Four tentacle micro anemones/fungus??

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  1. FDB

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    Hi all.
    I have been noticing small (what looks like) anemone's ALL over ALL my tanks.
    On the plants, on the rocks, on the substrate everywhere...
    Strange thing is, they have four arms (tentacles) with sphere's at the ends.

    I have searched online but cannot find any images that look like what i'm seeing.
    They definately only have four tentacles.
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    They look a lot like this, just thinner and with only four tentacles...
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    Could they be a aiptasia? I seriously doubt it because of the round/sphere tips...
    Could they rather be a bacteria than an anemone?

    I have a nice big jewel anemone in my tank, but would it cause baby's to sprout all over the show?
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Maybe a hydroid of sorts ?
     
  4. FDB

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    Could be.
    I was googling Hydroids, and found an image of another critter i saw in my tank...
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    It is a hydroid..

    I'm still wondering about the 4 tentacle one though..
     
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    Hydroid sounds like the best choice..... Any way you can try and take a pic FDB?
     
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    I did take a shot or two of them.
    Will upload it tomorrow.
    :)
     
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