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Mushroom coral question       2/18/17
<12.5 megs; no rdg.>
Hi all. I wanted to ask what species of coral you think this is?
<Beauties... Discosoma/Actinodiscus of yore>

They are mushrooms which are photosynthetic with branch like tentacles- they also enjoy consuming little lumps of fish meat about (1.5mm size) and will close up and eat them. (Enclosed picture) The internet seems divided between ordinary furry mushrooms or elephant ear. Also if they are accidentally touched (even lightly) or disturbed they split within a day and then I have more!
At their largest I would say they are just under 3" long each. (I have had them in my tank for about 4 years and have given away a fair few)
<Good of you>
Are their different colour variations? I would love to have more. Thanks!
(And please excuse the algae switched off sump and a missing fish has upset the system a bit)
<Read here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/corallim.htm
Bob Fenner>

Mushroom identification      3/19/16
Sorry to bother but was seeing if you could help with a identification of this mushroom. It randomly started growing on a patch of zillionth ads that have faded away and now a red mushroom with green pimples or bubbles has
started to grow where those ones were please see attached photo and if you need any other photos please let me know thanks again
Tom Smith
Aqua scape Chicago
<Do send along a better resolved pic Tom... a few hundreds of Kbytes if you would. Bob Fenner>

Coral Identification     6/27/15
Good Afternoon Robert,
I recently purchased a coral from a hobbyist. At the time, he did not know the name of the coral. I have looked around the web, posted on forums, and received very different responses. As a leader in the field, I was wondering if you could help me identify this coral (attached). It is bright orange, and quite a beautiful piece. Its size is roughly 2" to 2-1/2" in diameter. It looks like some type of mushroom, but I am not sure. Any help would be tremendously appreciated as I am trying to identify it so that I can give it proper care.. Thank you for taking the time to read this email.
<Mmm; almost certainly this is a Corallimorpharian... See here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/corallim.htm
Bob Fenner>

Re: Coral Identification     6/27/15
Thank you very much for your help, time, and quick response! The information
is very helpful.
<A pleasure to serve. BobF>

Anemone identification   3/7/15
Hello, my buddy at the fish store got a rare anemone in that his wholesaler told him is a Red Vivid Anemone
but I can't find any information or picture on it. I have attached a picture below, was wondering if by any chance you might know what it is or how difficult it would be to care for?
<See WWM re Pseudocorynactis. Bob Fenner>

Identification anemone or coral. Neither     7/4/14
I found this colony in my live rock that is currently expanding. I believe these guys have a good punch because my Hawaiian dwarf eel got stung by one (even though he got stung by my open face brain coral). It has clear tentacles and an orange base. Enclosed are some pics and i do apologize because its hard to get a close up pic. Thank you.
<Mmm; yes. Pseudocorynactis... a Corallimorpharian. Bob Fenner>

Re: Identification anemone or coral     7/4/14
Thank you very much. That's definitely it.
<Ah welcome. BobF>

Stony coral hitchhiker   11/2/13
I have what I thought was two pest Mojano anemone  and now a third has shown up all within two inches of each other. I know it's not a Mojano  because when I touch it, it retracts into its skeleton. They are very small only 1/8" in diameter and they resemble a plate coral. I have not had a plate coral in this tank or any of my other tanks, the rock was dry rock with no skeletons on it. Any info would be helpful.
Thank you
<Very likely Corallimorpharian/s... see WWM re. Bob Fenner>

Ricordea ID    6/21/13
<Cam... seven megs of pix?>
Greetings crew! I have a 30 gallon saltwater reef that is a Japanese reef biotope, with only fish and corals that have a distribution in Japan, notably in the southern Ryukyu islands. My question is, I recently rescued a few Ricordea specimens from a friend getting out of the hobby. They appear to be Ricordea yuma, but I'm no expert on corals. The oral disc does protrude and has tentacles on it, and the non-uniformity of tentacle size leads me to believe it is a yuma, but I have been getting a lot of dissenting opinions.
Thank you for your time and the wonderful site,
<I do agree w/ your guess, reasoning. BF> 


re: Ricordea ID    6/21/13
Thank you very much for the quick response. It's good to know that this is the appropriate species for my biotope.
Best regards,
<It is indeed; found in shallow reefs of the Ryukyus. BobF> 

Mushroom ID     5/29/13
Bob & Crew,
[image: Inline image 1]I have another animal of concern, the mushrooms (Green and brown, respectively) in the attached image. Is this Rhodactis?
<Possibly. See here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/corallim.htm
If so, is it indosinenis?
<Might be>
I am concerned that the brown button polyps (Protopalythoa spp.) may not like the encroachment.
<Nor the Corallimorpharians the Zoanthid... I'd be separating these... making the colonies distal>
<Bob Fenner>

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