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Old 12-27-2003, 08:14 PM   #1
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Help with ID on coral

I got this rock a few days ago. The green star polyps opened the first day, and what I thought to be clove polyps took 3 days. They are starting to open and not exactly what I remembered. I checked pictures of many coral and could not find a match.

This is before it opened. As you can see, the polyps are completely hidden.


This is 3 full days of being in the tank.



Any body have any idea what this is? Also, any input on this coral would be great.
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Old 12-27-2003, 08:28 PM   #2
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The typical GSP green with white centers are Briareum sp. The browner colored polyps appear to be Erythropodium cariaeorum (encrusting gorgonian.

Erythropodium is very hardy (and often confused with Briareum) and just like GSP is tolerant of lower light or high light and low to high flow.
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I now remember that they were sold to me as Briareum. After comparing Erythropodium caribaeorum and Briareum, it is obviously Erythropodium caribaeorum as you said. Thanks again reefrunner for the quick ID.
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