Corals actually growing into other corals?

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I know others have some unintentional 'hybrids' as I do.

    Sometimes when corals touch- chemical warfare and disaster!
    Like when my Pocillapora touched one of my plating Monti's.

    But this BN has actually grown into an arm of this other type of BN.
    These are all pics of the same area with the corals 'fusing'

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    I thought ther greener one was a stylo- but a coral guru local saw my DT and said no- I can/t remember what he said it was though.
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Monti vs Pavona...
     

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Seriatopora guttatus?

    Hmm interesting. Hope you keep documenting just to see what happens.

    Thanks for sharing Todd.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Now that is just strange. Pavona packs a nasty sting.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Pavona slowly was winning the battle, but the Monti won the war, as I broke it off and move it to another location.
     
  7. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Thanks for the ID Cheryl,
    That arm has been growing into the other for months. They don't repel each other at all.
     
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    My starry night Monti has grown into my spongodes. Really neat looking. Civic, that Monti is awesome
     
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    Here it is
     

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  11. zesty

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    it kinda looks like they crashed together and both went vertical. Very cool looking and the starry night is AWESOME looking.

    I just picked up a starburst monti from a local reefer. I'll grab a pic when the lights turn on.
     
  12. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    it seems iv been able to "fuse" a greenish and a reddish digital together but thats two same species. pretty cool what you got going there,do keep us updated.