what type of coral is this

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    to all my VERY knowledgeable friends on here----What is the name of this coral?---I got it about six months ago--it was half this size and i FORGOT the name--help!!!--nipit8
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Please post a pic. ;)
     
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    here is the pic--what a nit wit--lol
     

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Is it a greenish color, and does it have really long tentacles that extend out from it at night?
     
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    no and no---it is "fuzzy" during the day--and the fuzz increases in volume and size when lights go out--the skeleton is hard
     
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    upon looking at it CLOSELY it does have a greenish tint on the skeleton
     
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    i just remember the guy i got it from said it was fairly easy to raise--and it has been--is the pic not clear enough?
     
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    I'm guessing it's a hydnophora. Does that sound about right?
     
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    BINGO--Thats amazing--thanks--its been driving me crazy!!
     
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    +1 Biff...they're pretty hardy too.
     
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    Well, smack my ass and call me Shirley!! That's exactly what I have been trying to ID! Thank you!!! :bowdown:
     
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    LOL you're welcome. They are quite easy corals to keep, very pretty, and grow fast. One caution is that they pack quite a sting, so make sure it can't touch any other corals.
     
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    Awesome! Is that the coral that looked something like an eleganace that you were trying to ID?
     
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    Yep :mrgreen:
     
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