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Old 10/12/2017, 04:24 PM   #1
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Blue hammer coral

So I found this on the divers den and can't find many people with them. Are they rare or just not that desireable. I think it's beautiful and hopefully looks like the picture. Never seen a blue one before.


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Old 10/12/2017, 05:28 PM   #2
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it looks like the marble ones (purple/green) don't see any blue other than the blue light


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Old 10/12/2017, 05:29 PM   #3
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So I found this on the divers den and can't find many people with them. Are they rare or just not that desireable. I think it's beautiful and hopefully looks like the picture. Never seen a blue one before.
Did you get it?


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Old 10/12/2017, 06:53 PM   #4
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I have one that is similar to that. Keep in mind it will only appear blue under strong actinic lights (and no other light to wash the color out). Under normal/mixed lights, it will apear pink to light purple.


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Old 10/12/2017, 09:36 PM   #5
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It comes in tomorrow. And it is labeled as a blue Aussie hammer coral. I would hope the color is actually blue. I've heard of them in other forums. Wouldn't imagine they would label it blue and it not be blue


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Old 10/12/2017, 10:08 PM   #6
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Keep us posted, I hope yours is blue under non-actinic lights too.


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Old 10/13/2017, 06:20 AM   #7
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hopefully, you indeed get a blue hammer


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Old 10/13/2017, 12:21 PM   #8
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It just arrived in and has been in the tank for about 2 hours. What I see so far is green but it isn't remotely close to opening. Just a tiny bit. Won't make any conclusions til she is open. I see some blue coming through alread. It may indeed be blue


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It just arrived in and has been in the tank for about 2 hours. What I see so far is green but it isn't remotely close to opening. Just a tiny bit. Won't make any conclusions til she is open. I see some blue coming through alread. It may indeed be blue
awesome,don't forget to post some pics


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Old 10/18/2017, 10:11 AM   #10
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Any updates? I just ordered one from another vendor which guarantee that looks blueish and is arriving today.


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Old 10/19/2017, 07:30 PM   #11
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Any updates? I just ordered one from another vendor which guarantee that looks blueish and is arriving today.
Sorry for the delay. It is not all blue. More of a greenish with a beautiful bluish purple tinge throughout. A gorgeous coral but not as pictured. I've been waiting on him to open up all the way. He doesn't open as much as my other hammer but he's healthy and happy. But he's green if I'd have to say so but the tinge makes him definitely a cool color. How's yours come in?


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Old 10/22/2017, 06:06 AM   #12
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Sorry for the delay. It is not all blue. More of a greenish with a beautiful bluish purple tinge throughout. A gorgeous coral but not as pictured. I've been waiting on him to open up all the way. He doesn't open as much as my other hammer but he's healthy and happy. But he's green if I'd have to say so but the tinge makes him definitely a cool color. How's yours come in?
Here's mine is more like a blue steel, crappy phone pic:

[IMG]20171020_090338 by AJ Quinones, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 10/23/2017, 11:46 AM   #13
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That has been and will be an ongoing issue, true coloring versus photo image. Still a cool looking hammer though .


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Old 10/23/2017, 12:06 PM   #14
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I have a blue hammer, picked it up at petco of all places.

True baby blue under even a flashlight. If they are this rare I should put it somewhere that will suite it better as it has never split in the year I have owned it.


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I have a blue hammer, picked it up at petco of all places.

True baby blue under even a flashlight. If they are this rare I should put it somewhere that will suite it better as it has never split in the year I have owned it.
Got any pics?


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Old 10/29/2017, 09:09 PM   #16
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I have a teal/sky blueish type. Ive never seen a true, neon blue before though.


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