Irritated Pincushion coral ID

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  1. elrohiras

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    Hey all, not sure if my phone pics will help here but my pin cushion seems to "weep" after it has been fully extended for a while:
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    It looks like a patch underneath may be another coral, if so could it be hurting the pincushion & what do you suggest is the best action?
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    Thanks in advance, sorry for poor pic quality..

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  3. RiaanP

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    most likely while deflated the pincushion rests on top of the other coral. Rather move them apart.
     
  4. Apollo

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    Looks like you have a nice hitchhiker coral that came with the rock.
    Difficult to tell exactly from the pics, but looks like either Favia sp. or Lobophylia.
    As RiaanP has suggested, rather move them apart. Your Sarcophyton will be happier and the Favia/Lobophylia will love having some more light.
     
  5. viper357

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    Those corals are probably trying to kill each other, need to separate them somehow.
     
  6. elrohiras

    elrohiras Thread Starter

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    Thanks all.
     
  7. elrohiras

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    Separated the two tonight, hoping I didn't cause too much trauma..
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    Thing 1 and thing 2 seem really interested in the little 'frag' I put up top..

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  8. elrohiras

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    Also added a STC-1000 today to try get a bit more stability over temp's with this crazy weather..
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    Wired it into a tupper to try keep the moisture out. Followed this guide
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