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Old 10-04-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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Identify these corals

I saw this rock at the LFS with all sorts of different corals on it, what are they, especially the french fry looking ones(as my girlfriend calls it.)
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I have no idea what the french fry (seasoned) looking things are, the polyps are zoanthids.
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could they be some kind of scleronephthya, (starberry or caulaflower coral)
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I figured those were zoanthids, thank you. The end of the "fries" open up at night and look like strange polyps as well, if that helps.
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Well, heres a pic of it open...............
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:52 PM   #6
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They are tube polyps, Isaurus tuberculatus.....

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Are they nocturnal or what, so far ive only seen them at night.
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The polyps are nocturnal but the coral itself does contain zooxanthellae.

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