ID Please - Long stem

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  1. mytank

    mytank

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    Hey all,


    Did some changing in LR and also a 50% water change, I notice this guy all of a sudden. He only comes out during the night as soon as there is light takes him about 15 seconds to disapear into a hole in the rock.

    His stem is about 10 to 15cm long and never seen him with long tenticles.

    What is it?

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  3. deadmeat2016

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    could be a majano anemone so explains it moving around but strange for it to come out at night
     
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    No, not mojano, too transparent.
    Not aiptasia either. Tentacles too short.
     
  5. mytank

    mytank Thread Starter

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    It doesn't move around.
    The three times I have seen it it never has tenticles. Looks like a band saw :) the stalk is very very long and it then hides in the same hole in the rock when the lights come on. It didn't like the torch I used to take the pic either.

    It takes around 15 to 20 seconds to shrink when lights come on. Has no color either.
     
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    It's a worm that dresses like an anemone, CROSS DRESSER.:tt2:

    Seriously, anemone, and I agree with Riaan.
     
  7. mytank

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    Kill or keep
     
  8. FransSny

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    Looks like one of the colonial anemones (Cyronactis sp)
     
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    KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL :yeahdude:
     
  10. viper357

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    I agree

    Here's something for you to do :p Do a Google image search on these and see if you can find yours.

    Corynactis annulata
    Corynactis australis
    Corynactis bahamensis
    Corynactis californica
    Corynactis carnea
    Corynactis chilensis
    Corynactis delawarei
    Corynactis denhartogi
    Corynactis denticulosa
    Corynactis globulifera
    Corynactis gracilis
    Corynactis hoplites
    Corynactis mediterranea
    Corynactis parvula
    Corynactis sanmatiensis
    Corynactis viridis
     
  11. Tony

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    I'm going with jewel anemone. Shade it under a rock and it may open during the day. They are filter feeders and harmless
     
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    Definitely not majano or aiptasia, harmless anemone
     
  13. mytank

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    Ok gone through all of them and couldn't find it the differences are:

    1. Mine doesn't have any color - all these have some sort of color
    2. Mine doesn't have long tenticles or many at all at max about 5mm tenticles sticking out.

    I just don't want this thing eating my fish (when eventually I get any)
     
  14. Tony

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    See how it develops and then make a decision.
     
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