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What is this LPS?

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Akiowalt

Hi, I'm not sure what is this. I search here and there but can't find the answer. Looks like some kind of LPS. Please ID.

 

During March and came with attached rock:

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Now with regular feeding:

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jnelson

Don't think that's an LPS... Looks more like an anemone.

 

Put on some gloves and try to touch it. Does it actually have a skeleton or is it soft?

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Akiowalt
Don't think that's an LPS... Looks more like an anemone.

 

Put on some gloves and try to touch it. Does it actually have a skeleton or is it soft?

 

Is LPS. It shows the skeleton when disturb and with branch like most of the LPS.

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Aquanist

Baby fungia?

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WilD

I think it does look like LPS. Could be a form of hitchhiker cup coral (not to uncommon). Looks almost like a tiny fungia in the second pic...

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Akiowalt

how about this picture?

 

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Aquanist

Definitely NOT a fungia then. Colangia, Phyllangia or Astrangia perhaps? Or deflated baby Euphyllia.

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Akiowalt
Definitely NOT a fungia then. Colangia, Phyllangia or Astrangia perhaps? Or deflated baby Euphyllia.

 

Yes. some kind of Phyllangia or Astrangia. But, how to define them?

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L8 2 RISE

Definitely a fungia. I had one that came in tiny and looked EXACTLY like that. It was covered in zoas too. I chopped the zoas out from around it and now it's about the size of a half dollar or bigger.

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L8 2 RISE
Yes. some kind of Phyllangia or Astrangia. But, how to define them?

 

If you ever get a large fungia, flip it over and look at the underside, often times in the middle it looks Like there was once a banch or something there, this is because they all have a "stalk like base as juveniles". Read here: http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=153614&hl=

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maocdroid

Definitely a bubble coral (Plerogyra sinuosa)

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L8 2 RISE

haha, this thread is pretty amusing, but just wait for it to grow, I promise you will see that it's a plate. If you get it to close up, you'll see that the skeleton structure is the same.

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Deleted User 4

hahaha it's funny how people here can't even identify what this coral is, it is so obvious that it is a fungia plate baby coral, I've had a baby 1 like that before so I know what it looks and is. No doubt about it being a baby plate. :D

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gabe_j

yep its a plate dude. i sold a few magicians to a guy here and it had a baby plate on it. it looked ust like that.

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kthehun89

baby plate for sure!

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Akiowalt

thanks guy! I think it sounds like plate coral, and this might be the first stage that comes with stalk as following:

 

from lakshwadeep

 

---Moving Around------------

All juvenile fungiids are attached to the substrate by a stalklike base (called acanthocaulus stage in life). At a certain size, the stalk dissolves, and the polyp begins the free-living phase (anthocyathus stage). When detached, fungiids are able to move over the bottom (if the physical surface allows this). There are two types of movement: active and passive migration. Active migration is usually at night where the polyp uses a series of inflation and deflation and pushes against adjacent surfaces. Passive migrations occurs when the a fungiid is swept by water movement. This can be dangerous if they end up in a reef fissure, but they usually can upright themselves after getting flipped over (larger species cannot do this, however).

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Akiowalt

today morning:

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jeffblly

Thats a nice looking plate.

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21093r53

gorgeous

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Akiowalt
Thats a nice looking plate.

 

Thanks. this is free!

 

 

gorgeous

 

Thanks to you also. This guy eats like pig and almost takes everything fall under him. :D

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Akiowalt

Update for this coral.

 

The stalk grow out a new baby after the brother fall.

 

Bonus again!

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This is the brother

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Builder Anthony

That is just awesome that it started growing a new head.

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Kylebeano

You have a "plate factory" there. Very unique and rare find. There are only several people I know to have been lucky enough to get one!

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Cintax

Very nice!

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Akiowalt

Thanks every. This is very impressive when I look at it. Fortunately, I don't throw it :D :D

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