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Thread: Coral ID

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    Coral ID

    I got this coral from my LFS about 2 weeks ago. anyone know what it is and how to care for it? (lighting, flow, food, etc)
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    looks like possibly sun polyps?
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    Craig

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    The LFS said its a Pagoda, but we know very well that they never know what they are talking about.
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    ok heres a pic of the pagoda i think it looks more like the sun polyp but you have a better look than i do so compare the 2 and see
    http://www.marinedepotlive.com/1163854.html
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    heres another go down a bit and theres a few pics of different corals all similar
    http://www.wetwebmedia.com/dendrophylliidae.htm
    Craig

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    yeah, looks more like the Tubastrea
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    Alrha,
    Definitely a Sun Polyp!!! The store actually called it a Pagoda?!!!!: I know sometimes it's hard to ID a coral, but in this case.., c'mon..., a Pagoda?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :happy2:

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    trust me, the guy that runs the store doesnt know the first thing about fish or corals, but he does get in nice stuff. but of course i like to find out what the coral really is regardless of what he calls it. but i've never had sun polyps before, so i wansnt sure. it seems to be one large body rather than individual polyps attached to a rock, and they tend to only open up at night.
    guess i will make sure to keep it in a cave or under a ledge somewhere.
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    Definetly a Sun Polyp! A cave would be good I think they tend to like the shade! Also I think you have to feed each individual polyp! Not sure though, I don't own one but I'm sure someone who does will chime in with some good advice about there care! It looks very healthy by the way!
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