View Full Version : What is this?

03/28/2017, 02:19 PM
I have this little thing spreading in dark areas of my tank. They grow very slow.
It looks very much like a sun coral, but brighter in color.
When they are small, the skeleton is very easy to break off. It's shaped like a small bowl, with a small point of contact. When they get bigger it turns into a tube.
They form small colonies.

Small one
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/superpedro/p1_zpsr9tz59j2.png (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/superpedro/media/p1_zpsr9tz59j2.png.html)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/superpedro/p2_zpszz70hbao.png (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/superpedro/media/p2_zpszz70hbao.png.html)

Bigger, and with small "tube"
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/superpedro/p4_zps1s9og3gd.png (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/superpedro/media/p4_zps1s9og3gd.png.html)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/superpedro/p5_zpse3mndjic.png (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/superpedro/media/p5_zpse3mndjic.png.html)

Any ideas?

03/28/2017, 02:38 PM
Dendrophyllia I believe.

03/29/2017, 09:49 PM
Yup. Non-photosynthetic and needs to be fed.

03/29/2017, 11:53 PM
Yup. Non-photosynthetic and needs to be fed.

Thats the strange thing.. I've gone from one polyp to over 100 the past 3 years - without feeding.
But i do have a lot of pods.