Unknown Coral hitch hiker

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  1. Brendan6

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    Hi guys, I have noticed these guys in my tank right from when I bought the live rock. They have grown and multiplied during the year. It has a skeleton, hats why I think it's an LPS. It retracts its tentacles if something gets close. It's like a zoanthid with a skeleton.

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    What do you guys think it is?
     
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  3. weezle

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    Can't make out from those pics there is too much blue is the live rock local?
    Perhaps some type of barnacle?
     
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    Live rock is Fiji. I will take pics tomorrow with normal lights on. Not a barnacle at all, more like a shelled zoanthid
     
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    Jewel anemone perhaps?
     
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    It looks like a Nennie but it has a rock solid skeleton as its base.
     
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    Just had a look at these photos on the PC, very blue. Will try again tomorrow
     
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    Here we go again, pictures of the randoms with full lighting.

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    Can't tell from pics. But maybe majano anemone?
     
  10. Mantra Ray

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    Paracyathus stearnsi
    (Brown Cup Coral)

    or something similar of the sort???

    Same family maybe
     
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    majano anemone perhaps
     
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    Thanks manta Ray, that's more like it, it cannot be a nenny because of the Stoney base. These corals look awesome.
     
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  13. MistaOrange

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    Looks like majano

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    Majano is a nenny
     
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    as far as i know majano doesnt have a hard skeleton type base so either cup or plate coral or something
     
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    but yeah majano does multiply like that..
     
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    From what you described it sounds alot like a cup coral.
    Awesome hitchhiker for a change.

    Congrats and enjoy.:m122:
     
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    Hi people, I have some better pictures of the corals.

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    Whatever they are they pretty cool
     
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    They look like torch corals or some Euphelia sp. They are not Manjanos if they have skeletons. Majono's have bulbous tips to their tentacles.
     
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