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truffle22
05/12/2016, 12:52 AM
I'm not sure if I'm in the right category for this but I got a lot of hitchhikers on my last coral pick up in rather be safe than sorry.

First 2 pic is of an anemone looking thing that is clear and has little bubbles on the tips
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/71aa0b963b3c070a9ee6cec87c7be308.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/e6e5051aec1c354a6358c4148e998102.jpg
The second pic is what I think is a green sponge of some sort I think that cuz it has 2 holes in it and it doesn't move around like a slug. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/f76ba6736187b509bc7e9dd3867ee0a9.jpg
The third 2 pics look like aptasia to me but they r the size of small zoas and brown one is closed up and is siting on a beautiful teal sponge so I think I'm gunna pluck it what ever it is
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/c493f9872fe460d476ed7dfafc9f60e8.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/f82b2ac8135ddb786ccb603338253fcd.jpg
And last 2pics are what I think r two small neon sponges. I got a lot of sponge hitch hikers from my last coral pick up. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/cb1a15916ccaf17490fba04bdf0edfef.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/41813d045e25cf00331eed86e8f5f8f9.jpg
I'd love some help IDing these guys I have a feeling I'm gunna pluck everything that looks like an anemone just in case of if nobody knows what they r.


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Dogshowgrl
05/12/2016, 05:58 AM
1. ball anemone
2. Tunicate
3. Aiptasia
4. No clue
5. No clue, tunicate or sponge maybe. (can't see what you are questioning well enough, but I love the macro)
6. Tunicate or sponge.

Enjoy that rock looks great!

reef thief
05/17/2016, 06:38 PM
The top one is pseudocorynactis. I'd get rid of it. They are pretty but don't benefit anything. They also spread in high flow systems. BAD.