Coral War?

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  1. livestuff

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    So came home from work today and saw this. Did not look at the tank this morning (lights still out)
    so guessing it was last night. These 2 have been next to each other for years with no problems.


    ? is do I need to do anything to the affected coral to stop the spread or is it just
    localized issue and just move the bully. Thanks 20180201_151339.jpg 20180201_151639.jpg
     
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    I know lots of corals can expel their guts and digest their neighbors and that kind of looks like what might have happened there.
     
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    Concrete evidence of coral warfare.
    At night, you can sometimes see the favia corals extending a long stinging tentacle out into the current looking for nearby intruders.
    Keeping the aggressor down current or further away from other corals will be all that is needed. The affected coral should recover in time.

    I posted a thread about my experiences with various coral aggressions a year or two ago.
    (I'm sure the thread needs to have the photos updated for third party hosting.)
    Here's one of the pictures of my Lobophyllia coral attacking my Montipora setosa coral.

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    What about that coral i see above those two. I have one that looks like that, and it has long sweepers at night.
    You better take a look at night to be sure about "who's zooming who".
     
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    Ahh the candy cane?? Setting up the Acan for a frame job;). Could be ,but the latter is at the same horizontal plan and the current is in its favor.
    Going to move the Acan but keeping on eye on the candy :D..
    Serious though the other coral should (more then likely) recoup?? Coral Names have always eluded meo_O..

     
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    Now when I looked back at the original photos on a larger screen, the offender looks more like an Acan echinata. Those can be some very aggressive corals!
     
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    Yea like I said Coral names eluded me. Not good with them:confused:. So thats my guess too the "Acan" is the culprit.
    Thanks
     

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