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    i need to know what this thing is. My lights didnt come on today and this is what i found when i turned them on this evening. I poked it and it closed like a zoo would close, it's not moving or retracting like a worm and i've spent an hour looking on the net and havent come across this.

    What is it? It's obviously irritating the zoos around it, and looks odd to me.
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    looks like a tunicate or a sponges syphoning tube.
    I need to attend a Fish Breeders Anonymous class.
    mbi sigaspx?uflynnfish&ampimg2 - what in the world is this????

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    Looks like a sea squirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlynnFish View Post
    looks like a tunicate or a sponges syphoning tube.
    Quote Originally Posted by motorcityreefs View Post
    Looks like a sea squirt.
    I agree could be any of these. I think tunicate or sponge tube most likely.
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    when i took this photo, i considered it to be "OPEN"... wheni prodded it, it closed and retracted slightly, much like a zoo would do.

    It's not light sensitive, or motion sensitive, it's also not mobile and basically "popped up" over night. It's coming from a small piece of live rock with those zoos on it. If it were a siphon from a sponge, wouldnt i see the sponge too?

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    I agree it look like a tunicate.

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    The sponge could be in or under the rock.
    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

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    unfortunately i was unable to take the rock out without tearing some zoos so i left it in. The ones around it are definitely irritated.

    i did touch the thing, it's squishy, more so than a polyp would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz View Post
    unfortunately i was unable to take the rock out without tearing some zoos so i left it in. The ones around it are definitely irritated.

    i did touch the thing, it's squishy, more so than a polyp would be.
    grab it with the tongs and rip it out of there.... just sayin no really thats what I would do I think.. don't flame me people but its ticking off his paid for zoas.

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