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$2 hard corals


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ApocalypticSurf6

I got these on a shell for 2 bux,

 

 

ok these are all the corals, mattdog ID'd #1, #2 may look the same sorta but I can tell for sure its a completly different coral

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ApocalypticSurf6

Its very much alive though, polyp is comming right out you can make out semi transparent little tentacles or something and a little mouth, you can see it some what on the small photo in the middle

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I'm with jackass. That thing looks like it's well on it's way out. No healthy coral should have it's skeleton poking through it's tissue. It may recover, but I wouldn't put money on it.

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Sorry to everyone but ExiledInfidel666 (only because he is getting a positive id on his coral), but the species in question is Phyllangia americana (Hidden Cup Coral). The specimen shown looks to be in good health and the skeleton recedes a lot when the animal dies. However, this coral needs quite a bit of natural food (like a tubastrea) so it might need to be target fed. It might not be worth your efforts to do so, and then again, if you like it that much, it might. :-D

 

HTH,

 

Matt

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ApocalypticSurf6

mattdog, thnks, your exact, well its still alive two of them, been say a week now, its in direct flow of the refugium so it may get enough food on its own, um I cant figure out how to post photos on a reply so im just going to change that photo so it has the other ywo corals I got on the same shell

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ApocalypticSurf6

oh and btw both of the other corals are alive, the #3 looks like encrusting montipora thats lost its algae but still covered in polyps and #2 you can see the tentacles or what ever you want to call them extrend out of the hard polyps

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