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surffer227
08/26/2016, 12:41 AM
What kind of coral is this exactly, LFS said it was an acan sprouting a second head, but I don't think so.. I got it thrown in with some other stuff for a good price, any ideas?? http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160826/4ddbd53a2cf5246066806668ca1e52c3.jpg


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eastlake
08/26/2016, 07:35 AM
I don't know about the sprouting a second head part, but it resembles a slightly deflated acan to me.

surffer227
08/26/2016, 08:54 AM
And that's the mouth in the center? When it was retracted it looked completely flat. So hopefully this should fluff back up right?


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eastlake
08/26/2016, 09:24 AM
hopefully someone with more acan experience could chime in, if that is indeed what it is, but I would imagine that it would puff back up. Perhaps it stressed from the move, new lighting, flow? and that is definitely the mouth in the center.

Dogshowgrl
08/26/2016, 09:47 AM
Please post additional photo. I think it's a Acanthastrea echinata but it may be a bowerbanki but from that pic and that size I am not 100%. For certain, feed it! They grow much faster that way and it looks hungry. :D yes that's it's mouth and it should fluff when it photosynthesizes but it will open up to eat when the lights go out.

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surffer227
08/26/2016, 11:18 AM
Awesome, thanks for the info, I'll take more pictures when I get home from work. It looked like this in the store so it's not from moving stress. This is the only other one I have for now.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160826/9cd11e03d2bcb9bec16da20154fe5523.jpg


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C.Eymann
08/26/2016, 06:29 PM
Looks like acanthastrea lordhowensis to me.

C.Eymann
08/27/2016, 01:35 AM
Or excuse me....Micromussa lordhowensis

Dkuhlmann
09/07/2016, 04:57 AM
Yep looks like an acan