What type of coral is this?

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    Picked it up at the lfs yesterday. This morning it had cloudy white stuff coming off of one of the branches it is that normal?
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    maybe it will work now
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    Navarchus Almost smarter than a pig

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    Looks like a Colt Coral (Cauliflower Coral), but it is very difficult to identify an exact species.
     
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    stagofdoom Phi Kappa Psi

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    I would say colt, but could be a kenya tree as well.
     
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    Def. a colt coral. the white stuff coming off it was prolly it excreting a mucas as protection when tranporting it. give it a few days to settle in.
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    colt Coral. Easy, Fast grower, and frags well.
     
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    +1 bigH
     
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    looks like a Kenya tree to me....not sure though because to me colt and kenya corals pretty much look the same. What is the difference of the two?
     
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    Navarchus Almost smarter than a pig

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    I don't think anyone knows the difference. I guess if it behaves aggressively it’s a Colt and if not it’s a Kenya Tree.

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    That one could go either way.
    The difference between a colt and kenya weed is the colts dont drop 500 babies a week.
     
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    Looks like a colt to me. Colts look "fluffier" than kenya trees, IMO.
     
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    I vote a kenya tree...... colt corals seem to have looser branches than a kenya..... the polyps or branches on that piece look pretty dense to me....... I've had colts drop babies too........ so that isn't a true sign either...... they are hard to tell the difference........ either way...... it's a nice piece....... enjoy it!
     
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    Damn! It's a split... No one can decide.
     
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    Thanks for all of the replies so i can assume if it drops lots of babies it's a kenya and if not it's a colt? now we play...the waiting game
     
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    acerhigh just a reefer

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    LOL it's a tough call either way........ I do think when semi closed up....... kenya trees tend to look purplish too.... where colt corals tend to be more of a tan color.... it may just be the lighting..... but those look to have that "purplish tint"
     
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    It's a new hybrid species. Kenyolt.

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    Well with both colt and kenya tree corals looking similar do they both have similar needs (flow,lighting,placement)?
     
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    Yep, pretty much exactly the same. Really the only big difference is that kenyas are much more prolific reproducers and can spread to pest proportions, whereas the colts don't become infestations.
     
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    is it fully extended, my kenya tree looks exactly like that in the morning and night before the lights turn off..
     
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    That is exactly how it looked in the lfs and havent seen it open any more lately
     
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