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discus513
01-25-2012, 03:05 AM
Just like the title says I need some help IDing some newer frags that I got, I am sorry that they arent the best pictures as I took them with my cell on my way out the door today before work. any help would be apprecitated. Thanks.


the first one is a smooth coral with very few and small polyps, it is like a peach or pink color

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/pinkacro1.jpg

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/pinkacro.jpg

the second one has a cream colored base with light pink polyps

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/pinkpolypstag.jpg

the third one looks like a brown turd ( sorry i couldnt think of anything else) it has a really smooth surface and a few feeder polyps are starting to pop out

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/turdsps.jpg

the 4th one is really thick branched, it had a yellowish base when I got it but now it looks more maroon??? and it has light pink polyps

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/thickacro.jpg

the fifth (front) and sixth (back) are in the same pic. the 5th has a yellowish base with a maroon hue to it, and has maroon polyps, the 6th has a purplish base with bright purple tips and green fuzy feeders (long feeders)

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/2acros.jpg

discus513
01-25-2012, 03:08 AM
sorry about the sideways pics, i cant figure out why it is doing that, i took the pictures witht he cell phone in the same direction on all the shots. Oh and just a heads up my lighting is 2 250W MH 20K with no actinincs

Docsky
01-25-2012, 07:35 AM
#3 looks like a brown/tan digi may turn green.
#4 looks like a gorgonian not a sps

discus513
01-25-2012, 09:20 AM
I am guessing you are counting the pictures down not going by the number right? the first one has 2 pics, so the third pic is actually the second sps. Also as i listed in the discription the base is a yellow creame color and the polyps are pink on #2

Docsky
01-25-2012, 10:04 AM
yes sorry i counted down the photos.
cream colored base with light pink polyps (http://www.cincyreef.com/vbglossar.php?do=showentry&item=polyps) is the digi
brown turd is the gorgonian

discus513
01-29-2012, 09:15 PM
Ok I am pretty sure I have #1, 2, and 3 figured out. #1 is a Peach Lokani ( Thanks to Ideal Aquatics for this piece, seems to be kind of rare ), #2 is a tan/ peach monti digi, #3 is defintly blueridge coral(heliopora). Still looking for some help with #4, #5, and #6.

Bluewater
01-29-2012, 11:48 PM
Ok I am pretty sure I have #1, 2, and 3 figured out. #1 is a Peach Lokani ( Thanks to Ideal Aquatics for this piece, seems to be kind of rare ), #2 is a tan/ peach monti digi, #3 is defintly blueridge coral(heliopora). Still looking for some help with #4, #5, and #6.

Four looks like some kind of millepora not sure which one from the pic.

discus513
01-30-2012, 12:43 AM
Here is a little better pictures of 4-6

#4
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/unknown2.jpg

#5
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/UnknownAcro.jpg

#6
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc488/ricky462/unknown1.jpg

paulywog0667
04-01-2012, 08:41 PM
Four looks like maybe a helius and the next maybe a basic SPS acro. The helius may color to reds, blues and greens, while the second looks to already be showing purples. Smooth acros are usually refered to as torts while like the thicker one can be a helius but is hard to say depending on shape and size of the piece. Sometimes it is difficult to say without seeing the mother colonies base structure. 6 could end up being a table top or who knows. Depends on lights and everything to get a market name. Browning is kinda common from shipping on some species of acro but not all. Browns like to go back to greens, and reds under good conditions. At least they are brown coloring and not a fungus. Thats always a bonus.:) Also as stated 4 could be a basic millipora. Which are nice due to easier care levels. Thin branched acros may melt a bit on you when you first get them, but grow really quick under good conditions. Its hard to say for sure untill you get full coloration from them. Helius turn dark purple and brown but recover quicker while some others just dont ship well at all. Let them get fully colored and repost for better market names. Basically Acro/ branching SPS :) call it what you like. You own it.

Flammy Snake
04-01-2012, 09:32 PM
#3 is blue ridge coral. Heliopora. Soft coral with a calcium carbonate skeleton!

Flammy Snake
04-01-2012, 09:37 PM
And I'm inclined to call #2 a birdsnest. Maybe a montipora digitata, but the color is very birdsnest.

Edit: I missed the above posts, but I'm still saying it's a birdsnest. We'll only know when it grows/colors up, but stylophora/seriatopora is what I see.

discus513
04-01-2012, 11:18 PM
Number one is a purple lokani, number two is a blue ridge coral, number the is an orange digi, i'm still not sure on number four, and i'm pretty sure number five is a pink lemonade.thanks guys yeah this is an old post and they are colored up better now,i will try to get some better pics up soon,i appreciate all the help

aquaman7
04-02-2012, 03:58 AM
I agree, I think the "brown terd" is Heliopora sp. Number four, the thick branched, coral I would say is Acropora humilis. One, five, and six are certainly Acropora. It's hard to tell what species from the pictures. One looks like a more deep water Acropora species. Two is most likely Montipora digitata.