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spookey
04-03-2007, 04:12 PM
this is the best pic i could get...... its a small thing lol



chris

jojo22
04-03-2007, 04:18 PM
Looks like a rock nem, could we get another pic maybe from a different angle??

spookey
04-04-2007, 12:25 AM
:confused: to small to get a good pic:( :(

Reptoreef
04-04-2007, 10:04 AM
Looks like the feeders off a little LPS, yet could also be a little anemone as Jojo stated.

jojo22
04-04-2007, 10:33 AM
Can you see it at night?? Does it appear soft or does it look like it has a hard base to it???

hummer
04-05-2007, 01:10 AM
get a better mag-na-finglass and take your pics thew it

spookey
04-05-2007, 07:46 AM
yes i can see it at night...it looks soft to me.....i will try that hummer

AuntKaren
04-05-2007, 08:46 PM
It's an anemone but I forgot what kind it is. I believe it's some kind of ball anemone. I have 2 in my nano tank they only get about an inch including the tentacles. They have a powerful sting from what I've been told. I've had mine in the tank for about 8 months and within the past couple weeks have noticed two more in the sand bed so they DO spread. I don't think they are in the aiptasia family and when I got the two extras out they didn't spread more.

Personally I think that they are really pretty and they have not disturbed the fanworm near them. Your choice as to whether you get rid of them. Mine have done no harm so far.

Here's a blurry pic of one of mine.

Sea~Horse~Whisperer
04-05-2007, 10:03 PM
It looks like a strawberry anemone. I had a lot of them in my 125. They never hurt anything.

RWalston
04-06-2007, 09:50 PM
It looks like an Orangeball corallimorph (Pseudocorynactis caribbeorum)

AuntKaren
04-07-2007, 04:35 PM
Yeah, that's what I was told mine were. I was sent to a site (Nope I don't remember where it is.) and they had the exact picture of what I was asking about. You've got one too! LOL

AuntKaren
04-07-2007, 04:56 PM
Here.... I found the article by Julian Sprung about your anemone. I'll post it here along with the picture shown.

Pseudocorynactis spp. are like Corynactis but reproduce by fission, but it is unusual to find more than about six clones together as a group. The so-called orange ball anemones that can be observed on coral reefs at night are Pseudocorynactis spp. The column varies in color from cryptic shades of brown to orange, red and magenta. The tips of the tentacles are commonly bright orange, but they can also be white. These tentacle tips are extremely sticky, like flypaper, due to the presence of powerful nematocysts. This fact makes the larger species from the Indo Pacific region unsuitable for aquariums housing fishes, which they readily capture. They also can catch mobile invertebrates such as shrimps and snails, and sometimes "attack" sessile invertebrates growing on adjacent rocks, enveloping them in the gastric cavity through a widely opened mouth. Pseudocorynactis spp. can be fed daily, but only require twice weekly feeding to keep them healthy. If they are not fed frequently enough, they shrink. There is a marked behavioral difference between the common Caribbean and Indo-Pacific species.
The Caribbean species, Pseudocorynactis caribbaeorum mainly opens its tentacles at night, and closes rapidly when it senses light. The Indo-Pacific species remains open both day and night, and is not sensitive to light. The presence of food smells (dissolved amino acids) in the water stimulates either species to open up and extend the tentacles, and the caribbean species can be trained to open in the light by feeding it during daylight hours. The mechanism for its apparent memory is not known.
Whether you have a large reef aquarium or a simple small aquarium, any of the corallimorphs can be easily maintained and enjoyed for decades.

spookey
04-18-2007, 01:29 PM
ty for the info everone....i hav find two more in the tank