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Murphych

No idea how I missed this. I can't get a great image as it's in a difficult spot. But does anyone know what it might be based on the not so perfect picture?

It seems to be LPS as it has a skeleton, which at some point it looked like it began to recede from.

Very pale in colour it does have a green tinge under the blues but it's not eye popping by any means.

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Murphych

Any ideas please?

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seabass

Yes, LPS of some sort.  But sorry, I don't know what you have there.  It looks interesting.  Does it take food?

 

How big is it.  Based on the pics, I figure it's maybe the size of a nickel, or is it closer to a quarter?  It might become easier to identify as it gets healthier.

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NoOneLikesADryTang

My guess based on pictures would be a fungia plate. 

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Murphych

Thanks guys. No idea what size a nickel or quarter is sorry @seabass 🤣. It's around 2cm across 

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seabass

Oh, so like a pound sterling.

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Murphych

Ahhh yes it's a £ in size. 🤣 

@NoOneLikesADryTang this is encrusting so not sure.

 

I'll see if I can get a better picture

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Murphych

What a frustrating place for it to be.. looks like it's puffed up a lot more today..sitting right under a leather coral..

 

It almost looks like a mushroom... And I would have thought it was if the skeleton wasn't exposed

 

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with more light:

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seabass

It almost looks like a single acan polyp. :unsure:

 

Seems a bit healthier in these latest pics.

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Murphych

Yeah I guess time will tell on what it is.. certainly does looks like it's recovering. 

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Murphych

So as an update, this hitchhiker coral has now recovered and is now growing with some vigor. Still frustrating yo photograph as it's is a difficult spot, I'm fairly confident that this is a scoly, a pretty drab one I might add. 

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Melfy77
3 hours ago, Murphych said:

So as an update, this hitchhiker coral has now recovered and is now growing with some vigor. Still frustrating yo photograph as it's is a difficult spot, I'm fairly confident that this is a scoly, a pretty drab one I might add. 

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Well that's a nice hitchiker 🙂 It's kinda hard to tell but looks like there's some light brown thing, like an aiptasia?? If so...get rid of it ASAP!!😁

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Murphych
5 minutes ago, Melfy77 said:

Well that's a nice hitchiker 🙂 It's kinda hard to tell but looks like there's some light brown thing, like an aiptasia?? If so...get rid of it ASAP!!😁

Thanks. No that's the skirt of a colony of zoa's. 

 

These zoa's, but yeah the skirt does look a bit like Aiptasia 

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Melfy77
3 minutes ago, Murphych said:

Thanks. No that's the skirt of a colony of zoa's. 

 

These zoa's, but yeah the skirt does look a bit like Aiptasia 

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Phew!!

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