Coral ID please?

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  1. Sheldon Fry

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    Could someone please tell me what this coral is? It opens up mostly during moonlight, it's the one facing to the left:
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    Aiptasia?
     
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    green palyzoas
     
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    None of the above, but interesting creature. Would also like to know
     
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    It's a bit difficult to make a 100% ID. Do they shrink in and disappear completely when you touch them? Are they soft and slimey, or more rubbery to the touch?

    They do look a little bit deprived of food - what ever it is. Let's give them another week or so, and then post another pic, please?
     
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    Looks like Isaurus tuberculatus. Type of zoanthid.
     
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    Are you referring to the one on the left Lord Blackadder
     
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    Yep. They're quite common in rockpools here. Closed during the day, open at night.
     
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    Yes it is a isaurus tuberculatus, thanks, thought it was some sort of aptasia or pest, phew......
     
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    i love these id threads ,you learn so much:p
     
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