Is this a basic Birdsnest?

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Let me preface this by saying that I was given this frag and know pretty much nothing when it comes to most branching SPS. I have very happy Euphyllias, Kryptonite Candy Canes, Leathers, Stylocoeniella, Leptoseris and Cyphastrea in this tank.
I just have no clue what this is a frag of. Have not officially placed it anywhere until I know for sure what it is. Any help would be great!

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Its likely a Poc as mentioned above but not sure what type. It might be a burgandy / purple, which are fairly uncommon. Just not seen a burgandy / purple with that type of branching, but it might have been kept under low flow and lighting.

Smack it with a lot of light. Pocs LOVE strong lighting and it will pull out the blues.
 
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Let me preface this by saying that I was given this frag and know pretty much nothing when it comes to most branching SPS. I have very happy Euphyllias, Kryptonite Candy Canes, Leathers, Stylocoeniella, Leptoseris and Cyphastrea in this tank.
I just have no clue what this is a frag of. Have not officially placed it anywhere until I know for sure what it is. Any help would be great!

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Like others have pointed out, I would say it is a poci. If the dead spots continue to grow, I would suggest you frag it. I had a colony/frag about this size a bout 7 months ago as my lfs didn't have a smaller piece. A month in and it started bailing out/dying back, so i decided to frag it into smaller pieces and they started recovering. The logic behind this is the bigger the colony/frag the less suited it is for your tank’s setup (flow and lighting) due to its shape. Based on your picture it looks like your poci has shaded some of its branches and would recommend you either cut of the shaded parts or break the whole frag into smaller frags.
 
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So there’s a new development with my pocillopora... it has been dying back very quickly in the last week, BUT I just noticed this little jerk. A SPIDER! He’s small but not compared to the frag he’s been feasting on. Hard to get a decent picture of him. Son of a!
 

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So there’s a new development with my pocillopora... it has been dying back very quickly in the last week, BUT I just noticed this little jerk. A SPIDER! He’s small but not compared to the frag he’s been feasting on. Hard to get a decent picture of him. Son of a!
If possible try to get the whole frag out and dip. Try to remove the spider and frag the poci if possible.
 
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