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New arrivals and FTS

It has been a while since I posted update about my nano tank. Few creatures arrived yesteday.

  • Acropora hoeksemai
  • Acropora yongei (replacement for one which I lost)
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Corals

2-16-17 Platygra Brain Coral from Ron's Coral Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia (stony corals or hard corals)
Family: Faviidae

Genus: Platygyra sp.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Colonies can be massive, encrusting, dome-shaped or flattened. 175 more words

CORAL REEF

2-13-17 Ball Anemone from Ron’s Corallimorph Series

TAXONOMY
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Corallimorpharia
Family: Corallimorphidae

Genus/species: Corynactis sp.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Note ball tipped tentacles. 

 

DISTRIBUTION: Tropical Indian, Central and Western Pacific Oceans… 143 more words

TROPICAL MARINE

2-10-17 Finger Leather Coral from Ron's Coral Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Alcyonacea
Family: Alcyoniidae

Genus: Sinularia notanda. (Tree-like soft coral)

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Finger Coral can be found in include purple, pink, gray, green, and yellow, but are usually brown to cream. 117 more words

CORAL REEF

2-8-17 Bubble Coral from Ron's Coral Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Caryophylliidae (Hexacoral or stony polyped coral)

Genus/species: Plerogyra sinuosa

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Colonial corals often covered… 161 more words

CORAL REEF

2-8-17 Slipper Coral aka Tongue Coral from Ron’s Coral Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Fungiidae

Genus/species: Herpolitha sp.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Color is usually brown, cream or green tones. The  188 more words

CORAL REEF

2-07-17 Mushroom Coral from Ron's Coral Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Fungiidae

Genus/species: Fungia sp.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Hexacoral Genus noted for short, tapering tentacles and a very large mouth opening. 299 more words

TROPICAL MARINE