View Full Version : Encrusting coral ID please

01-09-2009, 11:35 PM
We noticed this coral as a hitchiker when we first got our torch, and never thought much of it because it was small, but now its becoming more noticeable. I know its a type of encrusting coral, but we were just curious as to what type it was. This is the best pic I could get whit where it is located


I didn't see that aspista till I posted the pic, lol. He'll be getting a joes juice meal soon Thank you for any help

01-10-2009, 02:57 PM
May be a pest or harmless hitch-hiker, doesn't appear to be a coral. If it spreads you may want to get rid of it as well.

01-10-2009, 03:03 PM
It could be an encrusting gorgonian but I'd have to agree with Kaybee, more likely just a hitchhiker, possibly a bryozoan of some kind.

01-10-2009, 06:49 PM
I goggled both things mentioned and it actually appears to be an encrusting gorgonian. The picture doesn't do it justtice as to how it actually looks I forgot to mention that is does react to light. Its only open during the day. Thank you