta prove me wrong, Im just trying to help. You had no idea what it was until somebody else said it anyways smart a$$


its not about proving you wrong man. just trying to give accurate info.

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Reds are some of the hardest to identify. There are so many of them and alot look alike.

That is so true. There are so many red species that I swear look exactly the same

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

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See if this looks like what you have Gelidium

lol looking through that site I found at least 6 that looked exactly alike, but all had different names. Go figure

Edited by drunkenmonk21, 09 April 2012 - 07:36 PM.


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See if this looks like what you have Gelidium

lol looking through that site I found at least 6 that looked exactly alike, but all had different names. Go figure


It could be...so hard to tell. Not that color means that much,but what I have
Is very purple...not dark red or red-purple...
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What about this one
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Well it doesnt look quite as similar as I thought now that I look at them together.

Edited by drunkenmonk21, 09 April 2012 - 08:45 PM.


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I think you need to send me a clipping for better identification. :D Very nice looking macro what ever it is.

Looks kind of like this - http://www.lareefs.c...products_id=978

Edited by M@!, 09 April 2012 - 09:13 PM.


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It kinda looks like a Gelidium sp macro


+1 on Gelidium. Appears to be either Gelidium corneum or Gelidium pacificum.

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I think you need to send me a clipping for better identification. :D Very nice looking macro what ever it is.

Looks kind of like this - http://www.lareefs.c...products_id=978


That's gelidium under LAreefs common name
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