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LisaP
08/14/2017, 03:06 AM
Hi there, yesterday I discovered 2 tiny polyps on the rocks close to my NPS corals. :rollface:

http://lisasreef.weebly.com/uploads/9/6/1/5/96150560/babynpcoralii130817_1_orig.jpg

I have a single head of Balanophyllia sp. (introduced just under 3 months ago) and a colony of Tubastrea sp. (introduced 27 days ago). Are these babies most likely to be from the Tubastrea sp.? 27 days seems kind of quick for larvae release, settlement and growth into a recognisable polyp but maybe it's not. It would be extra cool if they were from the Balanophyllia sp. but less likely as it would have had to have already been brooding larvae when I purchased it.

It has also been suggested that they could be ball anemones, I'm doubtful as the tentacles do not appear to have the typical ball-like tips that I expect to see on these corallimorphs.

What do you guys think? Thanks in advance for any input. :)

Regards

Lisa

Moort82
08/21/2017, 06:36 AM
It's a baby sun. They commonly spawning tanks or when moved between them. I'm guessing it's a few mm across which would fir the time line ime.