Corals vs Corals...Fight!!! (w/ Pictures)

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So I'm always curious to know which corals will kill other corals. I've learned several valuable lessons after few years in the hobby and have saved some pics of what happens WHEN CORALS ATTACK!

Post pics if you can, names and or genera will help too. Lets try to make a database out of this.

Round 1...fight!
Acan Echinata VS. Chalice ... Acan Echinata WIN

And the damage on the right side of the Echinata was from a Discoma mushroom.

Next:
Discoma Mushroom VS. Ricordea Yuma Mushroom.... TIE


Next:
Discoma Mushroom VS. Meteor Shower Cyphastrea.... Discoma WIN


Next:
Chalice VS. Chalice... TIE


Next:
Acan Lord VS. Favia.... Acan WIN


Next:
Chalice VS. Zoas... TIE (so far)


Next:
Acan Lord VS. Meteor Shower Cyphastrea... Cyphastrea WIN


Next:
Chalice VS. Plating Montipora - Chalice WIN


Next:
Pavona vs. Palythoa - Pavona WIN
The damage got more severe than this photo, it took out a bunch of Utter Chaos
 
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Thanks for sharing!
I caught my bubble coral going after my hammer a couple times. Fortunately never saw any damages. I've had to redo my aquascape a couple times just to find room for the bubble where it won't sting anything.
Here's an older one of mine, acan echinata vs. Kenya tree. The acan won hands down.
 

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I think the acan echinata wins over pretty much every other coral...it's like the grandmaster of coral war.
 
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I think the acan echinata wins over pretty much every other coral...it's like the grandmaster of coral war.
I would tend to agree, it will beat "most" corals...Except for this rhodactis mushroom. If you look closely at the right side of that Echinata there's a bit of skeleton showing from being stung in an earlier battle... sorry no picture of when it happened.

I used to see coral warfare and first thought that came to mind was separate them! But, what's an extra few seconds for a photo? :)
 
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I caught my bubble coral going after my hammer a couple times. Fortunately never saw any damages. I've had to redo my aquascape a couple times just to find room for the bubble where it won't sting anything.

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Man I wouldn't want to be that hammer! looks like it hurt):
 

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This thread is WIN ! Its one of the most important things to know in this hobby because war = toxins released to the rest of the tank , lets see more !!! Also the Acan Echinata is like the Bruce Lee of corals especially the WAR paint ones , ours here is pretty much OP and must be kept from everything .
 

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This is always interesting! I have an undata encrusting and creeping up on an acro that I will be curious to see how it plays out, my hope is the acro since the undata is getting out of hand.
 

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This thread is great! Love these pictures and would love to see more. This thread contains great information when it comes to coral placement.
 

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I dont have any pics but my rock nems went up against a discosoma mushroom and the rock nems won. Turned the mushrooms white.
Other times the nems went up against zoas and nothing happened.
 

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I don't see this talked about a whole bunch but this is a great thread idea! :)

I don't have any good photos but my theory (after seeing goniapora are aggressive) is mine attacked my orange mushroom. I noticed he has a bunch of dark spots littered over him and didn't think it was a water or light issue

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The photo below was probably 3 days after I moved him. I forgot exact date.
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