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    Coral ID?

    A picture did not really do this justice so I made a small video. I started out with two (on individual rocks) and now have 5 of them. The biggest is about 3/4" at the base, all of the tentacles can be pulled inside the 'base'.

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    Looks like aptasia to me.
    If it is, get it out. Use "Joe's Juice".
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    I'm confident it's not aiptasia, this has a 'base' attached to the rock, not a foot.

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    That looks nothing like Aptasia. Something cool and freaky Jeff. Ain't this a wonderful hobby!!!
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    Mike Philpott

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    hey Jeff looks kewl i had a few on my rocks never really figured out what they were, definately not aptasia if ya get a chance send me some pics of the tank
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
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    These are from my 30 cube, the rocks I got from you are just waiting for me to get some salt in the 75 (maybe tomorrow, waiting on a RO/DI unit). I will definately send some pics, and the piece of cabbage I threw in my 30 is doing great.

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    kewl good to hear Jeff, things are looking good keep it up
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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    it's definetly not aptasia. I don't know the name of the coral but it doesn't need much light and is as good at catching bits of food as aptasia. It only grows in shaded areas and unfortunately, they don't seem to live for that long unless you are adding LOTS of food.
    they are kind of like sun polyps in that they don't really use light as a food source and therefore need to be fed to actually thrive.
    Neat hitchikers, though.
    Matt.

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    Maybe some kind of flower anemone??Maybe.

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