Yellow what?

What is that and where did it come from.

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Yellow what?

Post by jtydell » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:08 pm

Found this the other day, is it sponge or coral. Its about a 1/4" dia, and growing. The ployps were somewhat retracted the time of pic, from a recent move. Anyone know :?: :?:
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Post by Amphiprion » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:21 pm

It looks like a tiny piece of yellow porites or something similar (at least thats my guess). If it has any sort of discerable polyps, then it cannot be a sponge. Try to get a clearer pic with the polyps out and maybe you can get a more positive ID.
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Post by Scott » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:17 pm

Definately not a sponge. Maybe you could move it closer to the glass to get a close up with the polyps out. That might be the best way to find out short of letting it grow.
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Post by Jahdiel » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:20 pm

looks like a frag of scroll coral to me.
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Post by jtydell » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:08 am

My camera sucks. Fuji Finepix 2.0mp. Any Ive attached a shot from the side (for what its worth). let er grow.
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Post by Jahdiel » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:32 am

definately not a scroll. Can I change my guess? please. :D
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Post by jtydell » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:53 am

Guess away Jahdiel.....

Its got me. I wanted to poke at it to see if it had a hard skeleton or a softy, But I will just wait and let it grow some more. its tiny.

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Post by Scott » Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:37 pm

I have seen a goniopora or alveopora that had that coloration and looked like that but you said it was growing so that is probably not it.
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Post by jtydell » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:02 pm

I think its Yellow Porites Coral. It started on (what I thought) was a dead coral bought as live rock awhile back.

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Post by Scott » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:41 pm

It's had to gage the size from a pic but if it is very small it could be. My Porites has a lot more polyps per 1/4" than that though. Here is a bad pic. The whole thing is only 2 inches tall
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Post by jtydell » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:44 am

Im sure of it now, take a look a the full pc. There is another spot growing on it that I found yesterday.
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Post by Jahdiel » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:00 am

That was my guess too :P
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Post by Scott » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:54 pm

Sponge. The polyps that you are seeing is the osculum that the water flows out of when the sponge is resparating or feeding or whatever they do.
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Post by jtydell » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:53 pm

Sponges dont have a hard skeleton. With polyps that retract when you touch it :?:

I wish I had a 5+ mp camera, I could really show the detail of the skeleton.

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Post by Scott » Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:12 pm

The last pic looks like a sponge but it can be hard to tell with only a pic unless you can get a close up. Just going by the last pic and the color it doesn't look like a porites.
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