Some cool Favia....

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  1. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    This is one of my favorite LPS. History: I got one head for a pretty penny a few years ago at New Alameda Aquatics, which isn't around anymore. It's got a great striped pattern to it and has been easy to care for. It's sweepers aren't that long, it readily eats meaty foods and has done well in high and low lights. Whether T5 or 250w MH, the color is pretty consistent. It's gone from 1 head to a medium sized colony, but I wouldn't consider it a fast grower.

    I have 1 frag for DBTC- pickup at BAYMAC
    Requirements: I have a lot but this one is worth it
    Good with LPS
    Give minimum 2 frags back to DBTC
    Have a dremel or bandsaw to frag it
    Put me at top of list if my colony dies
    Are helping out at BAYMAC
    pick # 1-10

    mother colony:
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    frag: not best pic, but about 3 heads
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  2. melly mel

    melly mel Guest

    Nice piece!
     
  3. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    #5
    very nice!
     
  4. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    It's actually a Favia, notice how it has multiple mouths per eye?

    Montastreas do not exhibit that.

    Nice piece either way :)
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Aren't the coralites more pronounced as well... IE. deeper with higher ridges?
     
  6. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Yes, more isolated from each other.
     
  7. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Thanks for clarification, I thought Ming (?) told me it was Montastrea when I bought it but I believe you. Do you want me to change title of thread?
     
  8. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Do what you like AFA the title.

    Just the name "Montastrea" makes a piece worth more $$$ simply because the genus not as ubiquitous as Favia. Many vendors get a Favia and either attach the name to drive up the value, or simply do not know the difference and went by the name on the stock list.

    Back in the day you'd pick from common names and never really know what you were getting, for example, doughnut coral, or meat coral, you could get a Lobo, Scoly, Cynaria depending on the wholesaler. IDing is a tough business.
     
  9. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Gem stone sucked as well... Goni, monti, porites, favia, favites, montastrea, stylocinella(sp?), etc. The list went on and on. Steve and I actually figured out the correct line items and we'd know by which line item what the "gem Stone" would be :lol:
     
  10. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    No joke, each supplier would have different corals under the same name :D
     
  11. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Thread subject updated, Elite style... :)
     
  12. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    looks cool! #2 please
     
  13. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

  14. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Thanks for the interest- frag goes to #5 Jar.
    See you at BAYMAC.
     
  15. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    Darn missed out on both favia
     
  16. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Yahoo!
    See you there!
     
  17. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Thank you again!
    It looks great in my tank :)
    I can't wait to pass it on.
    Should this be converted to a chain thread?
     
  18. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    got whacked by a war coral :O
     

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