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Johcastro
05/31/2017, 05:00 PM
Hi guys, as any good story, mine starts with: i was on the middle of nowhere....

I was on Punta Leona, Costa Rica, Playa Mantas (mantas Beach) and found something on a pound that resembled a sun coral.... but a lot smaller, so i thought, lets see what the hell did i found....

took it home, did proper qarentine... turns out it was alive... now on display tank... its tiny and i mean TINY, like a sun coral... only that instead of yellow, its meat its glass transparent and here comes the weird part... it skeleton glows, the area where the meat meets the skeleton glows green... ill upload pictures asap and a video i took.

Johcastro
05/31/2017, 06:13 PM
Sorry, for some reason it wont allow me to edit the thread to add the pictueshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B39IVZKNP_zzMExGbkJLcS1zR00

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B39IVZKNP_zzMUhyQzhjZE8xZmM

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B39IVZKNP_zzNFZPcHA3Zm82SUk

windlasher
05/31/2017, 06:44 PM
Hi guys, as any good story, mine starts with: i was on the middle of nowhere....

I was on Punta Leona, Costa Rica, Playa Mantas (mantas Beach) and found something on a pound that resembled a sun coral.... but a lot smaller, so i thought, lets see what the hell did i found....

took it home, did proper qarentine... turns out it was alive... now on display tank... its tiny and i mean TINY, like a sun coral... only that instead of yellow, its meat its glass transparent and here comes the weird part... it skeleton glows, the area where the meat meets the skeleton glows green... ill upload pictures asap and a video i took.

Glows? Hmmm - watch out for the pod people. :artist:

Johcastro
05/31/2017, 07:03 PM
http://i.imgur.com/A5xV67I.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/xHxhvdk.jpg
You can see the borders glowing here on the actinic light... i know Sun coral does not do that...
http://i.imgur.com/KXmMRWz.jpg

lilyost4290
05/31/2017, 07:46 PM
kind of looks like galaxea to me?

Johcastro
05/31/2017, 07:53 PM
this is the video

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/J386Kp

AlSimmons
05/31/2017, 08:31 PM
They look like Hidden Cup corals IMO.

Johcastro
05/31/2017, 09:56 PM
XD no idea, and the thing is that its not a colony per se... there is no connection between polyps so i think they are separate corals? i honestly have no idea what did i found....

karimwassef
05/31/2017, 10:16 PM
it comes in on some live rock sometimes.

Johcastro
05/31/2017, 11:23 PM
yup, i have been looking at pictures and it seems like hidden cup, now.... i didnt knew we had of those in Costa Rica