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  1. jimboPE

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    The green thing?Maybe some kind of sponge?Its groing quite nicely.

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    The wrasse?Some have said its a ladder wrasse but im not sure does not look like the pictures ive seen of ladder wrasses.I caught them in natal aswell as tones of convict surgeons.

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    The polyps got them in natal in december in a rock pool.

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    It does indeed look like a sponge of sorts. But, sponges does BEST in darkness.... and also with a HUGE amount of particles in the water, that they can filter out and live off....
     
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    It is quite a nice colour the photo doesnt do it justice. It has aslo popped up on two other places on the same rock.Just hope my angels dont discover it because ive heard they love sponges altough they have left it alone.
     
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    def a juvenile ladder wrasse
     
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    Hey dude, I have the same polyps (also local)

    I think they are a form of Palythoa-carribeoreum

    Im also trying to find a correct ID - Im gonna look in Julian Sprung's book soon, hope the answer is there!!
     
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    Hey bud have u found them yet?
     
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    Correct id on the polyps is Palythoa Natalensis

    Indigenous to natal.....
     
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    first pic looks like a sponge to me
     
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