Mystery LPS

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  1. Ruminus

    Ruminus Astrea Snail

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    These little buggers have apparently been hanging out on the bottom of a large chunk of Florida live rock for a few years and I just noticed they weren't nems of some kind when I was cleaning the tank/working on this persistent caleurpa issue. I'm guessing they're some kind of Duncan but I really don't know. Any ideas?

    I included a daylight and moonlight photo as I thought perhaps the fluorescence of the tentacles might be a clue.

    Thanks all!

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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    They look like pest nems. Aptasia or manjano.
     
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  4. TritonsGarden

    TritonsGarden 3reef Sponsor

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    Could be aiptasia. Hard to tell. If it was Florida rock, most likely a stony coral such as phyllangia americana. Does it have a hard skeleton?
     
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  5. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    That's what I was thinking. The one one on the left looks just like that. I can see the skeleton, I think.
     
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  6. Ruminus

    Ruminus Astrea Snail

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    Yes, they have a hard skeleton. That's what clued me in to it not being a nem.
     
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