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Old 04-17-2018, 01:22 AM   #1
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Clowns and Star Polyps

I'm aware that clowns will try to find a host of most anything but I'm more concerned with the star polyp (lower right corner), do you think they are damaging the polyp?

Also, the candy apple zoa has spread to the coral up top on the left. First, what it the big soft coral? Do you think the zoa will damage this coral?

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Old 04-17-2018, 01:26 AM   #2
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Zoas and palys will be able to meld together as they grow without issues.
As for the star polyps...maybe it is my eyes growing old on me but I see a flower pot coral down there.
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Definitely goniopora. Iíd be concerned with the clown hosting it as goniopora is a fragile coral ime. There are hardier captive grown pieces of it now but that doesnít look like one
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In my experience, a clown attempting to host a goniopora will almost certainly lead to excessive tissue damage to the coral. I would either remove the coral or the clown from the situation.
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Well, it is in full bloom today so nothing bad so far.

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Yep 100% goniopora
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