Pincushion coral touching Millepora

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  1. Boendoe

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    Hi there, I have a Pincushion coral that has exploded in the last two weeks, now it's touching my purple Millepora, is this bad for the Millepora?
     
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    Hey Boendoe.
    Even though there might not be any signs of chemical warfare, i suggest giving the two corals some space as the pincushion might shade up (Stop light from reaching) the Mille.
     
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    Agreed. Although a pincushion is not an aggressive / stinging coral like hammers or torches there is still no reason to cancel out the propability of it "smothering" other corals. Many Zoa and Star Polyps have the same undeliberate tendency to overgrow many SPS, and the kill it in that way - by "accident."

    Pin cushions can become very large quite quickly, so if space really becomes an issue, swop it for a smaller specimen at the LFS.
     
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    Yes. The area that the leather touches will dye.
     
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    My pincushion and hystrix are constantly at it. The hystrix always wins but there is no recession from the hystrix. I also agree witht the guys about the shading of corals
     
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