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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:46 pm

I bought this on Saturday at the Southeastern Reef Conference thinking it was similar to a chalice. Apparently it has a bit of a temper because five hours after I placed it in my tank the mouths opened up and 1.5" long tentacles came out. Just some input on what it may be would be appreciated.




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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:34 pm

Its doing it again!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!! titanic







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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:01 pm

It looks kind of like cup coral...?

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+321+468&pcatid=468

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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:02 pm

Regardless of what it is, cool pics! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:57 pm

It says peaceful, and from what it looks like that doesn't quite fit. It is indeed very cool though!

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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:25 pm

Yes, according to Liveaquaria it's peaceful, but if you Google mycedium or cup coral, you'll get mixed reviews about their aggressiveness. A lot of what I found said that cup corals are typically peaceful or moderately aggressive, but that they have long sweepers that they use at night for feeding. study

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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:28 pm

That would explain quite a bit, but its sweepers were out in full lights both times and didn't accept my cyclops.

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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:31 pm

That's weird. I don't know what to tell you. what? The only guesses that I had were cup coral or chalice... think

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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:34 pm

Hmmm...maybe its Turbinaria (also cup coral)? But again, turbinaria is listed as "peaceful".

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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:18 pm

hrrm, not sure if its a pagoda coral turbinaria sp.

Pagoda polyp extentions are normally larger and more spaced out. Pagoda's, cup corals, scroll corals, whatever you want to call it, are also peaceful corals. They normally dont have sweepers either. Or atleast not that i've seen


at first glance, im thinking it's a chalice. but aftering googling for answers, im pretty confident it's mycedium sp. it's also called a cup coral but they are closer to the LPS family rather than its SPS counterpart, tubinaria sp.

mycedium sp. is also a peaceful coral (or so says the interweb). but always take that with caution. Anything with sweepers will normally kill neighboring corals. Regardless, watch it's neighbors closely and give it room to grow.
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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:54 pm

I agree that it looks like it has been narrowed down to a mycedium. It seems to be the closest match.

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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:49 am

Gimplar wrote:
Anything with sweepers will normally kill neighboring corals. Regardless, watch it's neighbors closely and give it room to grow.

x2 on that. Never hurts to be cautious.
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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:29 pm

def. not a turbinaria.. I've got one of those.. looks like a chalice to me?
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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:19 am

Did you put this in the 6 gallon? With sweepers like that it could take out a good quarter of the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: What the heck is it???   Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:42 am

I was in the 6 gallon, but away from all other corals where they couldn't get hit. Now its in my 27 and doing great! It rarely extends them that far.

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