Unknown inhabitant... Info please

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  1. TheresaC

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    I need info on this guy PLEASE - I hope anyone can help me... I got him a while back and I was told he is a coral. I am not so sure... I have to feed him clams / chopped mussels by hand. He doesn't move around at all - he says put in one place. He has a hard skeletal structure underneath his tentacles but no foot... What clould this be? He is happy and eats whenever I feed him - I just want to figure out what he is. Any input will be appreciated... I have tried to read up on him but i can't find anything conclusive...

    Thanks,

    ;)

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    Anemone Coral ?
     
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    it is a long tenticle plate coral (Heliofungia actiniformis)
     
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    thanks Dallas
     
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    anytime
     
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    Hi Dallas,

    Thanks for the info - Phew, i am so glad he is a coral and not an anemone... I appreciate. So he is an easy guy I assume, he is very happy in my aquarium. Any special instructions on this guy?

    Thanka a lot for your help!
     
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    if its doing well dont change what you doing
     
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    Thanks a lot Dallas. So, I am feeding it chopped mussel and clam. It has blown itself up with water only once before. I got a fright but one day later he was back to normal size again... I give micro plankton once in two weeks for all the corals & crustations. I assume he feeds on that as well.

    Thank you so much for the info. You have been a great help indeed!
     
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    cool, keep posting us pics of it
     
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    Will do... Thanks!
     
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