ID Please?

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  1. gMAN

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    Can anyone give me an ID on these little bright yellow anemone looking thingymajiggy's?



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    Small yellow Heteractis crispa maybe?
     
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    Thanks @Hails, if it is the Heteractis then I'm in for it, "they can grow up 40cm"
    I've also searched for images for sun corals, I know it's a (hopeful) long shot but could it be?

    @crispin @viper357 would you guys have an idea?

    Do I keep them or nuke them?:eek:
     
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    You'r LR is covered in them...I seriously doubt it's a Heteractis...then again I lack knowledge in that department...:blush:...I would go so far as to say it might be Anemonia Majano...that could justify the amount you have on you'r LR...
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    Thanks @belindamotion, I doubt they are Majano as their tentacles are more consistent in shape from base to tip, these guys are pointed at tips..
     
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    sorry gman i have no idea on an ID. its a little worrying as to how many small ones have come all together, but personally id watch and see how they grow and also getb a good quality pic for an ID. I doubt thats heteractis and especially iof you dont have one in there already thats spwaned etc, but id wait and watch closely:) they are a beautiful colour though:)
     
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    Thanks crispin, will try for a better pic but where that rock sits, it's the best shot that I could get unless I get my hands on a waterproof cam and go diving...
     
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    At first look I would say Sun Coral babies, but have a google under Jewel anemones and Beadlet anemones, there's loads of varieties though.
     
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    I'm most going on colour, but would be easier to tell when it matures.
     
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    You could also try Colonial anemones, but I don't think so.
     
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    wow, interesting looking coral, bet he will feed well on small frozen foods:)
     
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    I Googled them and they don't resemble heterac crispa at all really.

    It also would seem that you don't get naturally yellow ones, they say if it's yellow it's most likely been dyed, so if they are yellow from birth it's probably something else.
    If they are heterac, they are aggressive and not easy to keep either.

    But I'm no pro at any of this, Google said so.
     
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    Don't get to happy, I could still be wrong...very hard when they are so small..:lol::lol:...I actually have shares in BING..:tt2::tt2:
     
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    I think you nailed it they do look like the Orange cup corals.
     
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    Is an orange cup coral and sun coral not the same thing basically?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken...they are indeed from the same FAMILY: Dendrophylliidae
     
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    Score :biggrin:
     
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    I think the difference would be that the cup coral has a foot like a nennie and the sun coral has a stoney base that it grows on/around?
     
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