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dougthompson
03-18-2005, 03:37 PM
Anyone have an idea of what this dude is? I picked it up from Jason @ A&E (which is a great store btw) and he said that he nor Shawn (who I think has a frag as well) had any idea of what type of Acro it is.

todd
03-19-2005, 08:49 PM
Noty for sure..maybe when it gets some more growth...kind of looks almost Acropra loripes-like or another type of bottlebrush-style deepwater acro...

dougthompson
03-19-2005, 11:14 PM
Thanks Todd :D

lwalcott
03-20-2005, 08:48 AM
I agree with Todd. :wink:

DUFFY
03-20-2005, 09:50 AM
Yeah, what he said. :-k

CincyFreeze
03-20-2005, 11:29 AM
Thats a nice looking piece Doug... How is it taking to that 70W halide?

03-20-2005, 12:14 PM
It's an ORA frag that was sent as simply "Acropora sp." (we had a few at the fragswap). I have a frag of that myself and I've been trying to make a posative ID. I'm still not sure what it is.

My frag has neon green polyps on the sides, but lime green (almost white) polyps on the tips. It's mostly brown to tan, but much lighter than the dark brown it was at the fragswap. The tips appear to be blueing a bit.

Here's some reference info I've found on Acropora loripes

From fishindex.com
http://photos.fishindex.com/acr/acropora_loripes2384.jpg

From Reefer Madness
http://www.reefermadness.us/images/A_loripesP.gif

AIMS Database
http://whelk.aims.gov.au/coralsearch/ht ... ges/42.htm (http://whelk.aims.gov.au/coralsearch/html/001-100/Species%20pages/42.htm)
http://whelk.aims.gov.au/coralsearch/images/001-100/Large/42-07.jpg

Here's my latest photo from a few minutes ago... I just flipped on the 70W 20K BLV (same lamp doug has)
http://www.tanklights.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_loripes.jpg

zeph
03-21-2005, 09:55 AM
I agree with Todd (beacuase I always agree with Todd when it comes to SPS ID). :)

Zeph

kidkameleon3
03-21-2005, 03:30 PM
looks like a silverbullet :)