Id gurkin please

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by lappiesreef, 29 Aug 2008.

  1. lappiesreef

    lappiesreef

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    Hey Guys

    I got these funny gurkin looking things with my Zoa's. Any idea what they are?
    The LFS said they have never received anything like it...

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    Hi lappies. They too are some type of zoanthid.... Let me get my 2 Oceans book... I will let you know now....
     
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    Hi Lappies - look up: Knobbly zoanthid (Isaurus tuberculatus)....
     
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    Looks exactly like the ones I have in the tank- found them locally- and they only extend their polyp at night when it is dark
     
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    Jip Sean - I got the id from my Two Oceans reference book on local ocean life...
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Coll thanks guys...I wondered why they didn't extend polyps during the day...now I can relax.. I'll sneak up on them at night to see what they really look like
     
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    it looks cool
     
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