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Fatman
02-24-2006, 07:29 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/fatty0203/e1fc4c09.jpg

What is the coral to the left? I was told not to put it to close to the light, that infact it doesnt like alot of light.

My tank "buddies"

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/fatty0203/6e19f293.jpg

Nemo

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/fatty0203/24a4666d.jpg

Full Shot
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/fatty0203/37f48164.jpg

graphixx
02-24-2006, 09:57 AM
the coral on the left is a pink montipora digitata, they are demanding of light I would put it up highin the tank with moderate to heavy flow.

beautiful clam too. I would get him on a rock so he can attach and be happy!!

Gret pics

Fatman
02-24-2006, 10:46 AM
the coral on the left is a pink montipora digitata, they are demanding of light I would put it up highin the tank with moderate to heavy flow.

beautiful clam too. I would get him on a rock so he can attach and be happy!!

Gret pics

I was recommended to put him in the sand by a clam "fanatic" he has around 4 or 5 in total between 3 tanks. Are you sure about the coral? Cause I heard the opposite saying it doesnt like light?! I agree I think its really weird, but I'll throw it up on top then.

graphixx
02-24-2006, 10:50 AM
most all sps corals are very light demanding!!! what kind of light do you have in the tank???? I have mine under 10k and 14K MH lighting high in the tank and they LOVE it.

and as for the clam you want a firm surface underneath him so he can attach his byssal and stay put and upriite.

Reptoreef
02-24-2006, 10:53 AM
The coral could definitely be a digi... a really nice one if the colors weren't "enhanced". However, with the color, I would believe it to be a blunt type of bird's nest(stylophora, I believe). Can you get a closer pic of the polyps??? As for the clam, looks like you have intense lighting so either placement will do... whatever you do, IMO, set him on a rock that he won't be able to rock himself out of. If that coral is claimed to be a low light demander, I would also veer to believe it to be a montipora digi as Greg suggests... but the color suggests otherwise.

Jason

graphixx
02-24-2006, 10:57 AM
Jay, as for the bluntness, that is why I guess the digi if were sharper pointed then yeah i would of totally said birds nest, but any way awesome color

perpetual98
02-24-2006, 11:17 AM
I'd lean toward digit too, but then again, I'm a moron. All the birdsnests that I've seen (used to have one too, but it passed on to the great reef) have very separated "branches" not the clusters/clumps of branches like that one.

Then again, you could always revert to the moron thing again.

Fatman
02-24-2006, 11:51 AM
Better pics tonight!

dakar
02-24-2006, 12:23 PM
Let's throw another possibility to the mix until we can see some close up pics, though lacking the usual uniform growth patterns, the blunt ends and coloring suggests a pocilipora (aka cats paw) to me.

graphixx
02-24-2006, 12:24 PM
sheesh thanks Dave, just when we had it narrowed down to 2 you go and pull a cats paw out of no where!!! Dang you!!!

dakar
02-24-2006, 12:26 PM
hahaha we'll see later tonight I guess who wins the cupie doll.

graphixx
02-24-2006, 12:29 PM
you got it!!! I am sticking with digitata!!!

Nickyjnz
02-25-2006, 12:09 AM
I'm gonna side with Repto on this one,its either a Stylophora or a Pocillopora.

Reptoreef
02-25-2006, 12:12 AM
I've seen very similar pocillipora damicornus. PICS PLEASE!!!

Fatman
02-25-2006, 12:53 AM
Hey guys, sorry I didnt take the pics last night. I was setting up my girlfriends "nano" (hint hint) 10 gallon and then I had to go eat with her family for a Birthday Dinner, then I was way to tired and went home and by then the lights were off in the tank. Pics tommorow!! PROMISE!

davejnz
02-25-2006, 01:42 AM
When you take the pic,take the coral out of the tank and get a macro shot of the corallites/skeleton,otherwise its a guessing game.Stylophopra,Pocillopora,Porites,and Montipora can all look very similiar.The corallite structure is what distinguishes them apart.

Fatman
02-25-2006, 05:03 PM
PICS! It seems to be grabing algea :(

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/fatty0203/38be7c56.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/fatty0203/170e2190.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/fatty0203/23c77b5a.jpg

Fatman
02-26-2006, 11:09 PM
Bump

davejnz
02-26-2006, 11:56 PM
I'm gonna go with Stylophora pistillata.Of course it could also be a Pocillopora sp.Without a macro shot of the skeleton,its pretty much impossible to distinguish the 2 from a pic.Stlyophora is a very adaptable coral.It can tolerate intense light as well as thrive under moderate light.If your gettting algae growth on the tips,that means there's tissue loss.I would remove the colony from the sand,mount it to the LR where it will get a nice moderate flow.You will need to do waterchanges,start useing carbon to remove organics,and try to increase skimming.Once algae invasion starts,it takes pristine water quality and good husbandry to overcome it.If after a month or 2 and there's no improvement,you might be forced to break off the algae tips and seal them with superglue.

Fatman
02-27-2006, 10:00 AM
I'm gonna go with Stylophora pistillata.Of course it could also be a Pocillopora sp.Without a macro shot of the skeleton,its pretty much impossible to distinguish the 2 from a pic.Stlyophora is a very adaptable coral.It can tolerate intense light as well as thrive under moderate light.If your gettting algae growth on the tips,that means there's tissue loss.I would remove the colony from the sand,mount it to the LR where it will get a nice moderate flow.You will need to do waterchanges,start useing carbon to remove organics,and try to increase skimming.Once algae invasion starts,it takes pristine water quality and good husbandry to overcome it.If after a month or 2 and there's no improvement,you might be forced to break off the algae tips and seal them with superglue.

Alright what do you mean by a Macro shot? So I can try.

perpetual98
02-27-2006, 10:11 AM
He's asking for an extreme closup of the coral structure. The best way to do that is get a camera that will focus to within a few inches of the object, then pull the coral out of the tank so all the polyps recede then take a picture so we can see the skeletal structure.

This is a macro shot of some GSP:

http://www.ericfeige.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/gsp.jpg

buzzard
03-09-2007, 07:54 AM
Nice Montipora.
As for the Crocea Clam, You can keep it in the sand but I would burry a nice flat piece of rock under it so it can attach to it.

Fatman
03-09-2007, 04:19 PM
Yea this is an ancient post lol, since then Ive learned to use macro, and the clam is still in the sand and has colored up WAY more than in this pic.

hummer
03-10-2007, 12:02 AM
can i see it

Fatman
03-10-2007, 02:41 PM
can i see it

This was back in September, since Ive moved it cause the worm anenome was stinging it a bit.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/fatty0203/Picture006.jpg