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Old 07/12/2019, 10:05 AM   #1
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What kind of coral is this?

Hello everybody!

About two years ago, I bought a small, pink, donut-like coral from the pet store for 15 bucks. The worker told me that the coral was a pink trumpet coral, and that's what I've called it ever since. The coral has thrived ever since I bought it, and it's gotten slightly bigger and more plump. Recently though, I started doing some research on the corals in my tank and I noticed that the pink trumpets I see online look nothing like the one in my tank. The ones online seem like they are always reproducing and spreading, while mine has stayed a single polyp for the past 2 years. The colors of mine are also different. So I'm wondering... Is this actually a pink trumpet? If not, what is it, and will it spread?

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Old 07/12/2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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Your link is a dud


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Old 07/12/2019, 09:10 PM   #3
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There it is. Hard to tell, your pic. is kinda blue


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Old 07/13/2019, 07:05 AM   #4
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Looks more like a lobo or large polyp acan or small scoly.


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Old 07/13/2019, 07:55 AM   #5
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There it is. Hard to tell, your pic. is kinda blue
I'll take another picture. It's kinda small, maybe about an eighth of the size of the palm of my hand. I'm thinking, maybe it's a Bowerbanki?

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Old 07/23/2019, 09:49 PM   #6
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Maybe a Cynarina if it's retracted, also know commonly as a button coral. That's my best guess, not an expert but if you take a look at some pics maybe you'll see why I suggest that.

If that's fully extended maybe a tiny trachyphyllia or Scolymia commonly sold as an open brain, button, or donut (why I hate common names).
Scullys are more flat as they grow where trachs kind of ridge up.





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