What Type of Coral?

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    Can someone help me identify the following?

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    Looks like a frogspawn.
     
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    I thought frogspawns had longer tips and were more colonized?
     
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    Frogspawn or torch coral. Its hard to tell since there is no extension on the tentacles. Frogspawn will have multiple colored tips/bumps on each tentacle. Torch will only have the very tip colored. For the record it does look more like a frogspawn to me.
     
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    Looks more like a torch to me.
     
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    Feels like torch given the branching, but the polyps never extend more than what you see in the pic. The pictures of torch I'm finding online seem to have a significant extension and much brighter green heads...
     
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    Thats a torch.It just hasnt opened up all the way yet.
     
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    What makes me think it is a torch more so then a frogspawn.Each head is very close to one another where frogspawns they are more branch out like tree limbs.Either case,both have the same care requirement and lighting.Moderate lighting and an occassional feeding of mysis.Although,really no supplemental feeding is necessary for frogs.
     
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    Sure is interesting watching them shuffle a piece of mysis toward their mouths though!
     
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    If one of the "heads/branches" dies, will it respawn or grow back? How does that propogation process work?
     
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    If there is even a tiny bit of live flesh left,then yes,its can come back.If not,the other heads will just grow around it.
     
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    The dead ones do not come back usually. Maybe in nature but not usually in our systems. It grows by dividing or splitting one of it's heads.
     
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    I blew up the picture and it's a torch. What I thought were little bumps on the tentacles were just the tips on the smaller tentacles. I'm pretty sure if one of the heads/branches dies it will not regenerate. They will sprout new heads.
     
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    It is a torch. Mine looked like that, but it was much smaller.
     
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    Thanks for looking at it! How long does it take, normally, to grow?
     
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    Euphillia are pretty slow growers. I've had my frogspawn for 8+ months and about a month ago it finally started sprouting new heads. I actually counted them last night and it has 8 new heads.
     
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    Do you feed yours, Hiker? They grow pretty quickly if you feed them, in my experience.
     
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    I've had mine for about a month, we feed it all the time and it's already sprouting another head.
     
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    Yeah that's what I've found too. I feed my euphyllias every other day, and they have gotten huge and more heads since I've had them too.
     
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    What do you feed them? I have some Reef Chile I finally just got and am starting to feed. This good enough or?
     
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