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    ID please

    Hi all,

    I have a nocturnal beastie in my live rock. It's a circular base with a visable slit like mouth in the centre and thick (for it's size) tenticals radiating out from the centre. It's a milkly white / translucent colour and it has a bit of a "stalk".

    I also think it may be mobile as I think I saw it briefly in another location a couple of days ago.

    At first I thought it might be an Aiptasia, but I can't seem to find a refrence to they're being nocturnal. This thing closes up when the lights turn on faster than I can run to get my camera. It's currenlty living in a small circular hole in my lr.

    I know a picture would be better, and the camera's beside the tank now. Until I post a pic, does anyone have any idea what this might be? Friend or Foe?

    Cheers!

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    Oh I should add, this is about the size of an eraser in a mechanical pencil right now.

    Thanks in advance!
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    any pic.
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    if its not aiptasia.. possibly a friend.. but get pics

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Okay here's a photo:




    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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    looks like a glass enemone from here... they can be a pest.

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    Hmm... Aren't glass enemone and Aiptasia the same thing? If they're not, will a peppermint shrimp eat glass enemones also?

    The thing I'm confused on is it's completely nocturnal. I thought both Aiptasia & enemones were open during the day? This thing folds up & hides when the lights are on.

    Cheers!
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    There are a lot of different kinds of pets anemones that are commonly called aiptasia or glass anemones. Some are nocturnal. There's no guarantee peppermint shrimp will eat them, some do some don't. Mine don't
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    Okay so is this something I should be concerned about?

    Cheers!
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