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ID please

Postby SebTheCubbyFox on 06 Dec 2016 00:23

Could anyone ID this little guy for me please? Think I have had it for 2 years now in the tank. Always seems to have been hiding in between the rocks. Fished it out today. Looks like a plate coral to me. It's got lovely orange color and green tentacles.

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Re: ID please

Postby Niall_jones on 06 Dec 2016 09:59

Pictures are not working?
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Re: ID please

Postby SebTheCubbyFox on 06 Dec 2016 19:30

Strange, they work here...

I have edited the size again. Let me know if it doesn't work.
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Re: ID please

Postby JamieZhu on 06 Dec 2016 20:48

if it has stony skeleton it is a LPS for sure.
fungia can move itself but baby fungia normally attached on its back tho.
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Postby SebTheCubbyFox on 06 Dec 2016 23:19

thanks Jamie, yeah its got the stony plate type base.

think that may be fungia alrite.

the base looks like it was attached, I moved it to the front of the tank, it moved a tiny bit, maybe half an inch over 24h period, it's really nice colors now.

Should I be watching it? would it sting other corals? There is ton of info online, but some is confusing, anyone has experience with these?
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Re: ID please

Postby discoconway on 27 Feb 2017 14:39

Did you ever get a names for this? I have a similar one in my tank. It never moves but has grown a good bit in the last year. Like you say, a stoney base with tentacles coming out. Mine has a mouth in the middle, I've seen it feed a few times on mysis shrimp in the tank.
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Re: ID please

Postby SebTheCubbyFox on 27 Feb 2017 22:04

I settled on fungia. It's much bigger now and has gotten longer tentacles. Mine is transparent with orange tint. Yes it has a mounth in the middle and uses its tentacles to move caught food to the centre.
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