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Old 01/12/2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Help ID this LPS

Hi all. I recently got this rock from the LFS. The owner of the store told me it had a bitmore heads on it when he got the rock but there was a lot of dead heads since when he got it. It's a big rock and still has those 4 patches in addition to one patch that doeen't show in this picture.
IT resembles my frogspawn that shows in the background but is a lot smaller. so is this also a frogspawn?
Do you think it will regain the lost heads? anything I can do to help?
It's currently at the side of the tank where it get low flow and medium low light will moove it closer to the lights as I believe they need moderat to high light but was afariad to shock it so I started at the side of the tank. any need for feeing?
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Old 01/12/2008, 09:02 AM   #2
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Gonipora


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Old 01/12/2008, 09:08 AM   #3
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looks like a galaxea to me. they have a very powerful sting that will kill any coral they touch so keep it at least 4-5 inches away from any other corals. They need moderate light and medium flow. It looks like its on the sand in that pic, if it is move it up about half way in the tank. theres lots of info about them on the net just goodge it.



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Old 01/12/2008, 09:18 AM   #4
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Here's a closeup crop for it.
I have it on the top of the tank and to the side it is on rocks not on the sand though.
Does this confirm the Galaxea or Gonioporah ID?
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Old 01/12/2008, 09:36 AM   #5
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I'd say definitely Galaxea


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Old 01/12/2008, 11:29 AM   #6
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Yep Galaxea. BTW that looks like a torch to me, not a frogspawn in the background.


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Old 01/12/2008, 12:07 PM   #7
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I'v always confused frogspawns and torches. Here's a better pic of it too.

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Old 01/12/2008, 12:23 PM   #8
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That's a torch not a frogspawn.


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Old 01/12/2008, 12:32 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info.
I have gotten both corals around 2 weeks ago and am acclimating them to my lights. both will endup in an area with moderate to strong light and medium flow. so far the galaxea did not lose more heads. is there anything I sohuld do to help it regain its heads? any need for feeding or special additives just for them? these are the only two lps in my tank at the time being everything else is softies so I want to try my best to keep them. I have kept LPS before which lived for 3-4 months at most in the tank and loosed their heads one after the other.
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Old 01/12/2008, 02:51 PM   #10
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Here read this:
http://www.asira.org/galaxea

and this:
http://www.asira.org/euphyllia%28hammercoral%29

I feed my LPS a mixture of cyclop-eeze and mysis soaked in Selcon. Some people say that feeding isn't necessary but I've read that feeding will help prevent tissue recession and can help heal damaged tissue, as well as increase growth rate. Also, they eat in the wild so I figure they should eat in my tank as well.

When keeping softies and stony corals together, be sure to use activated carbon in your filtration system as well as a good protein skimmer. Many soft corals (Sinularia, Sarcophyton, etc...) release chemicals into the water that can negatively affect stony corals. This is known as allelopathy and is not well understood.


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Old 01/12/2008, 02:55 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info


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