Is This A Kenya Tree? Question

Discussion in 'Corals' started by Ernest Sacco, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Ernest Sacco

    Ernest SaccoWell Known MemberMember

    So a few months back I purchased this coral labeled a kenya tree on live aquaria amongst other things...
    It is going strong and is my favorite leather coral in the tank but the more I watch it and the more research I do I'm not so sure it is actually a kenya tree....it moves a lot with the flow and it hasnt done any of the infamous budding Kenya's are known to do....if anything I'd say it looks a lot more like a pink nephthea or a colt coral... I'm probably wrong but clarification would be appreciated
     
  2. stella1979

    stella1979ModeratorModerator Member

  3. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Easiest way to tell is to touch it! Kenyas are Capnella sp. while Colts are Klyxum sp.

    Kenyas= “dry” and a little rough feeling
    Colts= slimy!

    Hope this helps :)
     
  4. OP
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    Ernest Sacco

    Ernest SaccoWell Known MemberMember

    Definitely slimy.....brushed up against it as recently as yesterday....I think they mislabeled the frags they sent me because I've had this other tiny nameless frag with I thought was my colt but I guess it's my kenya...the pictures they had made me think the two frags were reversed...knowing everything indi about Kenya now I'm probably trading it in.....but thanks
     
  5. Jesterrace

    JesterraceWell Known MemberMember

    Honestly this doesn't surprise me. Being primarily a Euphyllia guy I have seen Torch and Frogspawn confused on a regular basis.
     




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