Please help me identify

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  1. jinxed

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    Hi, I bought this peace of live rock and attached was this purple smudge looking stuff on it and a couple of days later it turned into this.

    Could someone please help me identify this coral/polyp, as I am a Newbie to the hobby.

    Thank you, in advance.:blush:

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  3. TaahirS

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    Maybe some kind of xenia?
     
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    Joh BSP...NOOO...More Xenia side...
     
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    Also thought xenia. But he said it looked like 'smudge' on the rock. Which is kind of how Gsp and bsp look when closed.
     
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    Looks like xenia
     
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    Thanks guys, i appreciate the help i will get some close up photos
    a bit later today and post them
     
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    Where did you get the liverock?
    Almost looks like the person cut off the xenia right before you purchased it, hence it took a while to open/grow abck
     
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    Definitely pulsing xenia
     
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    i bought the live rock from second wave dynamics in
    Boksburg,it was so interesting to see this flat purple smudge
    turn in something this nice :thumbup:
     
  12. Secondwave

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    I aggre with 459b
     
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    I bought the same coral from aquaria sa they told it was waving hand coral anthelia?
     
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    Not xenia. Xenia has distinct stalks and then polyps out of the stalk. That is anthelia. It does not pulse and forms a mat not stalks. Beware, it can spread extremely quickly and will grow over other corals.
     
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