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Reefadiction
02-21-2017, 07:43 PM
I got a strange looking hitch hiker coral growing on the edge of my chalice about 6 months after my tank crash. I believe it's maybe an lps since it has skeleton structure like ducan or torch coral. It also takes reef roid when i tried to spot feed it. I first notice it in the edge of my half dead chalice; it looked like a small polyp about 2mm in diameter. It is now about 3 months since i noticed it and already have skeleton like an lps and about 3/8 of an inch. Cool thing is i just noticed this morning that there are 3 tiny polyps like it growing in the same area on the half dead chalice. Appreciate any inp ut to ID this cool little thing folks.

toytech
02-21-2017, 09:16 PM
Second is a plate coral and third is a bubble coral , the first im not 100% on .

DKoKoMan
02-21-2017, 09:20 PM
The first picture might be some sort of "glass anemone".

Reefadiction
02-21-2017, 09:36 PM
First pic is the coral when i first notice. Second pic is what it grows into. Third pic is when its tentacles retracted. I also see more polyps like the first pic growing

smokinreefer
02-22-2017, 04:50 AM
Ah gotcha, the 3 pics are showing it's growth...

In that case you have baby plate corals!

Nice hitchhikers!

Reefadiction
02-22-2017, 06:11 AM
Ah gotcha, the 3 pics are showing it's growth...

In that case you have baby plate corals!

Nice hitchhikers!

Cool. Plate coral! I can't wait to see the other 3 babies to develop. Thanks for the info guys!

soapy
02-22-2017, 07:09 PM
What kind of chalice was it on?