Live rock polyps id

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  1. Potions

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    Hey guys

    Wanted to get some help identifying the white polyps seen mid of pic.

    Just got this cured live rock a week ago that was sitting in a holding tank. Atm keeping it in a tub with blue actinic lighting and some flow until my nano cube is built.

    From what I'm researched I think they are star polyps (Pachyclavularia).


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    Thanks for the help.

    Daniel
     
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    yep, looks like star polyps. Is the colour white or is that from the camera flash?
     
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    Ye the color is white, I'm wondering if that's maybe because they are recovering or if you get white star polyps? They are retracting at night or when there is movement of the rock.
     
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    I've seen green & brown but not white, could be bleached/recovering as you said or they could be white naturally, they are hard as nails in my opinion.
     
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    Ok cool, ye could be bleached. Hopefully they will recover in time. I've read they are hard as nails as well.

    Well they are in good conditions now, the lighting in the holding tank they were in was very subdued. Looking forward to transferring them into the Nano cube when it arrives.

    Thanks for the info.
     
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