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Possibly help with NPS coral ID, Rhizangiidae 6/19/11
Hi all,
<Deb>
A few months ago I purchased a small rock with some Tubastrea on it. It looked as though half had the skeletons of young/baby Tubastrea that had died...until a week or so ago. I normally feed the sun corals using a flashlight because the black sun corals close up when I turn the tank light on. But I needed the light and that's when I noticed these tiny tentacles.
I thought they were orange ball anemones that had 'taken up' residence in the skeletons but I think that assumption is wrong. They sort of remind me of pictures I've seen of Culicia coral. Thanks for whatever help you can give me on their ID if it's possible.
<I do think this may be Culicia hoffmeisteri. Bob Fenner>
Debbie
CORALS OPEN
I HIT THE ROCK TRYING TO CLEAN THE ACRYLIC AND THEY DISAPPEARED
TINY NEXT TO TUBASTREA

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