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Mystery coral

Post by seaponygirl on Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:17 am

I posted earlier, a new "coral" that appeared in my tank. As you may or may not remember, it has just appeared on on old dead piece of coral. After a bit of research it looks like an amber colored candy cane with neon green short tentacles evenly spaced aroung the sides. Or maybe a duncan, or a young torch coral. I see now that a second one has started just below it. The fish swim by it and touch it with no apparent ill effects. I'm still looking for more authoritive suggestions.
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Re: Mystery coral

Post by blennieluvr on Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:09 am

Maybe it's a majano anemone? Do a google search and see if it looks like those pictures. You don't want those in your tank if that's what it is. They'll sting corals.


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Re: Mystery coral

Post by icereefer on Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:02 pm


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Re: Mystery coral

Post by GoingPostal on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:53 pm

Touch it, is there a hard skeleton? Does it retract at night? It sounds like maybe a pest anemone, aiptasia or majano.

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Re: Mystery coral

Post by blennieluvr on Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:36 pm

I can't get it to paste here but I found a picture of a majano for reference.

http://www.saltyunderground.com/images/majano2.jpg

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Re: Mystery coral

Post by seaponygirl on Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:49 pm

The mystery continues. Nope it's not a majono. Mine has very pointy tentacles that are phosphorescent green. from what I've read the majono has blunt ended tentacles. Mine looks the most like a giant green anemone.
I just received my shipment of peppermint shrimp, a green goby, and a mandaring, plus a bottle copepods and another GIANT clam, Clammo too. LOL. Wish me luck on the mandarin. I am working on the pictures, I don't have a home computer, but maybe my brother will help.

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