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  1. blackghostknife

    blackghostknife

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    HI All

    I just got this LR and found that there were some hitchhikers on it, please could you ID them for me? I have no Idea what it is, sorry for the picture quality, but its the best I have.

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  3. Tridan

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    Pic 1 could be aptasia or a colonial anemone ( majano )
    Pic 2 not sure at all
    Pic 3 looks like a zoa of some sorts
     
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    Thank you for the response, the first one color is pinkie color? i don’t know if that helps, the second pic looks like snot, sorry to say but that’s what i looks like and the third one looks like a toad stool, there is another small one next to it.
     
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    I agree with @Tridan
     
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    Ok i know Aptasia is a pest, but is colonial anemone good or bad?:032:
     
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    Does the one in the second pic move? Maybe some kind of slug / nudibrach, if it doesn't move maybe a sponge.
     
  8. Tridan

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    well some folks like them and some dont if it is majano KILLLLLLL it they become seriaaaaaas pests
     
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    1. Anemone of some sort, probably majano
    2. Sponge
    3. Palythoa
     
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    3rd one is a single button polyp. Nice

    2nd one looks like some sponge growth

    1st one is very small, judging by the narita snail eggs in the top of the picture. The base is too wide to be aiptasia. The tentacles to fine to be mojano. It will not multiply while this small. Will come around during this week to check it out. Looks like a jewel anemone. But again, Picture is not very clear.
     
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    but on the first picture, on the left edge, that might be an aiptasia.
     
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    Thank you to everyone for the ID, I will keep an eye on it, hopefull get a better shot of them,soon ;)

    Thank you Riaan, see you soon! :thumbup:
     
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    IMO...

    #1 is a foraminifere
    #2 is a sponge
    #3 is a zoanthid
     
  14. Tridan

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    More info please, or did you mean foraminifera?
    @sihaya
     
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    Foraminifera is a class name. Foraminifere is a noun meaning "of the class Foraminifera." The difference in the two terms is kinda like that between echinoderm vs. echinofermata, except that I think echinodermata is a phylum (if they haven't changed that by now-- I don't know b/c the powers that be are always changing these classifications systems).

    In any event, I think this foraminidere looks like Miniacina miniacea. If you google that you'll get a punch of pics to compare.

    Btw, this is a new awesome article in an actual science journal:
    http://jfr.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/abstract/41/2/101
     
  16. Tridan

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    Cool reason i ask is a mate of mine wrote some stuff on foraminifera for his uni paper and i remember that it was a hardshelled thingy, lol i aint no scientist.

    That link sounds good, only able to read the intro to the article, need to register and join

    Thanks
     
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