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Discussion in 'Corals' started by oneshot242002, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. oneshot242002

    oneshot242002 Registered Guest

    Hello, everyone. My name is Carrie. I have a question about these. I'm not sure what they are and I have a few in my tank. I noticed a couple on my toad stools that have closed up now. Been a few days not seeing them open. The thing moved off but they are still closed. So my question is, what are they and will they damage my coral? Any help would be appreciated. I have tried looking them up but with no luck. [​IMG]
  2. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    Welcome to the site! Are you talking about the 4 polyps?
  3. kerstin

    kerstin Secretary Staff Member

    Welcome Carrie!

    I think maybe a side view would help, but if you are talking about the polyps, my first guess would be a variation of aptasia ...but anyone else can correct me if I am wrong. The biggest thing that makes me think that guess is wrong is that my aptasia always have longer tentacles...

    Good luck!
  4. GXPKY

    GXPKY SPS addict

    Possibly majano anemones, a bad pest

  5. oneshot242002

    oneshot242002 Registered Guest

    Thanks for the replys.I do have aptasia in my tank I'm battling now, but these are flat and don't look anything alike. I do know they move around in my tank. I have done research but can't find anything...I will try to get a better pic

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  6. GXPKY

    GXPKY SPS addict

    Look up majano anemone on Google and see if they compare to the pics there

  7. oneshot242002

    oneshot242002 Registered Guest

    I have can't find anything close to them..however these little boogers move around my tank

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  8. robsk

    robsk Club Member

    Another search you might do is "pest anemone". I'm kinda of thinking this is what you have. Has the look of a ball anemone to me. In my opinion, they need to be removed. They cause damage and can multiply rapidly.
  9. josh

    josh Club Member

    These are a species of Majano Anemones, unfortunately a lot of small colonial anemones get lumped under that name because anemone taxonomy can be so difficult. Definitely a pest, that's the main thing.
  10. homerclease

    homerclease Director

    If they move then 100% anemone pest!!
  11. oneshot242002

    oneshot242002 Registered Guest

    Thanks for the help...I'm gonna try to remove them

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