View Full Version : Z & P ID's

03-26-2010, 07:59 AM
I've searched everywhere for ID's on these three, with no luck. I'm hoping one of the resident Zoa gurus can help me stick a moniker on these...

1) This has become one of my favorites, it's colors are metallic and it's about the size of a dime.

2) This one morphs as the polyps reach full size - The center changes from solid blue, to a red/blue blend.

3) Sorry - Not a great photo of this one, the center is baby blue with a bright pink fringe.

Thanks for your help!

03-26-2010, 08:22 AM
They are awesome! Not sure about the ID though...the second ones might be flamming hornets (looks like the "Japanese deep water" zoass that were coming in a lot last year. To be sure, I would need a sample for closer observation. ;)

Sir Patrick
03-26-2010, 11:31 PM
^ I agree w/ the second pic being a Japanese deepwater.

#3rd pic looks like a polyp out of Hawaii- has become semi common (as a polyp can get out of hawaii). Not sure if a name has been given to it yet- will look into it. Fuly open pic will be the only way to be 100%, but think I know what his polyp is already.

First one...I havnt got a clue....a description of placment and lighting will help with that one. A pic in strait 10k lighting vs. the pic will help alot too. A comparison will probly be very helpfull for ID on that polyp.

Will get back soon!

03-26-2010, 11:41 PM
blue with pink skirts
Palythoa of Justice: Crazy Ricks Online

03-27-2010, 03:34 PM
Thank you everyone. I got a few different replies,

On the first Paly there were numerous different suggestions - Terple Terrors, Bloodshots, True Watermelons from Richard Negret, Japanese Deepwaters, Strawberry Wines, Lotus Eaters (a Caribbean morph) and Cornbred's Watermelons...Many were very similar, but I agree with ReeferRob and think they are Cornbred's Watermelons (http://thecoralvault.com/vault/category/141-cornbreds-watermelon).

On the second Zoa, the consensus was Emeralds on Fire (http://www.zoaid.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=9613), (Thank you Bongo Shrimp) to which I agree although these might be morphed a bit with the changing color center and more metallic fringe.

The third generated two responses, Palythoa of Justice branded by Crazy Ricks and Sweet Dreams (http://www.zoaid.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=8797) (Thanks again Bongo Shrimp.)

Thanks to everyone for helping me reference these!

Sir Patrick
03-27-2010, 03:38 PM
Sweet dreams- yup thats it- Its a hawaiian polyp for sure!