Help with an ID, please


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I'm pretty sure it's an encrusting Montipora but I'm not sure. What do y'all think?

Sorry, my crummy camera phone made the rocks look purple. The coral is a darker purple where it's not green, if that helps.




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Agreed it's a Cyphastrea species. But the species might be too early to tell at that size. I would lean towards C. japanica as well.

I'll just have to let it grow out a little then post again :)

Nice color btw.

Thanks! I typically don't care for entrusting corals but this one was just too gorgeous to pass up. Plus, it was only $25 so I figured why not? The picture doesn't do it justice.