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Old 01-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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live rock things

Ok I bought some live rock the other day

I can't get good pictures
Most of the rocks have purple hairy stuff

One has purple flaky looking stuff
One has some round purple things kinda cone shaped.

One has a green sprout? Kinds, like a blade of grass or something
And then it has some thing sticking out that had purple tenicles that disappeared when I pulled it out to take pic

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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The whitish looking thing had the purple tenicles


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Old 01-21-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Its starting to come out again
The main part is white and the purple things are like fingers


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Old 01-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Ok the purple things sticking out look like fingers they open up then close
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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If they continue to open and close it could be a barnacle. You definitely have a lot of what looks to be coralline algae..... It's not a sign of poor water quality so the name algae shouldn't scare you. However, in good conditions, it can reallllyyyy be a pain.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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A barnacle? It has several "hands" and they open and close and if you mess with them it sucks all the little hands back into the "base"
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Could be multiple barnacles..... I had one. It looks like a hand sticks out and grabs the water and pulls it down. And it never really stops unless you scare it.
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I really can't see anything in your pictures........ So i can't identify anything visually the description sounds like a barnacle to me though.
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Ok it has a white base and has, several holes and out of each hole comes a hand thing and it just opens the fingers and closes it doesn't suck back in unless you mess with it


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Old 01-21-2013, 06:47 PM   #10
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Can you see it now. One pic was after I messed with it the next was like 30 minutes later
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