Hitch hiker help!

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I have 4 different hitch hikers on my new live rock. Well, they all look kinda similar, but are different colors.

    They have a ring of tentacles and a mouth in the middle. The tentacles have little bulbs on the tips. At first thought, I figured maybe majano, but these don't look like any majanos that I've ever seen.

    One is pink, one is bright yellow, and two are white. They are small and my new tank has so much depth to it, that it's tough to get a good picture. But I tried.

    In the first three pictures, it's in between the mushrooms, it's kinda got white dots.

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    This is a picture of the yellow one.

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    Any ideas?
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    i see it..but i cant reall tell..can it be a small anemone?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Majano is a type of anemone. It's either an anemone or a polyp of some sort. My bet is on anemone.
     
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    I never seen a majano in person til recently.They are quite beautiful and don't have the aggressive sting like aptasia but are still considered pest anemones since they multiply like crazy.

    If they start to multiply like crazy then I say Majano.If not,I say Ricordea,the second pic sure looks ricordea like.Look at my Sexy/schroom pic-looks similar to it.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yeah I thought of ricordea/frilly mushroom of soom sort... They are so small right now, we'll have to wait and see. I know exactly where all 4 of them are, so they will be easy to keep track of in case SOMEONE decides to get out of hand... ;)
     
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    i had one in my ten it died over the cylce,bad lights,and a bad starfish.i think its a ricordi[​IMG]a
     
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    I think that the first pic is a type of cup coral.BTJMO.

    And I'd lay money that the last pic is majano.

    Im like Reef,I like the looks of majano.But have yet to figure out why the consider it a pest.I got 2 of them my zoa rock that was on there when I got the rock.There right in the middle of the zoas and dont seem to bother them any.
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    sorry..i couldnt see it in your video hybie..
     
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    its at the top of the last rock to the right where i was zooming in and out.the rock has some coralins on it
     
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    Alexander

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    im really confused on what i was supposed to be seeing in the video

    biff when i started reading the thread i thought there were no pics, i was like no freakin way, scrolled down and was all whew! I know your smarter than that :)
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    the last one really looks like some sort of anemone
     
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    hibye

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    sorry about the vid .my votes on a ricordia
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Okay, I was able to ID the first one... When I turned the lights off, it completely opened up to about the size of a nickel. Turns out it's a "Caribbean corallimorph" (Pseudocorynactis, spp.) -- a type of shroom. It's clear with white bubbles on it. Yay! What I also didn't notice is that there's another one right behind it. So two of the five are good guys.

    Here are some pics off the web of what it really is:

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    The other three, well it seems that the concensus is majano :(. I'll keep an eye on them!
     
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    oh so ares are mojano but what harm do they do
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    it shure is pretty
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    nice..were you said your rocks was from??
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    The rocks that the hitch hikers came on are from my LFS. I have only found one hitch hiker on the Drs. Foster and Smith rock so far, and it looks to be aiptasia :(.
     
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    Bloody Aiptasia strikes again.... :chair:
     
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    see if you can grow your aptasia larger than mine. I think my largest one is now 4.5 inches diameter now
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    sorry biff ..what i meant was is it a carribean rock?? fiji?? hawaii?? etc..
     
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