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dfm34
07/23/2017, 06:01 PM
Can anyone tell me what this is. It came in on rock with some zoa I watched it grow and now it detached from the rock. I am wondering if I should remove or not. Thanks


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It's slightly bigger than a quarter.


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Smokey Stover
07/23/2017, 06:29 PM
Looks like a keeper, Some kind of LPS Plate, Does it have tenticals? Long or short?
I just missed getting a Zoa frag with a Ricordia Yuma hitch hiker. Drat.

dfm34
07/23/2017, 06:42 PM
Looks like a keeper, Some kind of LPS Plate, Does it have tenticals? Long or short?
I just missed getting a Zoa frag with a Ricordia Yuma hitch hiker. Drat.



Short tentacles but seems flexible I think plates are hard skeleton


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Smokey Stover
07/23/2017, 06:45 PM
Maybe a 10k Bounce lol.

dfm34
07/23/2017, 08:16 PM
lol could be I will keep it


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ThRoewer
07/23/2017, 08:20 PM
It's a Fungia species, a single polyp LPS coral that lives on the sand.

"Juveniles" grow on little stems and break off once they reach a certain size. The remaining stem will then start growing another plate.

The impression that it is soft comes from the fact that the polyp might inflate to about twice the size of the skeleton.

These guys can and should ideally be fed with smaller foods up to mysis size.

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dfm34
07/23/2017, 10:21 PM
It's a Fungia species, a single polyp LPS coral that lives on the sand.

"Juveniles" grow on little stems and break off once they reach a certain size. The remaining stem will then start growing another plate.

The impression that it is soft comes from the fact that the polyp might inflate to about twice the size of the skeleton.

These guys can and should ideally be fed with smaller foods up to mysis size.

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That's a perfect description and why I originally thought it was some type of anemone.

I guess I should start to spot feed.

Thanks everyone


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OrionN
07/23/2017, 11:28 PM
If you feed it daily, and with good Ca/Alk it can grow very quick from penny to dollar coin in 6-12 months depend on how much you feed him.
Your seem to be nice green with blue or purple tentacles. Nice hitch hiker.

ThRoewer
07/24/2017, 07:05 AM
If you are lucky and the stem (the mother polyp) is still alive you might be able to start a little Fungia farm. It's one of the corals that can't be easily fragged - for most you need a substrate attached mother polyp to generate free daughter polyps.

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dfm34
07/24/2017, 05:13 PM
If you are lucky and the stem (the mother polyp) is still alive you might be able to start a little Fungia farm. It's one of the corals that can't be easily fragged - for most you need a substrate attached mother polyp to generate free daughter polyps.

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Never thought I would be a farmer when I started a reef tank. Lol


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