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    ID help please

    i found these the other night, i'll give a description too because they are very hard to get a shot of.

    they are the size of a dime, red with a white mouth and pom poms on the end of there little tentacles. they aren't mobile and at night they extend their tentacles a lot further, so i assume they are eating.




    PS: i just noticed a little cyano in that pic, time to go clean the reactor. i'm also going to try a little cyclop-eeze to see how they react.
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    Could it be a strawberry anemone (aka club-tipped?)
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    nice, i think you may be right :b2:


    Corynactis californica which is really a corallimorpharian and can pack a very nasty sting.

    thanks
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    Are they too small to see what they look like when 'closed'?
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    hmmm could they also be a type of MAJANO. I've had the green with white tips. they look just like a tiny anenome. there cute but pack a sting and can become a super pest.
    come in many colors
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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonChick View Post
    Are they too small to see what they look like when 'closed'?
    i have very rarely seen them closed but the look like any other polyp when closed. ( ie. tentacles in and folded over on itself. ) during the day the pull their pom poms in tight to their body and at night they extend them out, like a dandelion with its white seeds.

    they did not react to cyclop-eeze during the day, i'm going to try a night feeding.

    Quote Originally Posted by john rock View Post
    hmmm could they also be a type of MAJANO. I've had the green with white tips. they look just like a tiny anenome. there cute but pack a sting and can become a super pest.
    come in many colors
    thats what i thought originally but after running a search through google, i'm pretty sure they are a strawberry anemone.


    this now also may explain why when i had a green chromis jumper, he had small, what i thought were teeth marks but now i think could have been stingers from these little guys. the pain is supposed to be quite excruciating.

    i'm going to move the rock tonight and get some better pics, they may have to go because they can be very aggressive. the only thing that still bother me is that they are a cold water species ( my tank is kept between 79 - 80 ) and that i haven't added any LR in years, i have some new rock that is cured but i haven't put it in the sump yet.


    i'll post those pics later, thanks for the help guys ( and gals ) :b2:
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    Very cool find!!!

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    here's the best night pic i can get. i would say the big one is almost the size of a quarter with his tentacles extended. you can clearly see the little white mouth and extended pom poms. the tentacles appear to be transparent but you can see them because of the little bit of cyano behind it, and you thought cyano was bad. :b13:

    they didn't react to the cyclop-eeze but i gave them a piece of krill tail when i was feeding my anemones and they grabbed on. :b2:
    PS: brine or mysis next


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    gotta love biodiversity
    keep the pics coming!

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

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    i caught a few morning pics ( well morning for them :b16: ) and got a series of the first one opening up. here's a quick pic at them all closed up.




    once his buddy gets up i'm going to see if they will take some mysis.
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