Can Someone ID this Coral

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  1. KevinR

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    Please can someone help me with an id of these two corals? They have just popped up on the live rock and are growing well. Are they good or bad?

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  3. Jinx

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    aiptasia,they are bad...they can sting other invertabrates
     
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    The one on the right is a palythoa (button polyp) and the one on the left looks like some type of star polyp (looks like brown star polyps)
     
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    Corals or aptasia? pest anemone's - If you touch the tentacles do they retract very quickly?
     
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    Doesn't look like aiptasia IMO
     
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    Those on your left looks like xinia... they are cool.
     
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    brown star polyp's and a zoa. def not xenia or aptaisa
     
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    Thank's for the correction Tridan....
     
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    I agree - NOT APTAISIA.

    Manic has it correct, as did Tridan:
    Left - star polyps (other acronym: GSP)
    Right: Palyzoanthid
     
  11. KevinR

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    Excellent thanks for all the replys. I did not think they where aptasia. I have just nuked 3 of them and these do not look anything like aptasia. Unless there are different kinds.
     
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    Nah the guys are right definately not aptaisia
     
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    :1rolleyes:...............:1no:
     
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    I think the left ones are either xenia or anthelia with the right being a zoanthid of sorts
     
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    Ok I am a little confused because there are a few different opinions but I am glad that there is consensus on the fact that they are not bad. They are both quite young so I will just wait for a month or 2 and take some more pics. Maybe then we can make a definite ID. But thanks for all the opinions already.
     
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