Miyagi tort vs Aussie gold

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Chromis, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    What is the difference? I got this frag at the swap a year ago and it has a purple base and polyps, a bright green skin, and new growth grows in an almost horizontal claw-like shape, I think more in the direction of water current than light. It’s one of my more sensitive Acros to high water temp, but not that sensitive to alk or trace element levels (its color hasn’t changed that much between 8-10.5 alk). I’m wondering if it’s either an Aussie gold or Miyagi tort based on photos I’ve seen. It looks like the one in Neptune’s big peninsula tank.[​IMG]
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well I would say one big difference is that stores can slap the term "Aussie" onto a coral and get more money for it.
  3. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Miagyi tort.

    An Aussie gold will normally have a gold/yellow base and sometimes gold tips. Here's my RR Aussie Gold. Mine hasn't develop the yellow/gold base yet.

  4. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Wow, Your Aussie Gold looks very different than our ReefRaft Aussie Gold
  5. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Mine’s definitely not an Aussie gold then - sounds like you guys have helped me ID it as a Miyagi. Thanks!
  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    That tank doesn’t look crowded at all! Upgrade already!
  7. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Uhhhh....who you talking about? That could apply to a number of people in this thread. ;)
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  8. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Maybe it was intended that way; “If the shoe fits”, kind of deal.
  9. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I just expanded so I know he ain't talking to me :D

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