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Old 03-10-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hitchhiker coral?


When I first saw this, it was open and I thought I had a pest anemone on my hands. Later, a hard skeleton became larger and clearer, which makes me think I have a coral of some type, which is much better than a pest anemone. Here are pics open and closed.

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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It looks like a Pseudocorynactis (anemone) in the shell of a dead coral. Interesting! I'm wondering what others think.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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I was thinking maybe this as well, but the hard skeleton seems new. Perhaps I just missed it the first time. I will keep an eye on it as it get larger.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #4
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Looks like a caulastrea skeleton.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:39 PM   #5
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I have the exact same thing in my tank. It came with the LR. I do not know what it is.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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Hidden cup coral.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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Yes, possibly, but cup corals are cold water corals. Are any tropical?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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Yes, agree with frisbee, looks to be hidden cup coral - http://www.snorkelstj.com/tube-and-c...l_gallery.html from USVI. Good ID
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