Is this a baby Discosoma or a hitchhiker?

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Hi there. I have a fluorescent orange Discosoma that I added to my tank a few days ago. It seems to be doing well now—I noticed kind of behind it, it had a smaller little polyp-like head. I’m not sure if this is a smaller discosoma next to it (looks like it shares the same colouring) or if it is a zoanthid (sort of has frilly edges).

The discosoma seems like it is comfortable with this smaller thing next to it. I apologize if the photos aren’t great—I pulled out the DSLR.

thank you!

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A couple more with more white light:
 

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That’s the best I can get it with my camera. I apologize if it isn’t great. Thanks for any help :)
 

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That’s the best I can get it with my camera. I apologize if it isn’t great. Thanks for any help :)
Angle of pic makes it very hard to tell
 

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That’s the best I can get it with my camera. I apologize if it isn’t great. Thanks for any help :)
No need to apologize. The last pictures that you provided are much better since you removed the blue lighting. In the future, if you want to capture the fluorescent color of your corals grab a yellow or orange (I use both) filter for the camera. It looks like you're new to the forums. Welcome! Hopefully, you'll get some more patient answers in the future.
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What does it look like, in your opinion, another mushroom or something weird that needs identified
Im thinking Lumi red mushrooms - type of ricordea

May look like this:

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No need to apologize. The last pictures that you provided are much better since you removed the blue lighting. In the future, if you want to capture the fluorescent color of your corals grab a yellow or orange (I use both) filter for the camera. It looks like you're new to the forums. Welcome! Hopefully, you'll get some more patient answers in the future.
Cheers

Thanks for the advice. New to saltwater, and it’s been a blast so far. I do want to invest in a decent camera and some filters, so I’ll definitely keep that in mind, because I do want to share my own experiences and if I want to get advice from anyone here, I hope to offer decent pictures.

unfortunately, basically dealing with the photo capturing capabilities of an iPhone right now! :/
 

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