Hammer or Frogspawn

mvallee

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BRS Member
#1
bought this as a hammer but when it fills out looks more like a frogspawn, can Hammers look like this. i love the colors and love Frogspawn so not disappointed just want a positive ID.

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mvallee

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BRS Member
#4
Has multiple heads on each stem. Hammers usually don’t
thanks that's what I was thinking too dang it, love the colors though and I have a dark green Octospawn already so time to make a frogspawn Island, should be a nice contrast.
 

Aros

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BRS Member
#5
Ask the person you got it from if this hammer was grown near a frogspawn. When the euphyilla grow near each other they can take on a hybrid form. I’m thinking that’s what happened with yours.


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Chris A.

Formally toomanyfish
BRS Member
Officer
#6
Ask the person you got it from if this hammer was grown near a frogspawn. When the euphyilla grow near each other they can take on a hybrid form. I’m thinking that’s what happened with yours.


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That’s pretty cool info
 

mandarin

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#7
I have a huge colony that was sold to me as frogspawn. I believe it’s a frogspawn but when I have tried selling it people say it’s a hammer so maybe it’s a hybrid all I know is that I like it and have 60+ heads on my colony and it started off as a little two head frag



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Alex

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BRS Member
#8
Hammer and Frogspawn are both euphyllia coral. Both can be either branching or wall types. The only real difference between them is the shape of the polyps. Ranging from frogspawn which gets it name from looking like a group of frog eggs to hammer to anchor which has a curve to it like an anchor. Otherwise they all behave the same. So one man's frogspawn could be another man's hammer. I'd call that frogspawn. Hammer would have a more rectangular oblong shape to the polyps.
 

mvallee

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BRS Member
#9
I have a huge colony that was sold to me as frogspawn. I believe it’s a frogspawn but when I have tried selling it people say it’s a hammer so maybe it’s a hybrid all I know is that I like it and have 60+ heads on my colony and it started off as a little two head frag
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I can only hope I get so lucky, beautiful!
 

mandarin

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BRS Member
#10
I have a huge colony that was sold to me as frogspawn. I believe it’s a frogspawn but when I have tried selling it people say it’s a hammer so maybe it’s a hybrid all I know is that I like it and have 60+ heads on my colony and it started off as a little two head frag
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I can only hope I get so lucky, beautiful!
Thank you


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