id coral please

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  1. Dirkie

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    is the structure around him his own?

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    Looks like the skeleton of his coral.
     
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    Looks like a type of LPS coral. Probably a brain coral or similar.
    When some LPS corals die, they can grow back again if the water quality is good.
    Ive seen it with lots of LPS corals & i actually have a bubble coral that died in a friends tank that i offered to help recover that has made 5 new growth areas on the dead skeleton.

    Which skeleton was that?
     
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    on the other side on this skeleton there are 3 more of these greens. vary in size. smaller than this one.
     
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    but it seems to be a bit more closed up to when i got it.
     
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    there its opened up more
     
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    This is a tricky one. From that pic it looks like it is from the dead skeleton, but other pics seem to have other corals growing on the skeleton too.
    How long have you had the coral and what did it look like when you put it in?
    Those mushrooms(?) on the rock look a bit unhappy too. What are your tank parameters?
     
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    I had a candy cane that died completely and the skeleton even grew algae on.
    And wen the water quality bacame good the algae receeded and it started to come back to life
    Again. Its now fully recovered so there is still hope for your one
     
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    will upload pic I took today.
     
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    today.

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    what shrooms? those little white stuff?
     
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    thats how it look when i put it in..
    Have had it for 2 weeks now.
     
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    Yes, those white puffs.

    Where did you get the coral? Not a good idea putting a sick coral in a tank unless you reay sure what it is and how to get it back to good health.
     
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    Those white puff look like they have skirts you sure they not button polyps that have bleached?
     
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    it aint shrooms, more like polyps. bought the little rock from pet stop. dont know if the white is their natural colour. my GF wanted the little white stuff haha so yeah. bleached meaning? well they look happy.
     
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    is the coral sick?
     
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    Corals dont come in white. Bleached means very unhappy. You should ask the LFS what the coral is before you take it. Personally, i disagree with any shop selling a coral that is in that state unless they know exactly who they selling it to and theey know that that person can take better care if it.
     
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    Looking again, the white blobs do look more like zoas/palys.
    What lighting you running? Are you feeding the corals anything?
     
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    I say take it back...;)
     
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