New Coral

What is that and where did it come from.

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:28 pm

We just got some new star polyps...was wondering what the purple long tube like thing is?
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Post by NM354 » Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:21 pm

That is the polyp retracted.

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Post by Amanda » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:38 am

just to be sure i am talking about the really long tubes that attach to the bottom of the rock and run up along the side and come out along the edge you can see 3 of them in this picture...
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Post by Amphiprion » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:45 am

The short purple tubes are where the polyps arise, called calyces. The other purple extensions around the edges are adventitious stolons.
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Post by NM354 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:24 am

I didn't even notice the other ones i just thought you were talking about the polyps sorry.

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