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Old 10-02-2003, 03:10 AM   #1
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some ID help Please

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I'm brand new to saltwater although I have been keeping freshwater for a few years now.
I have 3 pics of things for you guys or gals to ID

1st photo- has 2 next to each other. they are about 1/2 of an inch wide and seem to be light sensitive (open and close) when I first saw then on my LR they looked taller and closed on top. now when they close they dont seem to close up so tight.

2nd photo- has 3 of the same things next to each other they are small about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch. I think they somtimes go into the rock but not sure. I do not think they move around though.

3rd photo- is of some pollyp looking things they are small also about 1/16 of an inch and are green and see through.

If I forgot anything that would help on the ID just let me know.
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Old 10-02-2003, 03:20 AM   #2
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3rd pic
sorry about the 2 copies of the same pic in the 1st post.
I tried to edit it to remove the duplcate one but did not see a way to delete the pic. if one of the admins could do it I would be thankful.
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Old 10-02-2003, 03:24 AM   #3
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3rd pic is bubble algae... If it breaks open you will have lots more in the tank.. There is some inverts that eat this algae but its late and cant remember which...

Picture # 2 is feather dusters or fan worms.. They are filter feeders and dont really need much care..

picture # 1 looks like antpitasia but its very hard to see in that picture.. Definetly need to get rid of but I would wait for others to confirm this ID first..

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Old 10-02-2003, 06:11 AM   #4
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Pic number one looks like Protopalythoa spp (button polyps) to me

If you will click on your profile button, on the bottom left is a link to your upload control panel, from there you can delete your extra photo. Ususally you can do it from the edit post screen, but there is a glitch in the software which isn't listing the uploads, should be corrected in the next software update.
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Thank for the info. If any one else has any idea of what this stuff is It would be great to here from you thanks in advance.
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Old 10-03-2003, 08:17 PM   #6
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If any one else has any idea of what this stuff is It would be great to here from you thanks in advance
The items have been identified, I didn't post ID's on the other two cause cj was correct in his ID.
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Old 10-04-2003, 01:24 AM   #7
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Hi...
I hope that you guys know that I am truly grateful for your responses.
I am not sure that the thing in 1st pic is an aptasia, cj10488 called it an antpitasia was that a typo? I did a search on antpitasia and the only thing that came up was this post. They have not moved around at all, and tonite I have noticed that they both have one white part on the lip of the outside ring if your looking from the top. I'm only a beginner and dont know much about these saltwater creatures and if they are not aptasia I would love to have them in my tank you see i'm still cycling and they are the most interesting thing in my tank.
Also some one told me that pic #1 may be a type of Zooanthilid polyp is this a possibility? and that #3 looks like the beginning of Grape Caulerpa. I dont know what that is or if it is a good thing.
I am posting more pics for you guys to check out.
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Old 10-04-2003, 04:44 AM   #8
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Yes it was a typo and I believe that RR has it figured out.. They are Definetly NOT aptasia.. I would say the only bad thing you have pictured is the Bubble Algae.. Other than that everything is Is a keeper in my opinion..


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Pic # 3 is Valonia spp algae "bubble algae"

Pic # 1 is Protopalythoa spp "button polyps" From the Family Zoanthidae
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