I still think it a candy cane that hasn't grown branchs. It looks like it on a Maricultured plug or rock, alot of time they will cut them short to get the on the rock. Look better than a bunch of branch sticking out, But i have been wrong before. It would be intersting to see what it looks like in three months.
thanks to johno's for posting the pic, and thanks for all the replys but i really don't think these are candy canes i have all types of candycanes and trumpets and really they dont really look like any of them and they are hard like a sps not kinda soft and hard to the touch like most candy canes,hmmmmm it's a mystery
Thanks again to all who have took the time to help me out. I have had this coral for about 4 months and it has not changed. I have a few different candy canes and trumpets and I knew it was not one of them. Although I kinda thought it might be in the family. I want to thank AndrewR I think he is the one that found it. " Caulastrea Tumida" http://whelk.aims.gov.au/coralsearch...0pages/113.htm
It is definently a caulastrea species. AKA candy cane, trumpet, call it what you will.
If you want to be amazed about the different growth forms of Caulastreas, visit the Tropicorium. They have at least five or six different growth forms/species, cannot name them all but I know they are there (they have had the mother colonies for a while). You might be able to PM them for some pics if you live far away.