View Full Version : My pretty new addition


RaisingTwo2006
10-16-2007, 4:42 PM
Got this in Montgomery, AL last Saturday.. It was 50 a head.. but the thing was this hammer is out of control.. It splits like there ain't no tomorrow!! This guy started with 5 heads and in 3 weeks had 14!! In 3 months.. he had over 90!! We got ours Saturday, and it already has a third head started!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a222/butterflymom2004/cyano/DSC_0080.jpg

blind1993
10-16-2007, 4:45 PM
nice. tell me when you are ready frag that baby. (there is a nice video on how to frag it) and i might want a head also.

jessezm
10-16-2007, 5:20 PM
Whoa. Did they live near a toxic waste dump or anything?

georgiasunflower
10-16-2007, 5:29 PM
Looks Great! I have three but they are pink with green tips. I love them because they are so easy to care for and grow so quickly. Enjoy! Your's looks beautiful!

RaisingTwo2006
10-16-2007, 5:37 PM
lol.. Hopefully, these guys will have a couple frags in two weeks or so.

Ours is pink now with green tips.. it was kinda freaked out I think when we first brought him home. The display at the store was HUGE!! it had to have at least 50-60 heads on it and they had two clowns that swam in and out of them.. Dennis thought is was so cool, that he Had to have some too.

NavyReefer
10-16-2007, 5:51 PM
Looks more like a frogspawn than Hammer to me. But I am usually wrong :)

TriGa22
10-16-2007, 5:53 PM
Looks more like a frogspawn than Hammer to me. But I am usually wrong :)
No. Looks that way to me also:up:

Stroid
10-16-2007, 6:12 PM
definitly a frogspawn not a hammer

RaisingTwo2006
10-16-2007, 6:45 PM
You know.. I didn't think it looked very 'hammer' like either, but that's what they told us it was at the LFS..

DannyBradley
10-16-2007, 7:17 PM
Euphyllia is too confusing for common names sometimes. I had a hammer/frogspawn crossover. It had both polyp types present. Classify THAT! I'd say a frog hammer, but that might already be something manufactured in Alabama.

Linda Lee
10-16-2007, 7:18 PM
Euphyllia is too confusing for common names sometimes. I had a hammer/frogspawn crossover. It had both polyp types present. Classify THAT!

someone told me those are called *frammers* .. like a hybrid rosebush

jeep9783
10-16-2007, 8:02 PM
looks like a tourch coral to me

jeep9783
10-16-2007, 8:02 PM
j/k before someone takes that seriously

Stroid
10-16-2007, 8:10 PM
the color is similar to a torch i agree but it is a frogspawn. Danny how does that look like a hybrid? the color is off but the way it extends even the shape at the bottom is that of a frogspawn

DannyBradley
10-16-2007, 8:25 PM
I was providing it as an example to illustrate the problem with classifying Euphyllia and how it can lead one to mislabel a specimen. I agree it's a frogspawn.

Stroid
10-16-2007, 8:26 PM
i do see a few polyps that look curved like a hammer but not enough to say hybrid possibly a better picture with more color detail would help identify..either way nice looking coral

DannyBradley
10-16-2007, 8:31 PM
In fact...

Common names: Hammer Coral, Anchor Coral, Grape Coral, Frogspawn Coral, Octopus Coral, Torch Coral, Branching Hammer Coral, Branching Anchor Coral, Pop-Pom Coral, Branching Frogspawn Coral.

That describe: E. ancora, E. cristata, E. divisa, E. glabrescens, E. paradivisa, E. parancora

Now try to find a picture online that matches just one of those names.

georgiasunflower
10-16-2007, 9:35 PM
Looks more like a frogspawn than Hammer to me. But I am usually wrong :)

I thought it was a hammer that was startled. Mine looks like that sometimes in the morning before the lights come on or when someone swims by too closely... I guess Kimberly would know best if the "hammers" ever come out or not?

NavyReefer
10-16-2007, 9:39 PM
Ok Danny, you just took the post to a whole new level, I hope you looked that up or I will just feel even less educated than I did 2 min ago.

As far as the color, "Frog Spawn" come in 2 different combinations. Pink with green tips and green with pink tips. Pink with green tips being the less common variety. I am sure most of you knew that but there may have been some that didn't!

DannyBradley
10-16-2007, 9:44 PM
Navy- I knew most of that, but I always research my posts to be as precise as I can be.

kzoo
10-16-2007, 10:14 PM
not a hammer but nice frag, check this guys frag out.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g62/kzoo_2006/frog.jpg
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g62/kzoo_2006/frog2.jpg

NavyReefer
10-16-2007, 10:59 PM
Good lord that thing is giant, looks like something from the Georgia Aquarium.

Speaking of the Georgia Aquarium....Did anyone else find the Reef Section to be a let down? I am not sure if I went in expecting to much but I have seen better Reef systems in peoples living rooms (not the size but a better presentation and more variety).

RaisingTwo2006
10-17-2007, 12:10 PM
I haven't been in a while.. since Feb... but I thought it was a tad bit on the small size back then...


On another note-- I found ANOTHER new head of my froghammer :) growing this morning.. That makes 4 on a 2headed beast since last Saturday.

Bleedingthought
10-17-2007, 12:25 PM
I'm pretty sure it's an acropora sp.

kzoo
10-17-2007, 10:01 PM
I'm pretty sure it's an acropora sp.

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