Help Id this coral please

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Bought this coral from my lfs today but forgot to ask what it was it was with the mushroom section of frags but once I got it home I realised it wasn’t a mushroom it had a skeleton with 3/5 heads missing so it only has two heads left one is hanging on by a thread but one is thriving it has some weird orange sac hanging out the centre. Is the head that’s hanging on probably dead now it’s not fully attached or if it detaches could it be placed on a drag rack and if someone could identify that would be amazing

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The orange bit will most likely be what passes for its stomach. As far as I can see it looks like a Rhodactis  mushroom. As a rule they only chuck their guts when dieing. But some do also extend it while feeding.

Cant say I can see any skeleton ? Unless you have a spare Rhodactis sharing a rock with an LPS .
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The widely spaced stripes on the front one made me think it was an acan.  Looking at the back one though, it does look more like a 'shroom.

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The widely spaced stripes on the front one made me think it was an acan.  Looking at the back one though, it does look more like a 'shroom.

I thought the same! When the lights are off does it retract into obvious skeleton? If so it could be an acan

Would tend to agree with the other posts though that a shroom seems most likely

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The widely spaced stripes on the front one made me think it was an acan.  Looking at the back one though, it does look more like a 'shroom.

I would deff agree on that.
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I’m 99% sure it’s a skeleton it looks and feels the same as my acan skeleton but the back one is the detached one so I don’t know weather it’s just shririvled up because it’s detached I will get more pictures from above when I’m home from work thanks everyone

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First thought was a Bowerbanki, did you feed it at all? The orange sack makes me think someone fed it Reef Roids lately
Definately need another picture, my LFS used to keep LPS in with the mushrooms too.





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It was in the £10 section can’t tell by the photos but he is like aqua blue and lime green under blue light in sections but I don’t think it was meant to be there haha

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It was in the £10 section can’t tell by the photos but he is like aqua blue and lime green under blue light in sections but I don’t think it was meant to be there haha

Lol i've done that before. Walked out with two Yuma Rocks for £25. (at least 10-15 on each) only to later find out that they sold me to rock as it came from the supplier and they had it in the wrong tank waiting to frag them.  They were not happy with that staff member lol

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Years ago I bought a rock of mushies only to find I had a free Fire Shrimp lol.
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