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Printed Date: December 11 2017 at 11:34pm


Topic: Need Identification help
Posted By: leatherneck1833
Subject: Need Identification help
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 8:44am
Hey all,

I am new to the saltwater hobby and bought a biocube from a friend who moved. I need help identifying something. I believe it is a mushroom but I am not sure. Please look at the picture and let me know what it is and if I should be concerned about it in my tank.

Thank you,
Greg




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Posted By: Aquaristnewbie
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 8:47am
Maybe a flower anemone. How big is it?

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Posted By: leatherneck1833
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 9:05am
Probably about 1.5-2 inches in diameter


Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 9:07am
Looks like a rock flower anemone to me as well.


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Posted By: leatherneck1833
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 9:14am
Do they eat fish?


Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 9:16am
They sure will if it gets too close just like any anemone.


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90g (yup, won it!), 40g, 28g, & 10g Systems
PADI Advanced Open Water
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Posted By: leatherneck1833
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 9:19am
This has not moved at all from its spot. The other anemone I have does move around the tank. Does that change the diagnosis?


Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 9:50am
No. They can move but they tend to be less prone to just doing it all of the time like other types do.


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My ocean.
90g (yup, won it!), 40g, 28g, & 10g Systems
PADI Advanced Open Water
http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=63568&title=krazies-nano-paradise" rel="nofollow - Tank Thread:


Posted By: leatherneck1833
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 9:53am
I put a royal gramma in the tank and it stuck around until the next day. Now it is gone even though I moved all my rock. Is it likely this ate it? Should I remove it from my tank?


Posted By: Mark Peterson
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 10:16am
No the RG simply died. Sorry. It's the hobby. Death comes unexpectedly.
A rock flower anemone is too small to handle a RG.
Besides, the only fish an anemone can hang on to is a sick/weak fish.
The fish ends up disappearing because worms, bugs and hermits devour it overnight. Love all the nightlife on the reef.
Look at the tank at night and enjoy the new hobby.

Aloha,
Mark
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Posted By: leatherneck1833
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 11:46am
I am surprised that we would not see a fish body if it died. The tank is pretty small as are the hermit crabs and shrimp. I may be wrong but it seems like it would take a day or two to eat that whole fish


Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: June 22 2017 at 9:18pm
I'll agree with Mark.
Adam

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Posted By: Mark Peterson
Date Posted: June 24 2017 at 6:06am
The reef is full of surprises, especially at night.

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