Weird Thingy ID needed

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  1. Shaun88

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    Could anyone please ID this for me.

    It only comes out after lights out and retracts in under the Green Star Polyps when the lights go on.
    It's about 12mm in diameter.
     
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    Here's some pics, not the best, but it should do...

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    Thanx, appreciate the id in advance.
     
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    Looks like mujano(think thats how u spell it lol)....Could be wrong...
     
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    Yeah it's a Majano sp, some will say kill it straight away, I have two in my tank that have never split,but they are not near any other Zoas or LS on a rock by them selves, yours seem to close to your polyps (do the polyps open during the day?), if they are doing damage, then you must get rid of it, I use normal lemon juice, works like a charm.
     
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    Having a closer look it, could be an Apitasia anemone, those are even worse than Majano, get rid of it immediately, they spread like a wild fire! As before, lemon juice does the trick, but you need to inject in the mouth or in to its column, otherwise they will release their planula larvae into your tank and you will see many more sprout up!
     
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    I have to disagree...I have the same for over a year...it comes out at night...like a Filter Feeder and then retracts when the lights come on....I'll try and get my pic....
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    That's a jewel anemone, Corynactis spp.
     
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    Not a problem to have in your tank, they don't spread and don't generally sting any corals.
     
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    @459b ...do they retract..? Mine retracts about 2-3cm when the lights come on...and then dissapears under the rock or it's crevise...
     
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    Also agree that its a jewel anemone. Harmless
     
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    They non-photosynthetic and generally only come out after lights out.
     
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    Stunning aren't they, did you see the pink ones? I would sell my car for a tank full of those.
     
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    Viper I have two pink ones.....pity I don't like Audis
     
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    haha ..!..
     
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