Star polyp looking thing ID

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  1. vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Hey Guys! I've found something new growing In my tank. It looks like star polyps but I've watched It's growth and behavior for the past 2 weeks now and It does not behave like star polyps.

    Star polyp looking thing
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    My "getting a bit greener everyday" green star polyps
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    Can someone please ID the first pic and tell me If they are good or bad.
     
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  3. Greg Bridger

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    I'd say it's definitely some type of star polyp
     
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    Could be foramniferans
     
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    Maybe Anthelia Waving Hand Coral...?..Anthelia Sp...?
    wavingHand1.jpg
    http://www.aquariumdomain.com/viewCoralSpecies.php?coral_id=1

    WavingHand(Glove)Coral_AntheliaSpWRG_C702.jpg
    http://animal-world.com/Aquarium-Coral-Reefs/Waving-Hand-Coral
     
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    Looks like our common local soft coral. Apparently it's Sansibia. Unfortunately not many people have much success with it. I think it may require slightly cooler water temps and very high light to do well.
     
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    Anthelia is about 10 times the size :p. Xeniids are a nightmare to ID though.
     
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