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Old 01-25-2013, 09:57 PM   #41
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They are also known as sea fans and some of them are photosynthetic while others require feedings. Here is a link with more info

Gorgonians

I'll have to find the picture of mine and post it for you
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It almost looks like a small gorgonian
I googled it and the pics don't look like it
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There are hundreds different types here is a picture of mine

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:12 PM   #44
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There are hundreds different types here is a picture of mine
And if you touch the little hands they suck back in?
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Yep even if a fish brushes against it it sucks the polyps in and the "stalk" looks like a greyish purple
I feed mine cyclopeeze and when some flows by the polyps they close like a hand and grab the food and then open back up to grab more.
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Yeah the stalk is kinda lumpy and grey and the.hands are kinda brown or purple and are kinda star shaped almost
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And what exactly is a gorgonian and do I have to feed it?
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #48
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They are a soft coral and some are photosynthetic while others are not and require feedings. By looking at your pictures it looks pretty close to mine and I believe mine is photosynthetic so I have it fairly close to the top of my tank. I do however feed mine every other day with cyclopeeze and it seems to be doing well.
Because yours is small, it is hard to be sure what kind it is so feeding it will not hurt.
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He sometimes is open sometimes its closed. it was staying out at night but I've got a worm or something that comes out at night and touches it. I've got several sets of long white tentacles that poke, out at night and feel around and its usually 3 or 4 tentacles in a cluster. Never see anything else of it. But they feel around and it makes it retract

You have a closeup of an end of yours? Do you know what kind yours is?
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #50
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I believe it is from the group Eunicea succinea.

GARF'S ALL ABOUT CORALS - GORGONIANS has a lot of info on the different types of gorgonians. This site says the Eunicea succina do not need to be fed but grow better when food is provided.
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