ID on these softies plz`

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    Guys I found some softies in the sea at durban today,I need some help on ID plz,cant get a proper photo since all of them are blurry,I found it in a rock pool in low tide,it comes in blue and greenish and purpleish,it comes in small bunches and its a hairy type of coral,it almost looks like a miniature bunch of star polyps with glowish ends on the tipe of the fingers
     
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    A blurry pic is better than nothing. Are you taking pic's 90% to the glass.
     
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    Hey Franske, I know exactly what you mean, IIRC I think it is called African Bush Coral or something, a type of Cespitularia. Mine was in the tank for exactly 2 days before the hermits helped themselves to all of it. Very pretty though!
     
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    Got some proper pics now,they are a bit closed on the pics but hope you can make something out from them
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    hope these pics help
     
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    Tagging, I have some of them in the tank but do not know their name
     
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    Looks like purple xenia maybe?
     
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    Possibly a Pulse Coral (genus Anthelia ( Xeniidae) )
     
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    The other one it could be, but need PE first is a Daisy coral, but that is a hard coral, so we are not allowed to collect them.
     
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    Nope these are defnitely softies and I found them in a rock pool
     
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    It looks like a xenia species. I know exactly what you are talking about because a freind has some in his tank. It looks like "Blue Xenia". At least that what I have been calling it. It does great under pretty strong lighting and grows like a weed once it settles. My friend has it all over his back glass. I though about going to get some as well.
     

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