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Old 08-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Possible aiptasia

Could somebody please ID what this is for me. It sort of looks like aiptasia but also like goniopora. I'm a little concerned. If I tap it then the crowns shrivel up. Thanks for looking.

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Not Aiptasia...well 90% sure is not
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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I'm no pro by any means but that picture kinda looks liked pulsing xena. Does it open and close on its own? Or maybe a polyp of some sort. Doesn't really look like the enemy.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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Thanks. Feel a bit better now. I inherited some live rock. Found a nice green mushroom coral on a piece, then this showed up. I moved the piece of rock it was on yesterday and now it has moved to the highest point in the tank on its own.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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If I nudge it then crowns curl up then gradually open again.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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So it's moving on its own?
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #7
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I think so unless there is more than one. The one I can see at the minute is approximately 1-1.5" high. Moved a lot of rock about in the last couple of days so may be playing tricks on me.
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That's a pulsing xenia. And it isn't moving.
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+1 on the Xenia.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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Thanks for the input on this topic. Fortunately or unfortunately I've now found some thing else popped up.

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Now this doesn't look like the last stuff to me. I got this live rock from a friend that was closing his tank down. When it was in his tank there was none of these things in there. His tank had TMC LED lighting, my tank has 4 x 54 W T5's. What I can't understand is this live rock I had from him was 4 years old; how could it now start growing in my tank?
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