Can Fungia Move?

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Can Fungia move?

Long story short, I got my first "Fungia" coral. It looks like the green one here https://www.saltwaterfish.com/product-plate-coral-orange-limit-1. Every day I come to the tank, it seems to have moved a few inches in one direction or another. I have it in the sandbed. Either the hermits/urchins are moving it (suspected), or these things can move like Anemones can. Can these move on their own? If they are getting pushed... should I be glueing the bottom of this to a big rock? Thanks!
 
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has yours ever “inflated”? ...I’ve cudda sworn I’ve seen them get puffy and sort of float a lil, its been a while since I’ve had one tho... just making sure you get a answer...could be a better reply coming
 

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Can Fungia move?

Long story short, I got my first "Fungia" coral. It looks like the green one here https://www.saltwaterfish.com/product-plate-coral-orange-limit-1. Every day I come to the tank, it seems to have moved a few inches in one direction or another. I have it in the sandbed. Either the hermits/urchins are moving it (suspected), or these things can move like Anemones can. Can these move on their own? If they are getting pushed... should I be glueing the bottom of this to a big rock? Thanks!
They can move around a little. I have seen mine move a little, though it’s probably not very controlled as they don’t have feet.:)
 
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Oh they definitely move. That can’t walk per se but they can inflate like a balloon and roll wherever the flow takes them as well as rise to the surface of the sand if they get buried. I have 20+ of them that I’m constantly moving. My mother colony keeps shedding babies, I’ve had literally 100+ come off it. If anyone in the Tampa area wants any green ones with a purple mouth I always have tons.
 

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I had a little purple rainbow that moved all the time and I swear it went looking for a fight, I hemmed it in with a couple of the big ones and it went straight over the top of them.
It decided to try it on with my elegance, I found the skeleton in the morning.
 
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Hmmm. Everytime I move it the thing ends up in the back corner. It's like thats where the current takes it. Should I just leave it be or keep putting it back under the bright lights?
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