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Have I Found a New Species?

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                    Hello, I'm 12 years old and my  name is Kenan S. I think I have found a new species inside a Tabulate Coral! There seems to be tiny bivalves inside of the coral after I split the coral in half. Wherever the growths are there is a cavity in the coral missing from the region. Also something new to my notes on this coral is that it grows hexagons (like any Tabulate coral) but over each other, but when the 'parasite' eats at the coral it does not grow over the spot or just makes a couple new polyps like any other coral (I own a couple living corals in my 75 gal) it kills the surrounding couple polyps, and creates a new area of polyps. I put this find under this category because of how small the parasitic creatures are. I can barely see them with my own eyes and my microscope is currently broken so that's that.

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Darktooth

Welcome to the forum Kenan! Pictures are the best way for someone here to help answer your question.

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