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Old 01-23-2005, 09:28 PM   #1
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Coral ID

This guy (brown, fuzzy stuff) started off about 1/4" in diameter and now is about 3" x 4". Any ideas?

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maybe some kind of encrusting montipora? not sure just a guess
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Old 01-23-2005, 10:49 PM   #3
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I'm gonna guess a brown porites.
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I agree with fluff. Brown porites. I noticed the little fan worm in the coral. Nice!!Looks very healthy. Pat yourself on the back!! 8)
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Hey, I've got a lot of that coral and I've always wondered what it was. It thrives under my MH. It overgrows coraline and even overgrows macroalgae to form interesting shapes.

Here's a shot of mine. It has tripled in size since this was taken. I'm actually a bit concerned that it will completely cover all the lit surface of my LR!
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If you want to control it's territory, try making a border of hairy mushrooms or stinging coral. It helps with keeping Xenias from spreading where you don't want them to. It might help with the porites too.
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...btw...this coral is extremely rough and sharp surfaced. It is exactly the kind of coral you wouldn't want to brush up against while you're snorkeling.
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I noticed it has "hairs" that cover it and retract when disturbed.
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I think those hairs are like polyps/tentacles. It's what they use to feed.
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