SPS ID needed

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  1. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Does anyone know exacty what kind of acro this is? It's my first colony and is a pretty large piece. I noticed it has two small crabs in the colony, I remember reading somewhere about crabs that stay in acros. Are they safe or should I make plans to remove them.
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    There is some sort of SPS growing along side of these zoos I got today as well..anyone ID it?
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  2. oimate842005

    oimate842005 Gem Tang LARC Supporter

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    the coral on the zoanthids almost looks like a flowerpot coral based on the skeleton structure, maybe alveopora?

    the acropora you have is A. Samoensis.
     
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    Pettee86 Marine Betta

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    Nice looking acro there. Is the crab white with a black strap across its face? If so it is a bandit crab and acro safe.
     
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    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Thanks guys,
    The crab does have a black stripe across his face so I guess I can leave him be then right.
    The SPS on the zoo rock is not a flower pot, I have one and this is different. Thanks again guys
     
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    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Chris think if I can get him out I should go ahead and remove it. I sure hate to take a chance with this colony.
     
  6. typo

    typo CrossHatch Trigger

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    the sps is likely A. samoensis or similiar. if the crab has hairy legs it bad.

    it very well could be goniopora. there is a huge amount of varience within the genus. i wouldnt call it porites since porites polyps are usually way smaller.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Man those look sweet Ronnie! Wish I could have made it,look's like I missed a good trip.
     
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    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Thanks Typo for the info. Good to know about the hairy leg=bad crab,lol
    I didn't know that one.
     
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    Pettee86 Marine Betta

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    I've got two bandits in two acros for a copule of months now. Both are very good, they both stay in one place in the coral with no stress to the coral. I had a thread with the questions a while back but I don't see it any longer here.
     

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