View Full Version : Need ID on LPS!!! (It's a short tentacle plate coral, about 3/4 the size of a dime)

05-30-2007, 05:58 PM
Picked this up at the LFS I thought it was a baby shroom in the tank so they sold it to me for 5 bux (normal price for random shrooms not attached to rocks), brought it home and when I dumped it in the container for a drip acclimation I heard it hit bottm. Thought to myself wow that was hard for a shroom, picked it up and found out it was a baby LPS, so I mounted it to some rubble and here we are needing an ID.

05-30-2007, 06:09 PM
Is it a tiny plate coral?

05-30-2007, 06:27 PM
No it is some type of branching LPS as it has a littler one next to it (couldn't get a pic from that angle). it also has a base below both of them right after they attach. The one in the pic is the size of or a little smaller than my pinky finger nail just for size comparison.

05-30-2007, 07:25 PM
Dang! I thought i had one...oh well...its cool lookin what ever it is.

05-30-2007, 08:22 PM
I wish I knew - it looks really nice! :)

05-30-2007, 08:22 PM
Yeah I got a guess of elegance coral but that just doesn't feel right...if you know what I mean.

05-30-2007, 11:02 PM
Well cweber I had another vote for plate on a different site (CR IS STILL HOME just trying to ID this guy). But this other person said that they sometimes grow off of a larger plate in tiny clusters, so I guess we'll have to wait and see.

05-30-2007, 11:21 PM
He'll start getting feedings tomorrow. Also after a quick google I must say I agree with short tentacle plate. Here are the links that convinced me!!

http://www.nano-reef.com/gallery/sho...php?photo=9617 (http://www.nano-reef.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=9617)
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...fotm/index.php (http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-12/fotm/index.php)

So Cory for now you can call that guess a WIN!!!!! Good call!!!!!

05-31-2007, 09:11 AM
SWEET!!! haha On the other forum i didnt see the resemblance(sp) to an elegance. Maybe when its bigger a frag for guessing! j/k lol (im serious though) hehe for money of coarse.

06-05-2007, 11:17 PM
Yep, definitely a tiny plate coral.

07-11-2007, 09:23 PM
I know I'm a little late to the mix here BUT pick up a copy of the Marine Fish and Reef Annual for 2007! There is a piece called "Fungids:Stoney Corals That Move" I think you'll find just what you have and they are pretty interesting critters! lol

07-12-2007, 02:15 AM
thats cool joejoe and verry nice pics....

07-28-2007, 11:13 AM
jojo, if it's a plate coral then shouldn't you remove it from the rock you glued it to? If I'm not mistaken they want to be free standing. (?????)

Oh yeah, congrats on the find!