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-the polyps are barely noticeable

-its neon orange under Actinic Lighting

-Its smooth (sand papery feeling)

-Seems be an encruster

 

 

 

i've kept tanks for a long time and never run into this coral... any ideas?

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qwiksilver711
-the polyps are barely noticeable

-its neon orange under Actinic Lighting

-Its smooth (sand papery feeling)

-Seems be an encruster

 

 

 

i've kept tanks for a long time and never run into this coral... any ideas?

it looks similar to some montipora setosa (encrusting) that i have seen, but that is a shot in the dark

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i keep searching and cant find an answer lol

 

i just blew 41 bux on amazon... ordered one o the books i wish i never sold.. Hands down the best coral ID and Taxonomy book you can get.. back when i was a teen i sold it for about $100 bux. lol it was hard to keep it with a price tag like that.. just got it for 41 shipped :)

 

J.E.N. Verons Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific

 

http://www.amazon.com/Corals-Australia-Ind..._pr_product_top

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ah.. i finally found it (95% sure)

 

Psammocora superficialis

 

 

this is what you've got they arent very common but you can get big pieces of it at a reasonable price.

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got my veron book. Definitely Psammocora superficialis

 

 

i love this book. shows not only the full color open shot but a bleached skeleton showing coralite structure.. cant beat it!

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