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jojo22
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.

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

jojo22
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.

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

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

jojo22
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.

jojo22
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.

jojo22
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!!!!!

cweber
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.

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

ramoth41
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

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

AuntKaren
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!