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Old 01/29/2018, 12:41 PM   #1
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What kind of gorgonian is this?

This specimen that AquaCorals sells looks beautiful:


I'm curious what it is (the vendor doesn't mention). My guess is bushy sea rod (Rumphella sp) but I'd like some confirmation. Does not appear to match up with any of the photosynthetic Caribbean gorgs, though maybe Briareum asbestinum



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Old 02/01/2018, 09:28 PM   #2
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O my goodness, that is gourgeous! Sorry though, I don't know what it is. It does look like it is related to corky finger however but nicer.


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Old 02/08/2018, 09:21 PM   #3
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Well I'm about halfway to pulling the trigger to figure it out..


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Old 02/13/2018, 04:30 AM   #4
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looks like a corky finger to me.. that's what mine more or less used to look like


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I'd say golden sea rod


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Old 02/13/2018, 07:18 AM   #6
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I’m guessing Plexaurella but more can be said once the polyps retract. I had a large specimen years ago that loved light, heavy feeding and sweeping flow from a Sea Swirl


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Old 02/13/2018, 07:21 AM   #7
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Old 02/13/2018, 08:20 PM   #8
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That is definitely a photo... barium is my guess


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Old 02/14/2018, 10:49 AM   #9
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So I got corky finger, Plexaurella, and golden sea rod as answers (and have all in my tank). Based on the branching sinuosity and polyp length relative to branch size, I'm not sold on any of those.
I'l just have to buy and compare

I added some rumphella photos since they aren't as common in the hobby as they may have once been.
http://animal-world.com/Aquarium-Cor.../Bushy-Sea-Rod







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