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Ive had this zoa frag for like a month or two, and I’ve noticed these little heads popping up but I’m not sure what they are, any help? Sorry for the bad quality, my phone hates the light and water combo.

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It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but I think I can see a darker area underneath. Is it forming a skeleton?
 
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Is the area that it’s coming from hard? Jekyl is a little quicker than I:grinning-face-with-big-eyes:!
Is the base all soft or growing a hard shell like a torch would?
from what i can tell it is hard at the base, it shrinks up into the base, which is like a dark brownish color, and you can see a dot of green from where it shrunk up
 

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Almost looks like nem or torch babies.

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It does resemble a torch or similar. Let’s see what ISpeakForTheSeas says.
from what i can tell it is hard at the base, it shrinks up into the base, which is like a dark brownish color, and you can see a dot of green from where it shrunk up
Yeah, that looks like an LPS coral of some kind to me - corals are a bit out of my area of expertise at the moment, but the large white points on the tips would have me thinking torch coral (and those are sometimes known to reproduce in our aquaria, so that would make sense to me).
 

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