View Full Version : ID Please.. Is it a mushroom??

05/25/2010, 07:56 PM
After a few months I have not put anything new in the tank.. And then this shows up.. At first it looked like a polyp. Then it got bigger and has octopus like arms and long tentacles. It eats very well and grows rapidly. I have not started paying much attention to it till now. I at first thought it might be a walking dendro.. but I dont think so now. I have never seen a mushroom that looked like this. I have enclosed photos of different angles..
Oh and now it is about the size of a quarter, but with feeding I see that it rapidly grows.


It held up side down

Top view

Long tentacles vsible..

Side View

Thanks in advance...


05/26/2010, 12:24 AM
I am not sure what it is, but im new to the saltwater. On a side note it is pretty whatever it is!

Damsels R Cool
05/26/2010, 09:53 AM
looks some what like a plate

05/26/2010, 10:55 AM
Pics not comming up for me.....

05/27/2010, 09:12 PM
Pics are in my public album if they are not showing up.
They should be showing up though...
I have tried another forum and I had no one ID it there
I was hoping for some luck here.

05/28/2010, 06:50 AM
Fungia. LPS.

05/28/2010, 01:33 PM
It does look like a LPS.

Wave you hand over it to try and make the it retract, you should be able to see a coral skeleton

05/28/2010, 06:45 PM
Cool, yeah it looks like a small plate coral

05/28/2010, 09:48 PM
Very cool. Thanks... It does retract with no light and closes up.
Thanks for the responces
I searched and never found one that looked like this.
It is a cool freebie that popped up out of nowhere.
Thanks again for all your responces, I am going to do some
reading about that coral now...