Please help me identify?

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    Oceanic Wrath

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    Hello, I am new to this forum. I purchased a new coral (thought it was a xenia but now I'm not /too/ sure but anyways) and I found another coral like critter on the rock? I tried my best to grab a photo but every time I get too close to it, it hides quickly. I just want to make sure it isn't anything that will harm my tank!

    It is light brown in color, but looks nothing like Aiptasia. Upon close look, its tentacles kind of branch at the end into v shapes. This is the best photo I could grab, as every sudden movement I make it dashes into hiding.
     

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    Oceanic Wrath, Feb 11, 2015
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    It's a feather duster. Good guy.
     
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    It is? He's so tiny ;o;
    Thanks so much! Good thing I asked and didn't go buy removal stuff, I always wanted a feather duster!
     
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    It is a feather duster and the coral is clove polyps.
     
    Aquarian, Feb 12, 2015
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    Oceanic Wrath

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    Thanks so much! My pet store told me it was a Xenia but I knew something was off about them. I didn't think a feather duster could be so small, but hey we all gotta start somewhere XD
     
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    That feather duster will always be small, same family as the big ones but not the same worm.
     
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    Thanks so much! I have one more guy I'd like to identify, I'm making a new board now (there's 3 of them in my tank)
     
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