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Devilishturtles 03-25-2007 02:19 AM

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I picked up this coral frag at the LFS today, my first sps buy. I thought it looked like some sort of montipora but the guy at the LFS said it's a Hydnopora, basically same care as a monti.

Can anyone confirm? It's got amazing color on it that the camera just won't pick up. A really bright flourescent green. I've got it at the top of the tank, as they had their right under some MH lights.

Thanks in advance!

MT79 03-25-2007 02:42 AM

Looks like a Monti to me. My Hydnophora has large polyps, more like a LPS. Stinging tentacles line the edges of the skeleton. Those polyps look like a monti's. Montipora digita maybe?

MT79 03-25-2007 02:44 AM

check out this pic to see what I mean-

ccCapt 03-25-2007 12:13 PM

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I have both encrusting and branching hyndophora, and neither look like yours. I agree it looks more like a montiphora.

Ziggy953 03-25-2007 06:46 PM

I agree that looks like a Monti to me. Beautiful coral though...I almost got one the day we went to BRK....I would have but I have SOOOO much green in my tank I need a few other colors.

Devilishturtles 03-25-2007 11:07 PM

Awesome, thanks a lot guys! So far so good, the coral looks great!

Lindsay 2 LFS guy 0

I should get a job there. :D

Ziggy953 03-25-2007 11:12 PM

Go Lindsay!!!! If you get a job there can I have a discount?

Devilishturtles 03-26-2007 05:26 PM

Haha, sure Ziggy, but I'd never get a job there, too far away! :)

If you have some of those green sps you want to get rid of... I'm your best friend. :)

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