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Old 05-30-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Can someone give me the exact name of this?

I forgot the name of this little guy when I first got it... Any ideas of what it is?
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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exact scientific name, no.
It looks like a Hammer Coral though, why not call him Bob :p
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It is a Euphyllia of some type.

Do not put it in strong flow or it will develop long, powerful sweeper tentacles.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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Bob is not a hammer I know that... Euphyllia it is... Just found it online, well a pic. Thanks guys
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there are a few popular coral in the Euphyllia family: Hammer, Torch, Frogspawn. I have all 3 of them in my tank actually, those ends still remind me of a hammer. Let me know if you narrow down exactly what type of coral Bob is.
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The lfs that sold it said I should put it in direct current flow... [moderator edit] need to find a new spot for it then. I could see the tentacles growing too... thought it was just growing fast in my awesome tank. Lol. Jk
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Euphyllia glabrescens
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Direct flow is good, but if its really strong they'll develop sweepers. Just make sure its not too strong, and possibly make it so the powerhead just glances along the top of it so it still moves with the flow but isn't being thrashed by it :P

If it is by itself sweepers won't really matter, but if its in the vicinity of other corals and is in strong laminar flow it could mean problems.
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I have a different color torch and they seem to have rounder tips than yours.
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Takes a while for these to grow right?
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