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  1. robertkukla

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    i bought this rock with some green and white mushrooms on when i got home i saw thar the side of the rock was a coral of some sort, it is a light pink colour and it has small polyps that comes out about 1 or 2 mm
    can some one please ID this for me

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    lucky you! Does it have a hard base like a lps?
     
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    yes it does have a hard base
     
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    bump
     
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    It could be a porite or oxypora of sorts
     
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    You supposed to be watching F1 :tt2:
     
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    I've had a look through my books and apart from Tony's suggestions, you could also maybe look at Echinophyllia or Mycedium.
     
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  10. Tony

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    Regardless of what it is you got lucky there. I only get aiptasia
     
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    not when they do so bad :lol:
     
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    i searched images of Echinophyllia and i found one that is very close to what i have

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    how would one care for this, and what would the lighting requirements be
     
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    It can handle medium to high lighting. Mine is pretty low down in the tank and is growing nicely. They do swell their tissue up to absorb more light
     
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    great thanks
     
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    should i remove the mushrooms off the rock where this coralis growing or can i leave them there
     
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    Leave them and look out for aggresion between the two which will either be the mushrooms retracting ot the coral showing tissue retraction/recession
     
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    i think there is abit of the coral die off where the one mushroom touches the coral, i will remove that mushroom, and then keep a eye on it, thank you
     
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    It does not look like a chalice, the polyps are too numerous and close together.
    Have a look at Astreopora.
    Either was its a great hitch hiker!
     
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    i had a look at some of the pics on these and they look the same to what i got, but now im not sure, how would i care for this if it is, like the lighting and feeding, i will take a new pic of it with its polyps extended, that might help id it
     
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    Not sure what it needs, but if it is that then id guess it must be treated like any other sps. Lets wait for pics me the polyps before confirming what it is and thus how to care for it.
     
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