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Discussion in 'Newbies Corner' started by kmcmurtry, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. kmcmurtry

    kmcmurtry Copepod

    I got this guy free on a piece of rock. It's soft and pink and seems sort of puffy. It has not moved from its perch since I stuck its little shard of rock into a dead coral to hold it steady in the current earlier in the week. I thought maybe it was an anemone since it came from a tank with RBTA's that had split, but it's still a lump after a few days. Is it possibly a RBTA? To give you some perspective, it is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch in length. It appears to be tucked in tighter sometimes than others. It's kind of loosely tucked like a comma when the lights first come on, like kind of drooping/hanging from its foot and then it's sort of puffed the rest of the day into a ball like the pic.

    The longer I stare at it, the more it appears to be just on the verge of opening up, doing SOMETHING, and then I realize that's 10 minutes of my life I will never get back. Please tell me what the heck this lump of pink something is? I can't take the suspense anymore, lol.

    Also, if you've got a minute, let me know if you think the last pic is ocellaris or true percs. I have gone back and forth on it and don't know anymore. One is a rich candy orange and the other is sort of a paler orange with tinges of black creeping in like he is fading to black? Meh, let me know what you think...

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  2. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    It's an alien, best to zap it with phaser....:)

    Let that guy hang out, he'll come out to play sooner or later. You can do a contest if you'd like
     
  3. dvenson

    dvenson Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    To me it looks like part off of a bta but I could be wrong if it was my tank I would let it stay until it got bigger
     
  4. kmcmurtry

    kmcmurtry Copepod

    Thanks! He's definitely not going anywhere - I'm too excited to see the results, lol
     
  5. kmcmurtry

    kmcmurtry Copepod

    DVenson, you are correct. It has been opening up the last week or so - much more than this pic, but didn't grab my camera tonight in time before the lights went out:

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  6. amonchak

    amonchak Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Treasurer

    Sweet!!!
     
  7. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Lucky, free bta!
     
  8. dvenson

    dvenson Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    sweet hopefully its a sunburst
     
  9. kmcmurtry

    kmcmurtry Copepod

    It's an RBTA. When another Broomfield recently broke down his tank, I took home 1 RBTA and the little pink glob I posted about here. The RBTA split about a week and a half ago, and I am hoping one of them will walk down the rock they are both hoarding so I can find it a new home. Now I have 3 including the baby glob, and the tank is getting crowded, lol. Getting increasingly difficult to keep everybody far enough away from my other corals.
     

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