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Mischief-Morgan

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PostSubject: Blastomussa or.... ?   Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:13 pm



when I bought this the guy wasn't terribly sure what it was. He said it was a blasto, but it doesn't look like me other two. I mean, the shape does, but the other two I have don't have the tentacles.
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PostSubject: Re: Blastomussa or.... ?   Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:48 am

can you see the skeleton .looks like a possible acanthastrea but if you can get a differnt pic of it angry perhaps i can get a better idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Blastomussa or.... ?   Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:34 am



This is the sleepy time version. Note also, I did not kill that area that has died back lol. I rescued this coral! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Blastomussa or.... ?   Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:52 pm

Sure s like an acan ,low light ,low flow, and a heavy feeder.
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PostSubject: Re: Blastomussa or.... ?   Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:39 pm

Awesome thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Blastomussa or.... ?   Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:43 am

definitely an acanthastrea, the tentacles give it away. Blastomussa do not have such pronounced tentacles coming out of their oral cavity. The skeleton is also very indicative of acanthastrea, where most blasto skeletons have at least somewhat separated corallites
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PostSubject: Re: Blastomussa or.... ?   Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:02 pm

Yeah it was pretty obvious to me once I got it home and next to my other blasto's that it was not the same, but I'm still fairly new to coral, so I didn't feel confident in arguing with the guy at the store lol
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