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About 4 days ago, I found strange little pink grows in there. I think they're Corynactis. There are 4 of them so far, and they seem to have appeared out of nowhere. I have no idea where they came from. They weren't there last week.

Is this a Corynactis Californica?


And if so, are they dangerous to my eel (named Jetsam)?

I'm moving Jetsam to a 120 gallon tank in two weeks, but I don't know what to do with the strange little pink things?

They seem to be multiplying and getting bigger. Should I be concerned?

Stats: 40 gallon that's been going for about a month since I moved, but has been going for 4 months before that at my old place, water temp is constant 78 and always has been, all levels are normal, except Nitrates are usually a pesky 30/40ppm no matter what I do. I'm running a Hydor slim skim skimmer and an Emperor 280. I have a ton of live rocks in there. I haven't added anything new to the tank since I set it up months ago.

Here's the tank, and Jetsam.


Any ideas? Suggestions?
 

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Its a Corallimorph in the genus Pseudocorynactis.

Similar in appearance, but its not the Corynactis Californica, which is a cold water colonial species.
 

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My main question is will these little guys pose a threat to my eel?

I looked up Corallimorph Pseudocorynactis, and it seems some are like "they're harmless" and others are like "kill it with fire!"

But I can't find a single piece of info about them and how they'll effect an eel. I'm just worries since Jetsam loves cavorting through his live rock fortress. I don't know if they'll sting him or not? Or if he won't care, since he's so much more massive. :/

Any ideas?
 
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