Acanthophyllia looks like it was chomped on

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Seems to be brown jelly...darn it. Lights out and stringy goop, dipped in iodine earlier, he is still alive but showed no feeding response to broadcast feeding...gonna dip coral rx and another round of lugols tomorrow, wish me luck
 

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Consider coral on coral aggression as well. I have two lobophyllias. While they were small they left each other alone. As they grew issues began. One night my larger lobo sent out mesenteric filaments and "burned" his neighbor. The injured tissue melted away within hours and looked very similar to your picture. I separated the corals. Fortunately the injured lobo did not die and over a month or so filled back in the injured area with new flesh.
 
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Consider coral on coral aggression as well. I have two lobophyllias. While they were small they left each other alone. As they grew issues began. One night my larger lobo sent out mesenteric filaments and "burned" his neighbor. The injured tissue melted away within hours and looked very similar to your picture. I separated the corals. Fortunately the injured lobo did not die and over a month or so filled back in the injured area with new flesh.

That was my first thought, however nothing near him at the time. I moved him to a cave to make sure after I iodine dipped, the only thing even remotely close was another acanthophyllia about 8" away and a third his size. Anything is possible, I really hope my dude pulls through
 

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