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Old 10-09-2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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What is this? Please help!

Just bought LR and have these 'thingies' on there.
The first is a group of about 6 one inch long fleshy tubes with a kind of flat head and very short tentacles that retract when anything touches them...are they anenomes? I also have a small group of what I think are 'shrooms (?) purple in colour and the largest is about 1.5'' across. Are these guys good?
Have attached pics but poor quality. Will get better pics if needed.
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:02 PM   #2
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First, Welcome to AA!!

It sounds like the 6 inch thingie might either be a bristle worm they do shrink up but they usually move away when anything gets near them. OR if you think it's a type of anemone, it could be aiptasia anemone. This link should help you out, I know it has me many times. http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/mai.../faq_rock1.htm

It also has reference to your mushrooms, pretty cool you got them on your rock, wish I was that lucky with mine.

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Old 10-10-2003, 05:58 PM   #3
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It sounds like the 6 inch thingie might either be a bristle worm they do shrink up but they usually move away when anything gets near them. OR if you think it's a type of anemone, it could be aiptasia anemone.


Thanks for the pointers Salt...I think my grammar leaves much to be desired. What I meant to say was a group of 6 x 1'' long fleshy tubes. They are sort of rust brown coloured (see bottom pic). I know for definate that they aren't aiptasia as I have a few of these little bu**ers around. (Have just invested in a Peppermint Shrimp to take care of them).
I take it that shrooms are a good thing then?
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After looking at the first pic you had a little more carefully, they look like Zoanthids, sounds like you got some nice live rock for sure!
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btw, here's a great site to give you more information on the Zoanthids, they also have info on the mushrooms. http://www.wetwebmedia.com/zoanthid.htm
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