What is this in my zoas

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Manic, 13 Jun 2009.

  1. Manic

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    Hey guys,

    This is probably the worst pic of this thing ever but the best I could get a night. When my zoas closed tonight I saw this small red thing that looks like an anemone. Any one got any ideas. There's three of them all in different places. Seems like they move around.



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    any chances of a better pic m8?
     
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    I've got them too - give it some time - mine growing fast turning out to be anemone's! I got some wierd colors though
     
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    looks and sounds by its movement, like a nudibranch.

    do a google and see if pics of nudi's look like the thing youve seen
     
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    May be a nudi... In one of the tanks here we've got similar anemones amongst the other zoas...they were fine.
     
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    Hey guys, it is difinitely some form of anemone. I'll get a better pic when the light come on. I've got about three or four different coloured ones. The one type glows bright green under moon lights.
     
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    It maight be a corynactis anemone - do a google search.
     
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    Manic Thread Starter Moderator

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    It does look like the corynactis anemone. So now the question is, is this a good or bad thing to have in a tank?

    Here's a pic I found on the net of what it looks like:
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    Good in the tank, maybe not so good in the zoa colony, but zoas are survivers, keep an eye on them, but i reckon they'll be ok.
     
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    Alright cool. I've taken them out of my zoa's and just put them on my rocks now. They attached themselves instantly.
     
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