Strange Filter Feeder? Never Seen this

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    sen5241b

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    I got a new coral last weekend and we noticed that there is a long whitish,
    barely visible tentacle reaching up with tentacles extending off from
    the side of the main tentacle, like the veins of a tree leaf.
    If we shoot it water from a baster it retracts then slowly comes back out. Its base is
    in or near the coral's mouth.

    Sorry about the insanely high resolution but we were barely able to capture this thing in a photo.
    Lower resolution and you would not have been able to see it.

    WHAT IS THIS THING? Dangerous?


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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Wow wierd!
    I put my bets on a sponge or maybe a foraminifera. But im stumped! :?
     
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    That is weird..I have no idea.
     
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    Strange thing...maybe it is a coral barnacle or pyrgomatid, I think. They tend to be a lot smaller than the one in the picture.
     
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    BL1 ............. Moderator

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    I've been heard them called by another name, that of course I can't remember. But, I've been looking for that same article all day.
     
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    That's very interesting...I'm glad you know what it is.
     
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