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Hello, I’m new here, have had my tank running for about 90~ days. I foolishly bought a coral I didn’t fully recognize ( I thought maybe a green toadstool at the time) from 2 for 40 unlabeled frag rack at my lfs. It appears that it’s starting to melt. It’s been in the tank for about 3 weeks maybe a month. After noticing I did my weekly 25% water change. I’ll post my parameters once I done testing but, can someone help identify this coral and confirm it’s melting so I can figure out if I can save it or take it to someone who can. Thanks in advance
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Its a hydnophora which is a hardy branching sps requiring typical sps parameters and dont like high salinity, alk or phospharte numbers.
Medium light and water flow
 
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Hard to tell. Looks possibly like a super happy hydnophora or merulina.
Doesnt look like its melting to me.
Thanks for the reply! I’m glad to hear that! it’s just the one little corner on the right that seems to be drooping a bunch. Here’s another angle

Anyways parameters are
Salinity 1.023
Ph 8.2
Nitrate <5 >10
Kh 9.3
Calc 420
Mg 1290
Po3 undetectable
All using Salifert test kits.
 

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I’d just like to clarify that this is normal? It’s caused me some concern since it started
This can be normal. As long as the tissue is not disenigrating it should be fine.
Sometimes stress of a different water quality/parameter can cause some weird looking growth and action from coral.
 
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This can be normal. As long as the tissue is not disenigrating it should be fine.
Sometimes stress of a different water quality/parameter can cause some weird looking growth and action from coral.
Thank you very much for your replies, I feel a lot better now, I’ll continue to keep an eye on it. Full tank shot for posterity’s sake.
 

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Thank you very much for your replies, I feel a lot better now, I’ll continue to keep an eye on it. Full tank shot for posterity’s sake.
I think it looks great... :)
 

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Its a hydnophora which is a hardy branching sps requiring typical sps parameters and dont like high salinity, alk or phospharte numbers.
Medium light and water flow
Hydnophoras are usually green or brown and either branching or encrusting/massive. This coral‘s growth form is a special plating form that only agariciids grow like. I wouldn’t say this coral is a hydnophora.
 
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