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I just got these corals from a mystery box and would like to know what corals these are

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I just got these corals from a mystery box and would like to know what corals these are

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Welcome! Glad you joined. I always recommend going back to where you got something for names. CONGRATS on your score. Once they settle in, they'll look nicer.

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#2 is green and purple favites and # 3 may be porites or monti but is so far gone making it hard to i.d.
 

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you're not going to get exact names as these are looking stressed and not like they normally would.
my guesses 1)a rhodactis mushroom 2) possibly an acan 3) looks like a nearly dead encrusting montipora
Thank u this is the bottom of the coral
 

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Welcome to R2R and the salty world Mike. Lots of knowledgeable and helpful people here who will support and advise you when needed.

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I just got these corals from a mystery box and would like to know what corals these are

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The top pic looks like a colony of green star polyps with the heads closed. I just introduced the same coral into my tank and they are just beginning to acclimate and open after a week of waiting.
 

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Thank u this is the bottom of the coral
The bottom of most encrusting corals look a lot like that so no issues there.
i also wanted to add, don't get discouraged if these don't pull through. New systems are a tough balance and achieving stability can be challenging at first.
Mushrooms, zoas, green star polyp are all great choices that can often still make it while your tank figures things out and don't require advanced lighting or equipment.
 
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The top one I am guessing is a very stressed and starting to die chalice. On bottom it looks like you can see exposed skeleton.

I do not believe the second one is favites. It traditionally is called "Christmas favia" in the hobby. Not truly a favia especially after all the reclassifications.
 
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Hello and welcome to R2R! Here you’ll find people that are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We’re glad you joined! Hopefully you’ll start a build thread. I look forward to seeing your reef as it progresses.

I don’t know what number 1 is for sure but I do agree with @mdb_talon that number 2 is a “Christmas Favia”. I believe number 3 to be green star polyps. That said I also agree with @Fish Think Pink your best course of action is to contact the LFS you got them from. They should be able to ID the corals that were in your mystery box.
 

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