Live Rock Life ID

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  1. Gareth0508

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    Can anyone ID these little polyps that have started opening on my live rock?
    I have a few all over that have recently started to open.
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    Look like nice Live rock, where did you get it from?
     
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    looks like the normal brown zenia. they spread easily if you put enough flow over them.
     
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    Looks like brown star polpy's or some kind of polyps
     
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    I also thought they were xenia, but they close up and open up randomly. Not sure if that normal for xenia?
     
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    I got about 40 kg from a mate, plenty life on the rocks, tube worms etc. Lots of Coraline and macro algae.
     
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    sounds about right. well they are a nice thing to have in the tank
     
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    when I say open and close randomly I don't mean like a pulsating xenia. (never explained that properly) Its almost like a tube worm when in retracts back into its tube and then comes out again
     
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    My first look i would say it's tubeworms.. I dont believe it's xenia..100% sure tubeworms.
     
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    Tubeworms.
     
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    Tubeworms don't go into the rock, those "tubes" are too short for a tubeworm
     
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    Looks like the head of a sea cucumber..........but in a tube?
     
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    im not wearing my glasses, but even i can see separate polyps coming from each tube on the rocks definitely not tubeworm. pictures are a bit blury. try zooming out just a bit.
     
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    Looks like a calcified tube at the base though, and he said they retract into a tube. Corals don't live in tubes.

    +1 for more pics.
     
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    Ill take more pics tonight, they have opened up quite a bit now and have also started springing up on other rocks. There's also a type of Anenome that I need to identify, and no its not aiptasia or majano. Will try get some pics and post later.
     
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    The base isn't calcified, its soft and delicate. Thats why I am leaning toward a tubeworm specie of sorts.
     
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    Took some more pics last night, didnt have my Macro lens, so not very sharp!
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    Another tubeworm specie
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