Coral ID please

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  1. rmales

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    Got the below two in a pvt sale. Any idea what they are?
    Thx

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    On the right is Zoa with a aiptasia at the back. Kill the aiptasia. Its the fine fingers thing at the top of the pic.

    Left looks like sinularia leather. Might be wrong.
     
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    Left looks like a devil's hand leather (Lobophytum) and right is zoanthids with the larger ones being palythoas and an aiptasia on the top.
     
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    Cheers. The aiptasia is actually worse at the base of the leather.

    Are you saying there are different zoas on the right?
     
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    The big brown polyps are palythoas. But it could be that there are 2 different (very similar) zoas on that rock as well. The middle ones looks brighter green in the center than the ones in front. But they could also be the same. I found that zoas might take on some colour from a neighboring coral which could cause the ones on the bottom to have gone darker..
     

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